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Ep144: On Choppa Style Being The New Saints Anthem And We Call Randy Perez

It’s a stripped down Just Us Chickens with Geoff and Joel talking the Choppa Style phenomenon happening with this year’s Saints team with a little breakdown on the late 90’s New Orleans rap scene. Geoff recalls shooting rap videos back in that time, and ee call Friend of the Good Life Randy Perez to get his opinion on why Choppa Style is suddenly relevant in this magical Saints season. We touch on where the Saints are and how high we are on their Super Bowl prospects, and then Dog Out the...

Ep14Pi: Ivan Solomon For A Farewell For Now Lil Homie Rant Of The Week

Friend of the Good Life Ivan ‘Lil Homie’ Solomon returns for a Farewell For Now Rant Of The Week- a thoughtful, funny, and cringe-worthy retrospective of a life of blacking out from hard boozing and the subsequent consequences. Ivan is off to California to work on writing a musical for a few weeks, and we get into his subsequent travels to Mexico, Panama & Thailand. We close the show getting into an epic & exclusive dinner trip our whole gang is taking this Friday night to Alzina’s Kitchen...

Ep142: A Very Special Thanksgiving + Saints Episode & We Call Friend Of The Good Life Hymie

We talk Thanksgiving & The Fairgrounds Race Track in New Orleans including po boy to buffet options. Then we call Friend of The Good Life Hymie at the 15 minute mark to talk this very special season of the New Orleans Saints We then dog out of the week d-bag Trump supporters (because of course), and talk the current state of perhaps New Orleans’ most venerable music club Tipitina’s. As always, liner notes from Spencer everybody!… Just us Turkeys at Maison Douville (0:01) Racetrack on...

PodKive Ten (from a 2012 show): The Saints Bountygate & Prescient Thoughts On The Future Of The NFL

Geoff and Joel first started recording podcasts in 2012, enjoyed the process, but never really did anything with them. On occasion, we'll post an archival show that we think is relevant to the current state of affairs and/or the time of year. In this archive episode from 2012, we react to Bountygate and talk NFL player safety issues, dog out NFL leadership, discuss performance enhancing drugs, and the oxymoron of non-guaranteed contracts. And we get out in front 6 years ago on speculation...

Ep141: Steve Myers In A Remote Show From The Starlight Lounge With Lawrence ' Scooter' Thompson

New Orleans native Steve Myers of The Afghan Whigs & The Mighty Fine is in town from Brooklyn for the St. Augustine High School 30th Class Reunion. Steve is joined by his life-long friend Lawrence ‘Scooter’ Thompson. And we’re recording remotely at the Starlight Lounge in the French Quarter. It’s a rollicking, rolling, and subversive show, with lots of laughs shared amongst old friends. We talk Snake & Jake’s, Studio CAC, The State Palace, Disco Donnie & Andrew Wade Smith among many many...

Ep140: You Can Make A Podcast But You Can't Vote: A Mid Terms Halloween Special

It’s a Halloween special episode in advance of the Mid-Terms. We check ourselves in regards to programming our guests, and by way of levity and having one of the best ‘we call you’ guests on record- Josh Megson, a nascent podcaster and the son of Joel’s childhood best friend.

Ep137: The House Of Many Women New Orleans Reunion Special

Friends of the Good Life Miss Deanie Griffin, Zizi Zolten & Debbie Mink join the show during their reunion trip to New Orleans. These ladies are famous for many things including popping the New Orleans music cherries of some of the guys who would go on to form Superfly Presents. This is an episode full of hilarity and love, plus we call Deb’s mom Judi, who was born and raised in the Crescent City.

