“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 offers, from authentic Louisiana dishes, luxurious Casino resorts and spas, one-of-a-kind festivals, perfect party locations for groups, and endless ways to play all day.
In Southwest Louisiana, we celebrate, well, everything! Summer is packed with annual festivals, sporting events, and Casino concerts. Hosts Brady and Anna are here to give you the rundown of what to expect from Lake Charles’ biggest celebrations over the next few months.
ABOUT THE EPISODE Guest Brandon Ledet, a local Zydeco musician, joins hosts Brady and Anna on Louisiana’s Playground to discuss the history of Louisiana-based music as well as what makes the genre so…
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ABOUT THE EPISODE Guest Nic Hunter, the Mayor of Lake Charles, joins hosts Brady and Anna on Louisiana’s…
ABOUT THE EPISODE Guest Heath Allen, the Executive Director of the Lake Charles Regional Airport, joins hosts Brady and…
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.
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.