Happy Hour

HAPPY HOUR is a cocktail-fueled 60 minutes of random conversation with folks who have nothing in common, other than being New Orleanians in a bar. Featuring extraordinary New Orleans musicians playing live, host Grant Morris and sidekick deluxe Andrew Duhon.   

Battle Maiden Canada

Battle Maiden Canada
December 19, 2014

Sasha Masakowski doesn't look all that fierce. But she doesn't look like she hangs out in strip clubs either. Looks can be deceiving. Sasha's middle name is Hildegard, German for Battle Maiden, which is not coincidentally the name of her newest music venture, Hildegarde. And if you go to Deja Vu strip club on Bourbon Street on Tuesday nights and tell 'em you're with the Masakowski party Sasha can hook you... Read More »

From Louis XV to Mars

From Louis XV to Mars
December 5, 2014

If we ever get to Mars, man's journey will begin in New Orleans East. Cindy Manto's fascinating new book, imaginatively titled Michoud Assembly Facility, tells the story of the piece of dirt off of the I-10 that started off as a land grant from Louis XV of France. In the 1940's Michoud was the site of the world's largest factory, building planes, then tanks, then in the 70's they started building a... Read More »

Crackhead Fred

Crackhead Fred
November 28, 2014

8 years in the making, the worldwide exclusive broadcast premier of the hit single Crackhead Fred by Sarah Reagor happens right here. Andrew Duhon was at the bar at Wayfare before this edition of Happy Hour and met Sarah Reagor. Little did he know with whom he was striking up a conversation. Sarah wrote her hit single in 8th grade and has barely played it since.  In this rendition Sarah gets most of... Read More »

Sex Religion

Sex Religion
November 21, 2014

Que Hefner, his trio NOLA Fam (Que, Mani, and J-Smoke) and their wider collective, NOLA Familia, are some of the freshest voices to come out of hip hop New Orleans since the heady days of Ca$h Money and Master P. From High Times - NOLA Fam's infectious romp about smoking pot - to the moody, politically and musically subversive Sex Religion, these guys know how to have fun and how to... Read More »

Down On The Farm

Down On The Farm
November 14, 2014

New Orleans is a small city. People refer jokingly to "one degree of separation." But what happens on this Happy Hour is beyond any coincidence you could imagine. If this was in a movie you'd dismiss it as being insanely implausible. Without ruining the revelation of the conversation, here's what you need to know. Sarah Arcenaux and Beau Ross have never met each other before sitting down across the table this... Read More »

Special Freducation

Special Freducation
October 31, 2014

P H Fred used to find things funny. That was back when he was a comedian, writing songs about killing children's toys, and off his meds. Now he's a fully functioning member of society, and about to make millions with his new app, The Freducator. No joke. It's already happening. Spend ten bucks and bump your SAT score up a bunch of points with a simple iPhone app. And it works!... Read More »

Whips For Tips

Whips For Tips
October 24, 2014

You may know Meschiya Lake as the singer and front-person of her band Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns. A very different audience knows her as one of the girls on Girls Gone Wild. She's in an episode in New Orelans where Meschiya and her girlfriend are doing what girls do - whipping tourists for money. Things get a little out of hand when the ("dominatrix type") girlfriend displays... Read More »

Hitler and Juliet

Hitler and Juliet
October 17, 2014

One theory goes that if Hitler hadn't failed out of art school he wouldn't have become an insane dictator. Then there's a whole other story about shaving pubic hair. And that's just the first few minutes of this extraordinarily strange meeting of a bunch of random folks on a Fall afternoon on Freret Street in Uptown New Orleans. Jackie Sumell masks her simmering anger at pretty much everything in the world... Read More »

Mail Order French Fiance

Mail Order French Fiance
October 10, 2014

Did you know there was a time in America when you could take your kid to the post office and mail him? Lionel Milton was certain it's true, and sure enough it is. Lionel is on top of a lot of stuff, including his business, his art, and his New Orleans lifestyle. Just don't ask him if he's single. Vivian Norris is more certain about her own marital status. She's been in... Read More »

Not Therapy

Not Therapy
October 3, 2014

Marie Lovejoy just got back in town from braiding hair in Minneapolis. She also braids hair at Renaissance Festivals and fairs across the country, which she did for a decade before settling down in New Orleans a few years ago. Hair braiding is, according to Marie, not as simple as it might sound: it involves an exchange of energy and personal conversation which - make no mistake - is NOT therapy. If... Read More »

Bob Marley's Skin Flute

Bob Marley's Skin Flute
September 26, 2014

There are plenty of fascinating things to discover about Rob Steinberg - among them his major role in the Oscar winning movie 12 Years a Slave and his storied roles in big time TV shows, but for some reason (drinks?) this conversation zeroes in on the gay Puerto Rican guy who showed up after Rob wrecked his car, a French talking pigeon, and Rob's conversation with Bob Marley about music... Read More »

Bathroom Diddy

Bathroom Diddy
September 18, 2014

Look up in the sky! It's a pelican. It's a plane. No! It's Travers Mackel, and he's not up in the sky, he's at Wayfare for Happy Hour. Traver's isn't just an award winning reporter for WDSU. He's also worse at golf than you'd expect, being that his father was a professional golfer. But Traver's isn't alone on Happy Hour, he's joined by dancer and performance artist Heather Hansen. And even... Read More »

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