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.   

Cohort Retort

Cohort Retort
April 18, 2018

After last week's Happy Hour set off a great deal of discussion in the comedy community, improv comedian Casey Haeg drops by to set the record straight. It's not an easy task speaking out against people who are well known, clever, funny, and charismatic but Casey displays plenty of the same qualities along with the poise and equanimity required to get her point across. It would be nice to walk away... Read More »

Doncho Builds His Bulgarian Wall

Doncho Builds His Bulgarian Wall
April 11, 2018

Some criticisms of President Donald J Trump just sound better in Bulgarian. New Orleans Bulgarian band Blato Zlato have a blistering folk tale about little Doncho who gets to build his big dream wall, only to find he's destroyed his own view, and much more. Band members Boyanna Trayanova and Lou Carrig are as Bulgarian as they are New Orleanian. It's a heady combo and makes for great musicians, with very pointed... Read More »

Mr & Mrs Sazerac

Mr & Mrs Sazerac
April 4, 2018

Linda Seabright and James Arey have a lot in common. Linda is a radio personality on KRCB, one of the NPR stations in San Francisco. James is a radio personality on Classical 104.9 in New Orleans, and you might have heard him in his previous incarnation as an announcer on New Orleans' NPR station, WWNO. How James jumped ship and ended up back on the same ship is a pretty interesting tale. How Linda... Read More »

I Hate Everyone Who Isn't You

I Hate Everyone Who Isn't You
March 28, 2018

Facebook isn't the only giant company in trouble. Apparently while FB is losing its grip on social media, Hallmark is losing its grip on the greeting card business. Small indie card manufacturers with non-cheesy ideas and cool cards are moving in, like our own NOLA-based Lionheart Prints. Liz Maute Cooke is the artist and entrepreneur behind Lionheart, and also host of the podcast Lionheart Living (not the one that's making America... Read More »

Turkey Legs To Turkey Basters

Turkey Legs To Turkey Basters
March 21, 2018

One of Happy Hour’s happiest features is that it brings together random strangers with nothing in common … who often end up having some pretty crazy things in common. Today’s Venn diagram overlaps at enchanted forests, trains, and…sperm donation. Andrew Duhon is back on the pod and the amazing Andrew Ward guest-hosts for Grant.    Andrew Larimer has a lot going on: he is the original artistic director of The NOLA Project... Read More »

300 Reasons to Love an Alcoholic

300 Reasons to Love an Alcoholic
March 14, 2018

Morgan Molthrop is writing a book called 300 Reasons to Love New Orleans. He has to hand the manuscript in tomorrow. As Happy Hour kicks off he's gotten the list up to 290. He needs another 10 reasons to love New Orleans in the next 60 minutes. It would be good if we could avoid associating all the reasons to love New Orleans with alcohol, especially given Morgan's other venture, Soberleans -... Read More »

Blend In and Stay Out The Sun

Blend In and Stay Out The Sun
March 7, 2018

If you're a white person in the U.S. you might tend to think of other races as being, of themselves, monolithic. However, if you're a member of a race with non-white skin hues you are more attuned to the finer shades of skin color that make you lighter or darker than other people of your same race. Your perception of yourself and where you fit on that spectrum can determine... Read More »

Sucka's Ready to Blow

Sucka's Ready to Blow
February 28, 2018

On this Happy Hour, Julia Elizabeth Evans learns that you can be an artist, a philosopher, a daughter, a sister, a business person with your own production company, and a film maker on the way to world renown, and yet all a bunch of guys around a table want to know is what it's like being in an open relationship. Turns out it's pretty interesting. For everyone. Chris Succi is looking for... Read More »

Residual Limb Wannabe

Residual Limb Wannabe
February 21, 2018

A "residual limb" is the bit of your own leg or arm that's still attached to your body after the rest of it's been amputated. Kevin Gardere lost most of his left leg as the (eventual) result of a drunken car wreck that propelled his car into somebody else's house at 1am and propelled him into a life of saving other people from the results of chronic addiction. Kevin is the Executive... Read More »

Dear Luke

Dear Luke
February 7, 2018

Not far into this conversation Sophie Lucido Johnson fears she may already have said too much about her polyamorous relationship with Ned, Luke, and Brian. Trying to head off a possible disaster Sophie texts Luke. That doesn't go well. Then Ned calls in. Among other revelations in this show are Sophie's unique take on breast size, the difference between kissing a man's lips and a woman's lips, what it's like for women... Read More »

Glory-Holing The Galaxy, And Back

Glory-Holing The Galaxy, And Back
January 31, 2018

For under $400 Samantha Bearden can show you how to be the person you've always dreamed of being. A Mississippi-born Star Shaman, Samantha will, somehow, restructure your DNA, both in your body and in the ether, and you'll end up being the best version of yourself possible. The total all in cost is $367. Who wouldn't try that, right? P H Fred has a number of lives to try out being the... Read More »

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 »

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