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  • Summer 2022 N22 – East Troy, WI 8/14/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 21 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in East Troy, WI! RJ, Megan & Jonathan are joined by Justin Green to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer Tour!Please subscribe…

  • Summer 2022 N21 – East Troy, WI 8/13/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 21 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in East Troy, WI! Brian is joined by Scott Marks to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer Tour!Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA…

  • Summer 2022 N20 – East Troy, WI 8/12/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 20 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Toronto, ON! Brian, RJ & Jonathan are joined by Scott Marks to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer Tour!Please subscribe to…

  • Summer 2022 N19 – Toronto, ON 8/10/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 19 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Toronto, ON! Jonathan & Megan are joined by Scottie King and Malcom Howard to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer Tour!Please…

  • Alpine ’97

    Today we take a look back at Alpine 1997 for the show’s 25th Anniversary.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + we’ll be live at 1pm ET the day after each show this summer for Quick Hit Recaps!Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to hear BONUS HFPod Episodes…

  • Summer 2022 N16-18 – Atlantic City, NJ 8/5-7/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Nights 16-18 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Atlantic City, NJ! Brian, Jonathan & Megan are joined by Brian Weinstein of the Attendance Bias Podcast to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each…

  • Summer 2022 – Mid Tour Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we take a brief pause and look back at Summer 2022 to this point! Brian & Jonathan are joined by David Schlesinger, Ben Gardner, and Patrick Garvey to highlight the Midwest Run, as well as explore the tour at large. Focusing on our favorite jams and shows,…

  • Summer 2022 N15 – Clarkston, MI 8/3/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 15 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Clarkston, MI! Brian, Jonathan & Megan are joined by Scottie King & Clay Bird to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer…

  • Summer 2022 N14 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH 8/2/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 14 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Cuyahoga Falls, O! Brian & Megan are joined by Justing Green & David Miller to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer…

  • Summer 2022 N13 – Columbia, MD 7/31/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 13 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Columbia, MD! Brian, RJ, Megan & Jonathan are joined by Patrick Hickey & Kevin Hogan to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of…

  • Summer 2022 N12 – Columbia, MD 7/30/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 12 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Columbia, MD! Megan & Jonathan are joined by Alex Hochron and Brian Parker to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer Tour!Please…

  • Summer 2022 N11 – Raleigh, NC 7/29/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 10 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Wantagh, NY! Brian, Jonathan, RJ & Megan are joined by Alex May and Evan Hayon to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of…

  • Summer 2022 N10 – Wantagh, NY 7/27/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 10 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Wantagh, NY! Brian, Jonathan & Megan are joined by Erica Lewis and Elliot Chigger to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer…

  • Summer 2022 N9 – Wantagh, NY 7/26/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 9 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Wantagh, NY! Brian & Megan are joined by Matt Higgins to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer Tour!Please subscribe to OSIRIS…

  • Summer 2022 N8 – Hartford, CT 7/24/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 8 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Hartford, CT! Brian, RJ & Megan are joined by Derek Hartley & Marco Egizi to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer…

  • Summer 2022 N7 – Bethel, NY 7/23/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 7 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Bethel, NY! Brian & Jonathan are joined by Devin Rogerino & Henry Schwab to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer Tour!Please…

  • Summer 2022 N6 – Bethel, NY 7/22/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 6 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour in Bethel, NY! Brian, Megan & Jonathan are joined by David Early and Jenn Moore to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show of Summer…

  • Summer 2022 N5 – Philadelphia, PA 7/20/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 5 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour at The Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, PA! Brian, Megan & Jonathan are joined by Felicia D’Ambrosio to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + 1pm ET following each show…

  • Summer 2022 N4 – Philadelphia, PA 7/19/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 4 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour at The Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, PA! Brian & Megan are joined by Scott Marks + Tim Donahue and Kevin Hogan of Wook+ to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm…

  • Listener’s Pick – Lemonwheel ’98

    Today we take a listener’s suggestion (shout-out to @wickedmonkey1) and dive into the Lemonwheel. Highlighting the overlooked nature of the festival, we discuss the sound of Summer 98 + the brilliant soundcheck jams from 8/14, and then dive into the festival as a whole. Celebrating the mellow vibe of the jamming, we discuss why it…

  • Summer 2022 N3 – Bangor, ME 7/16/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 3 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour at in Bangor, MA! RJ, Jonathan & Megan are joined by Henry Schwab, Derek Hartley and Robert Ker to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on…

  • Summer 2022 N2 – Mansfield, MA 7/15/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Night 2 of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour at Great Woods in Mansfield, MA! RJ & Megan are joined by Heather & Brian Parker to discuss the show.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts…

  • Summer 2022 N1 – Mansfield, MA 7/14/22 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the tour opener of Phish’s 2022 Summer Tour at Great Woods in Mansfield, MA! Brian, Megan & Jonathan are joined by Robert Ker & Dana Slattery to breakdown the varied jams, the vibes of the show, the delicacy of Phish’s ballad playing in 4.0.—Tune into…

  • Summer 2022 Wishlist Pt II w/ Wook+

    Today we run through our Summer 2022 Wishlist in anticipation of Summer Tour with the dudes from Wook+.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + we’ll be live at 1pm ET the day after each show this summer for Quick Hit Recaps!Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to…

  • Summer ’92 w/ Alex May

    Today we pick up the thread celebrating Phish’s evolution throughout 1992. We’re joined by Alex May, long time fan, to discuss the Summer 1992 Tour. Alex was lucky enough to catch Phish play a HORDE set, a solo two-set show, and a Santana opening set. We discuss the differences of each, and how the band…

  • 7/6/98: Prague + Europe 1998 Summer Tour Stories w/ Jenn Moore

    Today we’re focused on Europe Summer 1998 w/ very special guest Jenn Moore. Jenn toured with Phish throughout the Summer 1998 Europe Tour and shares her stories about the tour w/ a specific focus on the second night of Prague in 1998. —Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET +…

  • 7/2-3/95: Sugarbush ’95

    Today we’re jumping into the Tour Finale two night run at Sugarbush Ski Resort from July 2-3, 1995. We discuss the vibe of the shows + the wild sound of Summer 1995 & whether or not it could’ve endured for another tour + how the band evolved moving towards December 1995.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS…

