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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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There's gold up in them hills! Auburn Hills! This week our hosts Game, FiG, and Knob are heading to the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan for the Grateful Dead's July 31st, 1994 show. Discussions abound about our thoughts on Playin’ in the Sand, what would happen if we interviewed Bob Weir, and how Game was peer pressured into liking Lazy River Road…
 
We're heading to California to solve a mystery. We don't solve it, but we still have fun. This week, our hosts Game and Knob are listening to the Grateful Dead's show on July 30th, 1970, which was a short acoustic set played before New Riders of the Purple Sage. Discussions abound about the first night of Playin' in the Sand, what Pigpen did during…
 
Are you ready to do some truckin’? This week, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob take a break from these winter blues, and head down to Montego Bay, Jamaica. It's November 25th, (well, 26th) 1982, and The Grateful Dead are playing at the Jamaica World Music Festival. Discussions abound about Bob Bralove and Tom Constanten, early morning concerts, and the…
 
Happy New Year! For real this time! To celebrate, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading to California. It's December 30th, 1982, and The Grateful Dead are playing at the Oakland Auditorium. And they might get some help from Etta James and the Tower of Power. Discussions abound about petitions to bring back songs, The Beatles song "Boys," and New…
 
Happy New Year. Almost. Ish. This week, our hosts Game, FiG, and Knob are heading to Hartford, Connecticut for the Grateful Dead's April 4th, 1986 show. Discussions abound about all our favorite 2022 Dead News, Jerry in the 80s, and Knob’s Dad’s very strict rule about Candyman. Jack StrawDire WolfC C RiderCandymanIt's All Over NowCrazy Fingers >Gre…
 
We're going to Hollywood! Florida! This week, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading down south for the Grateful Dead's December 28th, 1969 show at the Hollywood Pop Festival - the Last Rock Festival of the 60s. Discussions abound about Dave's Picks 46, the purpose of Pigpen raps, and the debut of Knob Talk, a new segment of incredibly interestin…
 
It's time to benefit the REX Foundation! This week, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob head out to California for the Grateful Dead's November 7th, 1987 show at the Henry J. Kaiser Center. Discussions abound about Throwing Stones, Bob Dylan, and a nice beefy conversation about The Grateful Dead brand, and what products they might want to add. Hey Pocky W…
 
It's 66 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses. This week, our hosts FiG and Knob are heading to DeKalb for the Grateful Dead's October 29th, 1977 show. This show was released as Dave's Picks 33, and we get into why Dave picked it, as well as discussions about the Rhythm Dev…
 
Go on home, you're mama's calling you to listen to the Help on the Way Podcast. This week, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading to Santa Barbara for the Grateful Dead's January 17th, 1969 show. Discussions abound about our first Death Don't Have No Mercy, Playboy After Dark, and Knob gives a helpful lecture on what makes The Eleven work. Turn O…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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'…
 
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…
 
All three of our hosts, Game, Fig and Knob, are here to listen to The Grateful Dead's February 21st, 1971 show and to talk about this truly unique run of Grateful Dead shows at the Capitol Theatre. Much discussion abounds about the importance of tuning, Grateful Dead cover bands, and the worst Playin' in the Band we've maybe ever heard. Set 1:Berth…
 
Welcome back! It's George Orwell's nightmare! This week on the Help on the Way podcast, our hosts Game and Knob leave FiG alone to tell you about the Grateful Dead's April 13th, 1984 show at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA. Much discussion (monologuing?) around a new book FiG read and of course the Cornell '77 Scarlet Fire. Enjoy a nice preview…
 
Welcome back to Help on the Way pod! This week, our hosts Game, Fig, and Knob come upon a child of God. When they asked him where he was going, he said "I'm going down to Yasgur's Farm, gonna join in a rock 'n' roll band." That's right, we're heading to Woodstock for the Grateful Dead's (in)famous 8/16/69 show. Much discussion abound our favorite W…
 
