23 episodes

Despite the Grateful Dead’s ethos of peace and love and communal music, there is a darkness that surrounds the band. Across five decades, a string of unexplained accidents, murders and disappearances have befallen some of the band’s most dedicated fans; affectionately known as "DeadHeads." Some were last seen on their way to Grateful Dead concerts, others simply vanished or were tragically murdered while attending shows. 
Hosted by Payne Lindsey (Up and Vanished) and Jake Brennan (Disgraceland), DEAD AND GONE Season 2 dives deep into the DeadHead subculture, investigating four of these tragic unresolved cases while simultaneously navigating the career of this iconic band. A long, strange, deadly trip into the world of The Grateful Dead.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 3.4K Ratings

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Despite the Grateful Dead’s ethos of peace and love and communal music, there is a darkness that surrounds the band. Across five decades, a string of unexplained accidents, murders and disappearances have befallen some of the band’s most dedicated fans; affectionately known as "DeadHeads." Some were last seen on their way to Grateful Dead concerts, others simply vanished or were tragically murdered while attending shows. 
Hosted by Payne Lindsey (Up and Vanished) and Jake Brennan (Disgraceland), DEAD AND GONE Season 2 dives deep into the DeadHead subculture, investigating four of these tragic unresolved cases while simultaneously navigating the career of this iconic band. A long, strange, deadly trip into the world of The Grateful Dead.

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    Murder of Adam Katz | 1

    Murder of Adam Katz | 1

    Return of the Dead.


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    • 38 min
    Yellow Jackets | 2

    Yellow Jackets | 2

    A false sense of security. Payne and the team dive further into the circumstances surrounding Adam Katz' murder and security behavior at the show by talking with witnesses. Did they see what happened on October 14, 1989? 

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    • 37 min
    Cover Up | 3

    Cover Up | 3

    After contradicting autopsy reports, a lawsuit, and final thoughts on Adam Katz we begin to explore a new case of a missing deadhead. 

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    • 34 min
    Disappearance of Jennifer Wilmer | 4

    Disappearance of Jennifer Wilmer | 4

    In 1993, Jennifer Wilmer up and vanished from her place in Northern California leaving behind a single note to her roommates. Billy Jensen has never stopped investigating her case and continues to keep it from going cold.

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    • 36 min
    Nicknames | 5

    Nicknames | 5

    A boyfriend, a stalker, roommates, aliases, pot farms, suicides, and hitchhiking. What happened to Jennifer?

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    • 37 min
    Disappearance of Bridget Pendell-Williamson | 6

    Disappearance of Bridget Pendell-Williamson | 6

    In 1995, Bridget Pendell-Williamson travelled around the US before ending up in San Francisco staying at residential hotels. She last spoke to her family in December of 1996, and was booked by police in 1997. This is the last known record of her before she went missing.

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

EmmyB1023 ,

Excellent!

This podcast is everything true crime mixed with pop culture should be! A dark journey of tales of the dead and gone. All the while giving you a taste of the long, strange trip of the Grateful Dead. Very good stuff!

shrimponrice ,

Great concept, poor execution

First season was pretty great. I remember enjoying it and having very few hangups. Overall, I would give S1 five stars.

Unfortunately, season two missed the mark. Bad. I would give S2 one star. Its structure is staggered and off, lacking any flow.

Honestly though, my biggest qualm is with Jake Brennan’s role in the show. He drives me nuts. It’s impossible to listen to his opening lines without rolling your eyes (and eye rolls have never been in my repertoire). His writing reminds me of an overly dramatic fresh/soph high schooler who’s doing a research project, lazily weaving elaborate stories around each fact they read, and giddily patting themself on the back each time they come up with cutesy wordplay. His delivery reminds me of a fresh/soph Sarah Lawrence student who’s chain smoking their first pack of cigarettes in the shadows of a party, waiting for girls to walk up just so he can tell them he almost didn’t come because nowadays he “finds more connection in Nietzsche.”

Phew…after hours of listening to that guy, it felt good to write something. Anyways, his role in the first season was understood, just overdone…he wanted to depict the Dead culture for any unfamiliar listeners. I think that job was done pretty early however, and could have been stopped, or at least limited thereafter. Eventually his segments were unnecessary and reeeally overdrawn. I think they could have easily weaved the necessary information into Payne’s segments or gotten enough cultural depiction from their actual deadhead guests.

First season was pretty sweet, second season was sort of exhausting…I would love to give season three a listen if it is made, but would need to see changes in order to finish.

chelseawwwwooong ,

Season 2 is confusing

I loved season 1 but season 2 was hard to follow and narratively confusing. He would talk about a story, skip around to other stories, and then go back with no clear beginning or endings. Please don’t do this in season 3.

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