  • 6/28-29/00: PNC 2000

    Today we’re dipping back to Summer 2000 to focus on the PNC 2000 run from 6/28-28/00. Highlighted by incredible high energy jams in Gin and Drowned -> Rock & Roll, we discuss the band’s mindset six months past Big Cypress, and just a few months shy of their hiatus.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday…

  • Trey’s Sit-In w/ Goose – The Prophecy Awakens

    Today we’re joined by Bruce Robinson of The Great Beyond, and Brian Weber (@JiveGoose) of the Almost Always There Podcast, to discuss Trey’s sit-in with Goose on 6/25/22, and begin a much needed conversation around the similarities and differences of both bands. —Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET +…

  • 6/19-6/21/88: Summertime At Nectar’s

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we discuss Phish’s June 1988 run at Nectar’s from June 19 – June 21, 1988. We discuss what was happening in the world at the time + dive into three THREE Set Shows.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + we’ll be…

  • SPAC ’04 Revisited

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we discuss Phish’s Run at SPAC on June 19 & 20, 2004. We discuss the challenges of the era, highlight the jams played, and debate the worth of going back to listening to 2.0 Phish.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET +…

  • August 2012 – Pre-Dick’s (Pt III)

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we run through Phish’s August 2012 Run from 8/15 in Long Beach to the east coast & back to the midwest, capping off on 8/29 in OKC. We discuss the jamming evolution as they worked up towards Dick’s 2012.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday…

  • 6/13-14/97: Summer Europe Tour Opener w/ Rob Mitchum

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we sit down with Rob Mitchum to discuss Phish’s 6/13-14/97 Summer Europe Tour Opener from Dublin. We discuss the band’s evolution at this point in time and what the massive debuts from this run did for the band as they set out for the final six months…

  • Spring Tour 2022 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap Phish’s Spring 2022 Tour.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + we’ll be live at 1pm ET the day after each show this summer for Quick Hit Recaps!Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to hear BONUS HFPod Episodes…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Noblesville, IN 6/5/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the tour finale of Phish’s 2022 Spring Tour in Noblesville, IN! Brian and RJ breakdown the fascinating 34min Sand + dive into some pressing questions about the band’s lack of evolution since 2021, no-repeats, slow jams, and more.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday &…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Noblesville, IN 6/4/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the seventh night of Phish’s 2022 Spring Tour in Noblesville, IN! Brian, Jonathan and Megan are joined by David Schlesinger (@slesss) to discuss the vibe at Deer Creek, the fun micro jams from Set I, the brilliant YEM > A Wave of Hope, and the…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Noblesville, IN 6/3/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the sixth night of Phish’s 2022 Spring Tour in Noblesville, IN! Brian, Jonathan and Megan are joined by Ben Gardner and Paul Orehovec (@poorlifechoices) to break down night one at Deer Creek, discuss the old school approach to setlist crafting, the return of repeats in…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Charleston, SC 6/1/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the fifth night of Phish’s 2022 Spring Tour in Charleston, SC! Brian and Jonathan are joined by Mike Gottfried (@pipergolf) to break down the band’s second night in Charleston, discuss the unique song selection throughout the show, the surprise bustouts in the encore, and the…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Charleston, SC 5/31/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the third night of Phish’s 2022 Spring Tour in Charleston, SC! Brian and RJ are joined by Matt Higgins to break down the band’s first night in Charleston, discuss their penchant for returning to songs within jams, whether or not we’re in the midst of…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Orange Beach, AL 5/29/22 Review + Quadrophonic Toppling History

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the third night of Phish’s 2022 Spring Tour in Orange Beach, AL! Brian, Megan & Jonathan are joined by Charlie Dirksen and Scott Marks to discuss the first weekend of Phish’s Spring 2022 Tour + the debate over the history of Phish’s song “Quadrophonic Toppling.”—Tune…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Orange Beach, AL 5/28/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the second night of Phish’s 2022 Spring Tour in Orange Beach, AL! Brian, Megan & Jonathan are joined by Brian’s brother, Kevin, as well as Young Ryan Storm to recap the show, discuss Page’s Keyboard changes, share our thoughts on Trey’s continued obsession with the…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Orange Beach, AL 5/27/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the first night of Phish’s 2022 Spring Tour in Orange Beach, AL! Brian, Megan & Jonathan are here to dive into the first show of Phish’s 2022 Spring Tour.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on…

  • Summer 2022 Wishlist

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we run through our Summer 2022 Wishlist in anticipation of Summer Tour.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET + we’ll be live at 1pm ET the day after each show this summer for Quick Hit Recaps!Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple…

  • Summer 2022 Jams Playlist

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we share our own Summer 2022 Jams Playlist. We each picked a jam from the venues Phish is playing this Summer Tour and discuss why we selected it. FF to 1:06:52 to hear the playlist in full.HFPod Summer 2022 Playlist:Orange Beach (Brian): 3/8/91 Tweezer -> DEG ->…

  • Spring ’92 Pt III: May ’92 w/ Benjy Eisen

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we are joined by Benjy Eisen to conclude our journey through Phish’s Spring 1992 Tour, discussing May 1992.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to hear BONUS HFPod Episodes as well as all of Osiris…

  • Trey’s Journey in High Gain Amplification w/ Ryan Chiachiere

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we are joined by Ryan Chiachiere of Trey’s Guitar Rig to discuss Trey’s journey with High Gain Amplification since 2016.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to hear BONUS HFPod Episodes as well as all…

  • June/July 2012 (Pt II) w/ Ryan Storm

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we are joined once again by Ryan Storm to dive into Phish 2012. We focus on 6/28-7/8/2012.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to hear BONUS HFPod Episodes as well as all of Osiris Media…

  • 5/8/93 – Spring ’93 Tour Finale

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we discuss 5/8/93 – the Spring ’93 Tour Finale.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to hear BONUS HFPod Episodes as well as all of Osiris Media Ad Free!Visit Sunset Lake CBD and enter the…

  • 5/4/94 – NOLA w/ Cosmic Country Horns

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we head to NOLA to hear a great show from the State Palace Theatre w/ the Cosmic Country Horns.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to hear BONUS HFPod Episodes as well as all of…

  • 5/3/85 – Page’s First Show w/ Phish

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we dip back into the 1980s to discuss Page’s first show with Phish – 5/3/85.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to hear BONUS HFPod Episodes as well as all of Osiris Media Ad Free!Visit…

  • 4/29/87 – Wednesday Night Three-Setter At Nectar’s

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we dip back into the 1980s to discuss Phish’s three-set show from Nectar’s on 4/29/87.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to hear BONUS HFPod Episodes as well as all of Osiris Media Ad Free!Visit…

