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NOLA DNA Project - Episode #91

By Mark Bologna

NOLA DNA Project, a History of New Orleans in Newspapers Have you ever been perusing Craigslist and come across something remarkable? Well, that's exactly what happened to Joseph Makkos, my guest on today's episode. Joseph is a writer, a printer,a self-described media archaeologist, and thanks to that Craigslist ad, the founder and curator of the NOLA DNA project. Join us as we discuss how one person's love of all things print-related led to an amazing discovery of 30,000 newspapers from the golden age of New Orleans newsprint. Sponsor: The Old 77 Hotel and Chandlery When you're ready to make your plans to visit New Orleans, you'll need a place to stay! The Old 77 is ideally situated in the Warehouse District, just three blocks from the French Quarter. It features a variety of pet-friendly rooms, the award-winning Compere Lapin restaurant, and more. You'll love the location, the rooms, and the food, but the details and the service are what you'll fall in love with! To book your room, click here or use code BBOLD77 to save 25% off their regular rates.   Sponsor: Two Chicks Walking Tours Want to explore the Garden District? They’ve got you covered with a wonderful tour that will provide plenty of history along with fun facts about some of the neighborhoods’ residents, past and present. You also get to learn about our cemeteries because this tour includes Lafayette Cemetery, in the heart of the Garden District. Two Chicks also offers several varieties of French Quarter tours, as well as tours of St. Louis #1. Whatever you choose, know you will be in great hands and will have a wonderful time. Use code BEYOND and save 15%. Sponsor: Liz Wood Realty Are you finally ready to move to New Orleans, but don’t know where to start? Let Liz Wood and her team help you find the right place, whether you plan to rent, or purchase the home of your dreams! New Orleans is a terrific city, but choosing the neighborhood that’s the best fit for you can seem overwhelming.  Liz makes the process fun and easy, and educates her clients along the way. Reach out to her at and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality! Phone: 504-236-9685. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast onApple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play Music or wherever you get your podcasts. If you do enjoy listening, please share Beyond Bourbon Street with someone who shares our love of New Orleans. Support Us on Patreon Would you like to help us continue to create the content you love? If so, join the krewe by becoming a financial supporter. Your monthly support will help us grow, and will provide you with exclusive content, access, and more. If you would like to join the krewe, check out our Patreon page. Contact Us Got an idea for an episode, have some feedback or just want to say hi? Leave us a message at 504-475-7632 or send an email to Thanks for listening! Mark

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