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Marie Laveau — AKA the Vodou Queen of New Orleans — is as much a mystery to us in death as she was in life. Newspaper accounts of the time ricocheted between love and hate, respect and fear. But who was this woman, a descendant of enslaved people, with her thumb on the pulse of Louisiana power?
If anything, Vodou was and is even more controversial than Marie — a misunderstood religion castigated in the press to stoke racist fear. In this episode, we dive into the history and culture of Vodou, and the life of Marie Laveau, one of the religion’s most central figures.
But first, Zoey shares her Something Southern and Something Spooky: Anderson, South Carolina’s crybaby bridge.
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