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.

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 »

Heart of Acadiana

Heart of Acadiana
August 31, 2016

As we have seen once again, as a result of the catastrophic rain and floods in recent weeks,  one of the hallmarks of life in Acadiana, including business life, is an awareness of the importance of giving back. Both during times of urgent need, and in times of less urgency, one effective way of returning wealth to the community is by way of the Community Foundation of Acadiana. Since its founding in... Read More »

Cajun Cloud

Cajun Cloud
August 24, 2016

You’ve probably seen the cartoon where a dog is sitting at a computer. He’s looking down at his doggy friend, explaining to him, “On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.”  Similarly, on the internet you can be a big dog in online business, a computing superstar, and nobody knows you’re in Acadiana. Like, for example, Doug Menefee.   Doug is a nationally recognized leader and innovator in technology. He’s advised companies like Amazon,... Read More »

Fish Bites

Fish Bites
August 17, 2016

If you didn’t live in Acadiana you’d probably believe that the one constant around the world is time. In Acadiana we know that’s not true. We don’t divide up the year by traditional seasons. Unlike most places, it’s too unpredictable. Some years we’ll have a Spring that might last a week before the onslaught of Summer. Other years late Summer can provide Spring-like Fall weather all the way to Thanksgiving. So we’ve... Read More »

The Charlie Goodson and Charlie Goodson Show

The Charlie Goodson and Charlie Goodson Show
August 10, 2016

The way this show works is, we invite a couple of people who are in business in Acadiana to have lunch. Usually, they’re people who we think will get along, or might enjoy meeting each other, because they have similar business interests. On this edition of Out to Lunch we're changing things up. Peter's guests at the lunch table have nothing in common. Well, almost nothing. One of them is one of... Read More »

What I Really Do Is...

What I Really Do Is...
August 3, 2016

One of the things you hear from people who visit Southwest Louisiana is that we’ve got our priorities right. What they mean by that is, we know there’s more to life than work. It doesn’t mean we don’t like to work. Quite the opposite. We have the most dedicated and industrious workforce you’ll find anywhere. But we like to play as hard as we work. Sometimes that play is, as you’d expect,... Read More »

One Daiquiri One Rum and One Beer

One Daiquiri One Rum and One Beer
July 27, 2016

Somewhere along the line in the path of human progress we figured out fermentation. Eating fermented food might not have been all that useful in maintaining health and nutrition, but it sure felt good. And later, once we invented currency, people bought fermented goods in bottles and cans with romantic names that hinted at sophistication, like Budweiser, and Schlitz. Over the last decade, beer sophistication has become a reality. There’s been an... Read More »

A Little Help From My Friends

A Little Help From My Friends
July 20, 2016

We live in a nation where we pride ourselves on individual achievement. When things go wrong, we look for reasons and explanations. When things go right, we put it down to our own hard work. And a little bit of luck. The truth is, of course, that achieving success – or sometimes just managing to get through a day – takes more than individual hard work and happenstance. Sometimes we plain and... Read More »

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