GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEADCAST

Reviews For GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEADCAST

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!”
The Grateful Dead have long been known in part for the depth of obsession among us deadheads. This podcast is the culmination of years of developing scholarship on the band, the family, and various cultural intersections. It is primarily told through the lens of a deep track by track dive of each of the recent 50th anniversary releases. Yet, the songs are simply a doorway to a wide world of stories and connections. The scholarship is top notch with unprecedented access to band members, crew, family and hangers on. Riveting from start to finish. Keep them coming!
GDTRFB was played by Eddie Guillan (Rosa Sharon’s husband) on a folk guitar, in the 1940 film “The Grapes of Wrath”.
So very happy when this drops every Thursday. Keep up the great work.
This podcast is so amazing! I loved the Workingman’s Dead episodes and have been equally impressed with the American Beauty episodes. But I was not prepared to have my mind completely blown by the two Attics of my Life episodes! They were unbelievably fabulous! Thanks for the insight guys! Love what you do and thanks for doing it!

5/5

With interviews, clips of songs, and deep dives into every nook and cranny of Dead history, this is a super high production sounding and amazing podcast.
You’ve read the books, you’ve got the tapes and the box sets, you’ve watched the documentaries and compiled a list of your favorite Dark Stars, you also need this: unparalleled access to Dead ‘family’ members along with interludes and smart commentary. Each season has something new to offer! This should go in the UCSC vault too when it’s all done!
There’s no shortage of historical information about the Dead out there for anyone who wants to dive in, and yet this podcast has unearthed entire worlds of information, backgrounds, stories, people, and insights that are completely new. It’s extraordinary. Each episode so far has been truly fascinating. And, even more important—crazy-great entertainment. Thank you to the team that is doing the research and crafting these amazing episodes. I’m completely hooked.
This podcast is so enjoyable to listen to every time. Its really sharp, focussed and the sound is fantastic. Jesse does a great job on each trip and the guests are just perfectly placed and edited. I was born the same month that the Grateful Dead were born, and saw them live in 82 for the first time. What a trip and this podcast is just another leg of the journey. Thanks!
So many layers to the Dead onion. So much fun! So many rabbit holes! My new favorite podcast.
I’m incredibly impressed with the production, writing and passion delivered in this podcast. Deadheads bring a unique passion which is not easily satisfied or impressed. The DEADCAST is up for the challenge.
It’s great. Jarnow is a fabulous narrator.
Deadheads be prepared to Savor every minute! Great insight into a band beyond description! I hope to one day listen to these fine people break down Terrapin Station! Thanks again Rosco in Florida
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.
Fascinating in-depth analysis of key albums supported by relevant interviews from people who were there. Want an hour breakdown of every song on every album ( yes, I do!) and how they came to be? Or an explanation of the transformation of the band beyond description from primal psychedelia to the melting pot of genres they became?? Then this is the place to find it! Amazing... share with a friend
Love this podcast. So much to learn from every episode!
I really like the podcast but the hosts mic is too hot which bothers me as it is a great auditory experience otherwise!! Love
If you’re a Deadhead, if you’re not a Deadhead, if you’re into music, if you’re into history, if you’re into pop culture or backstories .... every episode is packed full of fascinating details. I love when they deconstruct the songs into the various instruments and vocal lines - i hear each of these songs differently and more completely now.
This podcast started out good and just got better and better. It is my favorite podcast and I miss the weekly updates, but am glad to see a bonus episode just posted. Keep it up!
Thought I knew so much about the Grateful Dead till I listened to this podcast. It’s so well done, the stories are great & it’s amazing to have the songs broken down into the various tracks to hear the individual pieces. I’m totally geeking out on this stuff. Thank you boys!

