Thursday, October 18, 2018

Quick Hits: Fall 2018

Photo by Scott Harris.
Listen to all of the Quick Hits for Fall Tour through the player below.

We'd love for you to check out our Couch Reports around each stop of the Fall Tour. Stay in the loop and send questions via social using #CouchReport.

Last call for our Saturday event in Hampton! We'll interview guests, take questions, and have beers and fun. Please join us!

Enjoy these Quick Hits, stay safe out there, and thanks for your support. Give us a review on Apple Podcasts if you can.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Get ready for Fall Tour!


We're bringing you a mini episode today, with some updates for Fall Tour—and some music.

If you want to win a ticket for each night of Halloween, you can enter the contest we just launched through Osiris. Create a video or other creative take on the album you think Phish should play. Details are here.

We'll be back with Couch Reports around each stop of the Fall Tour, starting next week in Albany. We hope you'll join us. Subscribe here to stay in the loop about Couch Report.

Lastly, we'll be doing a live event in Hampton. The details can be found here and in the image for this episode. We'll interview guests, take questions, and have beers and fun. 

Enjoy this music and see you out on the road. Give us a review on Apple Podcasts if you can. Thanks for your support.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Episode 142: Hampton Comes Alive, 20 years later

As we gear up for Fall Tour, we're excited to bring you special guests Carl Gerhard, Tom Marshall and Adam Chase to reflect on Hampton '98 and to talk about a re-creation of this run they're doing next month in New York.

Adam, Tom, Carl and the rest of Strange Design will be recreating Hampton Comes Alive at Drom in New York on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 (click for tickets).

Also, we will be doing a Couch Report for each stop on the run for Fall Tour. Sign up for the Osiris newsletter to be kept in the loop.

As always, give us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting platform of choice. We appreciate all you do to help new people find HFPod.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Episode 141: September 2000

Back from tour and well-rested, we're back with a regular episode this week! With no guests and no time limits, we wax poetic about a month filled with alternating heaviness and raging guitar jams.

Join us as we discuss September 2000. We break down the high points and low points of this overlooked month in Phishtory and play four amazing pieces of music.

This episode has chapters, so you should be able to navigate through this episode.

We look forward to fall tour and getting back to Quick Hits and Couch Reports. Sign up for the Osiris newsletter to be kept in the loop. We will see you in Hampton and Vegas!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Quick Hits: Tahoe through Dick's

Quick Hits for all of the Summer Tour are below. You can listen below, or through Apple Podcasts (give us a review while you're there) or any other podcast app, of course.

We'll have more information about Fall Tour Osiris Couch Reports and events. Subscribe to the Osiris newsletter to be kept in the loop.


Monday, August 20, 2018

Quick Hits to Dick's — 1989-2000

Hope you've enjoyed our Quick Hits to Dick's series. All episodes are below.

Give us a review on Apple Podcasts if you haven't already. See you out there.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ep 140: Taylor Swope of Little Hippie

Little Hippie
Friends, Summer Tour is upon us! We're excited to bring you this interview with Taylor Swope, who founded Little Hippie.com. She has built a really cool business based on her entrepreneurial skill and combining travel, music and really cool clothes and apparel for hippies of all sizes. You'll find some Summer Tour inspiration hearing about her travels.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Episode 139: Lure Social

Hey hey, this week we're talking with the founders of Lure Social, a digital community that connects fans for a unique fantasy gaming experience. With Lure, you can select shows, choose what you think Phish will play, and compete against others in the Phish community. Check it out.

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We hope to see you this summer and thanks as always for listening!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Episode 138: Dawn Jenkins of Phemale-Centrics


Hey friends! This week, we have talk to Dawn Jenkins, the founder and host of Phemale-Centrics, the first podcast on Phish created for and from the women's point of view. We talk about her Phish journey and how she came to create the podcast. If you haven't yet, you should check it out.

We kick off the episode talking about the Baker's Dozen box set that was just announced. We have lots of opinions on that.

If you have a minute, please give us a review on Apple Podcasts. We hope to see you this summer and thanks as always for listening!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Episode 137: 100 Things

This week we interview authors, Phans, and all around good guys - Andy P Smith and Jason Gershuny. They have written a wonderful book called 100 Things Phish Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.

If you're in New York or Burlington, you can meet the guys and hear some music at one of their launch parties.

If you have a minute, please give us a review on Apple Podcasts. We hope to see you this summer and thanks as always for listening! 

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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.

If you want to help us out AND get a chance to win a prize, please take 5 minutes to take our listener survey. As you know by now, we're part of the Osiris podcast network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Relix Magazine is a media partner of Osiris.

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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).

We're doing a ticket giveaway contest around the SweetWater 420 Fest in Atlanta. Please enter to win tickets to Bonnaroo and LOCKN' or a Rift LP signed by Tom Marshall. Thanks for participating!

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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!



As mentioned in the episode, HF Pod is part of the Osiris podcasting family. Osiris is a growing community of music and culture podcasts, connecting music fans with conversation, commentary and music. Osiris works in partnership with Relix, check them out for music news and information.

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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.

If you have a minute, give us a review on iTunes. It helps other people discover the podcast.

As mentioned in the episode, HF Pod is part of the Osiris podcasting family. Osiris is a growing community of music and culture podcasts, connecting music fans with conversation, commentary and music. Osiris works in partnership with Relix, check them out for music news and information.

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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.

HF Pod is part of the Osiris podcasting family. Osiris is a growing community of music and culture podcasts, connecting music fans with conversation, commentary and music. Osiris works in partnership with Relix, check them out for music news and information.

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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. 

We're happy to say that HF Pod is part of the Osiris podcasting family. Osiris is a growing community of music and culture podcasts, connecting music fans with conversation, commentary and music. Osiris works in partnership with Relix, check them out for music news and information.

Get in touch with us on TwitterFacebook or email (helpingfriendlypodcast at gmail dot com), and if you haven't yet, give us a review us on iTunes. Thanks, have a great week.

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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).

Thank you for listening. please take a moment to review us on iTunes, and also check out HF Pod Plus for more music and discussion. Have a great week.


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.

Thank you for listening. please take a moment to review us on iTunes, and also check out HF Pod Plus for more music and discussion. Until next time...

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