Comes A Time

In these strange days, when you think it can’t get any weirder, it does. Oteil Burbridge and Mike Finoia interview guests and discuss where we are today and where we go from here.

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  • Episode 10: Let’s Talk About Race

    In this powerful, important episode, Oteil and Mike focus on the topic of race. Inviting listeners into their conversation, the two discuss the activists and change makers who have fought against racism throughout history, and what’s needed to change the racism that exists deep within our system. Oteil talks about his family history and his…

  • Episode 9: Dr. Lita, Derek, and Melonie Mathews

    In this episode, Oteil and Mike welcome Dr. Lita & Derek Mathews, founders of the Gathering of Nations Powwow, along with their daughter Melonie Mathews. They discuss the beginnings of the Gathering of Nations, the importance of the Powwow and the sharing of oral history in Native American communities, and how the Powwow culture shares…

  • Episode 8: Tom Papa

    In this episode, Oteil and Mike welcome comedian Tom Papa for an enlightening conversation about fear and fearlessness, things that have changed since the pandemic, like comedy clubs, and the difference between living in the city versus the country. They discuss the commonalities between comedy and music, the perseverance that’s necessary for success, and their…

  • Episode 7: Mickey Hart

    In this episode, Oteil and Mike welcome Mickey Hart to talk about his legendary career with the Grateful Dead, Dead and Co., and the diverse styles of music he’s performed and produced over the years. Mickey discusses what it was like to be in a band with two drummers, why he has a deep appreciation…

  • Episode 6: Steve Parish

    In this episode, Oteil and Mike welcome Steve Parish, longtime crew member for the Grateful Dead and close friend of Jerry Garcia. The three talk about the Dead’s early days in San Francisco, Steve’s career with the band, from roadie to manager; and, why the Dead could be a model for how we should live…

  • Episode 5: Jim DeSimone

    In this powerful episode, Oteil and Mike welcome Jim DeSimone, a civil rights attorney based in Los Angeles, to learn about what it means to be a civil rights activist, how to transform the police, and why we need to be vigilant about protecting our election. Jim shares his advice on how we can affect…

  • Episode 4: Mountain Girl

    On this episode of Comes A Time, Oteil and Mike welcome Carolyn Adams Garcia, aka “MG” or Mountain Girl. They talk about the early days of The Grateful Dead and music festivals, the infamous Merry Prankster psychedelics and the mystical experiences that connect to one’s creative spirit. MG shares her insights on the world of…

  • Episode 3: Bob Weir

    In Episode 3 of Comes A Time, Mike & Oteil chat with Grateful Dead founding member and rhythm guitarist Bob Weir. The three discuss the forced slow- down that’s come out of COVID-19, Bob’s reflections on Jerry Garcia’s passing, and what he learned from both the Acid Tests and years of improvisational performance. Bob shares…

  • Episode 2: Melvin Seals

    In Episode 2 of Comes A Time, Mike & Oteil chat with musician Melvin Seals, longtime friend and collaborator of Jerry Garcia. Melvin tells Oteil and Mike about growing up in the Bay area, learning about music in church and through watching shows like American Bandstand and Midnight Special. They discuss the protests and Black…

  • Episode 1: The Time Has Come

    In Comes A Time’s debut episode, Oteil and Mike talk about how they met and became friends, the inception of the podcast, and what listeners can expect from Comes A Time. The two also discuss how their participation in the music & comedy worlds have informed their take on today’s social climate. Comes A Time aims…