5/5

What is band with saxophone
What a great surprise to see you guys are back.
I hope you continue into 2021. Great show. Love it. Well done and insightful.
Very enjoyable and well produced. Love the in depth history of the Dead and their scene, and the breakdowns of how they recorded each of the musical parts in the studio. Keep them coming!!
I am so glad that I found this podcast. I listen to it daily, and I when I listen to all the episodes I will likely go back and listen again. It is written and produced really well, and the stories behind the writing, recording, and evolution of Grateful Dead songs through their live performances are presented in captivating narratives. The slogan of the podcast is “for the committed and the curious,” which is a spot-on description. No matter whether you have hundreds of Dead shows under your belt or you are just vaguely familiar with their music but want to learn more, this podcast is for you.
Listening to the shows for the second time. First time was with earbuds while mountain biking in Sonoma County, my home. Love the nerdy details, love re-hearing the music I’ve been listening to for 45 years, love the interviews. Thank you!
So fun to go deep into the tunes and learn if there genesis!
I discovered the Grateful Dead later in life the most people. I compare the Dead to a hole you’ve fallen into, but instead of climbing out, you want to just dig deeper and deeper. This excellently produced podcast is a shovel that helped me discover the deeper meanings behind the songs on WMD and AB by putting them in context of the Dead’s universe before, during and after the recording sessions of 1970. There’s so much here for every fan and and every Head. Bring on Season 3!
Best dead history content ever - and I’ve read/seen it all
Absolutely love learning about the Dead and their process in the studio, keep on keepin on guys
Great job weaving the Dead and pop culture through this amazing and insightful podcast!! Truely enlightening! It’s Cryptical!! The historical notes and integration across so many threads is simply amazing. I wish you would do this for each and every album in the Dead’s extended discography. I never want these to end!! So many roads!!
The music discussed in the first two seasons is 50 years old, but Jesse demonstrates over and over that there’s still so much to learn about our favorite band. After every episode I think to myself: “wow, that’s the best one yet!” Great guests, great dynamics, great production, grateful listeners. Thank you for a real good [podcast].
This podcast rocks! Keep it going please. Don’t stop. Maybe do Wake Of The Flood. I would love to hear about Row Jimmy. Thank you!
Thank you so much for this podcast series, it has exceeded my expectations and hopes! So perfectly-timed ot help us all cope with 2020... I really appreciate the research and deep-dives on the people, places and circumstances around every song. I have learned so much about the band and the individuals. Please keep it going!
No gossip, no cliches, just the details of the actual music. Every episode a classic. Not afraid to get into the musical details and does so in an engaging and knowledgeable way. Top notch interviews.
This series has been such a wonderful insight into the music and the personalities that made it. They do a great job of incorporating the attitudes and vibes of the times and how that translated into the music along with a great historical perspective of their inspirations for these great albums.
Loveeeeeeeee this podcast! Thanks guys hope you keep going through all the years combined💀⚡️🌹
Just finished Season 2. In a year without concerts, this show became a creature comfort and a real diamond in the rough. Jarnow is a great guide to the Dead for both devotees and new fans alike, and the interviews they’ve landed are a real murderer’s row— it just feels like you’re sharing a joint and a beer with Croz and Billy Strings, talking about records. The track-by-track breakdowns of the studio takes are like music producer ASMR. Can’t wait for the next set, the next show. Great job all around!
Very interesting topics covered with wonderful historical context provided. Hard to stop listening.

5/5

Best gd gd podcast ive heard!
To Lay Me Down gave me sweet insight into Jerry’s diverse styles and process. Thank you!!!
is a good podcast. Thanks!
i love stock piling episodes and binging them all at once in the car, on a long drive. so well done. 👏🏼👏🏼
This is such a joy.
Amazing information and detail...can’t wait for the Thursday release each week. Keep it going when you’re done with American Beauty please!!!
Intelligently conceived and poignantly produced; each episode is a breathtaking trip into the timeless magic of the GD. Thank you.
This is such a thoroughly enjoyable podcast! The hosts are funny & charming, every interview is fascinating & the audio clips are perfectly timed and excellent quality. Thank you for making this podcast!
After all these years of our own relationships with these songs and albums it’s fun to hear the band’s perspective.