It’s New Orleans: Happy Hour

New Orleans Coronavirus – Part 2

When we started making podcasts in New Orleans 10 years ago, we encountered a lot of skeptical questions, among them “What happens when you run out of good guests, in 6 weeks?” and “What’s a podcast?” One of the questions we didn’t hear was, “What happens if every bar and restaurant in the city shuts…

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New Orleans Corona Virus: Part 1

So today it’s New Orleans Corona Virus: Part 1 – the first day of the New Orleans shut down. Even the It’s New Orleans Happy Hour podcast is caught up in the global pandemic, though so far all that’s happened to us is we have to move off the stage of the Maple Leaf Bar…

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I Want to get my Security Deposit Back

If you’ve ever rented an apartment, when you’ve gone to move out, you’ve almost certainly told the landlord “I want to get my security deposit back.” What happens after that is the great unknown. Most often you’ve probably just given up arguing with the landlord and let the guy keep your money. Because that’s what…

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Mardi Gras Death – The Day After

Mardi Gras and Day of the Dead are two very different holidays. But in 2020 Mardi Gras Death is a real thing. It’s Ash Wednesday 2020, the day after the deadliest Mardi Gras, possibly of all time. Julie Couret is a witness to what happened. As a regular TV commentator camera crews sought Julie out…

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You’re So Smart You Listen to Podcasts Now – Gabrielle Cavassa, Arthur Franz IV & Deborah Oppenheim

New guests stop by every week on Happy Hour. This week meet: Gabrielle Cavassa – jazz singer/songwriter. Arthur Franz IV – inventor of Mardi Gras Madness, a board game that doesn’t actually require a board. Deborah Oppenheim – taught in the New Orleans public school system for 30 years and escaped with her sanity by…

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