  • MSG 2022 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the entire MSG 2022 Run.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA on Apple Podcasts to hear BONUS HFPod Episodes as well as all of Osiris Media Ad Free!Visit Sunset Lake CBD and enter the promo code…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – MSG 4/23/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the final night of Phish’s 2022 Run at MSG! Brian, Megan & RJ are here with Patrick Hickey & Joshua Sklarin to breakdown the show and dive into their highlights.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe to OSIRIS MEDIA…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – MSG 4/22/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the third night of Phish’s 2022 Run at MSG! Brian & Megan are here with Seth Gordon-Lipkin and John Bonanno to breakdown the show and dive into their highlights.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.We’ll be going LIVE the day…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – MSG 4/21/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the first night of Phish’s 2022 Run at MSG! Brian, Megan & Jonathan are here with Lucy Montgomery, Mike Lowe, David Goldstein & Kevin Finkel to breakdown the show and dive into their highlights.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.We’ll…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – MSG 4/20/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the first night of Phish’s 2022 Run at MSG! Brian & Megan are here with Ryan Storm + Tim, Travis & Kevin from Wook+ to breakdown the show and dive into their highlights.—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.We’ll be…

  • A Celebration of Makisupa Policeman w/ Ben Greenfield

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In today’s episode we’re joined by Ben Greenfield to discuss the history of Makisupa Policeman. We share our favorite versions as well as dive into notable versions in the song’s history!—Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.We’ll be going LIVE the day after…

  • 12/28/11 + MSG 2022 Preview w/ Jake Sherman

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we’re joined by Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News to discuss 12/28/11 and share our thoughts on what we may be in store for in the upcoming MSG Run.Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.We’ll be going LIVE the day…

  • Spring ’92 Pt I: April ’92 w/ Benjy Eisen

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we look back at the Spring of 1992 w/ a focus on April 1992. We’re joined by Benjy Eisen to break down where Phish was at in April 1992 & focus on three shows we highly recommend: 4/8/92, 4/16/92, and 4/21/92. We also highlight…

  • Spring ’92 Pt II: April ’92 w/ Benjy Eisen

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we look back at the Spring of 1992 w/ a focus on April 1992. We’re joined by Benjy Eisen to break down where Phish was at in April 1992 & focus on three shows we highly recommend: 4/8/92, 4/16/92, and 4/21/92. We also highlight…

  • A Celebration of Chris Kuroda & The Island Tour

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we discuss Chris Kuroda’s first lighting performance w/ Phish on 4/7/89, as well as his overall impact on the band. We share our favorite eras for his lights and discuss what Phish might be without him on board. In addition we dive into The…

  • 4/4/90 – Phish’s First Show In Colorado Since Telluride ’88

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we discuss 4/4/90 from Boulder, CO and dive into why Colorado is so important to Phish history. We breakdown the show and dive into our favorite shows Phish has played in Colorado.Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.Please subscribe…

  • 3/28/90 – The Debut of Tweezer & Its Impact on Phish History

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we discuss 3/28/90 and celebrate the debut of Tweezer! We discuss the show, and where the band was at in the Spring of 1990, while diving into the best Phish shows from Ohio. In addition, we present our essential versions of Tweezer, and discuss…

  • Introducing | Sugar Maple

    Hey there, HFPod fans! Check out the first episode of our new fiction podcast Sugar Maple, starring Fred Savage. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to hear where the story goes from here!In the series premiere, we meet our narrator, Terrance Woodridge, who brings us a tale he’s chased down: the…

  • Gamehendge 3/22/93 – Crest Theater: Sacramento, CA

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we discuss Phish’s performance of Gamehendge from 3/22/1993 at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, CA. We dive into the history of Gamehendge and each of it’s performances + discuss the morality story at the heart of it.Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Wednesday at…

  • Interview Series #1: 6/19/1994

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we discuss Phish’s interview with “The Big Daddy Show” from 6/19/94 in Kalamazoo, MI. We break down where the band was at at this point in time + discuss the interview in depth. We’d encourage you to check out the interview below.Part IPart IITune…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Spring ’92 Pt I: March ’92 w/ Benjy Eisen

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we look back at the Spring of 1992 w/ a focus on March 1992. We’re joined by Benjy Eisen to break down where Phish was at in March 1992 & focus on two shows we highly recommend: 3/13/92 and 3/20/92. We also highlight the…

  • Spring ’92 Pt I: March ’92 w/ Benjy Eisen

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we look back at the Spring of 1992 w/ a focus on March 1992. We’re joined by Benjy Eisen to break down where Phish was at in March 1992 & focus on two shows we highly recommend: 3/13/92 and 3/20/92. We also highlight the…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Mexico 2022 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we look back at Phish’s 2022 Mexico Run. RJ Bee is back from his vacation and we discuss what the vibe was like in Mexico + run through our highlights of each show. In addition, we all recommend a set and a jam from…

  • Mexico 2022 Recap

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we look back at Phish’s 2022 Mexico Run. RJ Bee is back from his vacation and we discuss what the vibe was like in Mexico + run through our highlights of each show. In addition, we all recommend a set and a jam from…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Mexico 2/27/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the third night of Phish’s 2022 Run in Mexico! Brian is here with very special guests David Goldstein, Myke “Lawn Memo” Menio and Ben Greenfield to chat about the show from the couch + dive into their highlights.Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Wednesday at…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Mexico 2/26/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the third night of Phish’s 2022 Run in Mexico! Jonathan, Brian, Megan and special guest Ben Greenfield chat about the show from the couch + dive into their highlights.Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.We’ll also be going LIVE every day at…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Mexico 2/25/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the second night of Phish’s 2022 Run in Mexico! Jonathan & Brian chat about the show from the couch + dive into their highlights.Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.We’ll also be going LIVE every day at 1pm ET this week to…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Mexico 2/24/22 Review

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! Today we recap the first night of Phish’s 2022 Run in Mexico! Megan & Brian chat about the show from the couch + dive into their highlights.Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Wednesday at 4:30pm ET.We’ll also be going LIVE every day at 1pm ET this week to…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – June 2012 (Pt I) w/ Ryan Storm

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we look back on the first part of Phish’s June 2012 Run with the help of fellow podcaster, Ryan Storm! We focus on June 7 in Worcester – June 24 in Blossom. We discuss the context around the tour as well as our favorite…

