It’s New Orleans: Happy Hour

The Actual Real Deal Secret to Human Happiness

This is not a cute click bait podcast title. Dr John Sawyer (you can call him “Johnny Jr” if you want) is the Co-Director of the Brain Health Program at Ochsner Health System. If you want any other reassuring credentials he’s also an ex-seminarian and a married gay man and father of two kids. And…

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You’re Going To Hate Me By The End of Tonight

Theophile Bourgeois IV is a tattoo artist and the front man for New Orleans band Them Ol’ Ghosts. Theophile, pronounced Thay-o-feel (it’s very Cajun French) has graduated from tattooing drunk people from his old shop next to strip parlor, to working banker’s hours from his shop on Oak Street, in Uptown New Orleans. TBIV has…

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The Bearded Lady

Ingrid Victoria is best known in the world of drag queens as the maker of extravagant eyelashes. If you’ve seen drag queens on TV or on stage and wondered where the heck you get eyelashes like that, now you too can get hooked up for just $25 (or $12.50 for one eyelash) at Chimera Lashes. But…

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I’m Alive As Hell

Ray Lopez is a professional MMA fighter.  Ray has a gym in New Orleans, NOLA MMA,  where he teaches people to kill other people – only in self defense, not randomly – but the greatest thrill in his life comes from getting in a cage with another human and trying to kill him. Nothing in…

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What Humans Call Love

Chris Lee is back! With a brand new record.   Chris retired from music for a few years but missed the adulation, and also has a few things to get off his chest. The new songs are gathered under the album title, Protest Songs and Party Anthems and Chris plays one of each on this…

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Learn To Live Laugh Love – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans

If there really is a God, why do 80% of the people in Indonesia, the 5th biggest country in the world, live without running water or basic human needs? Is this a theological question, or a political question? Today we’re in a perfect spot to find out.   Yanti Turang left her tiny Australian town…

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3 Ways To Not Get Paid – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans

On this Happy Hour, veteran New Orleans music writer Alex Rawls notes there are three ways to not get paid in the music business: write about music, take photos of musicians, or actually play music. We have all the bases covered in this conversation.   Alex could have added a 4th way: podcasting. He’s recently…

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The Calla Lily Thief – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans

If you’re looking for a good place to steal hard to find, exotic plants, Ninth Ward Nursery is the place.   Mark Sanders started Ninth Ward Nursery, as you might have guessed, in the 9th Ward, as a way to relive his glory days as a child, wandering through the backwoods of Huntsville, Alabama, waiting…

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Boudreaux in a Spit Hood – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans

It’s hard to know which is Travis Laurendine’s best story on this Happy Hour. Maybe it’s getting punched out by then Saints coach Jim Haslett when Travis was wearing the Boudreaux the Nutria mascot at a Zephyrs baseball game. Or maybe it’s meeting Dick Cheney when he (Travis, not Dick) was named the smartest person…

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As I Said to Billy Corgan – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans

Nick Pejic is a psychiatrist. Nick spends his days treating people with varying issues, including depression and addiction. By the end of the day he’s ready to let loose. That’s when he gets out the guitar and gets wailing like Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins. Billy is Nick’s musical idol and he’s met Billy three…

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