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Troubled Men Podcast

René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Room, in the heart of an old-school New Orleans social haunt. Manny is an L.A. native who had been...more

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TMP220 FREE FOR ALL: THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Episode 220

December 01, 2022

TMP220 FREE FOR ALL: THE SHOW MUST GO ON

When a scheduled guest falls ill at the eleventh hour, it’s once more unto the breach for the Troubled Men. Fulfilling the foundational axiom of showbiz, they open their notebooks, fall back on their instincts, and talk up a storm. Snake & Jake’s head honcho Dave Clements makes an early cameo, but this episode is Double Troubled, stem to stern. You asked for it. You got it. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Topics include a change of plans, the men’s room, toddler t-shirts, a nightmare, the Plowed Boys, Blue Velvet Studio, a day of infamy, a traumatized age group, a first girlfriend, a porn priest returns, saving souls, the Loose Cattle recording sessions, John Angello, Jay Gonzalez, Wadzilla lives, Troubled Men t-shirts, early episodes, a 2-week binge, a harsh interrogation technique, a word search gone wrong, a kid’s birthday party, the Urine Destroyer, a campaign announcement, unknown candidates, political hot water, a chicken heir flames out, an ethics lapse, West Side Story, a conversion, ritual circumcision, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "It's Too Late To Die Young" from "Pothole Heart" by Luke Spurr Allen featuring Happy Talk Band Outro Music: "Tonight" from "Little Houses In Space" by the Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook GR8 ESCAPE BAKING COMPANY Promo Code: TROUBLED15 ...

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TMP219 MACON FRY: RIVER RAT

Episode 219

November 24, 2022

TMP219 MACON FRY: RIVER RAT

The writer, educator, and author of "They Called Us River Rats: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans" has lived on the thin strip of land on the Mississippi River-side of the levee since he stumbled onto the hidden enclave after a chance encounter at the Maple Leaf Bar decades ago. Now he chronicles the history, folkways, and legends of the area with a personal memoir of his life on the margins. Macon is comfortable living in constant jeopardy, so he’s cool as a catfish when he sits down with the Troubled Men. Topics include election day sensations, a silent partner, the Clempire, a campaign ad idea, Po Boy Fest, Hubig’s pies, an old flame, Dave Clements, a Virginia childhood, a first rental, Wavelength magazine, a teaching job, Fortier High School, a word origin, batture commerce, goats, the heyday, the decline, squatters, mail service, the big teardown, hurricanes, flood stage, river sounds, Oliver Houck, Gemini parties, John Mooney, a french fry fight, book royalties, new friends, power lines, changes in New Orleans, a bone-in pork chop sandwich, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "Sacred Ground" from "Son & Moon" by John Mooney Outro Music: "Standing Still" from "Truth of the Matter" by John Mooney Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Macon Fry Facebook ...

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TMP218 TONY GREEN: UP FROM THE GUTTER

Episode 218

November 17, 2022

TMP218 TONY GREEN: UP FROM THE GUTTER

The lovable frontman, singer, songwriter, and musician with Concrete Confetti, the Gutter Brothers, and Sonny Schneidau’s Fortifiers started out busking on the streets of London with a jacked-up jug band-turned-skiffle outfit before moving indoors and getting signed to Elvis Costello’s Demon Records. Coming from a legendary New Orleans family, he grew up among bohemian royalty. Tonight he climbs back into the gutter to slum it with the Troubled Men. Topics include an Airbnb conflict, Halloween, the Tic Tac girl, staying clean, strollers, D. H. Peligro RIP, the sane one, the Clementses, the Pavys, the Charbonnets, a blended family, the Frank Spencer Quartet, Keith Keller, a tea chest bass, Dr. Feelgood, Nick Lowe, pub rock, a reunion record, St. Roch, Steve Walters, Kelly Keller, a softball team, playing catcher, the Brothers Three Lounge, a new recording, casting a spell, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "Still Waiting" from "Isometric Boogie" by the Gutter Brothers Outro Music: "Uh Oh" by Concrete Confetti Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Tony Green Facebook Gutters Brothers Facebook Gutter Brothers Homepage Concrete Confetti Facebook Concrete Confetti Homepage ...

