99 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.

    From the Mars Hotel 50: Ship of Fools

    From the Mars Hotel 50: Ship of Fools

    The Grateful Deadcast welcomes back Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay for the season finale, digs into “Ship of Fools,” and visits the set for the Grateful Dead Movie, aka the Dead’s five “retirement” shows at Winterland in 1974, with heads who attended.

    • 2 hr 22 min
    From the Mars Hotel 50: Money Money

    From the Mars Hotel 50: Money Money

    The Deadcast explores the Mars Hotel obscurity “Money Money” & goes on the Dead’s mayhem-filled Europe ‘74 tour, including a long look at the extended jams & Seastones sets performed with Ned Lagin.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Tales of the Great Rum Runners 50

    Tales of the Great Rum Runners 50

    The Deadcast joyously welcomes the 50th anniversary reissue of Robert Hunter’s solo debut Tales of the Great Rum Runners, uncovering stories of two early drafts of the album, a mostly-lost book of poetry, and Hunter’s secret performing career as Lefty Banks.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    From the Mars Hotel 50: Pride of Cucamonga

    From the Mars Hotel 50: Pride of Cucamonga

    The Deadcast explores Phil Lesh & Bobby Petersen’s “Pride of Cucamonga” (featuring lost lyrics & session pedal steel player John McFee), the Dead’s August ‘74 east coast trip (with Ned Lagin & an extended stop at Roosevelt Stadium), & the band’s decision to take a road hiatus.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    From the Mars Hotel 50: Scarlet Begonias

    From the Mars Hotel 50: Scarlet Begonias

    Explore “Scarlet Begonias,” from its trans-Atlantic origins (including the Dead’s surprising Bob Marley connection) to Cornell ’77 & beyond, featuring the Wall of Sound’s stop at the Hollywood Bowl (with more unheard Owsley Stanley) & a visit from Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson.

    • 2 hr 10 min
    From the Mars Hotel 50: Loose Lucy

    From the Mars Hotel 50: Loose Lucy

    From “Loose Lucy,” the Deadcast jumps onto Dead tour in June ‘74, going under the hood of Phil Lesh’s new quad bass, behind the scenes at the tie-dye information booth, a private lunch at the Bank of Boston, & on a Mars Hotel-soundtracked summer road trip with Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo.

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Worm Milwaukee ,

The best

It’s the best. As a young dead head I didn’t get to go to shows, and have only been to 3 dead and Co shows. This allows me to love this band to such a deeper level and understand everything so much more.

MikeStrange ,

Love it

In the realm of music podcasts this is the best I’ve found. Every episode is thoroughly informative and — best of all — so professionally presented. That’s my gripe with so many other podcasts, the presentation. This one never lets me down. The production and hosting is spot on.

Shaggy Doug ,

Loving this

What a great podcast!

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