  • June 2012 (Pt I) w/ Ryan Storm

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we look back on the first part of Phish’s June 2012 Run with the help of fellow podcaster, Ryan Storm! We focus on June 7 in Worcester – June 24 in Blossom. We discuss the context around the tour as well as our favorite…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Backtracking: Hoist

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we’re restarting the Backtracking project HFPod launched in its first iteration. In this version we’re looking at Phish’s 1994 release, Hoist. We breakdown the approach to the record and how it differed from album’s prior, our thoughts on the crossover attempt on the record,…

  • Back Tracking: Hoist

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we’re restarting the Backtracking project HFPod launched in its first iteration. In this version we’re looking at Phish’s 1994 release, Hoist. We breakdown the approach to the record and how it differed from album’s prior, our thoughts on the crossover attempt on the record,…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Tahoe 7/17/18 Historical Overview w/ Chris Pandolfi

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we’re talking Phish’s 7/17/18 show in Stateline, NV with Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters. We chat with Christ about touring in early 2022 as well as the Third Season of his fantastic podcast, Inside The Musician’s Brain. We then jump into some of…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Tahoe 7/17/18 w/ Chris Pandolfi

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we’re talking Phish’s 7/17/18 show in Stateline, NV with Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters. We chat with Christ about touring in early 2022 as well as the Third Season of his fantastic podcast, Inside The Musician’s Brain. We then jump into some of…

  • Tahoe 7/17/18 w/ Chris Pandolfi

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we’re talking Phish’s 7/17/18 show in Stateline, NV with Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters. We chat with Christ about touring in early 2022 as well as the Third Season of his fantastic podcast, Inside The Musician’s Brain. We then jump into some of…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Amsterdam 2/17/97 Historical Overview

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we’re talking Phish’s 2/17/97 show in Amsterdam, NE. We breakdown both sets and talk about the fascinating place Phish found themselves in February 1997. We chat through the importance of the show and what it would lead to throughout 1997. Tune into our LIVE…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Amsterdam 2/17/97

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we’re talking Phish’s 2/17/97 show in Amsterdam, NE. We breakdown both sets and talk about the fascinating place Phish found themselves in February 1997. We chat through the importance of the show and what it would lead to throughout 1997. Tune into our LIVE…

  • Amsterdam 2/17/97

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! In this week’s episode we’re talking Phish’s 2/17/97 show in Amsterdam, NE. We breakdown both sets and talk about the fascinating place Phish found themselves in February 1997. We chat through the importance of the show and what it would lead to throughout 1997. Tune into our LIVE…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – What Does A Phish Show Mean? w/ Groove Therapy

    In this week’s episode of HFPod On Tour (Live) we’re joined by Dr. Leah Taylor and Taraleigh Weathers of the Groove Therapy Podcast! We discuss the origins of their show as well as some of their favorite episodes thus far. In addition, we dive into some of the most impactful shows we’ve all been to…

  • What Does A Phish Show Mean? w/ Groove Therapy

    In this week’s episode of HFPod On Tour (Live) we’re joined by Dr. Leah Taylor and Taraleigh Weathers of the Groove Therapy Podcast! We discuss the origins of their show as well as some of their favorite episodes thus far. In addition, we dive into some of the most impactful shows we’ve all been to…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Mexico ’17 Historical Overview

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! We’re excited to hang out for another season talking through Phish’s career. In this week’s episode we’re talking through Phish’s Mexico 2017 run from January 13-15, 2017. In this episode we discuss the context of the run, breakdown the shows, and talk about how this run impacted the…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Mexico ’17

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! We’re excited to hang out for another season talking through Phish’s career. In this week’s episode we’re talking through Phish’s Mexico 2017 run from January 13-15, 2017. In this episode we discuss the context of the run, breakdown the shows, and talk about how this run impacted the…

  • Mexico ’17

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! We’re excited to hang out for another season talking through Phish’s career. In this week’s episode we’re talking through Phish’s Mexico 2017 run from January 13-15, 2017. In this episode we discuss the context of the run, breakdown the shows, and talk about how this run impacted the…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Hampton ’03 Historical Overview

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! We’re excited to hang out for another season talking through Phish’s career. In this week’s episode we’re talking through Phish’s three-show 2003 return at Hampton Coliseum from January 2-4, 2003. In this episode we discuss the context of the run, breakdown the shows, and discuss our feelings on…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live) – Hampton ’03

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! We’re excited to hang out for another season talking through Phish’s career. In this week’s episode we’re talking through Phish’s three-show 2003 return at Hampton Coliseum from January 2-4, 2003. In this episode we discuss the context of the run, breakdown the shows, and discuss our feelings on…

  • Hampton ’03

    Welcome back to HFPod On Tour (Live)! We’re excited to hang out for another season talking through Phish’s career. In this week’s episode we’re talking through Phish’s three-show 2003 return at Hampton Coliseum from January 2-4, 2003. In this episode we discuss the context of the run, breakdown the shows, and discuss our feelings on…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live – 1/1) – 12/31/2021 Rock Lititz, PA

    In our eighth & FINAL episode of HFPod on Tour (Live) presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis and Sec 119, we discuss Phish’s first ever virtual show from Rock Lititz, PA on 12/31/2021. We talk about the vibe of the show and deep-dive the setlist. Finally, we share our thoughts on what’s next for Phish as…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live – 12/23) – Reaction To MSG Announcement

    In our seventh episode of HFPod on Tour (Live) presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis and Sec 119, we live react to Phish’s decision to postpone their 2021-22 MSG Run to April 20-23, 2022. We discuss our thoughts on what Phish’s touring may look like in 2022, how this postponement impacts the Mexico Run, what MSG…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live – 12/21) – Phish MSG History

    In our seventh episode of HFPod on Tour (Live) presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis and Sec 119, we discuss Phish’s history at Madison Square Garden, what the venue has meant to them, while focusing on their 1996, 2009, and 2017 runs there. In addition, we discuss comparable venues to MSG, and each highlight our favorite…

  • HFPod On Tour (Live – 12/16) – Phish 12/31’s Through History

    In our sixth episode of HFPod on Tour (Live) presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis and Sec 119, we discuss Phish’s New Year’s Eve shows through history. We chat about the vibe of a 12/31 show vs the rest of the run, the growth the band showcased on these night’s through the 90s, and how they’ve…