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TMP217 DAN OESTREICHER TAKES THE LOW ROAD

Episode 217

November 10, 2022

TMP217 DAN OESTREICHER TAKES THE LOW ROAD

He’s the baritone and bass saxophone ace with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Roger Lewis’ Baritone Bliss, and the N.O. Klezmer Allstars. An in-demand session man (Mark Ronson, Eric Clapton, CeeLo Green), he’s also involved in the free jazz/improvised music scene with performances in the Open Ears series and the Instigation Festival. Dan’s always interested in going low, so when he joins the Troubled Men, it’s a race to the bottom. Topics include birthday rituals, a bad dinner, a microwave mishap, the dirtiest old man, a homeless conversation, a last name, Pittsburgh, a school band director, a record store, sax choirs, failed auditions, Tony Dagradi, the School for Improvisational Music, a turning point, N.O. Jazz Orchestra, image, a new band, an age cap, an oligarch party, Saxodrone, bari vs. tenor sax, Tim Green, overtones, the low A key, modern vs. vintage horns, Joe Cabral, being Jewish, playing music as prayer, an ongoing tour, an Art Neville story, sage advice, a dire prediction, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "928 Horn Jam" from "Backatown" by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Outro Music: "Time" by Flaxan Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Dan Oesteicher Homepage Trombone Shorty Homepage Dan Oestreicher Instagram ...

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Feral Zone11: BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX, MARDI GRAS INDIAN CHIEF OF CHIEFS

Episode 11

November 03, 2022

Feral Zone11: BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX, MARDI GRAS INDIAN CHIEF OF CHIEFS

The Grammy-nominated Big Chief of the Golden Eagles recorded with the Wild Magnolias on their landmark records, electrifying Mardi Gras Indian chants with Willie Tee and Snooks Eaglin’s funk and creating a mind-blowing hybrid of New Orleans music. From neighborhood barrooms to Carnegie Hall, Monk has spent a lifetime masking and performing around the world with his group and in collaboration with artists like Dr John, Galactic, Anders Osborne, Papa Mali, and John Papa Gros. Tonight he enters the Feral Zone with John Gros in advance of their tour of Spain supporting his latest record, “Bloodstains and Teardrops.” Topics include a mixed neighborhood, the White Eagles, a Chief Scout, Indian practice, a hidden culture, speaking French, initiation, recording, Quint Davis, Bo Dollis, the Elder of Elders, becoming Big Chief, sewing, the power of the suit, outside gangs, respect for the chief, Indians vs. the police, tribal positions, Super Sunday, the prettiest Indian, a lifestyle, work with blues artists, not thinking, togetherness, “Indian Red,” Black Johnny, the next generation, and much more. Intro music: "Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "Monk's Mardi Gras" from "Won't Bow Down" by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Outro Music: "Choo Choo" from "Bloodstains and Teardrops" by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and "My Indian Red" from "Jazz A'La Creole" by the Baby Dodds Trio Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman ...

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TMP216 BRIDGET FENLASON ROCKS THE VOTE

Episode 216

October 27, 2022

TMP216 BRIDGET FENLASON ROCKS THE VOTE

The costume designer, stylist, figure skater, and activist has been the coordinator for New Orleans Rock the Vote since its establishment. Her new Acushla Local Art organization is shining a spotlight on local artists. Bridget initially plays coy, but ultimately gets into the swing of things with the Troubled Men. Topics include a cooling-off period, an illegal Airbnb, juvenile offenders, a new favorite band, a voter PSA, the Jerry Lewis Telethon, Tony Orlando, a Valley Girl, Culver City, figure skating sabotage, the swing revival, the film biz, wardrobe malfunctions, a Lenny Kravitz video shoot, Nicolas Cage, Harry Dean Stanton, “Sonny,” “Runaway Jury,” Gene Hackman, Bono, intimacy coordination, a porn shoot, white jeans, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "Gasoline And Matches" from "Heavy Lifting" by Loose Cattle Outro Music: "Factory For Stars" from "Hope Is Not For The Weak" by the Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook NOLA Rock the Vote Facebook Acushla Local Art Bridget Fenlason Facebook   ...

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