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.   

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 »

Don't Squeeze The Shaman

Don't Squeeze The Shaman
April 4, 2014

New Orleanian Paul Summerlin is not only a super-fab musician who tours the world playing keyboards in Seal's band, he's also a neo-shaman.  If you're not 100% sure what a neo shaman is, Paul describes it as a shaman with an iPhone. And if you're not quite sure what a shaman is, Paul is a seer, feeler and healer. Artist Katherine Klimitis brought her new service dog, Lexie, along to today's Happy hour. Lexie's... Read More »

The Elephant In The Tent

The Elephant In The Tent
March 28, 2014

Renso Amariz spent years as a combat photographer in the US Navy. His photos have appeared on the front pages of every major newspaper in the world, on the cover of most of the known news magazines and he's faced down death literally more times than he can remember. Living in New Orleans Renso has traded his still camera for a movie camera. As a film maker he faces down a... Read More »

Michael Jackson Ate My Homework

Michael Jackson Ate My Homework
March 14, 2014

Although New Orleans film maker Kevin McLin was twenty years younger than the King of Pop, he grew up with Michael Jackson. Kevin's dad was Michael's spokesman from the 90's all the way through till the end of Michael's life.  We let Kevin talk a bit about his first movie, The Station, and his new one Loco Amigos and TV series Dirty Springs, but we all get a crack at asking him... Read More »

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 »

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