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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 ...
 
A weekly podcast deadicated to all things grateful. The Help on the Way Podcast is a spin-off of the long running reddit series. Each week our hosts, thegame, fig, and knob, listen to Grateful Dead show and discuss it. These shows are chosen at random, and span from the most primal of primal dead to the MIDI-filled 90s. Paradise waits...
 
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Happy Thanksgiving to our American listeners. This week on Help on the Way, we focus on what we're Grateful for- The Dead. Our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading down to the Richmond Coliseum for the Grateful Dead's October 8th, 1983 show. Discussions abound about Ticketmaster, a surprisingly ripping Day Job, and the Billy, JRAD, and Taboose show…
 
City of blues! This week, our hosts Game, Fig, and Knob are searching for the Spirit of St. Louis. It's July 8th, 1981, and the Grateful Dead are playing at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. Discussions abound about what makes Big River the best cowboy song, who has the most gold stars, and the OTHER Grateful Dead podcast Knob was on... Check o…
 
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,…
 
It's literally 1984. This week our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are taking the trail over to the Hult Center in Eugene, Oregon for the Grateful Dead's May 6th, 1984 show. Discussions abound about a "Weird Al" concert Knob saw, Cream's arrangement of Spoonful, and The World Series (it may be over for you, but for them it's still 1984!) NOTE : Robert Hun…
 
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, …
 
Happy Halloween... okay, this one was recorded on a bit of a delay. But nevertheless, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading on a spooky journey down to scary Ohio for the Grateful Dead's September 10th, 1993 show. Spooky discussions abound about what the new Dave's Picks, whether or not Corinna works, and the first thing FiG would do if he could…
 
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…
 
It's George Orwell's nightmare!! Literally 1984! This week on Help on the Way, our co-hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading to California. It's March 29th, 1984, and the Grateful Dead are playing at the Marin County Veterans Auditorium. Discussions abound about Walkin' the Dog, Phil Lesh and Friends, and who REALLY wrote My Brother Esau. Walkin' the…
 
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…
 
The Steel City. The City of Bridges. Pennsylvan-i-a. This week our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading to Pittsburgh for the Grateful Dead's September 24th show at the Civic Arena. Discussions abound about the 73 horn section, nitrous balloons, and whether the characters in Grateful Dead songs know each other. Promised LandSugareeJack StrawThey Lo…
 
We're heading back to My Kind of Town. This week, two of our hosts FiG and Knob head back to Chi-Town for the Grateful Dead's February 26th, 1981 show at the Uptown Theater. Discussions abound about Dead and Company tour dates, which mix sounds the best, and a LOT of thoughts on a JRAD show that FiG and Knob saw together. Feel Like A StrangerAlthea…
 
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 …
 
Be sure to wear a flower in your hair, we're going to San Francisco. This week, our co-hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading to California for the Grateful Dead's July 14, 1976 show at the Orpheum Theatre. Discussions abound about the Dead and Company announcement, what we want out of a Donna scream, and what constitutes Assless Chaps. The Promised …
 
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…
 
Aloha! This week on Help on the Way, Game has recovered from Hand, Food and Mouth disease. So all three of our co-hosts are ready to discuss the The Grateful Dead's January 24th, 1970 show at the Honolulu Civic Auditorium. Discussions abound about how Jerry would've felt about Austin Powers, Black Peter, and what a slow news week it's been in the G…
 
Come on, baby don’t you wanna go? That’s right, this week on Help on the Way Pod we are in Sweet Home Chicago for the Grateful Dead’s January 31st, 1978 show. With co-host Game under the weather with a mystery disease, Fig and Knob decide to consult with the notes of Dick Latvala. Much discussion about Mickey Hart’s birthday, what constitutes Drums…
 
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…
 
Welcome back to the Help on the Way pod, English. This week, our hosts Game, Fig and Knob are headed to Lancaster (pronounced Lancaster, not Lancaster) for the Grateful Dead's April 10th, 1971 show at Franklin & Marshall College. Discussions abound about drum solos, our favorite Amish dishes, and the (probably exaggerated) true story about the show…
 
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…
 
Sorry you lost last night, Padres. But this week our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading to San Diego to listen to the Grateful Dead's July 1st, 1980 show. Discussions abound about poking around for different sources, how The Beatles Rock Band worked, and Knob's soon-to-be award-winning impression of Bob Weir. Jack Straw >Franklin's Tower >El Paso…
 