Welcome back to the Help on the Way podcast. This week, we're joined by all three of our hosts to listen to The Grateful Dead's December 10th, 1979 show in Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS. There is much discussion of early Brent's contributions, what makes a good Tennessee Jed, and whether the locals call it Soldiers' and Sa…
 
This week on the Help on the Way podcast, we're joined by our hosts Knob and Fig, as Game has suffered a shattering loss. Nevertheless, we're heading over to Winterland to listen to The Grateful Dead's October 17th, 1978 show- the first Grateful Dead show since their iconic Egypt performances. Much discussion about Europe 72 relistens, our second S…
 
Welcome back to the Help on the Way Podcast. This week, our co-hosts Game and Fig are heading where those chilly winds do blow- that's right, we're heading to the Windy City for the Grateful Dead's November 18th, 1978 show at the Uptown Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Discussions abound about the killer Scarlet > Fire, what's shaking on Shakedown Str…
 
Welcome back to the Help on the Way Podcast! This week, Fig is taking the reins and doing the show solo. He's heading (accidentally) to St. Paul, Minnesota, for the Grateful Dead's February 17th, 1973 show. Discussions abound with Fig and himself about unreleased mega shows, and the awesome job done by the Grateful Dead and Phish subreddits. Stay t…
 
The good old hockey game is the best game you can name, and the best game you can name is the good old hockey game. But a show by the Grateful Dead in a hockey arena has got to be a close second. Welcome back to the Help on the Way podcast. All three of our hosts are back, and this week Game, Fig and Knob are heading to the Billerica Forum in Bille…
 
Welcome back to the Help on the Way podcast. This week, our hosts Game and Fig find themselves in one hell of a town. It’s May 9th, 1981 and the Grateful Dead are playing at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Much discussions of the contributions of women in the music of the Grateful Dead, teases from Brent and Jerry, and the gorgeous gorgeous Broke…
 
Welcome back to the Help on the Way podcast! It's just after 10pm, which means you can drink if you want, and we can say whatever the 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘭 we want. And this week, our hosts Game, Fig and Knob have a lot to say about The Grateful Dead's June 6th, 1991 show at the Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. Discussions of MIDI instruments, the s…
 
This week on the Help on the Way podcast, the randomizer has decided our hosts Game, Fig and Knob tackle a double header- a short audience tape from 1968 taped by none other than Jorma Kaukonen, and some March 1975 demos from the Blues for Allah sessions. Discussion abounds about precision vs. energy, the history of Mountain Jam, and Primal Dead ta…
 
Welcome back to the Help on the Way podcast. This week, our hosts Game, Fig and Knob are visiting a five-letter word for an Arizona College Town. It's August 30th, 1981, and the Grateful Dead are playing at the Compton Terrace Amphitheatre in Tempe, AZ. Our hosts are feeling a lot better about this week's show than last week's, especially with its …
 
Welcome back to the Help on the Way podcast. This week, Game, Fig and Knob shed their winter blues by heading down to Greensboro, North Carolina (metaphorically) for the Grateful Dead's April 30th, 1981 show. While it's far from anyone's favorite show, there are interesting discussions to be had about the transitions, lyrics, and ultimately what ma…
 
Welcome back to Episode 3 of the Help on the Way podcast! This episode, our humble co-host Fig is away on vacation, so Game and Knob are left to play. And by play, we of course mean discussing the 5/11/72 Grateful Dead show from the Rotterdam Civic Hall. As part of the famous Europe 72 tour, they discuss the energetic first set and the jammier seco…
 
In the second episode of the Help on the Way podcast, we are joined by three of our co-hosts, Fig, Game, and Knob. This week, the trio listened to the Grateful Dead's 9/20/70 show from the Fillmore East in New York City, Discussions of the tight acoustic set and the unique jams of the electric set, and how this show compares to late acoustic/electr…
 
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