10 episodes

Some addicts chase the dragon. Others chase the danger. These two live music fanatics are still chasing their addiction...live music, and more specifically, Phish. This new limited series explores the risks and rewards of chasing a band—and the lessons from the experience, including self-acceptance, forgiveness, and risk taking. Includes never before heard interviews with Ken Kesey and other members of the live music community.

Still Chasing Osiris Media

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.7, 30 Ratings

Some addicts chase the dragon. Others chase the danger. These two live music fanatics are still chasing their addiction...live music, and more specifically, Phish. This new limited series explores the risks and rewards of chasing a band—and the lessons from the experience, including self-acceptance, forgiveness, and risk taking. Includes never before heard interviews with Ken Kesey and other members of the live music community.

    Prologue—Love & Understanding in Las Vegas

    Prologue—Love & Understanding in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas. Summer 2019. Our host Mike Finoia is stationed in the steamy Las Vegas heat doing a stand up residency at the Comedy Cellar. Deep in a mental block on how to start this project, a convention of obsessed fans is dropped at his feet (actually the RIO check in desk) and a light goes on in the attic. Fanatics are everywhere, and regardless of the subject, deep down we are all the same. 


    Still Chasing is produced by Osiris Media. Executive Producers are Mike Finoia and Michael Shields. Series art by Geoffrey Tice.
     
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    • 8 min
    Chapter 1: Obsession—Hook, Line, and Sinker

    Chapter 1: Obsession—Hook, Line, and Sinker

    Hosts Mike Finoia & Mike Shields set their sights back in time, reminiscing on their introduction to Phish. The guys look back on their infantile stages of fandom; getting acclimated to the world of improvisational music, their first exposure to the infamous "Lot", the mind-blowing moment of their first show, and the lengths they’d go to surround themselves with the culture they craved.


    Includes interviews with Tom Marshall, David Gans, Rebecca Adams and Andy Bernstein. 


    Still Chasing is produced by Osiris Media. Executive Producers are Mike Finoia and Michael Shields. Series art by Geoffrey Tice.
     
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    • 40 min
    Chapter 2: Expedition—We Gotta Get On The Road

    Chapter 2: Expedition—We Gotta Get On The Road

    Here’s where the rubber hits the road. The guys discuss setting out on tour, physically following their favorite band with their buddies that signed on for a lifetime of weirdness. We take a tour through the pop up phenomenon of Shakedown Street and how the parking lot went from intimidating to industrious. 


    From sitting in traffic to sleeping at rest stops to getting arrested, the obsession led to moments that will never be forgotten, and the guys share them here. 


    Includes an interview with Scott Marks.


    Still Chasing is produced by Osiris Media. Executive Producers are Mike Finoia and Michael Shields. Series art by Geoffrey Tice.
     
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    • 30 min
    Chapter 3: Community—We’re All In This Together

    Chapter 3: Community—We’re All In This Together

    Just as important as the music, the members of the Phish community make each experience unique and special. The Mikes explore many arms of this culture; from supporting sober fans to charitable foundations to safety initiatives to registering new voters. This eclectic group of music nuts have a brain in their head and heart in their chest, and this chapter showcases a few. 


    This chapter also includes rare and intimate thoughts from Phish lyricist and friend Tom Marshall on how he is impacted by the music, the fans, and his longtime friendship with Trey Anastasio. Iconic artist David Welker also shares his unique point of view on how his relationship with the band began. 


    Includes interviews with Tom Marshall, Roger (The Phellowship), Andy Bernstein and David Welker


    Still Chasing is produced by Osiris Media. Executive Producers are Mike Finoia and Michael Shields. Series art by Geoffrey Tice.
     
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    • 35 min
    Chapter 4: Showtime! Festivals, Dozens, and Gags. Oh My!

    Chapter 4: Showtime! Festivals, Dozens, and Gags. Oh My!

    It’s showtime folks! Each Phish show is different and unique, and obsessed fans are detail driven die hards. Our hosts break down a standard Phish show for the newcomers, as well as dive deep into their regular “irregular” events. 


    From their summer mega-festivals to their New Year’s Eve spectaculars, Halloween costumes and residences at Madison Square Garden, Phish’s creativity and adventurousness remains unparalleled, and Mike and Mike take you front row for all the action. Tom Marshall shares a slew of hilarious never before heard memories from the wee hours of Clifford Ball, Phish's first festival. 


    Interviews include Tom Marshall and Mike's personal recordings.


    Still Chasing is produced by Osiris Media. Executive Producers are Mike Finoia and Michael Shields. Series art by Geoffrey Tice.
     
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    • 38 min
    Chapter 5 — Meeting The Chief: The Ken Kesey Experience

    Chapter 5 — Meeting The Chief: The Ken Kesey Experience

    This chapter shares the story that was the initial catalyst for this entire project. In 1997 Mike Finoia went to a Phish show that forever changed his life; one that led to a friendship with legendary American novelist, essayist, and countercultural figure, Ken Kesey. 


    This episode features never before heard footage of one of the last interviews of Ken Kesey’s life, as well as Mike's account of an unforgettable journey that would never have occurred without chasing the moments. 


    Includes interviews with Ken Kesey and Ken Babbs.


    Still Chasing is produced by Osiris Media. Executive Producers are Mike Finoia and Michael Shields. Series art by Geoffrey Tice.
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Dawneebeebs ,

1.0 Nostalgia at its finest!

Only 1 episode in and after the prologue gave me chills head to toe, I jumped right into it. Mike & Mike paint stories of Phish lot in the mid-90’s perfectly. I feel like it was yesterday! Sleeping at rest stops between shows, the excitement of knowing you belong but it all being so new...it’s so good!!!

Dustin Mro ,

Looking forward to it!

Super excited for this! Love Mike’s stand up, and this checks all the boxes for an interesting pod!

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