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“The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast,” the official Grateful Dead podcast, is a series devoted to exploring the music and mythology behind one of the most enduring, progressive, and influential bands in the history of recorded music. The podcast’s tagline is “For The Committed And The Curious,” as episodes will invite new fans to explore the band’s enormous mythology in digestible chunks and enlighten life-long Dead Heads about corners of the band’s history they never knew existed. No topic will ...
 
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The Deadcast concludes its dive into the Grateful Dead’s entanglement with technology, exploring Jerry Garcia’s digital graphics obsession, how Dead Head online communities helped shape the emergent internet, lyricist John Perry Barlow’s manifestoes, & more. Guests: Paul Martin, Mary Eisenhart, David Gans, Steve Silberman, Bob Bralove, Dan English,…
 
The Deadcast explores the Grateful Dead’s long-term cosmic entanglement with the California technology world & the architecture of the internet itself, featuring biomusic pioneer Ned Lagin, Dead Heads at the Stanford AI Lab & Apple, sonic heroes from Alembic & Meyer Sound, & more. Guests: Ned Lagin, Ron Wickersham, Susan Wickersham, Daniel Kottke, …
 
We present an encore of the Deadcast’s Denmark episode from earlier this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Europe ‘72’s proper release, as well as to get you ready for (or debrief you from) the Meet-Up At The Movies presentation of the Dead’s historic Danish telecast. Guests: Sam Cutler, Steve Parish, Mountain Girl, Donna Jean Godchaux MacK…
 
The Grateful Deadcast celebrates Bobby Weir’s 75th with the birthday boy himself, exploring Weir’s world with Don Was, Jeff Chimenti, members of the expanded Wolfpack, & orchestral collaborator Giancarlo Aquilanti. Guests: Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jeff Chimenti, Barry Sless, Giancarlo Aquilanti See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
Ace 50 The Deadcast welcomes Bobby Weir to honor the 50th anniversary of his 1972 solo debut “Ace” (& its forthcoming reissue), made with an all-star backing band that happened to be the Grateful Dead, featuring archival audio with “Ace” lyricists John Perry Barlow & Robert Hunter. Guests: Bobby Weir, Donna Jean Godhaux-MacKay, Don Was See Privacy …
 
Pack the Microbus & hit the road with the Dead in ‘83, hang out with the deep scene of Dead Head graffiti writers & frisbee players in Central Park, & get back to Madison Square Garden for two shows with two room-shaking bustouts. Guests: David Lemieux, John Meyer, Helen Meyer, Dan English, Alan Trist, John Scher, Eric Schwartz, John Leopold, Charl…
 
The Deadcast examines how the Grateful Dead remained a center of innovation in 1982, exploring their new sound system with John & Helen Meyer of Meyer Sound, an audacious plan to sell live tapes, the DIY zine scene, one future hit, & two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. Guests: Alan Trist, John Meyer, Helen Meyer, Dan English, Bob Minkin, C…
 
We point the Deadcast to the ‘80s & channel the room-shaking power of the 1981 Madison Square Garden shows on the new box set with archivist David Lemieux, promoter John Scher, photographers Jay Blakesberg & Bob Minkin, tapers Jim Wise & Charlie Miller, & many more. Guests: David Lemieux, John Scher, Jay Blakesberg, Bob Minkin, Charlie Miller, Chri…
 
On a very special bonus episode, we check in with Mickey Hart about his latest drones and hear high tales of Grateful Dead madness, from frying bacon onstage to using firearms as percussion, plus stories about his handcrafted instrument, the Beam, and a look into the Barn, his recording “crucible” in Novato and one of the great and oft-forgotten st…
 
This week, the Deadcast swaps feeds with the Comes A Time podcast hosted by Dead & Co. bassist Oteil Burbridge & comedian Mike Finoia, featuring their interview with promoter Peter Shapiro, impresario behind Fare Thee Well & the Capitol Theatre, & author of a new book. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at…
 
We time travel to one of the Grateful Dead’s most legendary shows, the 1972 benefit that saved the Springfield Creamery, featuring eyewitness accounts of heads freaking freely in the scorching heat amid some of the most incandescent jams of the band’s career. Guests: David Lemieux, Johnny Dwork, Justin Kreutzmann, Chuck Kesey, Sue Kesey, Mike Sherw…
 
The Deadcast explores the backdrop for one the Grateful Dead’s most extraordinary shows, saving the Springfield Creamery at an off-the-grid potluck picnic amid Merry Pranksters, colorful commune dwellers, & innovative yogurt pioneers during the heady summer of 1972. GUESTS: Chuck Kesey, Sue Kesey, Nancy Hamren, Huey Lewis, Sam Field, Al Strobel, Ad…
 