  • HFPod On Tour (LIVE) Interview w/ Brian Harding – Philm 1.0 Coffee Table Book

    In our fifth episode of HFPod on Tour (Live) presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis and Sec 119, we are joined by Brian Harding, the man behind the Phish on Philm Instagram account. We discuss his upcoming book: Philm 1.0 – The Coffee Table Book, as well as his intro to Phish, his favorite shows, and…

  • HFPod On Tour (LIVE – 12/14) Interview w/ Brian Harding – Philm 1.0 Coffee Table Book

    In our fifth episode of HFPod on Tour (Live) presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis and Sec 119, we are joined by Brian Harding, the man behind the Phish on Philm Instagram account. We discuss his upcoming book: Philm 1.0 – The Coffee Table Book, as well as his intro to Phish, his favorite shows, and…

  • HFPod On Tour (LIVE – 12/9) – Phish 12/30’s Through History

    In our fourth episode of HFPod on Tour (Live) presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis and Sec 119, we look back at Phish’s History of shows on 12/30s. We discuss the vibe of 12/30 shows, as well as our favorite shows & jams from 12/30s throughout Phish history.Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Tuesday & Thursday…

  • HFPod On Tour (LIVE – 12/7) – Phish 12/29’s Through History

    In our third episode of HFPod on Tour (Live) presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis and Sec 119, we look back at Phish’s History of shows on 12/29s. We discuss the vibe of 12/29 shows, as well as our favorite shows & jams from 12/29s throughout Phish history.Tune into our LIVE SHOWS every Tuesday & Thursday…

  • HFPod On Tour (LIVE – 12/2) – December Phish History

    In our second episode of HFPod on Tour (Live) presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis and Sec 119, we look back at Phish’s December History, with a specific focus on 1995, 1997, and 1999. We discuss the best shows from the month, the differences between a December show and NYE Run show, and pick our favorite…

  • HFPod On Tour (LIVE – 11/30) – A Look Back at 2021 Phish

    In our first episode of HFPod on Tour (Live) presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis and Sec 119, we look back once again at Phish 2021, discussing the evolution from Summer To Fall, our favorite shows & jams + our thoughts on Sci Fi Soldiers and its potential impact on Phish going forward.Tune into our LIVE…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Fifteen (SEASON FINALE)

    In our fifteenth episode of HFPod on Tour – and our SEASON FINALE – presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we dive deep into Phish’s 2021 Fall Tour, and focus heavily on the Santa Barbara – Vegas Run with a bit more time to consider it all. In addition, we get a bit of insight into…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Fourteen (10/26 – 10/31)

    In our fourteenth episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we discuss Phish’s Fall Tour Finale in Las Vegas and the Get More Down album they debuted on Halloween.Tune into our live video show recaps every day after a show at 1pm ET.Visit OsirisPod.com/LivePhish to hear our Jam Of The Week selections!HFPod…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Thirteen (Fall Tour 2021 Overview)

    In our thirteenth episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we are joined by Brian, RJ, Matt & Jonathan to discuss the first eight shows of Phish’s Fall 2021 Tour. We discuss the major themes of the tour + offer our predictions for the upcoming Vegas run. Tune into our live video…

  • HFPOD On Tour Recaps – Week Twelve (SF Live Event)

    In our twelfth episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we head to San Francisco to do a live show from THRIVE CITY. We were joined by Undermine Head Writer, Benjy Eisen as well as Eliza Allechant of SiriusXM Phish Radio. We chat about Phish’s history in San Francisco, the differences between…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Eleven (10/27/1994)

    In our eleventh episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we chat about the great 10/27/1994 show from Charlottesville, VA. Featuring a classic setlist, some jamming hints and a ton of energy leading into the band’s first cover Halloween show, it’s a great show to check out as we get set for…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Ten (Fall 2018)

    In our tenth episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we chat about Fall 2018, running through the shows and our highlights from a really strong tour. In addition, we breakdown the final week of TAB tour & discuss our thoughts on the really inspiring tour Trey led.Tune into our live video…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Nine (TAB Tour)

    In our ninth episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we chat about the 2021 TAB tour, highlighting the unique sounds Trey has brought to this tour, the differences between 2021 TAB and past years, say a word of love for Tony Markellis, praise Dezron Douglas, and discuss the immediate shift in…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Seven (Flow)

    In our eighth episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we step back to discuss Phish’s September 17, 2000 performance from Merriweather Post Pavilion. We chat about the themes of the tour + examine any comparisons between Fall 2000 and Summer 2021.Tune into our live video show recaps every day after a…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Eight (Flow)

    In our eighth episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we step back to discuss Phish’s September 17, 2000 performance from Merriweather Post Pavilion. We chat about the themes of the tour + examine any comparisons between Fall 2000 and Summer 2021.Tune into our live video show recaps every day after a…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Seven (Dick’s Live Event)

    In our sevent episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we are so happy to share the recording of our Live Event from the Dick’s Lot. We were joined by Ryan Chiachiere of Trey’s Guitar Rig, Benjy Eisen, and Scott Marks to discuss Phish’s Summer 2021 Tour. In addition, we heard from…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Six (8/31-9/5)

    In our sixth episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we look back on the Shoreline and Dick’s runs and discuss the last week of Phish Summer 2021 in full. In addition, we pick our Jam of The Week.Tune into our live video show recaps every day after a show at 1pm…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Five (8/27-29)

    In our fifth episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we look back on the August 27-29 three show run at The Gorge. We break down the run in full & pick our Jam of The Weekend.Tune into our live video show recaps every day after a show at 1pm ET.Visit OsirisPod.com/LivePhish…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Four (Between Tour)

    In our fourth episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we take a wide-angle look at the first leg of the Summer 2021 Tour, discussing the major themes & chat about how our perspective has changed since the band briefly closed shop in AC. We also spend some time discussing the upcoming…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Three (8/10-8/15)

    In our third episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we dive into the Hershey-Atlantic City run of tour, and try to identify the best jams and moments of the tour thus far, with an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Then we hear from Jonathan and Ryan Siebert, a taper who’s…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week Two (8/3-8/8)

    In our second episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we dive into the Nashville-Deer Creek run of tour, and try to identify the best jams and moments of the tour thus far, with an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Then we hear from Jonathan and Ryan Siebert, a taper who’s…

  • HFPod On Tour Recaps – Week One (7/28-8/1)

    In our first episode of HFPod on Tour, presented by Shift Genuine Cannabis, we dive into the first four shows in the tour, and try to identify the best jams and moments of the tour thus far, with an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Then we hear from Jonathan and Ryan Siebert, a taper…

  • HF Pod On Tour!

