podcasts pour tous les Acadiens

Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds creative business consultant Aileen Bennett conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Aileen invites guests from Acadiana's  business community to join her. Beyond the foundations of the Acadiana economy - oil, cuisine, music - there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana business community. You can also hear the show on KRVS 88.7FM.

Sparkly 3D

Sparkly 3D
November 30, 2016

When we talk about “manufacturing” in the United States it’s usually in the context of how many big ticket items like cars are no longer made in Middle America. Louisiana is practically never mentioned in discussions about manufacturing. But there’s a surprisingly active manufacturing community here in Acadiana. A lot of it is based on making products – large and small – for the oilfield. But, despite what you might think,... Read More »

Acadiana Brews

Acadiana Brews
November 30, 2016

In 1964, Bob Dylan wrote, “The Times They Are A changin’.”  Perhaps nothing illustrates that the times are still changing better than the fact that Dylan now has the Nobel Prize in literature for that and other observations. There are countless Ph.D dissertations and pages of press punditry examining all the various social forces at work that are changing our country. Hopefully among them a social scientist is tackling one of... Read More »

The Kids Today

The Kids Today
November 23, 2016

There are very few things that can we all agree on. Employers, employees, politicians, and parents have a range of divergent views on most subjects. Except one. Education. Everybody agrees that education is the fundamental driver of a healthy economy and a healthy society. We attribute a good education system to everything from full employment and a low crime rate to individual self-fulfillment. From that position of unity, we very quickly return to... Read More »

By Design

By Design
November 9, 2016

Wherever you are right now, take a look around. If you’re in the car, check out the dashboard. You probably take it for granted but somebody had to design every component of it. If you’re at your desk, everything that’s on it - from your computer to business cards to coffee mug - had to be designed by somebody. Strangely, seeing every single thing in the world has to be designed, it’s... Read More »

Fascinating

Fascinating
November 2, 2016

Although Lafayette is a bustling city we like to believe we’re a small town where, if we don’t all know each other, we know of each other. Jezebel Lobelia may be the exception that proves the rule. Although Jezebel is known nationwide, it’s possible you’ve never even heard of her. From her home studio here in Lafayette, Jezebel Lobelia is the creator of fashionwear that she sells under the label Jezebel’s Fascination. Jezebel... Read More »

Getting Your Name Out There

Getting Your Name Out There
October 26, 2016

You’ve probably had this experience: You go to a great restaurant; you really like it and you go back regularly. But there’s hardly anybody in there. Ever. The even stranger thing is, the restaurant across the street is not nearly as good, but it’s always busy. Why is that? Well, there may be a number of reasons. But the principal ones are usually marketing, branding, advertising, and perception. All of which can... Read More »

Crate & Hub

Crate & Hub
October 19, 2016

Here in Acadiana there’s one thing we can all agree on. No matter what our politics, our age, our ethnicity, or anything else that separates us, the one thing we all have in common is a love of Cajun food. You don’t have to be Cajun or even raised in Acadiana to be an expert on the exact way you like your gumbo, boudin, and everything else that’s native to our... Read More »

7 Million Volts Later

7 Million Volts Later
October 5, 2016

If you listen to this show and you’ve made it all the way to the end, you’ve heard Peter Ricchiuti say, “Our Acadiana business consultants are Pete Prados from Innov8 Acadiana, Zack Barker from the Opportunity Machine, and Dr Blake Escudier.” Pete, Zach and Blake all do great work helping people launch new businesses. But it doesn’t matter how great of an idea you have a for a business or how... Read More »

Lafayette's Brave New World

Lafayette's Brave New World
September 28, 2016

There was a time when you could go out to lunch and ask somebody at the table, “What do you do?” and you could be pretty confident you’d understand the answer. These days things aren’t quite so simple. Take, for example, Peter's guests on today’s show: Tom Allsup and Will Labar. Will has a pretty straight forward job title. He’s the Vice President of Consulting Services at a company in Lafayette called... Read More »

Dr Duck

Dr Duck
September 21, 2016

We hear a lot about how manufacturing in the United States has declined over the past couple of decades. And we hear an equal amount of talk about various plans to bring it back. Some parts of the Acadiana economy are tied in to the national economy. And some, well, just aren’t. Like Faulk’s Game Calls. In what used to be the family home, the 4th generation of the Faulk family have been... Read More »

Paint & Ink Inc

Paint & Ink Inc
September 14, 2016

If you’re at home right now, maybe you’ve got some yogurt in the refrigerator. If you’re in the car, you might have a pen in the cup holder. Probably one of those free pens you got from a bank, or an insurance company, or the plumber. And if you’re at your desk, you more than likely have a computer keyboard in front of you.  All these items have something in common.... Read More »

Edible Potable

Edible Potable
September 7, 2016

There have always been people who believe the end of the world is just around the corner. Like people who say that honking at a red light makes it turn green, eventually they’re going to be right.   When the end of the world gets here, if you happen to be home in Acadiana, make sure you know where to find Peter's two lunch guests on this edition of Out to... Read More »

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