Our Deadcast season finale explores how the Grateful Dead crafted 73 hours of tape into the sparkling triple-LP Europe ‘72, commissioned iconic cover art, spawned several new businesses, created a global impact, & eventually built a groundbreaking box set four decades later. Guests: Bob Matthews, Sam Cutler, Alan Trist, Steve Parish, Janet Furman, …
 
The Grateful Dead (& the Deadcast) finish the Europe ‘72 tour with 4 rapturous nights at London’s Lyceum Ballroom, where they record much of their new live album, including a most psychedelicized tour finale, plus deep dives into “Ramble On Rose,” “Morning Dew,” & other classics. Guests: Sam Cutler, Steve Parish, Alan Trist, David Nelson, Ben Halle…
 
The Europe ’72 tour’s last week on the Continent includes a free show in Lille (where a Greenpeace co-founder has a far-out experience), a broadcast from the biggest pirate radio station in the world, a famous new sticker for Jerry Garcia’s Stratocaster, & adventures in the Alps. Guests: Sam Cutler, Steve Parish, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Mountai…
 
The Grateful Deadcast explores the Netherlands with band & crew, dives deep into “He’s Gone,” learns why Dutch Dead fans were headier than regular Dutch rock fans, glides through the longest ever “Dark Star,” & traces the Hippie Trail from its northwestern terminus in Amsterdam. Guests: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Steve Parish, Sam Cutler, Berry Vi…
 
The biggest gig of the Grateful Dead’s Europe ‘72 tour, their largest ever overseas show, & one of our biggest Deadcasts yet, reconstructing the legendary Bickershaw Festival mudbath with enraptured audience members including an extended conversation with Elvis Costello. Guests: Elvis Costello, Michael Moorcock, Mountain Girl, Donna Jean Godchaux-M…
 
Europe ‘72: France The Deadcast’s grand tour of Europe ‘72 hits the City of Light, goes museum-hopping with band & crew, digs deep into 2 classic shows at L’Olympia & the 5 songs recorded there for the live album, reconstructs how everybody got too high, & puts together the pieces of the Lille riot. GUESTS: Sam Cutler, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, S…
 
The Grateful Dead truck into West Germany, film a session for the Beat-Club, get thrown out of their hotel, jam in a planetarium, meet Naked Frankfurt Dude & many American GIs, are pranked by their light crew, influence the course of German psychedelia, & play 3 legendary shows. Guests: Sam Cutler, Steve Parish, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Mountain…
 
In which the Grateful Dead make landfall on the Continent, do battle with Danish customs, play on the 1st live rock telecast in national history, perform in a university cafeteria, visit Hamlet’s castle, cross paths with a countercultural hero, wear clown masks, & get cool sweaters. Guests: Sam Cutler, Steve Parish, Mountain Girl, Donna Jean Godcha…
 
Board the red-eye to London & storm England with the Dead as they open their Europe ‘72 tour, featuring family members, legendary jams, British Dead freaks, letters home from Pigpen, a trip to/at Stonehenge, Bozos, Bolos, & the birth of Hypnocracy. GUESTS: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Sam Cutler, Steve Parish, Mountain Girl, Bob Matthews, Alan Trist…
 
The Deadcast begins our 10-part series on Europe ‘72, revisiting the Grateful Dead’s legendary triple-LP & epic tour, as the band prepares to blaze a new circuit across the Continent with more than 40 family members, custom recording gear, & the makings of a classic album. GUESTS: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Elvis Costello, Sam Cutler, Steve Parish…
 
Coming Soon: Europe ‘72 The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast is back on April 7th and we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Europe ‘72 by going on the whole tour, featuring members of the band, crew, family, European heads, 11 Dark Stars, and 10 episodes of high adventure, every Thursday through June. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy a…
 
The Deadcast celebrates the 30th anniversary of 1991’s “Infrared Roses,” the last original Grateful Dead album (with cover art by Jerry Garcia & track titles by Robert Hunter) & explores the band’s MIDI years. Guests: Bob Bralove, David Lemieux, Steve Silberman, Doug Kaplan, Dave Harrington See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
We uncover the secrets of the Grateful Dead’s legendary tape vault with archivist David Lemieux, from LSD alchemist Owsley Stanley to the making of the Betty Boards, from “Dick’s Picks” (& Dick Latvala’s own home recordings) to the 10th anniversary of “Dave’s Picks.” Guests: David Lemieux, Carol Latvala, Rhoney Stanley, Starfinder Stanley, David Ga…
 
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