If you love music, food, history, self-improvement, or even true crime, you have stumbled upon a podcast discussing your favorite topic. Over the past decade, podcasts have grown in popularity, with new voices appearing on streaming services every week. There are plenty of options if you are seeking a podcast for news or listening in the background while you cook or work. While you pick from the hundreds of podcasts, try some of these created and produced by people in Lafayette, LA.

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The Tea

The Tea Podcast

If you are interested in everything happening in Lafayette business, The Tea is the podcast for you. This podcast is produced by local media outlet Developing Lafayette and is described as "A fun, light-hearted podcast discussing business, developments, and many other topics." The show's guests can vary from restaurant owners and financial consultants to school principals and elected officials, with topics such as interviews, local business openings and developments, and local politics. Each episode offers new insight into the Lafayette community and beyond. You can stream The Tea on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and YouTube.

Its Acadiana: Out to Lunch

Out to Lunch Acadiana

This podcast brings together food and business in a very personalized way. Its Acadiana: Out to Lunch is one of three Out to Lunch podcasts in the state, each offering insight into the local business community. Every Monday, the host invites a different member of the business community to discuss various topics and areas of business relations. These conversations are had over a meal, typically at a downtown Lafayette restaurant. Outside of traditional big corporations or even mainstay local businesses, Out to Lunch gives small businesses and even up-and-coming entrepreneurs a platform to share their stories and put themselves in the spotlight. You can stream Its Acadiana: Out to Lunch on Spotify, Apple Podcast, KRVS, and itsacadiana.com.


Discover Lafayette

Discover Lafayette

Jan Swift invites all to learn about Lafayette's vast community and culture through her weekly podcast. Discover Lafayette brings together the best things that make South Louisiana unique with interviews and episodes highlighting local crafters, chefs, business/ restaurant owners, authors, and more. These hour-long episodes offer a deep dive into the minds and daily lives of our community members and leaders. With episodes spanning six years, you are bound to learn something new about the world around you. Discover Lafayette can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and DiscoverLafayette.net.

In The Sound With Tommy Gold

In the Sound with Tommy Gold

What would Lafayette be without music? Music has such an essential role in the culture of South Louisiana that it is only fitting there would be a podcast on that topic. In the Sound picks the brains of local musicians and is hosted by Tommy Gold, a member of Sick Ride. This podcast does not just highlight Zydeco and Cajun-style music; it also offers a peek into the many musical cultures and bands growing right here in Lafayette. This podcast can be streamed on Spotify and Apple Podcast.

True Crime

Missing Magnolias

Missing Magnolias

Add Missing Magnolias to your subscriptions if you have an appetite for true crime. Hosted by Dr. Michelle Jeanis and Scarlett Davis, this true crime series hashes out cases ranging from massacres deep within the state's history to cold cases that have fallen out of the public eye. This podcast offers a victim-centered perspective, giving names to those often forgotten or overshadowed by the offenders. Aside from focusing on the victims, the host also highlights crimes that have taken place within Louisiana. The weekly episodes can put a chill in how you see the Sportsman Paradise, but each case discussed comes with a strong source list for anyone looking to do their own investigating. Missing Magnolias can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and MissingMagnolias.com.