“Louisiana’s Playground” is a podcast about all there is to experience in Lake Charles. Join co-hosts Brady Renard and Jillian Corder as they share a fresh perspective from locals, businesses, and area experts about the best-kept secrets of Southwest Louisiana. This podcast will give you all the tools you need to build your personal Lake Charles itinerary. “Louisiana’s Playground” explores what it means to be bold and outspoken, yet laid back and homey.

Tune in every other week for a taste of  Southwest Louisiana offerings, from authentic Louisiana dishes, luxurious Casino resorts and spas, one-of-a-kind festivals, perfect party locations for groups, and endless ways to pack im Joy during your visit.


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Louisiana's Playground | Listen Notes

Recent Episodes

The Chemistry is REAL

Brady and Jillian are not only a team on the podcast they’re also married with two spoiled rotten children! The Renards, as they’re known at home, are no strangers to joining forces for media projects with their decade of experience in the television business. With ‘Louisiana’s Playground,’ they’ll share their experiences, witty banter, and love of Louisiana.

Meet the Hosts

Brady Renard

Brady Renard Louisiana's Playground Co-Host

Brady is a Louisiana nomad having lived in every corner of the state. He loves all things the boot and Southwest Louisiana has to offer from its culture to its food and sports! After 10 years of an award-winning sports reporting career, Brady decided to share his love of Louisiana with anyone willing to listen! Keep up with Brady and his take on food, sports and who knows what else on Twitter/X, @RenardSports.

Jillian Corder, KPLC headshot.

Jillian Corder Louisiana's Playground Co-Host

Jillian asks a lot of questions. That intrigue has led her to an award-winning journalism career. When she’s not sharing the stories of Louisianians on the evening news, she’s exploring the Bayou State with her family. Whether it be rocking out at our unique festivals or kayaking through the cypress trees, Jillian invites everyone to come experience Louisiana’s Playground!