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.   

The Louisiana Senate Debate Cocktail Hour

The Louisiana Senate Debate Cocktail Hour
October 12, 2016

This is the story of how Happy Hour came to endorse Kaitlin Marone for Senate. Normally we describe this show as random conversation with people who have nothing in common. Today our guests do have something in common. They are running for the United States Senate. The election is November 8th, the same day as the presidential election. Although we can’t promise you the same level of dramatic fireworks as a presidential... Read More »

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
October 5, 2016

The day Megan Braden-Perry woke up and decided her husband smelled too bad and liked loud noise too much to stay married to him, she started mentioning it on Twitter. Her husband, some days or maybe weeks later, decided to check Twitter out for himself after his mom told him she'd been reading some pretty weird stuff about him. What transpired next led Megan to get a divorce and be... Read More »

Bananana

Bananana
September 28, 2016

Sara Johnson has an app on her phone to convert kilograms to pounds and ounces so she knows exactly how much heroin she's talking about. Sara looks sweet enough, right? But she's the person you want in your corner when you've been busted with god knows how many Oz/Kg of heroin and you're not guilty of anything. Swear to God. Sara shares the inside scoop on how she's going to get... Read More »

Yes President Trump

Yes President Trump
September 21, 2016

Cheron Brylski has been a political consultant for years. She has gotten more women elected to what she calls "non traditional" political office than you can shake a stick at. So when she talks politics at Happy Hour, we listen.    Cheron says without taking a breath to ponder the answer to the question, "Yes, President Trump." It could very well happen. Cheron has some professional advice for how Hillary could pull... Read More »

Wilder Has Three Daddies

Wilder Has Three Daddies
September 15, 2016

When you had a vasectomy at age 30 (via a doctor who apparently decided it wasn’t a moment too soon to remove you from the gene pool), then fall in love with a woman who’s determined to have a baby, the solution is obvious: a sperm donation from your gay best friend and shared parenthood with donor-dad and his partner. Andy Overslaugh tells Happy Hour about son WIlder’s three dads,... Read More »

Unnamed For Now

Unnamed For Now
September 7, 2016

Tom Cianfichi is not just the best looking man in New Orleans married to the other best looking man in New Orleans, Bryan Batt. Tom is also an accomplished actor, Broadway casting director responsible for casting some of the biggest shows on Broadway, and an acclaimed director currently staging Pippin at Le Petit Theater marking the theater's 100th birthday. And if you need anyone to stop by and make you feel... Read More »

String Is The Tiniest Thing

String Is The Tiniest Thing
August 31, 2016

String is the theoretical fabric that holds the Universe together and you can't see it even with a giant particle collider. That's the kind of thing you find out when you meet someone in a bar, in this case a woman who calls herself Ari and who is a microbiology student and listener to another podcast about death (Death: the Podcast) who happened to be reading Craig's List and finds... Read More »

Pecan Penwilly: Not a Stripper

Pecan Penwilly: Not a Stripper
August 17, 2016

Let's get this straight: Boyfriend takes her clothes off on stage but she's not a stripper. As a matter of fact she's not any kind of noun. She's a verb.   Boyfriend is a person for whom stripping is an activity much like other activities that one performs but doesn't define you. Unless, perhaps, you're a teacher. Okay, yes, it's confusing but the simpler facts are we've caught BF on the eve... Read More »

Show Me On The Doll

Show Me On The Doll
August 10, 2016

Beth Patterson is the only professional bouzouki player in New Orleans who finds meaning and fulfillment in the words and music of the Canadian ensemble Rush. Yes, Rush. There's just something about Rush that speaks to Beth and somehow makes her feel less of a freaky outsider. And she really doesn't have much to feel freaky or alienated from society about - other than being the author of songs like "Matchstick,"... Read More »

Pick Up A Duck

Pick Up A Duck
August 4, 2016

Chuck Magid grew up as he calls it, "Full blooded Carney." His father and grandfather both owned carnivals and Chuck aand his brother grew up travelling with the show, working games and rides. The first game he and his brother invented was when they were around 8. It was a duckpond where little toy ducks floated around and little kids who couldn't play any other game would come by, their... Read More »

Cage Fighting and the Gentrification of Barbecue

Cage Fighting and the Gentrification of Barbecue
July 27, 2016

New Orleans musician Jake Hammer McGregor fights a never-ending battle with Irish cage fighter Connor McGregor. Not literally, but for recognition. Try Googling McGregor and you'll see what Jake's up against.Jake and his bass player in the eponymous band McGregor demonstrate why Connor ought to be scared, at least of pursuing a music career. If you've never heard Jake's music you've just made a discovery for which you'll be ever grateful. These... Read More »

Three Sheets To The Wind

Three Sheets To The Wind
July 20, 2016

Old folk wisdom says there are two things you don't want to see being made: sausages and legislation. You might want to add kombucha to that list. According to one of the guys who makes it, Daniel Morris from Big Easy Bucha, it's made in what's called "open brewing" which is kind of like brewing beer except instead of being in a closed system it's an open vat with a SHEET... Read More »

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