Ep138: Derrick Freeman On The Saints, Basic Incompetencies, The Pels & The Funeral Band

Derrick ‘Smoker’ Freeman returns to follow up on our Saints pre-season preview show, and we get into game characteristic similarities to the 2009 Super Bowl winning black-n-gold squad. We scratch our heads regarding the rampant poor coaching culture of the NFL, and Derrick has a Lakers / Bill Walton hot-take. Of course we’re all happy about the auspicious beginning of the Pelicans young season, are bemused by Japanese Breakfast, and talk about Derrick’s film The Funeral Band playing at the...

MarkAlain Dery On Unanimous Jury Coalition, Social Justice Radio WHIV & Bandaid Removal Relativity To Progressivism

Dr. MarkAlain Dery joins the show to talk about the upcoming mid-terms election, and specifically the Vote Yes on 2! Amendment to rectify the fact that Louisiana is only one of two states that can send someone to prison for life without a unanimous verdict. Louisiana is also the most incarcerated population in the world. While we agree on Yes on 2!, we talk about differences in our perspectives on the 2016 election and what’s next for the liberal progressive movement in America.

Ep136: Ben Jaffe Of The Preservation Hall & Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Ben Jaffe of the Preservation Hall & Preservation Hall Jazz Band joins the show for the most perhaps the most significant origin story we’ve recorded to date. Ben talks about growing up in the French Quarter, and deep dives into into his parents’ New Orleans story, including the Hall, Jazz Fest and social advocacy. Then we get into the evolution of the Prez Hall Band following Ben’s graduation from college, Hurricane Katrina and the ‘Complicated Life’ music video. We close out talking about...

Ep135: Chris Lane On Regional & Local Economic Politics Plus New Orleans' Cheap Date Guide

Entertainer Chris Lane returns to the show. We begin discussing the awkward dynamics of public exercising in City Park, before striking a more serious tone on national politics while drilling down to Louisiana’s economic place in the union and the world. We end the show on New Orleans Cheap Date Guide, harking back to a time where Lagniappe existed in spades, and one routinely connected with new people in the physical space.

Ep134: Rome Julian On Balancing Urban Farming & A Film Industry Career (+ Hot Sauce!)

Rome Julian returns to the show to talk about being a Camera Assistant in the TV & Film Industry in New Orleans, and moonlighting as an urban farmer. We touch on the pros and cons of the TV show Treme, and share our hot sauce preferences. Check out Rome on Instagram @laketillyacres and @romeenterprise.

Ep133: Nike Ban In Kenner, LA & More NFL Short & Long-Term Speculation

It’s Just Us Chickens as the New Orleans summer is finally behind us. We talk the City of Kenner, a ban on NIkes, and who really lives in a societal bubble. Geoff & Spencer revisit an ongoing discussion about the merits of Dak Prescott, and we talk the future of football at the College and NFL levels.

Ep132: Derrick Freeman & Our Saints Season Preview Special

Recurring guest Derrick Freeman joins the show and we get into just how good this particular Saints team can be. We get a little giddy. And Derrick talks about being on the cover of the Offbeat and driving for Uber- the realities of the entertainment and music business in New Orleans.

Ep130: John McCain’s Legacy, Pop Culture Politics & Blackkklansman

We look at the realities of John McCain’s political life and get into all things under the sun in the current political climate and related media and pop culture coverage.

Ep131: Ethan Ellestad From The Music & Culture Coalition Of New Orleans

Ethan Ellestad from Music & Culture Coalition of New Orleans returns to the show to discuss the issues surrounding dwindling neighborhood music venues, and the stark realities of tourism industrial sector. Folks, it is a good life in New Orleans, but we have to stay woke sometimes to remember we have keep it that way. MACCNO is a leader in our community in doing just that. Thanks for tuning in, and please support

Ep129: Spencer Is Back Everybody!

In our late and sleepy summer this is the last Just Us Chickens episode before returning to our normal format with guests. But the big news is millennial producer Spencer is back.

Ep128: Just Us Chickens On Current Stuff

Geoff & Joel are back with opinions about stuff that matters.

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

Dwayne Breashears joins the show on WWOZ & Burning Man. It's fun.

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

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.