About the Podcast

Discover Lafayette is a podcast dedicated to the people and rich culture of Lafayette, the gateway to South Louisiana and the region we call Acadiana.

We focus on the warm joie de vivre or “joy of living” exemplified by our people, the delicious food, and the cultural traditions passed down generation after generation, and the creative spirit of Lafayette. Our community values family and is a compelling reason so many are proud to call Lafayette home.

Lafayette also enjoys a collective wildcatter mentality that fosters a business climate of success, open for anyone willing to jump in!

What better way to highlight the many reasons to live and work in Lafayette, or travel here to spend time with us, than to get to know the back story of the many people who make Lafayette special? Thank you for joining us and taking the time to get to know us better.

About Jan Swift, Host


Jan Swift is an attorney who stays actively engaged in her community and is always looking for ways to tap into existing resources and networks to improve the quality of life to be enjoyed by all. Her experience in working as an assistant City-Parish Attorney for Community Development, Director of Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation, and service on various boards and commissions has opened her eyes to the beautiful “place” that is found in Lafayette and the surrounding region.  What better way to share its people, cultural traditions, unique artistic contributions and natural resources than by offering a podcast which allows others to Discover Lafayette?

About Kelly Swift – Communications Intern

Kelly Swift is a Screen Writing Major at Louisiana State University.  She has written as an entertainment journalist for the Daily Reveille, LSU’s newspaper. Kelly brings a sense of joie de vivre to all she embraces.  A 2017 graduate of the Episcopal School of Acadiana, Kelly is also skilled in video editing.