OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.
Photo by Rick Lineberger
Maybe you’ve thought about all the things you could do, if you didn’t have to work. Sometimes we tell ourselves we’re going to do those things later – when we retire. For example, you could spend more time playing guitar. Or you could try your hand at standup comedy.
Peter's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch decided not to postpone doing what they liked best.
John Rankin has devoted his life to playing guitar. He plays professionally – you’ve probably seen him - and he teaches guitar, and songwriting, at Loyola University.
Mike Strecker was running the public relations department at Tulane University when, as a side hustle, he started doing standup comedy. He’s still at Tulane but now he has a parallel life as a comedian, and as an author of joke books.
On today’s Out to Lunch we’re at the intersection of entertainment and education.