    Phish tour is back, and so is the Helping Friendly Podcast! HF Pod On Tour will feature live video Quick Hits at 1pm the day after every show—on Osiris Media’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels.We’ll also have podcast episodes every Tuesday with a rundown of the tour thus far. Featuring great conversation, fans who…

  • Cluster Flies from JamBase

    We have a special episode for you today, looking in depth at JamBase’s Cluster Flies, the covers compilation reimagining Phish’s album Farmhouse. The limited-edition 3LP release was mastered by engineer Joe Lambert and features custom artwork and a poster created by longtime Phish collaborator Jim Pollock. You can pre-order the LP and Pollock poster here…

  • Undermine Episode 1: The Origins

    Hey, HFPod listeners! We’re proud to bring you the first episode of our new Phish podcast, Undermine. Check out the first episode here and subscribe on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. How did a band with no major label from a small city in Northern Vermont become one of the biggest bands in music within a decade?…

  • Episode 189: End Of Session

    This is the end! Not really. All four of us will be back in February for the premier of Undermine. We can’t wait to bring you more great conversation in 2021.This week, RJ, Brad, Jonathan, and Matt get together one last time under the “HFPod” moniker to chat about the past seven-plus years of podcasting…

  • Episode 188: Ben Atkind (Goose)

    Hello friends! As we near the finish line for the Helping Friendly Podcast and prepare to join with our friends to create Undermine, we spend this hour chatting with Ben Atkind of the band Goose. Ben is a relatively recent convert to Phish fandom thanks to his friends in Goose’s inner-circle.We chat with Ben about…

  • Episode 187: November 1995

    Welcome back! In another collaboration with our friends at Under the Scales and Beyond the Pond, we’re turning our attention to November 1995. Jonathan, Matt, Brad and RJ each chose one jam that we thought captures the spirit of the month, and we talk the tour overall, some other special moments, why Jonathan is a…

  • Episode 186: October 2000

    The Harder They Fall 2000! This month, we join our friends at Under The Scales and Beyond The Pond in looking back at the Fall 2000 tour and the end of Phish 1.0. Here on HFPod, we’ll focus on the last week of the tour, in October of 2000. Our friend Justin Bruce, who has been…

  • Happy Birthday, Trey!

    Happy Birthday, Trey! This week, we keep it simple by celebrating Trey Anastasio’s birthday and recognizing some of our all-time favorite “Trey Moments.” Join us for a listen back at four very tasty segments of Trey playing that have inspired us over the years.  THE HARDER THEY FALL 2000: We will be back on October14th as we…

  • Episode 185: Happy Birthday, Trey!

    Happy Birthday, Trey! This week, we keep it simple by celebrating Trey Anastasio’s birthday and recognizing some of our all-time favorite “Trey Moments.” Join us for a listen back at four very tasty segments of Trey playing that have inspired us over the years.  THE HARDER THEY FALL 2000: We will be back on October14th as we…

  • Episode 184: Best First Sets (Remixed)

    This week, we’re revisiting an episode from early 2018 when our friend Ben joined us to discuss the best first sets Phish has played. We talked about what makes a great first set, how the amazing moments in first sets have evolved over time, and finish by talking about the state of the band just…

  • Episode 183: Summer 2010

    This week, we look back on the 10th anniversary of the Summer 2010 tour. Has it been overlooked? Was it better or worse than early 3.0 years? The gang debates this while sharing a few choice nuggets from the tour. Check out our newest sponsor, Grady’s Cold Brew and try out their cold brew kit.…

  • Episode 182: Sadler Vaden

    Matt and Jonathan chatted with Sadler Vaden, guitarist for The 400 Unit and a solo artist in his own right. The guys talk with Sadler about his musical upbringing, playing with Jason Isbell, the East Nashville music scene, and of course, Phish.Check out Sadler’s new album ANYBODY OUT THERE? as well as his live albums…

  • Episode 181: Lonely Trip

    We are back to discuss the new Trey Anastasio album, Lonely Trip. This 15-song quarantine album provided us with a ton of great new music, and a lot to dig into and discuss. Brad and RJ talk about the music and lyrics, the influences, and tell some stories along the way. Oh, and there’s music.…

  • Episode 180: TAB 1.0

    This week, Matt and RJ go deep on “TAB 1.0,” looking at Trey’s band from 2001-2003. We go through tour by tour, play a lot of songs, and talk about what changed along the way. Shout out to Jamstreams, the best way to listen to shows from this era. Hope you enjoy—and don’t forget to weigh…

  • Episode 179: First Summer Shows

    This week, since we’re all missing summer tour, we are re-sharing our 2017 episode where we discussed our first Summer Phish show. We hope this helps to get you through a summer without live Phish.Check out the fine threads at Section 119 and use promo code HFPOD for 20% off. We love their masks! And…

  • Festival Circuit: New Orleans!

    We wanted to share the trailer of a brand new podcast from Osiris that premieres on Thursday, July 9. If you like what you hear, please subscribe via Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 178: Alpine Valley 8/1/98

    RJ, Matt, and Jonathan discuss 8/1/98 at Alpine Valley, which is the new release from LivePhish.We love our face masks from Section 119. Check out the masks and their other great Phish and Grateful Dead-inspired clothing lines at Section 119 and use the promo code HFPOD for 20% off.If you want to start shaving better…

  • Perspective from a Phish Fan of Color

    Osiris stands in solidarity with those who are protesting police violence and racial injustice. Black lives matter. We encourage our listeners to donate to organizations working toward change, including Color of Change, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Campaign Zero, Black Lives Matter, National Bail Fund Network. This episode is a rebroadcast of a conversation we brought to…

  • Episode 177: Perspective from a Phish Fan of Color

    Osiris stands in solidarity with those who are protesting police violence and racial injustice. Black lives matter. We encourage our listeners to donate to organizations working toward change, including Color of Change, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Campaign Zero, Black Lives Matter, National Bail Fund Network. This episode is a rebroadcast of a conversation we brought to…

  • Episode 176: New Mexico 1993

    This week, RJ and Matt discuss the latest archival release from LivePhish: 3/8/93 from Santa Fe, NM. Check out the release at LivePhish. Our friends at Section 119 invite you to check out their Phish and Grateful Dead-inspired merchandise. We all wear their masks and have received compliments in public from other phans! Enter the…

