Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Episode 136: Steven Hyden Pt. 2

This week we bring you part 2 of our conversation with Steven Hyden. His book on classic rock, Twilight of the Gods, came out last week, so check it out. It's an awesome read.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Episode 135: Steven Hyden Pt. 1

This week we're thrilled to have author and podcaster Steven Hyden back on the show, this time to talk about his new book, Twilight of the Gods. It comes out on May 8, but you can pre-order it now. We highly recommend this book. This is part 1 of our conversation with Steven, part 2 will come next.

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More on Twilight of the Gods — there's a chapter in the book dedicated to Phish, so we talk to him about that and about the rest of the book as well, including his thoughts about Dylan, Petty, Springsteen, the Stones, and many more artists. The book is a wonderful look into Steven's evolution as a classic rock fan, and what's happened to music since the peak of classic rock. We hope you enjoy this conversation. You can listen via the player below.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Episode 134: Lost Phish tapes — found!


This week our guest is Jeff Goldberg, a professional audio technician, archivist, and engineer who recently remastered two Phish shows that were previously unreleased and unavailable to the community (4/8/90 and 4/8/92).

The tapes came from Page. Listen to hear all about it. Here is the Phish.net post that links to the full shows and the story of how these shows came to light. We talk to him a lot about this and about his Phish journey and play some Phish (set below).

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Phish, 4.8.92, El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM

Set 2: The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > David Bowie > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > My Sweet One > Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Chalk Dust Torture, Cold as Ice > Terrapin > Cold as Ice, Cavern

E: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Episode 133: Island Tour 20 Years Later


Well, here we are, 20 years later. Still upside down, from the Island Tour. We had to celebrate this awesome run, so we talk about a notable jam from each night. We had some laughs, discussed the legacy of the run and how it looks from 20 years out, and then we played some Phish. We hope you enjoy. After all, our intent is all for your delight.

Here's one of the videos Matt mentioned from the Island Tour. Really good stuff. This is the "Twist," but search for others!



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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Episode 132: Rediscovering Phish

Photo courtesy of The Golgi Project
This week's guest is Tom Wassell, a Phish fan and sports radio host who joins us for the first time.  Tom shares how he fell into, out of, and back into love with Phish. We share one of his favorite sets, from 11.26.97 in Hartford (more info below). You can listen to the episode in the player below, or download it here.

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Phish, 11.26.97, Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT

Set 2: Character Zero -> 2001 -> Cities -> Ya Mar > Punch You In the Eye > Prince Caspian, Poor Heart > Tweezer Reprise

E: Cavern


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Episode 131: Phish in Japan '99 & '00

We're back this week with Todd Ahrens, a previous guest who is here to talk about seeing Phish in Japan in both 1999 and 2000. He's incredibly lucky for having gone to both of these runs, and he shares his memories with us. You can read much more about his experiences here on his blog. And here's a video he put together about Phish at the Fuji Rock Festival. You can listen to the episode in the player below, or download it here.

In some ways, this is a continuation of our 1999 episode, as Jonathan got the idea for this while we were recording that. He remembered that Todd was there, and that this deserved a lot more attention. So here we are, but we couldn't have just done '99, so we went on to '00 as well. Tracks below.

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7.30.99 Ghost
8.1.99 Tweezer > Llama
6.10.00 Piper
6.13.00 Meat, Maze, Meat Reprise
6.15.00 Down with Disease
6.16.00 Runaway Jim





Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Episode 130: Trey Solo Acoustic Tour Recap

Photo by our own Jonathan Hart
We have a special episode this week, talking with Will Urquhart about the Trey solo acoustic tour that just wrapped up. We also play Will's recording from the Trey show at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC on Valentine's Day (setlist below).

Will is with DC Music Review and leads the DC Scene-in-Review Podcast

For everyone who was entertained by all of Trey's banter and stories, you'll like this Jambase compilation of all the stories from the tour. 

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Trey Anastasio, Sixth & I, Washington, DC

AC/DC Bag, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu, Water in the Sky, Theme From the Bottom, Wolfman's Brother, Everything's Right, Miss You, Back on the Train, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Strange Design, Blaze On, Tide Turns, Sand, The Curtain, Farmhouse > Pigtail > Bathtub Gin, Waste, Show of Life, Wilson

E: Brian and Robert, Bouncing Around the Room, More


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Episode 129: Great first sets

Hey everyone, we're back with a new episode this week, talking about great first Phish sets with first-time guest Ben. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, but it was fun talking about some well-known and some overlooked first sets in Phish history.

