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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 ...
 
I’m Sarah Neczwid and this is Hello I Am Human. I’ve always been fascinated by people and how much we share in common. Our quirks, our questions, our fears, laughs, heartaches, and good intentions are more alike than we often realize. We’re all just doing our best, getting it wrong, trying again, and sometimes making something magical. On each episode of Hello I Am Human, I’m talking with creative people that inspire me with the honesty they bring to their music, their art, their food, or ju ...
 
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We give thanks to Dead Heads and use listener-submitted stories to tell to the Heads’ history from the Haight-Ashbury to Shakedown Street, with Bill Walton, DeadBase founder Mike Dolgushkin, sociologist Rebecca Adams, Steve Silberman, & and many new friends. GUESTS: Bill Walton, Rebecca Adams, Steve Silberman, Mike Dolgushkin, Adam Brown…
 
A never-before-published and first known interview with Boston's original singer Brad Delp. At the time of this interview in 1978, Delp was 27 years old and was in the midst of recording Boston’s second record. Two years earlier, Boston released what would become the best-selling debut album of all time until Guns ‘N Roses’ first album. Full transc…
 
On this episode, I’m talking with musician and reproductive rights activist A.J. Haynes of the band Seratones. We talk about making space for peace in our lives, how sexuality is kind of like dessert, the ways capitalism & white supremacy effect everything from reproductive rights to children’s music, and the exploring the depths of ourselves throu…
 
Listen To The River: Kiel Auditorium, October 1973 The Deadcast finishes our tour of St. Louis at the Kiel Auditorium in fall 1973, featuring Warlocks-era insider Steve Brown, local heads, the return of musicologist Graeme Boone to go deep into Dead’s jams, & a visit from Rich’s parents. GUESTS: Sepp Donahower, Tony Dwyer, Steve Brown, Thom Pallazo…
 
We explore the Grateful Dead’s formative early 1966 months in Los Angeles under the patronage of Owsley Stanley, LSD chemist & the band’s new sound engineer, featuring Owsley’s assistants Tim Scully & Don Douglas, Merry Pranksters, Rosie McGee, & an archival interview with Owsley. GUESTS: Tim Scully, Don Douglas, Rosie McGee, Denise Kaufman, Ken Ba…
 
Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, October 1972 We go behind the scenes, into the crowd, around the specially-installed mirror ball, & inside the music at the Dead’s 3 legendary 1972 shows at St. Louis’s Fox Theatre with promoters Sepp Donahower & Tony Dwyer, musicologist Graeme Boone, & Dead freaks who were there. GUESTS: Tony Dwyer, Sepp Donahower…
 
I’m talking with chef, restaurant consultant, and menu developer Jamie Davis. Jamie is the chef of The Hackney, a restaurant and distillery in the small waterfront town of Washington, NC. There he uses locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to create Modern British/American cuisine in an area not typically known as a food destination. Jamie has plan…
 
The Grateful Dead’s relationship with St. Louis went deep as the new Listen To The River box set and this Deadcast prove, featuring promoter Tony Dwyer, offstage jams at Scotty’s Music, and the time the Dead crashed Richie Gerber’s bar mitzvah. GUESTS: Sam Cutler, Tony Dwyer, Michael Scott, Richard Gerber, Mark Slosberg, Steve Fisher, Doug Heller, …
 
A never-before-published interview with Adrian Belew from 1981. Full transcript The Tapes Archive In this episode, we have a multi-instrumentalist and the secret weapon for so many bands, Adrian Belew. At the time of this interview in 1981, Belew was 31 years old and was promoting King Crimson’s album Discipline. In the interview, Belew talks about…
 
Enter Keith Godchaux The Deadcast opens its 4th season with one of the most unlikely but totally true stories in Grateful Dead history: how Keith & Donna Jean Godchaux approached Jerry Garcia at a bar and announced that Keith was the Dead’s new keyboardist, going deep into Godchaux family history. GUESTS: Brian Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay,…
 
