Lou Harry Gets Real
Lou Harry’s Cultural Update Mid-Sept to Mid-Oct 2019

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update Mid-Sept to Mid-Oct 2019

September 18, 2019

Lou Harry and show guests Shannon Forsell and Jim Ansaldo offer recommendations for cultural events taking place in Central Indiana mid-September to mid-October 2019. Lou also makes an exciting announcement about new plans for the show coming later this year.

Recorded live in the Oxford Room above the Aristocrat Pub in Indianapolis, September 15, 2019 as part of the Lou Harry Gets Real show.

Battista, Buffett & City Development

Battista, Buffett & City Development

September 10, 2019

This episode of Lou Harry Gets Real features Tom Battista, Jimmy Buffett's stage manager, Indy restauranteur and cultural visionary.  The charming old time music group The Half Step Sisters deliver jaunty and sweet performances of four songs.  Paige Scott, a delightful musical composer, playwright, actor and improv comic works as Lou's sidekick, adding her witty views on the creative process.  This show was recorded before a live and downright happy audience on August 11, 2019 at the Aristocrat Pub's Oxford Room in Indianapolis.

Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True

August 30, 2019

In this snippet from an earlier Lou Harry's Cultural Update podcast, actress / multi-hyphenate Paige Scott brings down the house with her special take on a rock classic.

Paige's performance is too precious to leave buried in a time-sensitive podcast, so we made this 'mini-podcast' to give it a viral life of its own. We owe it to history to do so.

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update August - September 2019

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update August - September 2019

August 13, 2019

Lou Harry and his guests Tom Battista and Paige Scott offer recommendations for cultural events taking place in Central Indiana mid-August to mid-September 2019. Recorded live in the Oxford Room above the Aristocrat Pub in Indianapolis, August 11, 2019 as part of the Lou Harry Gets Real show. This Cultural Update contains a hilarious musical bonus performed by Ms. Scott.

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update June - July 2019

Lou Harry’s Cultural Update June - July 2019

June 11, 2019

Lou Harry offers recommendations for cultural events taking place in Central Indiana June - July 2019. Recorded live in the Oxford Room above the Aristocrat Pub in Indianapolis, June 9, 2019 as part of the Lou Harry Gets Real Bloomsday show.

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