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.   

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 »

Cocaine and Heartbreak, Dapper Men, and Pomeranian Hats

Cocaine and Heartbreak, Dapper Men, and Pomeranian Hats
January 17, 2018

On a literally freezing New Orleans afternoon, looking fabulous despite braving icy streets and sidewalks, two dapper dudes and a fashion-forward yogi warm up Happy Hour with talk of hot Buti yoga, hot jazz and soul, and hot off the presses.     Four years ago Joseph Makkos responded to a Craig’s List ad … and ended up with 30,000 transparent plastic tubes, each containing a single edition of a New Orleans newspaper... Read More »

#MeTooSoon

#MeTooSoon
January 10, 2018

You just know that the #MeToo movement is going to be a feature at Mardi Gras this year. What you don't know, yet, is quite how sexual harassment is going translate into New Orleans style humor. So here's a bit of an early sneak peek at what you can expect. You'd expect that the founder of the largest women's marching organization in the world who gave her club the name of... Read More »

Keep Krishna in Christmas 2

Keep Krishna in Christmas 2
December 20, 2017

Welcome to Happy Hour's 2nd annual Krishna Christmas show with the Das Brothers - Gadadhar Pandit and Srivash - from the local Hare Krishna Temple, Wine maker and doctor James Moises brings his own wine.  Artist Raine Bedsole gets yogic. Bill from Slice explains how pizza saved his marriage. It's Christmas New Orleans Delhi style. Read More »

Budget Bitch Law Bitch Cello Bitch

Budget Bitch Law Bitch Cello Bitch
December 6, 2017

Molly Richard (pronounced the Cajun way, Re-shard) first got the moniker Budget Bitch when she was working with homeless folks in Lafayette. Yes, even in a small town filled with decent people there are apparently homeless people, but if you're homeless and lucky enough to run into Budget Bitch she'll slap you into shape and into a home. Budgets and math might not be Helen Gillet's strong point (3x6 = Guy... Read More »

Don't Be A Dick

Don't Be A Dick
November 29, 2017

Remy Robert (rhymes with Amy Snowbear) is, among other things, a professional matchmaker at a new startup called Tawkify where you can get hooked up with another human by another human, not an app. There are a lot of layers and nuances to this - as you will hear in this conversation - but Remy (aka Marshmallow) distills the the sum of her knowledge of relationships into this simple admonition: Don't be... Read More »

Dreamy Fernanado's Dead Bean Yelp!

Dreamy Fernanado's Dead Bean Yelp!
November 15, 2017

Morgan Ford got married last week and postponed her honeymoon so she could go on Happy Hour. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. But Morgan did actually get married last week and she really is on this Happy Hour. Morgan probably knows more about what's going on in New Orleans than anyone in the city: she's the community manager for Yelp! Devin DeWulf arrived in New Orleans a decade ago and... Read More »

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