  • Episode 175: Basis For A Podcast

    This week we are joined by special guest Jon “The Barber” from The Disco Biscuits and the Touchdowns All Day podcast. Jon tells us about the early influence of Phish on The Disco Biscuits and some of his own experiences seeing Phish, including at Arrowhead Ranch! We also listen to both Phish and Disco Biscuits…

  • Episode 174: Back Tracking – Rift

    This week we’re continuing our Back Tracking series, and it’s time for the momentous Rift.Some things mentioned in the show:New podcast, Eric Krasno Plus One. Please subscribe!HF Pod Live videos, every Monday at 8:30pm ET.If you want to start shaving better today, click here to claim your special trial offer from Harry’s!Mint Mobile makes it easy to cut…

  • Episode 173: Hamburg 96

    We’re back with a look at a tour that is somewhat overlooked, but still deserves some attention, and a deep dive on one show, 7/23/96.Some things mentioned in the show:New podcast, Eric Krasno Plus One. Please subscribe! HF Pod Live videos, every Monday at 8:30pm ET.If you want to start shaving better today, click here to claim your special…

  • Episode 172: We Want You To Be Happy

    The gang is in isolation! Luckily, we can still share bad opinions with you while we’re shuttered in our homes. This week, we share Phish jams that make us happy so that we can all share in a little Joy. In a break from our recent format, we’ll share the full jams at the end…

  • Episode 171: Inside This Silent Scene

    On this special episode, we speak with a group of deaf and hard of hearing fans and interpreters about their experiences at Phish shows and their experiences with music in general. Special thanks to Joel Gershon, a lecturer at the Communications school of American University, who has done research on this topic and who set…

  • Episode 170: Mexico 2020

    Phish on the beach! RJ, Matt, and Jonathan break down this year’s Riviera Maya run.Check out the new 27 Club podcast hosted by Jake Brennan, the creator and host of DISGRACELAND and iHeartRadio’s 2020 Best Music Podcast winner. 27 Club tells the stories of musical icons who all died at the age of 27, and…

  • Episode 169: Back Tracking: A Picture Of Nectar

    Jonathan and Matt continue our “Back Tracking” series with Phish’s major label debut, A Picture of Nectar. Going to Mexico? Look for RJ and Matt on the beach!Check out Freak Flag Flying and Politics Of Truth on the Osiris Podcast Network. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 168: Drew’s Corner – 12.31.93

    This week, we begin a new recurring feature: Drew’s Corner. Drew Hitz is a friend of the podcast and a professional musician who brings excellent insight into Phish as both a longtime phan as well as a master of music theory. He will join us occasionally to share deep insight into shows he has experienced…

  • Episode 167: Big Cypress

    On this episode, we’re giving Big Cypress its worthwhile attention. We run down 10 of the top moments from the festival, and talk about the evolution of the “Big Cypress sound.” We highlight some truly tremendous moments, and hope you enjoy it. This show was inspired, of course, by After Midnight. We hope you’ve checked it out…

  • Quick Hit: MSG NYE Run 2019

    We’re here to recap an absolutely excellent New Year’s run from MSG. We run down each of the shows and share our highlights and perspective. Be sure to check out the trailer for Freak Flag Flying, a new podcast featuring David Crosby in conversation with Steve Silberman. Subscribe and share with your friends. Come see an interview and acoustic performance…

  • Episode 166: December 1995 Revisited

    This week we go back to the best of December 1995, because we all need to hear more of this month of Phish. This episode was originally released in December 2018. This is part two, and part one is here. Thanks again to our guests Drew and Chris.After Midnight—subscribe and listen, and leave us a…

  • Quick Hit: Charleston!

    Today we’re bringing you a Quick Hit with listener Jed, who gives us his take on all of the Charleston shows. Please give us a review on Apple Podcasts or follow us on Spotify. We’ll be back soon with another episode! 

  • Quick Hit: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

    Quick-ish hit? Matt and Jonathan swap stories about the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh shows from the Fall 2019 Tour. Go check out the Pittsburgh show on LivePhish. Listen to After Midnight: Phish At Big Cypress If you are not already and please tell your friends! 

  • Quick Hit: Providence and Nassau

    Quick Hits are back. We talk Providence and Nassau with Jake Beckman. And music! Check out all the shows at LivePhish.Other things:After Midnight—subscribe and listen, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Jam Just Happened—come hang with us on December 6! We’ll share the full audio from the first Jam Just Happened on The Drop…

  • Episode 165: November 2009

    We’re going back to November 2009. It’s been 10 years, and we’re getting psyched for Fall Tour! We tackle the Detroit show on 11.18 through the Portland show on 11.29. Of course, you can listen to all of these shows on LivePhish.After Midnight—subscribe and listen!Jam Just Happened—come hang with us on December 6!Ryley Walker, Chris…

  • Episode 164: Oysterhead

    This week we’re talking about Oysterhead, past, present and future.After Midnight! Please subscribe to the series on Apple Podcasts, follow on Spotify, or find it wherever you get podcasts.You can listen to the Oysterhead on Spotify, and you can check out tour dates for 2020 here.And here’s set 1 and set 2 of the 11.2.01…

  • Episode 163: Back Tracking – Lawn Boy

    This week we’re looking back at the classic Lawn Boy, another record that completely changed the course of Phish history. All of the tour dates for upcoming Phish and side projects can of course be found at Phish.com. And here is part one of Jesse Jarnow’s feature on Ghosts of the Forest from Relix. Check out all…

  • Episode 1…62: Dayton 11.30.95

    This week we’re highlighting the new LivePhish release of 11.30.95, which was the topic of Episode 1 of this podcast!If you want to learn more about the new Osiris podcasts coming this Fall, please check out this release for more information.Thanks to Mint Mobile for sponsoring the show. Get a new wireless plan for as…

  • Episode 161: Nick Sanborn

    This week, we talk with musician Nick Sanborn. You may know Nick from his band Sylvan Esso, or as the bassist for Megafaun, Nick has been a Phish fan since 1998 and tells us all about his current musical projects as well as his experience in the Phish world. Matt & Jonathan also recap the Vida…

  • Episode 160 — Dick’s 2019

    Hello friends. We’re back to talk about the most recent Dick’s run. We cover 8.30, 8.31 and 9.1. We hope you enjoy the conversation. Check out SiriusXM and get 3 months for $1—get tons of great stations, including Phish Radio! Thank you to Mint Mobile. Mint Mobile makes it easy to cut your wireless bill…

  • New Osiris Podcast–Previously Unreleased Interview with Trey

    We hope you enjoyed the Fall Tour preview. We’re bringing you a full episode of the new Osiris podcast, The Tapes Archive, with a never before heard interview with Trey from 1993. Please subscribe to The Tapes Archive on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Thanks for your support!

