One of our favorite Out to Lunch shows, for many reasons, was a 2019 episode called High on Mushrooms that brought together two interesting, unlikely guests, whose worlds could not have been more different.
Paul Charbonnet, a drone pilot and the owner of Atmosphere Drones, which shoots all sort of aerial scenes for movies, TV and a variety of users; and Cyrus Lester, co-owner of Mushroom Maggies Farm, a Saint Francisville based farmer of specialty and exotic mushrooms that Cyrus and his wife Maggie sell to local restaurants, farmers markets and specialty distributors.
Though Paul and Cyrus were strangers to each other when they met on the show, several months later, quite by chance, they became next door neighbors! And from there they’ve become real friends.
In the few years since a lot has changed. Both have weathered the pandemic. Cyrus has had a second child. Paul has started a second company called Compass Visuals, which specializes in robots that work with their cameras to hyper real videos for commercials. And Cyrus has had a second child, in addition to growing his farm.
On this reunion edition of Out to Lunch we’re welcoming back two old guests and new friends to see how they’re doing and find out what’s new at Atmosphere Drones and Mushroom Maggie’s.
Out to Lunch is recorded over lunch at Mansurs on the Boulevard.