Episode 13 How We Play Football In North Dakota

Hey we’€™re all back and we’re here to deliver more hockey talk. Because that is our brand now. No actual hockey is learned. Something about fights,we think.

Segment 1

Varg fends off Prince haters on Facebook. In the haters’ defense, Prince was a Jehova’€™s Witness, though. The rest of this segment is all Prince.  Prince and gender politics, Prince in New Orleans, Prince at the Superbowl, Prince at the Rock and Roll Hall ofFame, Varg’s personal relationship with Prince. When we get tired of Prince tributes, who do we kill next to change the subject? Varg gives us a re-cap of the Prince second line. Prince wrote a song about the Minnesota Vikings that was pretty bad. Also Jeff confuses the Skids with the Shins.

Segment 2

Jeff and Varg have a wager on the outcome of  the Cardell Hayes
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l. Law enforcement professionals with Italian sounding names are all the same person. Every character in Lord of the Rings is also the same person. This leads to random movie discussion. Future segment: Engineer Pat Nerdsplains the Movies.

NFL Draft preview.  Because this show is being uploaded after the draft is over, be sure and listen for how wrong we are about everything. Alli reads passages from Carson Wentz’€™s douche diary. (Every quarterback is probably a douchebag, though.) Donald Trump still has some advice. Varg and Alli have a wager over whether or not Johnny Football ever footballs again.  What does a quarterback‒s name tell you about his potential?

Speed Round!

Zephyrs name change

Tulane’€™s Monkey Disease Disaster

Gusman in federal receivership

State budget shortfall is only $600 million now

Steppin On Steppin Out

Varg saw Dave Rawlings Machine at House of Blues. Are Jazzfest art sales down because BP ad money is gone? Alli went to Jazzfest on a Friday when it was not crowded. SEC Bingo. Techbro ratio.€ Coop’s is authenticity tourist central. Alli also saw Janelle Monae’s Prince tribute Are Pearl Jam fans the new Deadheads? Segment descends into the Jerry Lewis Nirvana tribute.

Recipe Minute

Potatoes au gratin

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Episode 12.5: From a Remote Location

Varg can’t be with us because he is out mourning the death of an American icon. So this is a Freebird episode. Except Jeff and Alli forget to mention that. Probably because they are distracted by the fact that they are recording from Finn McCool’s.  It won’t be the last distracted moment.

Segment 1

Alli explains how hockey works. The New York Times seems to think Nashville and Magazine is a “remote” corner of the wilderness. Somehow this leads to a long wonky discussion of public transportation policy. RTA is expanding service. Washington D.C.’s transit system is a shit show. New Orleans is taking bids for a “bike share” operator. Other cities have implemented similar programs and so far the death toll is zero. Alli tries to explain that as well as the “stupidly complicated big mish mash” of transit infrastructure funding. And then we need more beer.

Segment 2

Hockey is still happening. Jeff wants to talk about the NFL draft but, it turns out, he has no idea when it actually happens. We decide that the NFL Draft, whenever it happens, does have something to do with Jungian archetypes, though. Alli lobbies once more for drafting Notre Dame players. The Saints might pick another Stanford offensive lineman. Trading up is stupid. The Rams are stupid. Also the Rams are in Los Angeles again. What does it mean?

Jazzfest is starting. Alli talks about everything she’s going to see on Friday. What is it with frat bros and Pearl Jam? After Jazzfest comes the shitty weather part of the year which no one is looking forward to. We kind of lament not getting to hear from Varg about Prince. We do remember that he wrote a song about football once.

And that’s it for this little experiment. We’ll try to be back with a full episode next week. Thanks for listening.

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Episode 12: Adventures in Lo-Fi

Before you dive into this one you should know the sound is totally crap and that we are well aware.  It’s probably Jeff’s fault. We did what we could to try to make the crap recording listenable. We probably did not succeed at that. It’s a shame, though. Because this was a fun show to record and we can’t bear to shitcan what we think is some good stuff just because it happens to sound like we are all talking into a cassette recorder. So we’re putting it out there anyway.  Think of this one as you might an album from your favorite 90s “lo-fi” indie band.  It takes some work to listen but there may be some reward in it.

Joining us for Episode 12 is Josh Murphey the Magnola Builder himself. We talk to him a bit about recent business. He has brought us some beers and foodstuffs to try and rate. One of those things is a package of dried shrimp.  Mostly the whole first segment is people eating.  Also, this week we took everyone’s suggestions for specialty potato chip flavors. We read a bunch of those on the show.

Denizens of a specific neighborhood uptown nearly rioted over some bread. We rapturously read through and enjoy Brett Anderson’s hilarious article about  the controversy over changes (?) at La Boulangerie bakery.  The conclusions here are 1) Nextdoor.com is terrible. 2) The universe will eventually sort everyone out.

A recent UNO survey says New Orleanians are more pessimistic than they’ve been since 2004.  Crime is a major reason. But does that mean we should be spending more money on police?  Not everyone thinks so. We explain the Police/Fire frankenmillage on the ballot this weekend citing columns on the topic by Bart Everson and Arielle Schecter.

Meanwhile, Mitch Landrieu hasn’t been as visible lately. Is he ok?

Random Festival Generator fun.  Where Are They Now documentary Shrimp and Petroleum Fest queens.

The entertainment segment is now called “Still Steppin Out” or possibly “Steppin on Steppin Out” we really don’t know anymore.

Josh had a long relaxing bike ride around town. Varg went to a Wrestlemania party and officiated a wedding. He also has a new favorite bar. Alli went to Houston (again.) She also put up some shelves and went to the City Park Garden Show. Jeff injured himself running the Crescent City Classic and has concluded therefore that all food is bad. Jeff and Alli went to see the initial production of Bar Politics at Cafe Istanbul.

Josh shares a secret way to listen to some of the extra long Hunkerdowncast episodes.

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There’s a lot more in this episode for those of you with the fortitude to tolerate the poor audio. But for those of you who would prefer not, trust us, we do not blame you. But please join us next time when we promise we’ll build it better.

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