Still barred from hanging out in bars in New Orleans, in the interests of public health, we continue to revisit standout shows from years gone by. This show, in which Humidor Saves The World Again, is the first Happy Hour after the election of Donald J. Trump in 2016.

Even then we knew things were going to go to Hell. If only podcasting was as popular in 2016 as it is today. Maybe somebody in DC would have heard this conversation and we could, indeed have saved the world. For now though all we can do is look back and laugh, and try not cry in our beer.

Go Humidor or Go Home

Unlikely rap hero Austin Alward

Unlikely rap hero Austin Alward

Austin Alward, aka Aus-T the Franco rap star, has a plan to save the country and the world from rampant Trumpism. It involves the internet, a Cuban cigar store owner, and a bunch of New Orleans actors and musicians. It might have been just crazy enough to work.

Jazz keyboard giant Mitch Forman

Jazz keyboard giant Mitch Forman

Sam Doores from The Deslondes, could have taken down Trump on Day #1 if we'd just listened

Sam Doores from The Deslondes, could have taken down Trump on Day #1 if we’d just listened

Jazz great Mitchel Forman, and singer-songwriters Sam Doores from The Deslondes and Andrew Duhon have their own plan. It involves a searing rendition of I Shall Be Released, a tribute to both Leonard Cohen and the nation.

Teri Wyble has a plan

Teri Wyble has a plan

Actress Teri Wyble made it out of dance school in Lafayette to become a critically acclaimed actress, a go-go dancer at Harrah’s Casino, and an international body painting sensation.

Andrew Duhon. Grant Morris, Sam Doores - the Leonard Cohen showdown

Andrew Duhon. Grant Morris, Sam Doores – the Leonard Cohen showdown

This really is one of the greatest Happy Hours in the history of the show. When we first published this show we sent an admonition with it: “If you were thinking of leaving New Orleans this will make you stay. If you are thinking of moving here, call U-Haul, this will tip you over the edge.”

Who would have thought the secret to the next 4 years under Trump was going to come from this rag tag bunch of cocktail drinkers?

Who would have thought the secret to the next 4 years under Trump was going to come from this rag tag bunch of cocktail drinkers?

Photos from the now defunct Wayfare are by Alison Moon. For more Best of Happy Hour, try this.

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