Out to Lunch Acadiana

Wednesdays at Noon & Saturdays at 5:00 PM
  • Hosted by Christiaan Mader

Out to Lunch Acadiana finds editor of nonprofit news outlet The Current, Christiaan Mader conducting business Acadiana style over lunch. Each week Christiaan invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join him. Beyond the foundations of Acadiana's business economy - oil, cuisine, music, there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small business, 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.

Christiaan Mader is the founder and editor of The Current, Lafayette's first and only nonprofit news organization. An award-winning investigative and culture journalist, Christiaan’s work as a writer and reporter has appeared in The New York Times, Vice, Offbeat, Gambit, and The Advocate.

Out to Lunch: April 21, 2021

23 hours ago

We're back at The French Press!!!! After a year of making shows on Zoom Out to Lunch Acadiana is back IRL. On this first outing Christiaan Mader has lunch with teen expert and counselor Roy Petitfils and founder of École Saint-Landry Lindsay Smythe. Listen to Out to Lunch Acadiana anywhere you get podcasts, on KRVS Public Media 88.7FM or

Out to Lunch: April 14, 2021

Apr 14, 2021

Even if you have a great story like how to make vodka out of rice like Mike Fruge and his distillery JT Meleck Distillers you need to have the skill to tell your story and that's where Jan Risher comes in. With Christiaan Mader on today's Out to Lunch Acadiana, wherever you get podcasts, on KRVS Public Media 88.7FM or

Out to Lunch: March 24, 2021

Mar 24, 2021

Today's business battle is increasingly vs The World. Here in Acadiana two combatants have very different but equally fascinating approaches. Sarah Elizabeth Branton's company Real Product Talk reviews consumer products, Laurel Hess will do your laundry with hampr and deliver your prescription drugs as well.

Out to Lunch: March 17, 2021

Mar 17, 2021

Melissa Hill's Niche Creative Studio is bouncing back in Lake Charles and Savannah Vinsant Thompson's Hangtime TNT Gymnastics is literally bouncing.

Out to Lunch: March 10, 2021

Mar 10, 2021

We used to believe, "Nice guys finish last." The fact is though, striving to be a better person and building a more successful business are not conflicting goals. On Out to Lunch Acadiana Christiaan Mader talks Diversity Equity and Inclusion with Taniecea Arceneaux Mallery from University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Elsa Dimitriadis from Conversation Starters.