Behind The Beads podcast has taken on one of the country's most notorious celebrations: Mardi Gras. With so many traditions and more than 150 years of history, there is a lot to cover. But the hosts bring in several experts to explain how Mardi Gras grew so quickly

New Orleans Magazine editor in chief Errol Laborde and cohost Rich Collins dive into the history, tradition and modern celebration of New Orleans Carnival.

There are eight episodes that cover everything from the beginning of the Krewe of Rex to police strikes and why masks are required by some krewes.

View a full list of New Orleans Mardi Gras parades from WDSU-TV by clicking HERE.

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