“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.
BONUS: Over There: The Dead In England
The Grateful Dead only visited England a half-dozen times in 30 years, but the quintessential American band’s relationship ran deeper than it might seem, filled with unexpected connections & fans as devoted as any Dead Heads back home, including lyric scholar Alex Allan.
Skull & Roses 50: Fillmore East Late Show
The Deadcast sticks around the Fillmore East for even more backstage stories with stage crew member Allan Arkush, including movie nights with Jerry Garcia and the guitarist’s brief stint doing Hollywood sound effects.
Skull & Roses 50: Side D
The Deadcast trucks into Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, where the Grateful Dead recorded the bulk of Skull & Roses in April 1971, featuring stage crew member Allan Arkush, tour manager Sam Cutler, & a deep dive into “Wharf Rat” with Darkside’s Dave Harrington.
Skull & Roses 50: Side C
After special guest Judy Collins joins us to untangle the surprising origins of the Dead’s most-performed song, “Me & My Uncle,” the Deadcast wades into the oversold 3-night April 1971 Dance Marathon that became part of “Skull & Roses,” guided by tour manager Sam Cutler and friends.
Skull & Roses 50: Side B
Our celebration of the Skull & Roses 50th anniversary reissue continues as we explore the “spaceship in construction” of the Grateful Dead in 1971 with Rosie McGee, luthier Rick Turner (maker of Jerry Garcia’s Peanut guitar), tie-dye pioneer Courtenay Pollack, & rare audio.
Skull & Roses 50: Side A
We begin our 50th anniversary celebration of 1971’s live album Skull & Roses with co-producer Bob Matthews, lighting director Candace Brightman, tour manager Sam Cutler, David Crosby, & David Freiberg, plus lost sessions, a 6-night false start, dream telepathy, song origins & more.
This podcast is truly inspiring. I love the many voices included to create each narrative journey. Not only does it add credence to the idea that The Grateful Dead is the greatest band ever but it also affirms the feelings I have always had about their music: universal, life-changing, timeless. Bravo to the great production that goes into each episode. You can tell every deep dive is meticulously researched and crafted for an audience that loves the details and the big picture. Much love to the folks making it happen!
Thank you ALL
Just OUTSTANDING !
Can’t give enough praise.
It’s about the music Man!
I’ve been waiting for the music! Finally a well produced doc series about the f’n Music. I’ve always stirred away from the ones that are basically about the professional level of substance use and the long strange trip life. All fascinating stuff no doubt. I love the music and I love the history of the songs. Thank you for this and always remember “ it’s one in ten thousand that come for the show!”