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.   

A Briefcase With a Stack of Cash and a .45

A Briefcase With a Stack of Cash and a .45
January 24, 2018

Back in the day when legendary Bob Walker was a star DJ on AM radio in New Orleans - on WTIX - he was one of the guys who'd get a bunch of cocaine and cash to play records by goody two-shoes like The Osmonds. Then there was the day when the Motown guy came to town and opened his briefcase to reveal the records he wanted played, a stack of... Read More »

Cocaine and Heartbreak, Dapper Men, and Pomeranian Hats

Cocaine and Heartbreak, Dapper Men, and Pomeranian Hats
January 17, 2018

On a literally freezing New Orleans afternoon, looking fabulous despite braving icy streets and sidewalks, two dapper dudes and a fashion-forward yogi warm up Happy Hour with talk of hot Buti yoga, hot jazz and soul, and hot off the presses.     Four years ago Joseph Makkos responded to a Craig’s List ad … and ended up with 30,000 transparent plastic tubes, each containing a single edition of a New Orleans newspaper... Read More »

#MeTooSoon

#MeTooSoon
January 10, 2018

You just know that the #MeToo movement is going to be a feature at Mardi Gras this year. What you don't know, yet, is quite how sexual harassment is going translate into New Orleans style humor. So here's a bit of an early sneak peek at what you can expect. You'd expect that the founder of the largest women's marching organization in the world who gave her club the name of... Read More »

Keep Krishna in Christmas 2

Keep Krishna in Christmas 2
December 20, 2017

Welcome to Happy Hour's 2nd annual Krishna Christmas show with the Das Brothers - Gadadhar Pandit and Srivash - from the local Hare Krishna Temple, Wine maker and doctor James Moises brings his own wine.  Artist Raine Bedsole gets yogic. Bill from Slice explains how pizza saved his marriage. It's Christmas New Orleans Delhi style. Read More »

Budget Bitch Law Bitch Cello Bitch

Budget Bitch Law Bitch Cello Bitch
December 6, 2017

Molly Richard (pronounced the Cajun way, Re-shard) first got the moniker Budget Bitch when she was working with homeless folks in Lafayette. Yes, even in a small town filled with decent people there are apparently homeless people, but if you're homeless and lucky enough to run into Budget Bitch she'll slap you into shape and into a home. Budgets and math might not be Helen Gillet's strong point (3x6 = Guy... Read More »

Don't Be A Dick

Don't Be A Dick
November 29, 2017

Remy Robert (rhymes with Amy Snowbear) is, among other things, a professional matchmaker at a new startup called Tawkify where you can get hooked up with another human by another human, not an app. There are a lot of layers and nuances to this - as you will hear in this conversation - but Remy (aka Marshmallow) distills the the sum of her knowledge of relationships into this simple admonition: Don't be... Read More »

Dreamy Fernanado's Dead Bean Yelp!

Dreamy Fernanado's Dead Bean Yelp!
November 15, 2017

Morgan Ford got married last week and postponed her honeymoon so she could go on Happy Hour. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. But Morgan did actually get married last week and she really is on this Happy Hour. Morgan probably knows more about what's going on in New Orleans than anyone in the city: she's the community manager for Yelp! Devin DeWulf arrived in New Orleans a decade ago and... Read More »

Displaced Disparaged & Disenfranchised

Displaced Disparaged & Disenfranchised
November 8, 2017

Justin McKee doesn't let his career as a Michael Kors model get in the way of his literary pursuits.   Actually, Justin wasn't a Michael Kors model for as long as he was a music conservatory student specializing in jazz vocals. These days Justin is a literary editor and publisher of a magazine called The Raffish. If you're thinking it's a little unfair that one guy could have so many talents, wait... Read More »

Ontological Girls In Action

Ontological Girls In Action
November 1, 2017

It was a day just like any other. Rev Dr Ray Cannata was walking down Freret Street in Uptown New Orleans, on his way home from his favorite new lunch spot (4 hours later) when he happened to glance into Wayfare at the very moment Happy Hour host Grant Morris was glancing out from behind his mic, about to begin the show. Next thing you know, Ray has a martini and... Read More »

Like This But With Pasta

Like This But With Pasta
October 25, 2017

Geretta Geretta spent years in Italy where she became the darling of Italian horror cinema. That was before she moved to Costa Rica and opened a chain of laundromats - Wash-a-Go Go - and way before she moved to New Orleans with nothing but a small dog and an expensive Louis Vuitton suitcase. She eventually had to sell the suitcase to make ends meet. Now a worlwide cult superstar of horror,... Read More »

Mahalia Jackson Was My Great Aunt

Mahalia Jackson Was My Great Aunt
October 18, 2017

Musician and producer Nesby Phips may be best known worldwide for his work with Lil Wayne and other hip hop artists, but here in New Orleans his equally impressive claim to fame is that Mahlia Jackson was his great aunt. Nesby is one of the owners and gatekeepers of Ms Jackson's copyrighted material and is working on cementing her legacy in various ways.   Nesby is also the force behind the musical... Read More »

Employees Must Wash Hands After Exposing Themselves

Employees Must Wash Hands After Exposing Themselves
October 11, 2017

Andrew Ward has more weird experiences than 20 Happy Hour guests combined. Without even mentioning the royal Indian heritage of his transgender chickens, how he gets to be involved in Louisiana's record setting race to be number one in the country for Gonorrhea, or the fact that Yulman Lapalanian is his step dad, Andrew's regular night in a bar on Frenchmen Street is not like yours. On Andrew's average night the... Read More »

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