If we missed a great first set that you love, let us know on Twitter, Facebook or via email (helpingfriendlypodcast at gmail dot com).

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Episode 128: Revisiting 1999 Pt. 2

Hello, HF Pod fam. Thank you for all the great feedback on part 1 of our recap of 1999 with Wade. We're back for part 2, when things get darker, weirder, more exploratory and, some would say, more awesome.

We pick this one up at the beginning of the Fall Tour, and wind our way through the December tour, where we ponder the end of the millennium and the importance of Big Cypress. We decided to not wade into Big Cypress, but to instead create a much more fulsome episode about that sometime soon.

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Clips included:

9.9 Tweezer
9.11 Sand
9.14 AC/DC Bag
9.29 2001
12.7 Halley’s Comet
12.15 Free
12.18 YEM


Friday, January 19, 2018

Episode 127: Revisiting 1999 Pt. 1

Hello, friends! This week we bring you part 1 of our recap of Phish in 1999, with our friend Wade. We start with the Trey tour in the early Spring, and in part 1 we go through the Summer Tour. Lots of music and discussion. Hope you enjoy.

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Clips included:

TAB 5.11 Voodoo Child
7.4 What's the Use
7.7 My Left Toe > Wading in the Velvet Sea > My Left Toe
7.15 Split Open and Melt > Kung > Jam
7.18 Piper
7.23 Ghost
7.24. Fluffhead > Jam
7.31 Caspian



Thursday, January 4, 2018

Episode 126: New Year's Run 2017 Recap



Happy new year! This week, we're back with a new episode, recapping the tremendous New Year's run that Phish just finished at Madison Square Garden. Setlists here, shows here.

We talk about the shows, and then play our really fun live recording we did at American Beauty on December 29. That was part of the PhanArt extravaganza, and we opened for Polyvamp, which put on a great show.

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Intro/Outro Music: Polyvamp 12.29.17 Live @ American Beauty


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Episode 125: Interview w/CashorTrade

Brando (right) and his brother Dusty
of CashorTrade
This week, we're happy to have Brando from CashorTrade on the podcast. We talk a lot about his Phish journey and about the great platform their team has built.

We also play some music, tapping into the New Year's spirit. Set info is below (but the entire show is amazing to revisit, especially at this time of year). Listen to the episode here!

We're doing a live podcast on December 29! Come see us at American Beauty at 3pm. We'll be doing a live podcast, opening up for the great band Polyvamp. You can RSVP to our event on Facebook.

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Phish, 12.31.93, Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA

Set 3: Auld Lang Syne > Down with Disease Jam > Split Open and Melt, The Lizards, Sparkle > Suzy Greenberg > Hold Your Head Up > Cracklin' Rosie > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood , Tweezer Reprise

E: Golgi Apparatus, Amazing Grace

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Episode 124: The Spectrum 1997

We couldn't let the 20th anniversary of the Fall '97 tour pass us by without spending a bit of time reflecting on the shows. This week, we revisit the Philly shows from that historic tour, from 12/2 and 12/3. Tracks we highlight are below. Listen to the episode here!

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12/2/97 Mike's Song  -> Simple -> Dog Faced Boy  -> Ya Mar -> Weekapaug Groove

12/3/97 David Bowie -> Possum > Jam -> Prince Caspian 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Episode 123: Turning points in Phish history w/Wally Holland (part 2)

On this episode, we finish our conversation with Wally Holland on turning point jams in Phish's career. We also talk Sci-Fi novels, confined spaces, and whether Lawn Boy even matters. Check out the episode here.

Here is the full list of jams we discussed with Wally:

  1. 8/13/93 - Bathtub Gin
  2. 5/7/94 - Tweezer
  3. 11/2/94 - Tweezer
  4. 12/29/94 - David Bowie
  5. 6/14/95 - Tweezer
  6. 11/2/96 - Crosseyed and Painless
  7. 8/17/97 - Art Jam
  1. 11/14/97 - Twist
  2. 12/31/99 - 2001
  3. 2/28/03 - Tweezer
  4. 11/28/09 - Seven Below > Ghost

  1. 7/3/11 - Storage Jam
  2. 8/31/12 - Undermind
  3. 7/31/13 - Tweezer
  4. 7/25/17 - Lawn Boy

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Episode 122: Turning points in Phish history w/Wally Holland (part 1)

This week we are joined by a return guest, Wally Holland, who helps us run through what we're calling "turning points" in Phish history. This is a two-part episode, because obviously, there are lots of turning points in the history of the band.