In this episode, we have a founding member of The Who, Pete Townshend. At the time of this interview in 1996, Townshend was 51 years old and was promoting his greatest hits record. In the interview, Townshend talks about his plan to no longer make records, the remixing process of Quadrophenia, what’s now important to him, and finding a Jimi Hendrix…
 
I’m hanging out with musician, producer, and drum tech extraordinaire Ashwin Deepankar. Ashwin and I met about 7 years ago when we worked together at Chicago Music Exchange. In 2015, Ashwin left CME to go on tour with the band Wilco as their drummer Glenn Kotche’s tech. Ashwin is a sonically creative person with a generous heart and he shares stori…
 
A never-before-published interview with Roger Daltrey from 1994. In the interview, Daltrey talks about: Whether he has gotten his due from his solo albums Which album was a writing breakthrough for him Why he thinks fans have a hard time accepting him outside of The Who What’s great about The Who’s music Why The Who isn’t touring How hard it is sin…
 
I’m talking with British indie rock musician and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Katie Malco. We talked about releasing her debut album "Failures" in the middle of a pandemic, how she's getting her voice back after having Covid-19, the vulnerability of writing such deeply personal songs, and the ways we betray our own needs to be loved. This…
 
I’m talking with Grammy nominated Producer, Songwriter & Mixer Warren Huart. I discovered Warren a few years ago through his acclaimed YouTube channel Produce Like A Pro where he works to demystify the recording process. For Warren it’s all about bringing people together as equals and he’s built a community of musicians, engineers, and producers ar…
 
I’m talking with artist and writer David Hayward aka Nakedpastor. David is a naturally creative person who uses his art to challenge the status quo, deconstruct dogma, and offer hope he says to those who struggle and suffer under that dogma. He didn’t become a full time artist until after spending 30 years in the ministry. He tells the story of the…
 
Playing Dead, Part 2 A truly all-star Deadcast examines the infinite approaches to playing Dead music, from traditional to radical, with a massive span of musicians who’ve played it, from jazz arrangers to indie rock heroes, from actual Dead members to Japanese cover bands. GUESTS: Bob Weir, Oteil Burbridge, Joe Russo, Peter Shapiro, Stephen Malkmu…
 
I’m talking with spiritual mentor and jewelry maker Christine Love-MacLeod. Christine is partners in life and in business with past-life psychic Ainslie MacLeod. It felt like such a treat to hear the story of them meeting and what she thought when she found out this guy she was into was a psychic. The work they do is focused around helping people g…
 
I’m talking with electro-pop artist SuperKnova. SuperKnova is a one-woman band created by multi-instrumentalist Ellie Kim who writes, produces, and records all her own music. Ellie shares how she honed her guitar skills studying jazz in college, but always loved the accessibility of pop music to reach a wider audience. While her music has a strong …
 
The Deadcast examines how the Grateful Dead became a genre and school of music unto themselves, tracing the history of Dead covers to New Jersey in 1969, Calcutta in 1975, & beyond, featuring special appearances by Phish’s Trey Anastasio & Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan. Guests: Trey Anastasio, Ira Kaplan, Henry Kaiser, John Zias, Sanjay Mishra, Rebecca …
 
I’m talking with artist Ashley Mishler. I met Ashley a few years ago at a show I was playing with her now husband Silas Mishler who you met on episode 2. Ashley is multi-faceted creative and we discuss her journey with music, art and writing and how playing drums let’s us express the loud, brash sides of ourselves that women are generally discourag…
 
I’m sitting down with Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon. I’ve known Toronzo for over a decade and he’s honestly one of the coolest most down-to-earth people I’ve ever met. Toronzo spent years as a city bus driver and he shares how it unexpectedly helped his music career and also the revelation that led him to retiring early amidst the pandemic. He te…
 
The Deadcast finishes its all-star “Skull & Roses” dive with cosmic diplomat Alan Trist, Courtenay Pollack’s new tie-dye speakers, a surprise trip abroad, the closing of the Fillmore West, studio parties, explorations of the album’s legendary art & infamous original name, & more. GUESTS: Alan Trist, Bob Matthews, Rosie McGee, Rick Turner, Courtenay…
 
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