It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. In his 9th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti's learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Showbiz School – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

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

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

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.

John Rankin, Mike Strecker

On today’s Out to Lunch we’re at the intersection of entertainment and education.

John Rankin, Mike Strecker, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.