Geoff & Joel's Tales From New Orleans
The Second Line Is Wonderful/ St. Patty's Parade Is Woeful Rerun Episode
In the spirit of this weekend (March 11-13, 2022), one-half of the remaining It's A Good Life, Babe podcast feels compelled to republish this episode, given a loathing of the St Patty's parade (over whiteness abundance, date rapey ness, plastics throws clogging our sewage system, etc) while by contrast loving the Second Line (multi-generational living culture, music, fashion, etc). This episode was recorded in March of 2018, and this weekend was a bit of wash/rinse/repeat except without the better half of the podcast here to complain and appreciate respectively with me.
We also got into the entire spring silly season in New Orleans including Super Sunday (uptown & downtown), St. Joseph's Day, Hogs for the Cause, and the Louisiana Derby, all within the context of the current socio-political, cultural & racial dynamics. Plus some talk on Benson's Succession, Pels & Saints, with some Jeff Duncan enmity sprinkled in.
There are also John Fohl, Davis Rogan, Cousin Andy, Hirsh, Traci Birch, Rome Julien, Kenna Bra Sam, William Peck, and Fried Ribs shout-outs.
Wheel Of Death Part Two- Contentious Chirping Edition
In Part Two of the Wheel of Death reunion and remembrance show, the gang continues to spin the wheel and memorialize those deemed to pass on next. The wheels get rattled with booze and dosing, and banter a little slurred, contentious and chirpy. But such a good excuse to get together with the family that is our friend tribe while everyone remains with us; and to fondly remember those who are not.
Wheel Of Death Part One- Pedophilia High Note Edition
In a special game show gimmicky/ reunion / remembrance edition, we spin a wheel to see who in our friend group will expire next, and then memorialize them, while recalling the respective spirits of Geoff Douville & Griper Nugent, who left our tribe too soon and we dearly miss. Thanks to Lil Homie & Traci for sitting in, Max for producing, and Cousin Andy for hosting and technical guru’ing. This is not for a broad audience, but we hope that it finds a cult’ish ear or two.
Griper RIP Remembrance Episode: Snake & Jakes 2016
It is with a heavy heart to re-publish one of our favorite episodes from 2016 recorded remotely from Snake & Jakes, featuring guests Brian ‘Griper’ Nugent - RIP- and Dave Clements, recorded and mixed by Griper remotely from the infamous New Orleans dive bar Snake & Jakes that was a second home for us in our early New Orleans years. We tell the origin story hear. And we get to hear Griper’s voice, for those of us who are yearning for that in this moment, following his recent passing. Enjoy. Share. Love.
Hot Takes On Sports Doping, Lance Armstrong & The Olympics Plus A Finger Wag, From Summer 2016
From a show recorded in August 2016, inspired to be republished now in the context of the new Lance Armstrong documentary on ESPN, as well as missing the Olympics this summer, Geoff & Joel have hot takes on sports doping in general, and Lance specifically. RIP Geoff and his Unicorn takes.
Geoff Douville's Birthday @ Pal's Lounge With A Tricentennial Storyville Ham Kick (5.17.18)
Two years ago to the day, Geoff Douville, Miss Deanie, and Derrick Smoker Freeman gathered at Pal’s Lounge to celebrate their birthdays, and participate in, plus provide play by play for, a Storyville Ham Kick, inspired by Mo Johnson. Such a good time.
2 months listening. Very Impressed.
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.
Finally a straightforward New Orleans culture podcast!
Definitely recommended for people that want to hear conversations about New Orleans current events & culture, without any of dreaded, all too frequent tourism-promotion angle.
Produced by those in the know for those in the know.
A must listen
Even for the ignorant sports fan, joels analysis will make you feel like an expert.