Episode 44: Speakeasies and Hard Liquor – Louisiana During Prohibition
Louisiana has always had some dry parishes where booze was limited by local law, but the state and especially New Orleans did not take too well to the period from 1920 through 1933, when alcohol sales was curtailed nationwide. Prohibition was a raucous era with colorful characters, hot jazz and behind the doors activity. Author Sally Asher joins Errol Laborde, executive editor of Louisiana Life, along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot, to tell tales about the days when the cork was supposed to stay in the bottle. Oh yes, we’ll also hear the story about a federal investigator and how long it took him to find a drink in New Orleans.