The idea for this episode started with a Twitter conversation, sparked by yet again another listen to the Baker's Dozen Lawn Boy. We talk about many turning points—let us know what you think, we're eager to hear what you would have included. And join us next week for part 2, as we pick up from 1997 through the present. You can listen to part 1 directly here.

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8/13/93 Bathtub Gin
5/7/94 Tweezer > Sparks > Makisupa > DDL Jam > Sweet Emotion Jam > Walk Away
11/2/94 Tweezer
12/29/94 Bowie
6/14/95 Tweezer
11/2/96 Crosseyed
8/17/97 2001 > Art Jam > Hood

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Episode 121: Beyond the Pond crossover!

We have something really exciting this week. We were joined by Brian and David from Beyond the Pond, a podcast that we really enjoy and respect. These guys bring their immense music knowledge to this episode—and part 2 of our discussion will be on Beyond the Pond. So be sure and subscribe today, if you're not already subscribed.

The conversation touches on our musical histories, our favorite music growing up, and of course, how we stumbled upon Phish. Really fun stuff. You can listen to this episode directly here.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Free episode of HF Pod Plus

We are very grateful for all of the support of HF Pod Plus. We're making our most recent episode free and open to the public, to give you a better sense of what we're up to there.

Here is our most recent episode, a deep dive into October 1989 (next one will come out next week).

The fun thing about HF Pod Plus is that it gives us the ability to get into detail on a specific month in Phish history, with our typical mix of conversation and music.

If you want to join HF Pod Plus, you can do so for as little as $2/month (or more if you are able). All of the money is used to pay for hosting costs, podcasting equipment, merchandise, and the like.

That's it! More Phish content and more fun for everyone. Thanks again for your support!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Episode 120: Josh Thamm talks Phish and yoga

This episode we are joined by Josh, who talks with us about Phish and yoga. He's a yoga instructor, and a big Phish fan. He worked with us on a playlist of Phish jams that makes up a pretty great 60-minute vinyasa flow class. The tracks below are aligned with different elements of a vinyasa flow. 

Even if you don't practice yoga or you're not into it, you'll like this playlist. Take our word for it. Tracks below. You can listen to this episode directly here.

If you're in Nashville, Memphis, or Oxford, Mississippi, you can check out the yoga studio that Josh teaches at, Hot Yoga Plus

Also, in the rare chance that you haven't seen it, here's a link to Trey guesting with the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Beacon Theater. The Mountain Jam is pretty wonderful. 

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2/28/03 Soul Shakedown Party (Setting intentions for class)
12/31/95 PYITE (Core strengthening/Warmup)
11/17/97 Ghost (Sun A & B)
7/15/98 Tweezer -> California Love -> Tweezer (Flow 1)
12/30/13 Chalk Dust Torture (Flow 1/Flow 2)
7/29/03 Gotta Jibboo (Flow 2/Floor work)
12/7/97 Tube > Tube jam (Flow 3/Heart openers/Backbends)
4/5/98 McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters (Stretch out)
8/23/15 What's the Use (Savasana)

Intro/Outro Music: Nirvana, Come As You Are

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Episode 119: Trey's Guitar Rig w/Ryan Chiachiere

Photo from Ryan
This week, we're excited to talk with Ryan Chiachiere, who is known for his awesome work on Trey's Guitar Rig.

Check out the episode here

We talk with Ryan about, well, guitar stuff, complete with a deep dive on Trey's equipment and setup, and complimented by lots of snippets. We also talk about how those effects and sounds have changed over time, and tap into Ryan's deep Phish and music knowledge.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Episode 118: Interview w/Adam Lioz & Shaunea Robinson

This week we're back with two guests, Adam Lioz and Shaunea Robinson. They came to us through a post Adam wrote on Headcount.org, called “Phish Scene So White: Let’s Talk."

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 (tracks below). You can listen to this episode directly here.

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Shaunea's picks
12/12/97, Saw It Again
8/8/98, Cavern
7/1/11, Peaches en Regalia
8/14/15, Llama 

Adam's picks
8/7/09, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
7/27/13, Antelope
10/27/13, Rock & Roll
8/5/17, Gotta Jibboo 

Intro/Outro Music: Phish, 46 Days, 8/15/15