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.   

Paul Stanley and The Half-Wig Punk Empress of African Rock

Paul Stanley and The Half-Wig Punk Empress of African Rock
August 29, 2018

On arguably the worst day of the year - the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina - 4 New Orleanians pass the time not mentioning the anniversary at all. Well, barely. It's the best tonic. Chef Marlon Alexander is chef to the stars. He's been the personal chef to Christina Aguilera (he helped her lose 30+ pounds), Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, Rod Stewart, and the list goes on and on, including the band KISS.... Read More »

5 Minute Valium Vasectomy

5 Minute Valium Vasectomy
August 22, 2018

Are you good at solving math problems? If Ashley Sutton works at the New Orleans House of Blues as the marketing maven, is the oldest of 7 kids and has 13 grandparents, who are her parents, and how did Christmas dinner turn out at her house the night she dosed one of the Grandmas with weed-infused chocolate to see what effect it would have on her Parkinsons? By the way, in... Read More »

All You Need Is Juan Connection

All You Need Is Juan Connection
August 15, 2018

Andrew Duhon is back from the road!  And he's back with a new song that's he's just finished writing with Anders Osborne, called One Connection. It's about what happens when you quit drinking and you have to find a way to bond with people over something other than a drink. A fitting return to Happy Hour!  Jonathan Pretus was last on Happy Hour when he and his brother Brian were in the... Read More »

White Bitch Black Hills and the Anti-Enlightenment

White Bitch Black Hills and the Anti-Enlightenment
August 8, 2018

Monica Stevens is a clinical psychologist at The New Orleans Therapeutic Day Program.  Children with behavioral difficulties who are referred to Monica are expected to call her "Dr. Stevens." However, some of the kids have other names for Monica, including "White Bitch."   Alex Massa is a trumpet player from the Black Hills of South Dakota, and possibly the most intellectual trumpet player you've ever spoken to. Do you know any other trumpet... Read More »

Charismatic Megafauna

Charismatic Megafauna
August 1, 2018

You might not know it but you are Charismatic Megafauna. Apparently we all are.   Jacques Hebert is one of the only things standing between you and the annihilation of pretty much all the Charismatic Megafauna around here (if you don't count gators). Well, Jacques himself is not going to be our savior, but the National Audubon Society's Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, who Jacques works for, is. They're the folks... Read More »

Corked

Corked
July 25, 2018

Stephen Rea is an author. He's Irish (real Irish, from Ireland, with an accent and all). But the truly exceptional thing about Stephen is he spent years on the road as Ozzy Osbourne's road manager. Stephen has many tales from the road with Ozzy, his band, and other bands, but it's hard to beat the story of the night in Japan in a fancy restaurant where they had to send the wine... Read More »

You're a Disappointment To Your Mother

You're a Disappointment To Your Mother
July 18, 2018

Are there favorites in your family? Do your parents favor one of your siblings over you? Apparently - if a random sample of people around a table at Happy Hour is representative - it's common for your mom to tell you you're a disappointment. And your siblings aren't. Liz Wood is learning about parenting, literally overnight. One night a month ago she got a call from the foster care agency to... Read More »

Free Kavoski Riot

Free Kavoski Riot
July 11, 2018

Riot Mueller is a comedian, among other things.   They include non-Jewish lesbian, lapsed Catholic, ardent believer in God, member of First Grace Methodist Church, host of The Moth, and 50% of the comedy duo Pitts & Riot. You'd think that would would be a fairly full description of a person. And it might be for most people. But that litany of qualities doesn't even scratch the surface of what its like... Read More »

Tornado of Negativity

Tornado of Negativity
June 27, 2018

Leigh Isaacson and Alison McConnell had never met before today.  Leigh is the creator of Dig, the dog people's dating app. Which is just what it sounds: a dating app for dog people. Alison is a rock musician. Her music was originally born out of despair. Now she just likes to kick ass with a guitar in her hand and a band behind her. What Leigh and Alison have in common is their... Read More »

Time Jumping Leather Rap

Time Jumping Leather Rap
June 20, 2018

Meet Lynx Zohar. When 9 year old Lynx's mom took off to join the army, Lynx took off with her aunt's lawn furniture to go to a drive-in movie and ended up 11 years later coming back to the very same moment to realize she was both her 9 year old self and her 20 year old self who by then was also making pens defy gravity and fly around the room. ... Read More »

Viva Tee Eva y Los Crackers in Caracas

Viva Tee Eva y Los Crackers in Caracas
June 13, 2018

Tee Eva Perry was the very first guest on the very first Happy Hour ever, November 28th, 2010. We called the first episode Pralines and Panties because Tee Eva makes pralines and the show was recorded in the lingerie store, Basics Underneath. The week before we recorded Pralines and Panties we recorded a pilot show to try out the equipment and our rudimentary podcast skills, at Tee Eva's store on... Read More »

New Orleans Bad Ass Bitch Experience

New Orleans Bad Ass Bitch Experience
June 6, 2018

New Orleans Bad Ass Bitch Experience is actually a band. Of 16 women. The band is the brainchild of Positive Vibration's Monique Pyle who was putting the NOBABEs on stage at Bayou Boogaloo on the opening Friday. But that idea got rained out by a vicious storm, so NOBABE is back in action for a make-up gig at Preservation Hall. The Music Director of NOBABE is Hannah Kreiger-Benson. Among her many... Read More »

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