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Out To Lunch
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

Out To Lunch is a New Orleans business podcast and radio show that finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch. Usually at Commander’s Palace and sometimes at the more casual NOLA Pizza in the NOLA Brewing Taproom.
In his 10th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti’s learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business.

The complete archive of Out to Lunch shows can be found here.

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Latest Episodes
  • Join lunch-table conversation with dog trainer Ann Becnel and veterinary chiropractor and acupuncturist Michelle Jobert
  • Creator of LA Wallet Calvin Fabre and digital marketer Sam Olmsted from Online Optimism Out to Lunch at NOLA Pizza
  • New Orleans was founded by a mixture of French and Spanish people and cultures and those contributions are still alive today.
  • Nobody takes the saying "Work hard play hard" as literally as we do in New Orleans. Thrive New Orleans and JAM NOLA illustrate that over lunch.
  • Hood Cream is New Orleans decadent vegan ice cream option, Roulaison Rum is New Orleans rum made the old school way
  • On Out to Lunch, Coutelier's Jackie Blanchard who imports hand-crafted Japanese knives and Swadoh's Valerie Legras who imports handcrafted French light fixtures stumble onto their shared French background
  • Local DIY app building company Bloks is aiming to be the Wix of Apps. Instead of paying a developer a boatload of money to build your app you can do it yourself, for free.
  • Blair Casey leads the charge for ALS patients assistive tech at Team Gleason, Brian Lozes revolutionizes VR at Kinemagic
  • Can you imagine anything crazier than starting a business to compete with Uber or Expedia? Both these NOLA businesses are making a profit!
  • Will hearing aids become a fashion item like eye glasses? It's entirely possible if Dina Zeevi has anything to do with it. Under Kris Khalil's direction, New Orleans BioInnovation Center is a hub of biomedical research.