Lou Harry Gets Real
Fuel for Thought

Fuel for Thought

May 3, 2019

Lou welcomes former Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard and singer-songwriter Cam Melton. Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra executive / improv artist Beth Outland co-hosts.

In this episode Mayor Ballard and Lou discuss the human and economic costs that arise from the United States' dependence on oil. Ballard explores this topic in great depth in his new book Less Oil or More Caskets (IU Press).

Singer-songwriter (and bio scientist) Cam Melton offers live performances of three original songs from his excellent EP, Southern Sessions.

In this episode you'll learn:

  • What Mayor Ballard thinks of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
  • Why domestic oil production does nothing to solve the economic, environmental and human costs associated with a petroluem-based economy.
  • Whether electric vehicles (EVs) are the answer to solving our dependence on oil.
  • Why politicians (on both sides of the aisle) are not motivated to solve the world's energy problems.
  • Whether Greg Ballard plans to enter politics again.

And, as always, there's a punny segment.

Recorded before a live audience, April 14, 2019, in the Oxford Room above the Aristocrat Pub in Indianapolis.

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update April - May 2019

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update April - May 2019

April 17, 2019

Lou Harry and guests offer recommendations for cultural events taking place in Central Indiana mid-April to mid-May 2019. Recorded live in the Oxford Room above the Aristocrat Pub in Indy, April 14, 2019, as part of Lou Harry Gets Real Episode 8.

What about a building moves you?

What about a building moves you?

March 27, 2019

 

What About a Building Moves You? features Richard McCoy, Director of Landmark Columbus, an organization dedicated to caring for the design heritage of the architectural Mecca known as Columbus, Indiana. Sarah Grain (accompanied by Doug Sauter) is this episode's musical guest. ComedySportz' improv comic Frankie Bolda jumps in as Lou's sidekick.

In this episode Lou and his guests discuss place and space. What roles do architecture, art, design and nature play in shaping our lives?

Episode 7 was recorded in March 2019 before a live audience in the cozy Oxford Room, above the Aristocrat Pub in Indianapolis.

Lou Harry Gets Real is a mix of insightful conversation, improv comedy and music, featuring award-winning journalist, author, playwright, and comedian Lou Harry.

Lou Harry Gets Real is sponsored by the Oxford Room of the Aristocrat Pub. Choose the Oxford Room to host your next rehearsal dinner, corporate gathering, wake or game night. For more information: The Oxford Room

Other links:

Landmark Columbus

Sarah Grain & the Billions of Stars

ComedySportz

 

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update mid-March to mid-April 2019

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update mid-March to mid-April 2019

March 12, 2019

Lou Harry and guests offer recommendations for cultural events taking place in Central Indiana mid-March to mid-April 2019. Recorded live in the Oxford Room, March 10, 2019, as part of Lou Harry Gets Real Episode 7.

Science Fiction & Fact

Science Fiction & Fact

February 16, 2019

Lou Harry Gets Real is a mix of insightful conversation, improv comedy and music, featuring award-winning journalist, author, playwright, and comedian Lou Harry.

This episode, Science Fiction & Fact, features acclaimed Middle Reader / Young Adult science fiction novelist Kat Falls, comic improv artist / Indianapolis Children's Museum interpreter Mookie Harris and Indy music legend Tim Brickley.

This show was recorded February 2019 before a live audience at the cozy Oxford Room, above the Aristocrat Pub in Indianapolis.

Lou Harry Gets Real is sponsored by the Oxford Room of the Aristocrat Pub. Choose the Oxford Room to host your next rehearsal dinner, corporate gathering, wake or game night. For more information: The Oxford Room

Other links:

Kat Falls

Tim Brickley

Lou Harry

 

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update Feb - March 2019

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update Feb - March 2019

February 12, 2019

Lou Harry offers recommendations for cultural events taking place in Central Indiana mid-February to mid-March 2019. Recorded live in the Oxford Room, February 10, 2019, as part of Lou Harry Gets Real Episode 6.

Reimaging & Rebuilding

Reimaging & Rebuilding

January 27, 2019

Lou Harry Gets Real is a mix of insightful conversation, improv comedy and music, featuring award-winning journalist, author, playwright, and comedian Lou Harry.

This episode, Reimaging & Rebuilding, features community leader Brian Payne, president and CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), comic actor Daniel A. Martin and singer-songwriter Meghan Cristeen Martin.

This show was recorded in January 2019 before a live audience at the cozy Oxford Room, above the Aristocrat Pub in Indianapolis.

Information about Brian Payne and CICF

Preview Meghan Cristeen Martin's Music 

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update Jan - Feb 2019

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update Jan - Feb 2019

January 16, 2019

Lou Harry (and friends) offer recommendations for cultural events taking place in Central Indiana in late January - mid-February 2019. Recorded live in the Oxford Room, January 13, 2019, as part of Lou Harry Gets Real Episode 5.

Back Home Again

Back Home Again

December 13, 2018

Lou's final episode of the 2018 season features hyphenated guests. Actors - musical performers Tim Grimm and Jan Lucas, join with the show's co-host actor-comedian Jason Adams.

Tim Grimm and Jan Lucas, both successful film, TV and stage actors, discuss their transisition from the LA entertainment scene to coming "back home" to Indiana, where they purchased a farm, raised a family and developed successful musical careers. Tim and Jan offer beautiful musical performances of some of Tim's great folk songs.

Actor - comedian Jason Adams is an engaged and funny co-host, but also offers a lovely / bizarre comedic bit of his own. 

This show is full of warmth, stories about remaining true to yourself, finding a home that fits you, and adhering to honesty in creating your art.

This show was sponsored by the lovely Oxford Room located above the Aristocrat Pub in Indianapolis. The Oxford Room is available for rent for private events. More info:

https://aristocratpub.com/the-oxford-room/

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update December 2018

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update December 2018

November 28, 2018

Lou Harry and guests / audience members from the live taping of his November episode of Lou Harry Gets Real offer suggestions for cultural events taking place in December in Central Indiana. Get in the know from the people who know.