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.   

Cow Urine or Death

Cow Urine or Death
March 7, 2014

If you kill someone in New Orelans and you'd like to avoid the death penalty, Brandi Studer is the person you need to get to know. Brandi works for the Capital Defense Project where she spends her day putting together arguments to convince a jury you'd be better off alive, in jail or out, than dead. Eris Walsh will save your life too. Eris is creator of New Moon Apothecary and a... Read More »

Mardi Gras Sex and Galactic

Mardi Gras Sex and Galactic
February 28, 2014

Just in time for Mardi Gras, the holy trinity - Galactic, Sex therapy, and Champ Superstar. How can you go wrong? Start counting.... Shannie Goldstein gives a litttle free sex therapy. Robert Mercusrio and Jeff Raines from Galactic funk it up. Read More »

Gondola Threesomes

Gondola Threesomes
February 21, 2014

If loneliness can kill you than we're going to live forever! Graham da Ponte is behind the mic this week and brings law clerk and amateur writer Michele Magill Smith, Story Corps' Liam Pierce, and our old friends Hazy Ray are the musical guest. Michele tells us why you should get vaccinated while Liam reveals his alter ego as an opera singing gondolier who doesn't mind a little hanky panky in his... Read More »

The Little Things, Like Tin

The Little Things, Like Tin
February 14, 2014

It's the Little Things in life that make you happy, right? That's why Shanece Gransam and Katy Channing called themselves The Little Things and you won't find a cuter, happier, ukulele playing, harmonizing couple anywhere. Shanece and Katy met in Florida but couldn't run away quick enough to get to New Orleans where, unlike Florida, people don't come up to you in restaurants and suggest that being a biracial lesbian couple don't... Read More »

My Dead Boyfriend is Stealing My Lip Gloss

My Dead Boyfriend is Stealing My Lip Gloss
February 7, 2014

Internationally renowned Psychic Bonni McCliss drops into Happy Hour on her first stop of a New Orleans weekend workshop. Bonni is an "evidentiary clairvoyant" which means not only can she speak to dead people but she can prove it. Her evidence comes in the form of information there is no way she could have known unless your dead friend or family told her. Or in the case of the dead boyfriend and the... Read More »

That's the Way it Goes on Death Row

That's the Way it Goes on Death Row
January 31, 2014

Once in a while when you're just out to grab a drink and you get talking to the person next to you at the bar you discover that some people are dealing with some serious sh*t. This conversation with The Lens journalist Della Hasselle starts out light enough - talking about how when she used to tell people in New Orleans as opposed to New York that she was a "dancer"... Read More »

Kick Ass Lesbian Cops Lower Your Power Bill

Kick Ass Lesbian Cops Lower Your Power Bill
January 24, 2014

Nancylee Myatt and Paige Bernhardt don't play lesbian cops on TV but they do write and produce them. The Emmy winning creators of Nikki & Nora, TV's first lesbian kick-ass cop show, Paige and Nancylee write and produce the cult hit in Uptown New Orleans.    If their real life is an inspiration for the creation of their characters, look for Nikki and Nora to get married in future episodes. Nancylee and... Read More »

You Don't Know the Half of Entreprenegro

You Don't Know the Half of Entreprenegro
January 17, 2014

Cecile Monteyne created the comedy improv show You Don't Know the Half of It.   Hip hop artist Stefan Henry calls himself an entreprenegro. John Calhoun is host of New Orleans' live TV-late-show-inspired The Goodnight Show.   Hillary Strobel is New Orleans' greatest advocate, describing the city as "The cultural and intellectual vanguard of the world."  Collectively today's guests, none of whom knew each other before they sat down for Happy Hour, have formed UNITY... Read More »

Waist to Hip Ratio

Waist to Hip Ratio
January 10, 2014

What does the perfect woman look like? Why would a Mississippi poet break your heart while you're in Spain? Does MF Doom ever take off this mask? If you know the answer to these questions don't waste your time listening to this show. If, however, you're a woman and you'd like to know one non-surgical sure-fire way to have every guy in the world think you're hot (for real), French Quarter Madam Josie Arlington... Read More »

The Happiest Happy Hour of all Time

The Happiest Happy Hour of all Time
January 3, 2014

Heidi Heyns has the sexiest voice in Southeast Louisiana. Chonchol Gupta has a finance company. Oddly, they both hosted radio shows called "Happy Hour". How much happier can it get?  And who better to invite along to hang out and play a couple of songs than the happiest most positive voice in Southern rock, Fred LeBlanc. It's a Happy Hour classic - the Happiest Happy Hour of all Time. Read More »

Wanted: Latin Lover

Wanted: Latin Lover
December 27, 2013

Two Christmases ago, before the then inexplicably eccentric manager at The Columns Hotel kicked us out because he "Didn't want to brand The Columns as a Happy Hour location," we recorded what has become one of the classic episodes of Happy Hour. Singer-songwriter Lynn Drury, Rabbi Yonah Schiller, and New Orleans' ultimate renaissance man Andrew Ward sat down with our show's host Grant Morris. Nobody at the table had anything in... Read More »

Daiquiris on Periwinkle Lane

Daiquiris on Periwinkle Lane
December 13, 2013

One of the unique charms of New Orleans living is the drive-thru daiquiri store: a sort of Burger King of Booze where a family of four (all over 21 of course) can, for a modest sum, get tanked up on sweet, frozen cocktails dispensed from what look like washing machines. Can you imagine living in a New Orleans where open liquor containers and drive-thru daiquiris were banned, like, god forbid, the... Read More »

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