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The Helping Friendly Podcast (HFPod) explores the music and fan experience of Phish, through interviews and deep dives on shows and tours. Since 2013, we’ve aimed to bring the fan voice into discussions about Phish, and with the help of our guests, we’re still discovering new angles of appreciation for the band. And when the band is on tour, we provide a review of every show the following day with a fan who was there. As one of our listeners said, “this show has impeccable analysis, stats, commentary and music.” Join us!

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The Helping Friendly Podcast (HFPod) explores the music and fan experience of Phish, through interviews and deep dives on shows and tours. Since 2013, we’ve aimed to bring the fan voice into discussions about Phish, and with the help of our guests, we’re still discovering new angles of appreciation for the band. And when the band is on tour, we provide a review of every show the following day with a fan who was there. As one of our listeners said, “this show has impeccable analysis, stats, commentary and music.” Join us!

    Episode 180: TAB 1.0

    Episode 180: TAB 1.0

    This week, Matt and RJ go deep on “TAB 1.0,” looking at Trey’s band from 2001-2003. We go through tour by tour, play a lot of songs, and talk about what changed along the way. Shout out to Jamstreams, the best way to listen to shows from this era. Hope you enjoy—and don't forget to weigh in on Matt and RJ's haircut controversy.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 179: First Summer Shows

    Episode 179: First Summer Shows

    This week, since we're all missing summer tour, we are re-sharing our 2017 episode where we discussed our first Summer Phish show. We hope this helps to get you through a summer without live Phish.


    OSIRIS SUMMER TOUR


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    • 2 hr 43 min
    Festival Circuit: New Orleans!

    Festival Circuit: New Orleans!

    We wanted to share the trailer of a brand new podcast from Osiris that premieres on Thursday, July 9. If you like what you hear, please subscribe via Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
     
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    • 3 min
    Episode 178: Alpine Valley 8/1/98

    Episode 178: Alpine Valley 8/1/98

    RJ, Matt, and Jonathan discuss 8/1/98 at Alpine Valley, which is the new release from LivePhish.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 177: Perspective from a Phish Fan of Color

    Episode 177: Perspective from a Phish Fan of Color

    Osiris stands in solidarity with those who are protesting police violence and racial injustice. Black lives matter. We encourage our listeners to donate to organizations working toward change, including Color of Change, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Campaign Zero, Black Lives Matter, National Bail Fund Network. 


    This episode is a rebroadcast of a conversation we brought to you first in 2017 with Phish fans Shaunea Robinson, and Adam Lioz, who wrote a blog post about the whiteness of the Phish scene for Headcount and later went on to start Phans for Racial Equity. We talk about Adam and Shaunea’s Phish journeys, the post Adam wrote, the feedback from the piece, and hear about Shaunea’s experience at Phish shows. And then we play some music that they both chose. We hope you enjoy the episode.
     
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    • 2 hr 14 min
    Episode 176: New Mexico 1993

    Episode 176: New Mexico 1993

    This week, RJ and Matt discuss the latest archival release from LivePhish: 3/8/93 from Santa Fe, NM.


    Check out the release at LivePhish.


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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
349 Ratings

349 Ratings

Sgt. Peepaw ,

Community.

It’s endlessly refreshing to know that someone else loves this band as much as I do. I’m a mid-20s fan and feel so lucky to have this podcast at my fingertips. Insightful, often funny, extremely entertaining content surrounding the band we all love. Long live HF pod!

megangli ,

Love HF Pod!

These guys know Phish, but they also have a wealth of musical knowledge in general. I always learn so much listening to this show, but the info is presented in a casual way so you really feel like you’re a part of the conversation.

Dreadpiratemay ,

Thanks

Hey I really appreciate what you are doing and I feel a part of the conversation as some of my views are usually reflected by at least one of you. I just finished the 96 show and agree that is such an odd year.
While you mentioned the lack of new material I think a part of the challenge for this year was the shifting in size of venues and at the same the shift in lyrical and emotional content. Phish was starting to play bigger venues and adding new fans. Yet at the same the song catalog was becoming more diverse and “adult” and some fans struggled with those changes.
That sense of “this is my band” from the low 90s was changing to something else as more people discovered the power of Phish, the post Garcia era tour connection jumped on board, and Phish themselves continued to defy expectations and get better and better.
Thank you. I look forward to your commentary and hope y’all are well.
Alex

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