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.   

Bob Marley's Skin Flute

Bob Marley's Skin Flute
September 26, 2014

There are plenty of fascinating things to discover about Rob Steinberg - among them his major role in the Oscar winning movie 12 Years a Slave and his storied roles in big time TV shows, but for some reason (drinks?) this conversation zeroes in on the gay Puerto Rican guy who showed up after Rob wrecked his car, a French talking pigeon, and Rob's conversation with Bob Marley about music... Read More »

Bathroom Diddy

Bathroom Diddy
September 18, 2014

Look up in the sky! It's a pelican. It's a plane. No! It's Travers Mackel, and he's not up in the sky, he's at Wayfare for Happy Hour. Traver's isn't just an award winning reporter for WDSU. He's also worse at golf than you'd expect, being that his father was a professional golfer. But Traver's isn't alone on Happy Hour, he's joined by dancer and performance artist Heather Hansen. And even... Read More »

What Was Your First Album

What Was Your First Album
September 11, 2014

Andrew takes on the mantle of host, and with Sarah Reagor at his side, they deliver a show that'll have you saying, "Grant who?" We've got a show that is the height of elegance and class, covering opera, film, music, and roller derby all at the fabulous Wayfare.    But before we get into all that. I need to ask you one question. What was your first album?  If it was a combo... Read More »

Bubble Wrap Boyanna and The Magic of Mardi Gras

Bubble Wrap Boyanna and The Magic of Mardi Gras
September 5, 2014

When you grow up in communist Bulgaria there's a few things you have to live without. Kiwifruit for one. And bubble wrap. Even today the remnants of Soviet domination hangs over the country to such an extent that still no bubble wrap is available. That's why NOLA-garian Boyanna Trayanova, travels with her own supply of bubble wrap when she travels from her home in NOLA to her birthplace Bulgaria. And good... Read More »

Bopp Frank Lee

Bopp Frank Lee
August 29, 2014

Grant says in his introduction to Happy Hour, "When you pull up a bar stool in New Orleans you never know who's going to be sitting on either side of you." Today there was no way you could have predicted this turn in the conversation. Chris Lee is best know in New Orleans as front man for the 90's rock band Supagroup who toured the world, made 7 records and had... Read More »

With Love From Tahiti

With Love From Tahiti
August 22, 2014

MC Trachiotomy spent 18 months on a remote island in the Pacific, a mile long and a half mile wide. From his current landlocked island, The Pearl, a 9th ward sanctuary and creative edge-of the-known-universe, he's recorded 14 albums and so far released five of them. On today's show, among other topics, Trach weighs the benefits of doing LSD before going on a blind date. Laine Kaplan-Levenson is a professional listener.... Read More »

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah, and Jason

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah, and Jason
August 15, 2014

This is not typically the place to come for breaking news - a bunch of random folks in a bar. But when one of those folks is New Orleans Council Member Jason Williams and the conversation turns to the Chief of Police... Remember, you heard it here first. Sarah Jane McMahon may not be a household name if, your household doesn't know much about opera. Sarah Jane is in fact one of the... Read More »

Off By Nine

Off By Nine
August 8, 2014

If you're a girl and you tell a guy you're 26, what does it matter that you're really only 17? In Jak Locke's telling of the story, being off by 9 matters, if you're a hooker. While we're on the subject of keeping numbers straight, this is Jak's 6th appearance on Happy Hour. It's not like he doesn't have anything else to do. Jak is frontman for the high-octane The Jak Locke Rock Show, and... Read More »

Chirp If You Like My Handpan

Chirp If You Like My Handpan
August 1, 2014

The Fake Carls aren't fake, they're a real band whose friend (not Carl) plays the Handpan. The central nervous system of the Fake Carls are (not) a couple of Loyola music business students, Julie Wischan and Steve Panacek. Julie and Steve knock us out with two tunes - the first song they ever wrote and the newest. Do you hear that? No, you can't, because it's so supersonic high frequency that nobody can... Read More »

Hello Swelo

Hello Swelo
July 25, 2014

Holed up in his room at night after teaching high school math all day, Agasthya Pradhan-Shenoy tinkered around with his computer, making music. When he'd compiled a bunch of tracks he called himself Swelo and put out a record he called Escalator Music. It became an instant internet hit, blowing up first with the the world's greatest collection of angry elitisits: Reddit.With a hit record came demands for live dates.  Agasthya recruited... Read More »

You Better Not Leave

You Better Not Leave
July 18, 2014

Alex McMurray's NOLA anthem "If you can't make it here you better not leave" is a singalong smash.   Pauline Patterson from NOLA-voted Best Bar Finn McCool's dishes up a dose of Ireland.  Rock'n'NOLA Charles Chamberlain makes history, literally.  Andrew Duhon debuts his new Chevy commercial.   Read More »

Depends Who You Ask

Depends Who You Ask
July 11, 2014

If you listen to public radio in New Orleans you already know Eve Troeh. Eve is the News Director for the local NPR affiliate; public radio station WWNO 89.9FM. But other than she's smart, quick, and one of the refreshingly talented new on-air voices at WWNO, what do you really know about Eve? Start with this: is she single? Depends who you ask. How about we ask Eve if she's single? You'd... Read More »

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