“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love listening to this podcast. Everything is so great! The sound quality, the excerpts, the stories, the mythology, etc. etc. It feels like a reunion and a party, and a celebration.
Keep up the great work, y’all.
It’s hard to overstate the quality of this work. Whether you are a musician who loves the Grateful Dead’s music, or a fan, or someone who is interested in the cultural history of that time, there is nothing else out there I’ve found that presents this information in such an entertaining, relevant and authoritative way. From the interviews to the stripped tracks, there is something for everyone. It’s truly delightful. Thank you so much for putting this work out there.
Incredible To Have This Show
What can I say? I got on the bus when I was 13 from my bro’s records and saw my fist show in Binghamton in ‘77. Cried hard the day Jerry died, and really appreciate being back in the unique vibe that is the Grateful Dead. Thanks, guys.