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…
 
Grab your copies of Nevermind and vote for Ross Perot, it's 1992! This week our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are headed to the Oakland Coliseum Arena for the Grateful Dead's 12/16/92 show. This show was later released as Dick's Picks 27. Discussions abound about how much Knob should be paid, our favorite Donna contributions in honor of her birthday, an…
 
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…
 
Looks like rain, feels like rain... Alright, everybody, grab your rain jackets. This week, our hosts Game, Fig and Knob were supposed to spend the evening in Red Rocks, but due to weather, the show was moved to the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver. It's August 14th, 1979, and the Grateful Dead are tearing it up. Discussions abound about weather del…
 
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…
 
Grab your beanie babies and part your hair in the middle, it's 1993! We're heading to Shoreline to listen to the Grateful Dead's May 23rd, 1993 show. In this episode our hosts, Game, Fig, and Knob, eat crow after this '93 show exceeded their expectations. Discussions abound about the John Mayer/Bob Weir acoustic duo, Beatles covers the Dead should'…
 
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…
 
Go Big Blue*! This week our hosts Game, Fig and Knob are heading to the Meadowlands. It's July 10th, 1989 and the Grateful Dead are tearing up Giants Stadium. Discussions about our favorite pairs for Franklin's Tower, licensing deals, and what makes Foolish Heart such a special Grateful Dead song. * Fig would like it to be known he does not agree w…
 
It's 1984... almost. Happy New Year! Again! Welcome back to Help on the Way, where this week our hosts Game, FiG and Knob will be heading to the San Francisco Civic Auditorium to discuss the Grateful Dead's 12/31/83 show, and all three of its sets. There's much to say about the differences when a show is broadcast on the radio, the feeling of heari…
 
Call Geena Davis, cause this week we're hitting the Thelma Theatre. This week our hosts FiG and Knob head to Los Angeles, California for the Grateful Dead's December 10th, 1969 show (and a bit from the next night that has been mislabeled). Discussions abound about our final thoughts on the Dead and Company summer tour, the Grateful Dead's harmonies…
 
Welcome back to Help on the Way! This week, our hosts have been enjoying the end of the Dead and Co tour so much we weren't able to record a new episode. But just for your listening pleasure, we present our pilot episode! The tech is a little spotty, but the conversation is fun and they discuss a really hot show - August 4th, 1989 at the Cal Expo A…
 
Get your master's degrees out, we're going to Stanford. Welcome back to the Help on the Way pod. This week our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading to California to knock on that golden door. It's the Grateful Dead's April 28th, 1985 show at the Frost Ampitheatre in Palo Alto, CA. Discussions abound about off nights for Jerry's voice, the recent De…
 
Roll tide! We've finally got a '77 show. Our hosts Game and Fig are heading down to Alabama for the Grateful Dead's May 17th, 1977 at Memorial Coliseum at the University of Alabama. Discussions abound about seeing Dark Star Orchestra by the beach, PeachFest, and how well a fire truck would fit in the band. New Minglewood Blues >Mississippi Half-Ste…
 
Happy Boxing Day! This week on Help on the Way, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are listening to the Grateful Dead's December 26th, 1980 show. This benefit for the Seva Foundation was performed at the Oakland Auditorium. Discussions abound about Brian Eno and ambient music, tape quality, and a very nice Scarlet > Fire. Stay tuned for a preview of Set …
 
Morning comes, follow the path to the river shore with us! In what is probably our longest episode yet, our hosts Game, Fig, and Knob find themselves at the College of William and Mary for the Grateful Dead's September 12th, 1973 show. We're in the days between the recording of Wake of the Flood and its release. Conversations abound about the spont…
 
Welcome back to the Help on the Way Podcast, where our number one occupation is talking about the Grateful Dead. This week, we're heading to Rochester, New York, for the Dead's 9/2/80 show at the Community War Memorial Auditorium. Conversation abounds about the 80s vs the 90s, a controversial Iko Iko, and our ten favorite things about the new Dead …
 
This week on the Help on the Way Pod, our hosts Game, Fig, and Knob find out that what happens in the Sam Boyd Stadium does not stay in the Sam Boyd Stadium. It's May 15th, 1993, and the Grateful Dead are playing in the band, mostly. It's not the best show featured, but it leads to some interesting discussions about Phil, the end of The Dead, and o…
 
Happy New Year! Wait, that's not right. Okay, it's sort of right. This week on Help on the Way pod, our hosts Game, Fig, and Knob are letting old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind. That's right, we're listening to the Grateful Dead's New Years Eve show from 1991, the band's last New Years show. Much discussion about Vince's contribut…
 
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