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Ep127: Dwayne Breashears On 18 Years @ WWOZ & 8 Years @ Burning Man

8/13/2018
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Dwayne Breashears joins the show on WWOZ & Burning Man. It's fun.

Ep126: Trump, Russia, The Dems & The Burners, And The Mid-Terms

7/26/2018
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It's Just Us Chickens speculating if Trump is finally running out of any rope, and his desperate gas lighting. Plus we talk the present and future of the democratic party.

Ep125: New Orleans Shotguns With Rant Of The Week Correspondent Lil Homie

7/24/2018
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Ivan 'Lil Homie Ivan Solomon joins us for an extended rant of the week with Joel on the phone from DC. There are some audio difficulties at moments but we get to the point of the New Orleans summer, and hit on some of the issues facing New Orleans moving ahead.

[rerun episode: due to storm power outage] Randy Perez On Summer Storms, The SW&B & Politics (original airdate Aug 31, 2017)

7/18/2018
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Summer storms are here in NOLA and we were unable to record our planned shows tonight due to a prolonged power outage. Our first guest tonight was to be Randy Perez, friend of the pod, and we were going to talk about politics, TV, movies, and the Saints. So instead we are running a rerun with Randy from last summer talking a good bit of the same topics, including the problems with New Orleans' ability to deal with storms. Thanks for listening and sharing. And hope you enjoy.

Ep123: We Call Patrick Indri On The World Cup, The French, Wimbledon & Boxing For Parkinson's

7/13/2018
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The first half of the episode, we welcome back millennial Producer Spencer, have a Dog Out Of The Week and A Rant Of The Week. Then we call former New Orleanian Patrick Indri to discuss the World Cup, our history with France, and Wimbledon before wrapping up with talk about Patrick's work as a boxing coach with Parkinson's patients. As always, liner note from Spencer everybody... Defining generations Plus A Dog Out Of The Week(0:01) Rant of the Week (0:16) Don’t Call Us: We Call Patrick...

Ep124: Sue Zemanick On New & Past Ventures, Octopus, Top Chef Masters & Coal Mining Country To NOLA

7/11/2018
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New Orleans Chef & James Beard award winner, Sue Zemanick, joins the show to talk about her latest venture and her journey to get to this point. We talk Top Chef Masters, the pros and cons of pop-ups, the elevation of Israeli cuisine, and how a coal mining town kid from Pennsylvania gets to culinary school in NYC, and then finds here way to New Orleans. Sue is a delight and unabashedly flirts with producer Spencer throughout. This episode immediately jumps to one of our best shows....

Ep122: Friend Of The Pod Wheeler On Boogie & The Pels + RIP Henry Butler

7/4/2018
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Always funs to have Wheeler on the show. He's like Julie from the Love Boat... always ensures everyone has a good time. We talk about the recently passed Henry Butler, Boogie Cousins, the Pels, and a little Saints. It's a good listen. Thanks for tuning in!

Ep121: 4th Of July Episode... Timely & Extemporaneously, It Gets A Little Dark + A Generational Breakdown

7/3/2018
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It's Just Geoff & Joel sans producer and guest. With no pre-production notes, we do what makes us friends. We shoot the shit, and it's gets a little dark regarding the state of New Orleans. And we break down the generational name tags.

Ep120,Pt2: Rest In Peace The Reverend Goat Carson With Michael 'Fuzz' Kohn And Dave Clements

6/26/2018
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In Part Two tonight, we continue our Reverend Goat tribute with George Ingmire, David Leslie, Michael 'Fuzz' Kohn, and BBQ Dave. Plus we call the Kivikos! Rest in peace our friend...

Ep120,Pt1: Rest In Peace Reverend Goat Carson With George Ingmire And David Leslie

6/26/2018
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Rest In Peace, The Reverend Goat Carson. In the first part of a two-episode tribute and in memoriam to the Reverend Goat, we welcome George Ingmire and David Leslie on the show, with a mid-show addition of Michael 'Fuzz' Kohn, and Dave Clements towards the end of part one. Much love to Goat, and to everyone who is mourning his passing.

Ep119: Musician & Siberia Lounge Owner Luke Spurr Allen Joins The Show

6/19/2018
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Luke Spurr Allen on some of his first jobs working in Alaska, and how he came to live in New Orleans. We clear up a rumor about Luke’s past, talk TV, political corruption and suicide in an episode that digresses down rabbit holes even more than usual. Luke Spurr Allen joins the pod (0:01) Corrupt politicians (0:08) TV Talk: Arrested Development and Battlestar Galactica (0:16) Origin Stories: Luke Spurr Allen (0:25) The Branch Davidians (0:28) Killing yourself to live (0:33) Maximum...

