Episode 79

October 25, 2019


TMP 79 John McCusker's Moment of Exposure

Hosted by

Manny Chevrolet René Coman
TMP 79 John McCusker's Moment of Exposure
Troubled Men Podcast
TMP 79 John McCusker's Moment of Exposure

Oct 25 2019 | 01:12:00


Show Notes

The N.O. native has spent his career documenting life and street culture of the city. As a newspaper photographer and author he has an intimate understanding of local traditions and where they intersect with modern life. He follows up his book on jazz giant Kid Ory, “Creole Trombone,” with his latest edition, “Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians.” He joins the Troubled Men in the Safe House in the wake of a recent structural failure. Topics include a construction disaster, exhaustion, intangible rewards, Booker T, legal weed, the Jesuits, Edna Karr Jr. High School, Mike Murphy, a newspaper career, layoffs, Katrina, loss, a Loyola education, Frank Donze, writing talent, authenticity, tailgate trombone, Buddy Bolden, Muskrat Ramble, Woodland Plantation, the 1811 slave uprising, John Doe’s new book, Jane Wiedlin, Sparks, Irwin Allen, “Rollercoaster,” acting brothers, Dave Alvin, PiL, the Breeders, Debbie Gibson, a 911 call, police militarization, a senior fight club, a friend request, trivia, Beatles remixes, Mardi Gras Indians, neighborhood krewes, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts and all podcast platforms. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman

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