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.   

Chirp If You Like My Handpan

Chirp If You Like My Handpan
August 1, 2014

The Fake Carls aren't fake, they're a real band whose friend (not Carl) plays the Handpan. The central nervous system of the Fake Carls are (not) a couple of Loyola music business students, Julie Wischan and Steve Panacek. Julie and Steve knock us out with two tunes - the first song they ever wrote and the newest. Do you hear that? No, you can't, because it's so supersonic high frequency that nobody can... Read More »

Hello Swelo

Hello Swelo
July 25, 2014

Holed up in his room at night after teaching high school math all day, Agasthya Pradhan-Shenoy tinkered around with his computer, making music. When he'd compiled a bunch of tracks he called himself Swelo and put out a record he called Escalator Music. It became an instant internet hit, blowing up first with the the world's greatest collection of angry elitisits: Reddit.With a hit record came demands for live dates.  Agasthya recruited... Read More »

You Better Not Leave

You Better Not Leave
July 18, 2014

Alex McMurray's NOLA anthem "If you can't make it here you better not leave" is a singalong smash.   Pauline Patterson from NOLA-voted Best Bar Finn McCool's dishes up a dose of Ireland.  Rock'n'NOLA Charles Chamberlain makes history, literally.  Andrew Duhon debuts his new Chevy commercial.   Read More »

Depends Who You Ask

Depends Who You Ask
July 11, 2014

If you listen to public radio in New Orleans you already know Eve Troeh. Eve is the News Director for the local NPR affiliate; public radio station WWNO 89.9FM. But other than she's smart, quick, and one of the refreshingly talented new on-air voices at WWNO, what do you really know about Eve? Start with this: is she single? Depends who you ask. How about we ask Eve if she's single? You'd... Read More »

Psychic Sissy Pyrex

Psychic Sissy Pyrex
July 4, 2014

We invited film maker Kevin McLin on Happy Hour because he seemed like an interesting guy. We had no idea how interesting. First of all he's the creator of two of the potentially most offensive, edgy, pieces of comedy to come out of New Orleans in years. Maybe ever. A music video about a "baby mama" and a short film about an African drug dealer and his friend Sissy Pyrex.  But that's... Read More »

Don't Drive, Stay In School

Don't Drive, Stay In School
June 27, 2014

You think you've heard some s**t. Then suddenly it's happy hour and a couple of beers later you're going, "Stop. What? That really happened?" So, wait till you hear this one. An Asian Jewish person enters a beauty pageant. Not so surprising, maybe. And wins. Okay, somebody's got to win. Where would you think this happened? California? How about Caddo Parish, Louisiana. That's around Shreveport. Sure, this hype is over-used thanks... Read More »

My Swahili Bra

My Swahili Bra
June 20, 2014

When Lisa McKenzie takes a plane to or from her New Orleans home and a man sits next to her on the flight, more often than not he ends up touching her. Do you find that unusual? If you're a woman, when was the last time some strange guy next to you on a plane touched you, and you thought it was acceptable? If you're a guy, when was the last... Read More »

Drinking Gary Busey With The Italian Vanna White

Drinking Gary Busey With The Italian Vanna White
June 6, 2014

Urinating into a video camera at age 3 led film maker Paul Dale to track down the Vanna White of Italy, Ylenia Carrrisi, who went missing in New Orleans in 1994. Paul Dale's unique path from toilet training to film making, involving dressing as "Fat Mama," is just one of the unexpected tales that unfold over this first Happy Hour from Wayfare on Freret Street in Uptown New Orleans. To kick off... Read More »

Captain Fred's Discount Skin Surgery

Captain Fred's Discount Skin Surgery
May 30, 2014

If you get skin cancer in New Orleans there's a good chance your dermatologist will send you to see Dr John fan, Dr Keith LeBlanc. Unllike Dr John, Dr Keith is an actual doctor. He's a dermatologist's dermatologist who specializes in removing skin cancer, which of course is, technically, skin surgery. Can you imagine Dr John calling a record, "Dr John's Record?" Dopey, right? That's what Grant and the assembled brains trust... Read More »

Pudd'n Hoffmeister

Pudd'n Hoffmeister
May 9, 2014

Robin Rosemond started early. She left home at 13 and for her 18th birthday got thrown in jail for fighting a cop. A couple of kids and a long marriage to Herr Hoffmeister later, Robin found herself having an existential crisis at The Nutcracker Ballet in Anchorage Alaska and spending the next few years alone in the never-ending Northern night "where the odds are good but the goods are odd." Don't ask... Read More »

Cloudy, With a Chance of Triangles

Cloudy, With a Chance of Triangles
April 25, 2014

Sean Gautreaux is not totally normal, but he's pretty close. An illustrator of children's books and graphic designer of well known video games, he's not a kook but he has spent  a great deal of time and money trying to figure out what the UFO's are hovering above his house. The UFO's are hidden in the shadows of the clouds. No matter where you are in the world, look up into the... Read More »

Some of Those Koochies Are My Best Friends

Some of Those Koochies Are My Best Friends
April 18, 2014

Helen Gillet leads her band, The Wazozo Zorchestra, she's a solo jazz and experimental cello player, is originally from Belgium, grew up in Singapore and Chicago, and lives in New Orleans. What else could you say about anybody that could be more unique and interesting than all of that? How about that Helen lived for a time in Madison Wisconsin where she was in an all-girl punk band called The... Read More »

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