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Geoff & Joel's Tales From New Orleans

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Geoff & Joel's Tales From New Orleans

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16 Ratings
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2 months listening. Very Impressed.

By MomOfFree - May 03 2019
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I love everything about this podcast; the diverse subject matter with music as a through line, the politics, the pro-culture takes, the intelligence, the wit, the voices of the hosts, the courageous conversations and the education I continue to receive. I know what it means to miss New Orleans and this podcast has helped me assuage my saudade. For me, the single best moment of podcasting I’ve ever heard was the sound of rain pouring down in Gentilly through their open window on a recent podcast. So much love to these guys. Also, eff cancer.

A must listen

By Mitch Hardamullin - Sep 30 2016
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Even for the ignorant sports fan, joels analysis will make you feel like an expert.

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
0
0
0
1

2 months listening. Very Impressed.

By MomOfFree - May 03 2019
Read more
I love everything about this podcast; the diverse subject matter with music as a through line, the politics, the pro-culture takes, the intelligence, the wit, the voices of the hosts, the courageous conversations and the education I continue to receive. I know what it means to miss New Orleans and this podcast has helped me assuage my saudade. For me, the single best moment of podcasting I’ve ever heard was the sound of rain pouring down in Gentilly through their open window on a recent podcast. So much love to these guys. Also, eff cancer.

A must listen

By Mitch Hardamullin - Sep 30 2016
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Even for the ignorant sports fan, joels analysis will make you feel like an expert.
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It's A Good Life, Babe New Orleans Podcast

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Rank #1: Ep136: Ben Jaffe Of The Preservation Hall & Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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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 the New Orleans premiere of the film ‘Tuba to Cuba’ at the New Orleans Film Fest.  Thanks for listening… and please share.

Oct 16 2018

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Rank #2: Ep144: On Choppa Style Being The New Saints Anthem And We Call Randy Perez

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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 NFL in general. We finish up with some national political news of the week.

Dec 12 2018

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Rank #3: Ep159: A New Orleans East Special With Randy Perez & Daniel Becker On The Engineered Demise Of Lake Pontchartrain Plus Fun Stuff Like Bunny Bread & King Creole!

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Friend of the Good Life Randy Perez and producer whisperer returns with Daniel Becker for perhaps our first New Orleans East episode. We talk the Little Woods fish camp,the engineering of the Louisiana wetlands, the movie King Creole, the Arginaut, Bunny Bread, Popeye’s, and Charlie Andrews… and much more.  It was a really fun show. Thanks for listening, sharing, subscribing!

May 08 2019

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Rank #4: Ep105: James Andrews On His Fats Domino Tribute Album, The NBA Per Pistol Pete, NOLA Street Culture, Jazz Fest & Europe

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What a pleasure to have James Andrews on the show.  It's a bucket list.  As always liner notes from producer Spencer everybody...

James Andrews joins the podcast (0:01)

A tribute to Fats Domino (0:09)

Playing the Super Bowl of jazz (0:19)

The next generation of musicians (0:24)

The Musician’s Clinic (0:30)

Interviews at the grandstand (0:34)

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Treme

Olivia Newton John

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Jazz

Pistol Pete

Shaq

Kenny Smith

Charles Barkley

Trombone Shorty

Forest Whitaker

Mike Epps

Dave Bartholomew

Louis Armstrong

Duke Ellington

The Second Line

Ooh Poo Pah Doo

Baby Face

Elvis Presley

Gentilly

Herman Jackson

Randy Jackson

Bonerama

Windex Pete

Latoya Cantrell

Cory Henry

Ben Ellman

Walter Wolfman Washington

Musician’s Clinic

Give NOLA

John Goodman

Wendell Pierce

Lil Freddie King

The Radiators

Louisiana Music Factory

Congo Square

Jazz in the Park

May 03 2018

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Rank #5: Ep121: 4th Of July Episode... Timely & Extemporaneously, It Gets A Little Dark + A Generational Breakdown

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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.

Jul 04 2018

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Rank #6: Ep169: John Hyman On The Quarter, Krewe Du Vieux, WWOZ, Ronnie Virgets, Jon Cleary & Dave Bartholomew

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Iconic New Orleanian John Hyman joins the show and talks about moving to the French Quarter in the mid-70s, hustling gigs, settling into a lifetime of downtown New Orleans living and music. John talks about his involvement with Krewe Du Vieux & WWOZ, and we talk about some of the legendary musicians we’ve lost as of late. Plus we get into the merits of a living street culture vs. museum life. Thanks for tuning in, sharing, subscribing!

Jun 25 2019

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Rank #7: Ep175, Part One: The Eve Of Geoff's & Traci's Wedding- A Clip Show W Special Friends

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Hey y’all. Please enjoy this part one of the last of two podcast shows with our friend Geoff Douville. It was two nights before Geoff and Traci’s wedding, and we did some greatest hit ‘clip shows like from the 80s’. Listen, share, enjoy… We love you all.

Feb 01 2020

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Rank #8: Ep110,Pt1: No Episode Title Is Apt To Describe A Tricentennial Storyville Ham Kick At Pal's + Happy Bday To Geoff

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Y'all... It's a Ham Kick Tricentennial celebration at Pal's Lounge with Geoff Douville, Derrick Freeman & Miss Deanie Dueling Birthdays.  It was like 1950s theatrical radio.  It was stupendously stupid fun.  Please tune in, share, and subscribe.

