“Louisiana’s Playground” is a podcast about all there is to experience in Lake Charles. Join hosts Brady Renard and Anna Strider as they share fresh perspectives 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 bi-weekly for a taste of all Southwest Louisiana has to offer; from authentic Louisiana dishes, luxurious resorts and spas, perfect party locations for groups, and endless ways to play all day.


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ABOUT THE EPISODE Guest David Faulk, the director of the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Museum, joins hosts Brady and Anna on Louisiana’s Playground to discuss Louisiana’s premiere festival, Mardi…

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Meet the Hosts

Brady Renard

Brady Renard Louisiana's Playground Host

Brady is a Louisiana nomad. He’s lived in every corner of the state and loves all things the boot has to offer from its culture to its food and sports! He loves to share that passion with his growing family and friends. Keep up with Brady and his take on sports in the area on Twitter @RenardSports.

Anna Strider

Anna Strider Louisiana's Playground Co-Host

Originally from Virginia, Anna has been a Louisiana resident for the last seven years, having moved from Louisiana's Northshore to Lake Charles in January 2022. As an acclaimed outdoors person you can find her spending her days off kayaking the Louisiana waterways or hiking with her Labradoodle. She's a foodie and festival goer who loves to shop and discover new places! Keep up with Anna on Twitter @strider_anna.