John Magill is a curator and historian at the Historic New Orleans Collection. For this podcast, Magill gives us a colorful glimpse of New Orleans during Prohibition. When the United States government outlawed alcohol in 1920, home breweries sprang up overnight in New Orleans. Many people said that mere days after the start of Prohibition, 10,000 New Orleanians had already broken the law. In fact, according to Magill, New Orleans was one of the country's leading distributors of prohibited alcohol. Magill reveals which Louisiana parish profited most from illegal alcohol and explains where the contraband alcohol came from. Click here to listen to the podcast.