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.   

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 »

Even The Dead Are Vain

Even The Dead Are Vain
May 30, 2018

Paige is close to curing cancer, Nicole is a psychic who communicates with the dead, and Adrian is one of New Orleans most successful street performers who has been told by the police if he shows up again on Frenchmen Street he'll get arrested. Just another random collection of New Orleanians hanging out at Wayfare for Happy Hour. Paige Miller and her company Oleander Medical Technologies are on the brink of a... Read More »

Whippin' It Like Meringue

Whippin' It Like Meringue
May 23, 2018

Darcy Malone had the good fortune to get a text from her dad, Dave, from The Radiators, at the same time as she was in the middle of a heated email exchange with a friend. The text from her dad was a guitar riff and Darcy wrote lyrics over the riff, describing her email-friend messing with the truth, like she was "Whippin' it like meringue." Today, Rory Callais from Darcy's band,... Read More »

Shrimp As Big As Dogs

Shrimp As Big As Dogs
May 16, 2018

Yegor Romantsov doesn't know anything about collusion with the Russians - he's from Ukraine. Where they have shrimp as big as dogs. Little dogs but they're still dogs. Er, shrimp. Yegor is the front man for The Russian Mafia Band Debauche. He's also the most energetic musician ever to play on Happy Hour. Along with Debauche bass player and semi-professional Bloody Mary consumer, Scott Potts. And the newest member of the band, Monique... Read More »

Vagina Shoshoe

Vagina Shoshoe
May 9, 2018

Sara Reardon grew up like any other half-Chinese half-Native American in New Orleans East.   Somewhere along the line Sara branched out on her own and became The Vagina Whisperer. Although the title might sound like something you get bestowed on you in the Native American tradition, it was actually created by the mom of a friend, one night in the hot tub when the girls were discussing their various vaginal issues.... Read More »

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