As always, liner notes from millennial producer Spencer everybody...

Episode 110 (7:18)

Were recording live from Pal’s Lounge (0:01)

Mo’s history lesson of the hamkick (0:06)

The Gentleman’s Blue Book (0:14)

Chuck’s custom cut ices (0:19)

All the birthdays (0:25)

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Jen Odell

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May 17 2018

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Rank #9: Ep126: Trump, Russia, The Dems & The Burners, And The Mid-Terms

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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.

Jul 26 2018

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Rank #10: Ep168: Bonnaroo Recap & Changes Plus Anthony Davis Pelicans Trade

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It’s just us chickens for a Bonnaroo 2019 (and Superfly Bonnaroo farewell), plus the bright future of the Pelicans following the Anthony Davis trade to the Fakers.

Jun 20 2019

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Rank #11: Ep120,Pt1: Rest In Peace Reverend Goat Carson With George Ingmire And David Leslie

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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.

Jun 26 2018

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Rank #12: Ep130: John McCain’s Legacy, Pop Culture Politics & Blackkklansman

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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.

Aug 31 2018

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Rank #13: Ep113: Ivan 'Lil Homie' Solomon Joins On Pod Priming, Rant Of The Week, DOW Retraction & A Call To Spence

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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 in St. Louis

May 29 2018

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Rank #14: {rerun episode- 70, Pt2) From Sept 2017, We Were Early to Dog Out Drew Brees (27:55 mark) With Derrick Freeman

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Re-running this episode from exactly two years ago in light of the current Drew Brees Focus on Family saga. Unless you have a penchant for two-year old Fantasy Football musings, fast-forward to the 27:55 mark for early hot takes on Drew Brees being less than a good guy, with special guest and insights from Derrick ‘Smoker’ Freeman.

Sep 08 2019

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Rank #15: [rerun episode] Walter 'Wolfman' Washington Joins Geoff's Birthday At Pal's Lounge (original airdate 5/17/17)

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Hi everybody... it's a rerun episode from Geoff's birthday recording at Pal's and a drop in from Walter 'Wolfman' Washington.  Happy Jazz Fest and thanks for listening.

May 06 2018

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Rank #16: Ep153: Derrick Freeman On His Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Fundraising Campaign, His Comedy Roast & The New SOUL Brass Band Album

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Friend of the Good Life Derrick Freeman returns to the show to talk about his Man of the Year nomination for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Celebrity Comedy Roast at Tipitina’s on Thursday, April 18 at Tipitina’s.  We also get into Derrick’s new SOUL Brass Band album. Plus, Spencer is back everybody! And we get into the spectrum of oblivion. Fun conversation. Thanks for listening, sharing, subscribing,

And please support Derrick’s LLS campaign!

https://www.mwoy.org/

http://derrickfightscancer.com

http://tipitinas.com/calendar/celebrity-roast-of-derrick-freeman-all-star-jam-benefiting-the-leukemia-lymphoma-society/

https://www.mwoy.org/events/2019-grand-finale-gala

Apr 03 2019

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Rank #17: Ep173: Derrick Freeman & Ethan Ellestad On The Rapidly Changing Landscape Of New Orleans Music & Culture, Economy & Public Policy

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The show’s two most frequently recurring guests, Derrick Freeman of SOUL Brass Band & Ethan Ellestad of MaCCNO, come together for the first time on the same episode.  We chop up the latest ABO ordinance under consideration by the City Council, development fueled gentrification, the WaPo piece on the rampant arrest warrants in New Orleans, Safety & Permits corruption, and more.  It really is a good life down here folks, but sometimes you have to bullhorn about the bad stuff in order to preserve the life we chose to live in the city we love. That’s this episode. When Derrick Freeman comes on the show and we don’t talk Saints at the beginning of the season, you know it’s time to get serious about some civic, cultural & political issues that matter.

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #18: Ep112: Alexandra Scott On Her Farewell For Now Show At The Mint

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Hi everbody... no millennial producer tonight, but a wonderful & thoughtful conversation with artist Alexandra Scott.  Please listen, and if you like, share.

May 22 2018

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Rank #19: Ep150: Perez, Griper, Jackie, AP & Nurses From Hotel Drip Dieu-Ville On Eats, Cancer, Mardi Gras From UMC with Echo Effects!

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Hey y’all. We are publishing a very after school special cancer edition Trilogy of podcasts recorded from the awesome and lovely University Medical Center in New Orleans, as Geoff is on the chemo drip. Randy Perez. The Griper. Jackie Shulman. Nurses (Norma!). Amsterdam Philip. Beeps from the saline drip machine thingy. We talk food. We talk Mardi Gras. We mostly try to have fun and laugh. Cause what else you gonna do?

Mar 02 2019

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Rank #20: Ep174: Aron Lambert Returns On All Things Teddy & The Saints Plus Vote On Oct 12

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Friend of the Good Life Aron Lambert (and resident Pelicans expert) returns to talk Saints success, Teddy, Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, the Saints Defense, and more. Plus we talk a bit about the upcoming local election in NOLA.

Oct 09 2019

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