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.   

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 »

Pardon My Dangling Gerund

Pardon My Dangling Gerund
July 13, 2016

If you've ever been on a date with someone you really find intriguing but half way through listening to them tell you the story of their life you wonder, "How am I going to respond with something intelligent?" you'll know what it's like looking across the table at Kristin Lyman.   Not only can Kristin dazzle and intimidate you with her day job, after hours you can she hip-hop dance your ass... Read More »

Fear No Destin

Fear No Destin
June 22, 2016

If you really want to stress yourself out you could do like Trey Fayard - borrow $6m+, start an airline, and fly out of New Orleans to Shreveport, Little Rock, and a few other hot spots. On the other hand, you could decompress for a mere $50 by getting on a plane and flying to Destin. Trey's airline is called GLO and the flight to Destin is only 45 minutes. You... Read More »

Audible Porn

Audible Porn
June 8, 2016

Typically actors and musicians looking for some income insurance will develop a couple of flexible skills like waiting tables or bar tending that will get them through the leaner times. Today's Happy Hour guests have a couple of diffrent takes on that concept. Olga is a blues musician, singer songwriter, stunt woman, actor, and violinist who pads her showbiz income by reading romance novels for audio book company Audible and conducting... Read More »

Do Alaskans Dream of Electric Saws?

Do Alaskans Dream of Electric Saws?
June 1, 2016

Try this tonight: if we all set our AC's to 76, will we have the same dream? How about if the whole country set their AC to 76? Could we move the collective unconscious up a chakra and spread love around the world?  Tomahawk Tassels is a burlesque dancer with some provocative thoughts, and a needle in her liver that was left there after a biopsy that concluded that she had... Read More »

People Are Horrible

People Are Horrible
May 25, 2016

"People are horrible" is not what you'd expect a politician to believe, much less say. But Manny Chevrolet is no ordinary politician.   A perennial candidate for Mayor of New Orleans with the slogan "A troubled man for troubled times," Manny is ready to come out swinging next time around, building on his previous trending statistics which have improved every election, all the way up to something like 120 votes last time... Read More »

Debbie and Donna Do Dana

Debbie and Donna Do Dana
May 18, 2016

The real Debbie and Donna are New Orleans twins who won $200m in the lottery and blew it all. The fake Debbie and Donna are Jon and Chelsea from a band called Toonces which they formed in the aftermath of playing Debbie and Donna in a comedy music show where - dressed as the opposite gender - they fell passionately in love. So passionate was their love that they included Dana... Read More »

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