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.   

Hillary Clinton's Divine Proportion

Hillary Clinton's Divine Proportion
April 10, 2015

Arthur Meek is a New Zealander who sounds like he stepped out of Flight of the Conchords but actually he stepped out of his car mere minutes after driving into New Orleans from visiting Graceland and blowing the head off of a guy at point-blank range in Mississippi and joined us on Happy Hour. Arthur has been in the United States trying to drum up support for his campaign to have... Read More »

New Orleans Podcaste Society

New Orleans Podcaste Society
April 3, 2015

Morgan Molthrop grew up in a New Orleans caste society which ultimately drove him to New York, Italy, Greece, crimes of fashion, and finally back to New Orleans and into Triple A. Not the roadside car repair people, Agnostic Alcoholics Anonymous. Morgan has some of the greatest stories ever told in a New Orleans bar. And that's saying something. Judy Bolton's life has taken her on a similar trajectory to Morgan's.... Read More »

Pineapple Pumpernickel

Pineapple Pumpernickel
March 27, 2015

This is what we are not allowed to know about Emma Iris DiAnna: where she works or what she does for a living.   This is what we are allowed to know. She hates yoga, hates people who call their kids "Emma" like the idiot baby on Friends, sleeps with a dog, went to a Montessori pre-school with Sikh teachers, grew up with a gay mom, and toys with what would be... Read More »

Jesus is an Asshole

Jesus is an Asshole
March 20, 2015

Mac Alsfeld was Jesus' personal assistant. Every day Jesus would scream at him, throw stuff, and get naked. Not the actual Jesus in the New Testament - he's reportedly still dead - this is the guy who played Jesus in the movies. Our lawyer has advised us not to put the actor's name here but Mac is not afraid to tell us who it is on this show, that's for sure.... Read More »

Why Are We Here?

Why Are We Here?
March 13, 2015

Nikki Still came to New Orleans to do yoga. Four or five hours a day. And got paid to do it. Nikki was the vanguard of Lululemon in New Orleans, doing yoga then schmoozing with the mostly women and getting them to try Lululemon for their next vasana.  Nikki also managed to date enough men to convince her mom she wasn't gay but she couldn't eat enough ice cream to convince... Read More »

Special Moments

Special Moments
March 6, 2015

If you can swallow a sword, breathe fire, or create some similar kind of special moment there's a special place for you in New Orleans. It's called the Buku Music + Art Project. Addie Olsen is the Director of Buku. She's sold out the event for this year (14,000 tickets a day) and figured out how to stop people across the river on the Westbank from hearing the 5 simultaneous stages... Read More »

Two Back Packs and a Gypsy Beat Down

Two Back Packs and a Gypsy Beat Down
February 26, 2015

If you're ever looking for someone to back you up in a bar fight in Slovakia, may we recommend Alicia Cooke? Alicia might look sweet and innocent but she can mix it up with gypsies at night and be teaching kids about the spirit of Christmas next morning. Yes, that really happened. And it's just the tip of the proverbial Slovakian iceberg. Alicia's other surprising exploits include having 8 friends in prison,... Read More »

Funky Baghdad Disco Biscuits

Funky Baghdad Disco Biscuits
February 20, 2015

Funk is many things to many people but apparently to the new breed of New Orleans hipsters the one thing it's not is hip. That's the report from both sides of the front line. Eric Bernstein is the quintessential hipster. A downtown resident who lived in Brooklyn, moved to Austin, then Detroit - where he still spends the Summer - he has an entrepreneurial startup in New Orleans called Werkly, a... Read More »

Nobody Puts Boyfriend In a Corner

Nobody Puts Boyfriend In a Corner
February 13, 2015

At the end of this show Andrew Duhon declares that these are the best guests in the history of Happy Hour. If you're a Happy Hour listener or familiar with Andrew's songs you'll know that he's not prone to effusiveness. Quite simply, this is indeed a fascinating collection of New Orelanians. Meet Donny Markowitz and Boyfriend. Donny and Boyfriend had never met each other before they sat down together for Happy Hour.... Read More »

Perry Mason's Electronic Speedo

Perry Mason's Electronic Speedo
February 6, 2015

Remember phone books? Jessie Haynes has a couple of cocktails and next thing you know she's transported back to the 1950's. Jessie escaped the clutches of practicing law because it wasn't as much fun as Perry Mason even though Perry Mason - whatever his real name is - had long since quit acting at being a lawyer before Jessie quit art history to misguidedly go to law school. Christian Turner and Christian... Read More »

That's Not My Real Name

That's Not My Real Name
January 30, 2015

One of these people is not who they say they are. Is it Mason James Cole from Marrero? Nic Lefebvre from Connecticut? Nina Camacho from Gretna? Or Danielle Ryce from Slidell? Here are your clues. Who do you believe? Mason James Cole: changed his name to write two novels including Buster Voodoo, has been compared to and published alongside Stephen King, and plans to come out with his third novel which will ostensibly... Read More »

Psychedelic Honey

Psychedelic Honey
January 23, 2015

The Caucasian Bee has the longest tongue in the bee world. Claire Bangser traveled the Caucasus shooting the bees for National Geographic and now she travels the streets of New Orleans shooting New Orleanians for the hell of it. Claire has discoverd that nine out of ten New Orleanians will willingly stop and pose for her NOLA Beings project, but it's only the rare Caucasian that can get you high enough to... Read More »

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