Welcome to The Hidden South Audio Stories, a collection of intimate conversations with people throughout the Southeast U.S.
This is the first of what I hope to be many episodes of The Hidden South.
I’ve known David in passing for a few years. He was a barista at a coffee shop I often went to on Lower Decatur in the French Quarter. He was also roommates with a friend of mine, Corey, who died from a fentanyl overdose last year.
David and I met to talk in the Marigny, a vibrant, beautiful neighborhood just outside the French Quarter. The children that you’ll hear in the background were selling cookies and lemonade close by.
A side note: I did not anticipate this being my first podcast episode so I wasn’t worried about the noise around us and I recorded directly onto my phone. In other words, the quality of the audio isn’t great. Expect modestly better in the future.