56 episodes

“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 be off limits on “The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast” as hosts Rich Mahan and Jesse Jarnow explore the band’s outrageous history, innovations, and impact from 1965 to today.

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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 be off limits on “The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast” as hosts Rich Mahan and Jesse Jarnow explore the band’s outrageous history, innovations, and impact from 1965 to today.

    Europe '72: Epilogue

    Europe '72: Epilogue

    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.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Europe '72: Lyceum Ballroom

    Europe '72: Lyceum Ballroom

    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.

    • 2 hrs 43 min
    Europe ‘72: Lille, Luxembourg, Munich

    Europe ‘72: Lille, Luxembourg, Munich

    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.

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    Europe ‘72: The Netherlands

    Europe ‘72: The Netherlands

    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.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Europe ‘72: Bickershaw Festival

    Europe ‘72: Bickershaw Festival

    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.

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Europe '72: France

    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.

    • 2 hrs 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

nick_00_ ,

🎵☮️🕊

grateful dead spirit into a podcast

ThreeBeans21 ,

My favourite podcast by far

As a new deadhead this podcast is a great deep dive into the history and spirit of the Grateful Dead. I have read many books on the Dead already but it is great to hear the voices of the people who were there. It is really informative, entertaining and the love and joy the producers have for the Grateful Dead comes through in every episode. I always finish an episode feeling good. I’m thankful for all the people whose hard work goes into each episode.

BoysontheBus ,

Unprecedented

This podcast is meticulously researched and wonderfully listenable. Bravo!

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