There is no shortage of podcasts. These days anyone can buy a microphone off the internet and start talking into it. The trick is finding an audience willing to listen.
Passion is a great place to start. And there are few things people are more passionate about than music and food. So why not connect them? That’s been the recipe for success for Greg Bresnitz.
It all started with a TV show — Dinner With The Band — but took off with his long running podcast Snacky Tunes, which he began taping with his co-host and twin brother Darrin in 2009. Since then, the pair have recorded over 500 episodes interviewing chefs about the music that inspires their food. It’s a format that lends itself to endless hours of conversation and makes for a pretty compelling live event, too. In 2022, Greg debuted Crescendo! — a new show guiding listeners through a seven-course menu with a chef, pairing each dish with a song.
Greg grew up in Philadelphia, built his career in New York but relocated to Lafayette in 2020. He says it’s a fitting landing spot for what he does. Few places combine food and music quite like Acadiana.
Knowing your audience is the first rule of media. And it’s also the best way to make your case in advocacy. Especially when you’re talking to the world.
Warren Perrin is an attorney by trade, but he’s best known internationally as an advocate for Acadian culture and a preservationist of Cajun history. He’s an author of books on Cajun History, including a biography of Beausoleil Broussard and he founded the Acadian Heritage and Culture Foundation, which operates the Acadian Museum of Louisiana in Erath, his hometown.
Warren made international headlines as the man who won an apology from the Queen of England. He spent a decade petitioning the British Crown to formally end the exile of the Acadian people. In 2003, the Crown issued a Royal Proclamation apologizing for the expulsion and setting July 28 as the official date commemorating the Acadian deportation.
If that weren’t enough, Warren was inducted into the UL Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements on UL’s legendary weightlifting team.
Out to Lunch Acadiana is recorded live over lunch at Tula Tacos and Amigos in downtown Lafayette. Check out more lunchtime conversation about uniquely Acadian entertainment that’s as unique as it is Acadian.