Biz Talks – A Biz New Orleans Podcast


Each week Biz Talks will reach beyond the pages of Biz New Orleans’ magazine to bring you in-depth conversations with members of the business community.

From the names everyone knows to the ones destined to make their mark, we’ll dive into the top issues, best practices, successes and failures of every industry that calls Southeast Louisiana home.


Episode 143: Commander’s Palace Turns 130

For this week’s episode, there are two “Brennans on Duty”: Lally Brennan and Ti Adelaide Martin, co-proprietors of Commander’s Palace. The first cousins discuss the past, present and future of their family’s beloved Creole restaurant, which debuted way back in…

Episode 142: The Bean Queen

On its 105th year in business, Blue Runner Foods has just welcomed a new CEO, Katie Bautsch, the first woman to lead the company in its history. In this week’s episode, Bautsch shares the changes that lay ahead for this…

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Kimberley Singletary

Managing Editor, Biz New Orleans

Award-winning writer and editor Kim Singletary has worked in publishing for over 20 years, including as the managing editor of Biz New Orleans magazine since its launch in 2014, where she has led Louisiana’s only business magazine to receive multiple national recognitions. She currently lives in Uptown with her husband, two daughters and a collection of needy animals. You can reach Kim at (504) 830-7260 or

Rich Collins

Associate News Editor,

Rich Collins is an Emmy Award-winning writer, musician and actor known for the Disney Channel TV series “Imagination Movers.” He’s also a 30-year media veteran who is the former managing editor of Gambit Weekly newspaper and former president of the Press Club of New Orleans. He covers New Orleans business for the Biz New Orleans website when he’s not performing on stages around town and worldwide. Contact info: (504) 830-7257 or


Episode 132: Top 10 Business Stories of 2022

Each December, Biz New Orleans magazine finishes out the year highlighting the top stories that made headlines. For the past 12 months, those stories included crime, tech and insurance issues - among others. In our final episode of the year,…

Episode 131: Ronald McDonald Has a New House

Just in time for the holidays, Children’s Hospital welcomed a new addition with the grand opening Dec. 8 of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana’s new house. In this week’s podcast, Grace McIntosh, executive director at RMHC-SLA, shares…

Episode 129: Lafreniere Lights Bigger Than Ever

More than 10 million lights are on display now at Lafreniere Park, with almost all of the creations custom made. Park Director Tripp Rabalais discusses this year's exciting big addition, as well as how the park fared during the pandemic…