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Out To Lunch
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
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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
  • After selling Lucid for $1B Patrick Comer is moving gaming into the metaverse. Stephen Bateman is forging knives in his back yard.
  • Setting up your laptop at a coffee shop can be a great way to work but there are times when you need an office, that's where Workaru the Air BnB of office space comes in
  • If you have a nut allergy or prefer healthy snacks check out Brass Roots. If your plant based preference is actual plants there's FAIT NOLA
  • If you have money to invest, what's a better bet, an ESG approved stock or a football game? Believe it or not that's a serious question.
  • James Martin designs blades for wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico, Elizabeth Valenti unveils new tech that accurately predicts hurricanes.
  • Robert LeBlanc thinks of his restaurants as performance spaces, Kelly Haggerty is redirecting food waste to New Orleanians in need.
  • New Orleans companies Whetstone (now SchoolMint) and IMOTO Photo continue the triumphant march to successful exits.
  • Leslie Alley heads up The French Market Corporation, Henrietta Alves played piano at Pat O'Briens for 35 years and she's still rockin'
  • Skilltype trains librarians around the world, Research Defender busts unscrupulous bot-using survey fraudsters.
  • Chenzhong Li discovered an early diagnosis for Alzheimer's, Susanna Lamers does ground-breaking genomic testing, all in New Orleans.