{Re-run Episode} The Laconic John Fohl Tells Great Stories (Original Air Date August 16, 2017)

6/18/2018
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As promised on our most Just Us Chickens episode, we are posting a re-run episode for the weekend that remains one of our most popular shows, originally airing in August 2017. The stories are just as relevant now as they were nearly a year ago. And he plays a tune! Do yourself a favor, go see John play. He's a New Orleans original.

[rerun episode] The Laconic John Fohl Tells Great Stories (original airdate August 2017)

6/15/2018
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As promised on our most Just Us Chickens episode, we are posting a re-run episode for the weekend that remains one of our most popular shows, originally airing in August 2017. The stories are just as relevant now as they were nearly a year ago. And he plays a tune! Do yourself a favor, go see John play. He's a New Orleans original.

Ep117: Tarah Cards On Hyper Drag, Drag Improv & The Wanting + RIP Anthony Bourdain & Tee Eva

6/12/2018
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New Orleans Drag Performer Tarah Cards joins the show. She talks about evolving into Drag, moving to New Orleans, her Queer Folk band, and ass eating amoebas. Plus RIP and thoughts on Anthony Bourdain & Tee Eva. Tarah Cards joins the pod (0:01) Bayou Boogaloo Performance (0:15) Getting into drag (0:21) Origin stories: Tarah Cards (0:26) Making the Band (0:36) The Gay Mafia (0:50) Next up for Tarah Cards (0:57) Final Plugs and Ass Eating Amoebas (1:11)

Ep116: Friend Of The Pod & Producer Whisperer Randy Perez + Lil Homie Rant Of The Week

6/6/2018
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Friend of the Pod Randy Perez joins the show, plus Ivan 'Lil Homie' Solomon bursts in for a Rant of the Week. We talk about a Facebook firestorm Geoff started with comments about the Grateful Dead, social media in general, and the state of the music industry in New Orleans. It's a long one, but a fun listen. Thanks for tuning in, and if you like, please share. :00- The Grateful Dead / New Orleans music Facebook firestorm, with introductions to our guest Friend of the Pod and Producer...

Ep115: Martin Krusche of Magnetic Ear On Evolving Into New Orleans Brass & A Bavarian Second Line

6/5/2018
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We're pleased to have saxophonist Martin Krusche on the program talking Magnetic Ear & the forthcoming banjovi. We get into Martin's journey from Munich to NYC to New Orleans. And we talk business as it relates to culture and music in New Orleans. Martin Krusche from Magnetic Ear Joins The Show :00 Dave Bandrowski connective tissue between Geoff & Martin. Video production for the The Banjo Studio, plus the newly formed musical group… banjovi. 10:50 Martin traces the arc of Magnetic Ear....

Ep114: Announcing Our First Spin Off Program: 504PointPlay Hosted By Aron Lambert. We Get Into the NBA, The Pels, LeBron & The Playoffs

5/29/2018
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Hey folks... we are super pleased to introduce a new spin-off podcast show with host Aron Lambert, who has until this point been the NBA resident expert on It's A Good Life, Babe. So Aron is going to do his own show now, called 504PointPlay. We are happy to have Aron on our podcast tonight to announce the show, and talk all things under the NBA sun. Spencer is doing stand up comedy in St. Louis. So liner notes by Joel... :00 Introducing the 504PointPlay Podcast Show Hosted by Aron...

Ep113: Ivan 'Lil Homie' Solomon Joins On Pod Priming, Rant Of The Week, DOW Retraction & A Call To Spence

5/29/2018
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Hey everybody... happy to have Ivan Solomon aka LIl Homie on the pod to defend his good character. And we call Spencer doing stand up in St. Louis! Listen, enjoy, share, subscribe. And thanks! Liner notes NOT from Spencer everybody… 00:- :17 Housekeeping with an Amsterdam Phillip Jazz Fest recap, plus how to give pod listening tutorials (self-indulgent) 17: - :28 Lil Homie Rant of the Week :34 - 43: A lil Homie Dog Out of Week Retraction 43:- 46 Sponsor Us! :46- end We call Spencer...

{rerun episode) We Call Friend Of The Pod Hymie Plus JJ4DD, Decaying NFL & The Best Of Tennis Debate (original airdate Sep 20, 2017)

5/24/2018
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Hey folks... two rerun episodes in one day! We are Norman Lear'ing over here. Another pod on the decaying NFL, PLUS timely thoughts on the Tennis best ever debate! How much fun is shooting the shit? Thanks for tuning in, sharing, subscribing. For real.

[rerun episode] Colin Kaepernick & The State Of The NFL Decline (original airdate August 2016)

5/24/2018
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Geoff and I have been talking about the decline of the NFL for a long while. Regarding blatant racism and obviously physical harm. And other issues. Boy have we talked about it a lot. Here's one example from two Augusts that is timely today. Thanks for listening. Share, subscribe. Dig it.