Bring Your Own: “Ponchatoula” by Chris Lane

Editor’s Note: Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on “All Things New Orleans” and is a biweekly podcast on

This story was told on July 10, 2012 at Aubrey’s Place in the Treme. Under the theme of  “Wild Animals,” and produced by Natalie Yahr, Chris Lane tells a story of work crushes, strawberries, and a turtle.




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