  • Fall Preview

    As we gear up for Dicks, we look ahead to Fall Tour with a mix of jams from each city. Here’s the tracklisting for the mix: 1993-02-04 Providence Performing Arts Center – Stash 2003-11-28 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Waves 1995-11-24 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh – Reba 2010-10-16 North Charleston Arena, North Charleston, SC – Crosseyed…

  • Episode 159: Fall Preview

    As we gear up for Dicks, we look ahead to Fall Tour with a mix of jams from each city. Here’s the tracklisting for the mix: 1993-02-04 Providence Performing Arts Center – Stash 2003-11-28 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Waves 1995-11-24 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh – Reba 2010-10-16 North Charleston Arena, North Charleston, SC – Crosseyed…

  • Back Tracking — Junta

    This week we bring you another installment of "Back Tracking," this time revisiting Junta. You can pick up the album on vinyl from Dry Goods, and stream it anytime at LivePhish or on the app. Junta contains many songs that we consider to be a key part of Phish’s DNA. We debate whether the live…

  • Episode 158: Back Tracking — Junta

    This week we bring you another installment of "Back Tracking," this time revisiting Junta. You can pick up the album on vinyl from Dry Goods, and stream it anytime at LivePhish or on the app. Junta contains many songs that we consider to be a key part of Phish’s DNA. We debate whether the live…

  • Episode 157: Summer 2019 Tour In Review

    What a summer! After a gauntlet of Quick Hits, we’re back with a proper HFPod episode this week. The entire team is present (even Brad!) to discuss our feelings on the Summer 2019 Tour. We’re joined by Tom Marshall, who offers his own insight into new songs and the band’s performance from a historical standpoint.…

  • Quick Hit: Alpine Valley 7/14

    It’s a Macro Hit today! Friends of the Pod Steven Hyden, Rob Mitchum, and Tom Wassell join us to help make sense of last night’s all-timer. Thanks to all of our participants and sponsors for this summer’s Quick Hits. We couldn’t have done it without you! If you have not already, please fill out our…

  • Quick Hit: Alpine Valley 7/13

    We’re so lucky to have not one, but TWO awesome listeners fill us in on the show at Alpine Valley last night. Ryan was on the lawn and Jason was in the pit. They had very difference experiences and offer two very different perspectives on the show. Fill our our listener survey! You can win…

  • Quick Hit: Alpine Valley 7/12

    On today’s Quick Hit, Josh tells us about his experience at Alpine Valley. He shares his impression of the venue and improvements they have made to the fan experience as well as his take on the music. Have you filled out our listener survey yet? Please do! We want to hear from you and you…

  • Quick Hit: Mohegan Sun 7/10

    Listener Mike fills us in on the second night at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut on today’s Quick Hit! Please help us out by filling out our listener survey—you can win an amazing poster. Click here to check out the poster and take the survey. Sign up today today get three months of SiriusXM for only…

  • Quick Hit: Mohegan Sun 7/9

    Our friend Drew joins us to recap this amazing show from last night at Mohegan Sun! It’s today! Head to Comix Roadhouse to see the Amigos/Phemale-Centrics live podcast recording, with beer, food and special guests. And please help us out by filling out our listener survey—you can win an amazing poster. Click here to check…

  • Quick Hit: Fenway 7/6

    That was a wet one! Listener Josh details his experience at Fenway night two.

  • Quick Hit: Fenway 7/5

    Chompers, Chads, and Space Invaders! Risher fills us in on night one of Phish at Fenway Park.

  • Quick Hit: SPAC 7/3

    Happy 4th of July! RJ and FotP Patrick discuss whether it was a good idea for RJ to have left SPAC after one night.

  • Quick Hit: SPAC 7/02

    Unleashed from the freezer! Jonathan and RJ talk about night one at SPAC.

  • Quick Hit: Camden 6/30

    RJ and Friend Of The Pod Craig talk about this epic closeout to the Camden 2019 run!

  • Quick Hit: Camden 6/29

    RJ and Jonathan wax poetic about night 2 in Camden.

  • Quick Hit: Camden 6/28

    RJ and Matt discuss night one in Camden!

  • Quick Hit: Bangor 6/26

    Let’s find out what happened in Bangor last night. Listener Matt will fill us in.

  • Quick Hit: Bangor 6/25

    Check out what listener Derek has to say about night 1 in Bangor!

  • Quick Hit: Merriweather 6/23

    Listener Matt fills us in on night two at Merriweather!

  • Quick Hit: Merriweather 6/22

    Let’s talk about Merriweather, baby! Matt and listener Seth dissect the first night in Columbia, MD.

  • Quick Hit: Charlotte 6/21

    We try to pick our faces up off the floor and talk about last night’s rager in Charlotte!

  • Quick Hit: Blossom 6/19

    Welcome back to the States! Jackson Richards joins us to talk about last night’s show in Ohio—you can listen to it on LivePhish Thanks to our sponsors—Passion House, Eardial and Nugs.net. Check them all out for discounts and special gear. And come hang with us at Tonewood Brewing on Saturday, June 29 from 1-3pm. More…

  • Quick Hit: Toronto 6/18

    Scottie King joins us to recap Toronto!

  • Quick Hit: Bonnaroo 6/16

    Let’s check back in with listener David for more on Phish’s trip to Bonnaroo 2019!

  • Quick Hit: Bonnaroo 6/14

    Bonnnnnaaaaaaaroooooooooooo! Join us as we catch up with listener David about the first night at Bonnaroo 2019.

  • Quick Hit: St. Louis 6/12

    What up! New Quick Hit with listener Mike about night 2 of St. Louis.

  • Quick Hit: St. Louis 6/11

    Quick Hits are back, friends. We talk with listener Kevin about night 1 of the tour.

  • Episode 156: Here Comes Summer Tour!

    It’s time for Summer Tour, friends! This week we jump into a Summer Tour preview and talk about a set that we really appreciate from a tour opener—6.7.12. We hope you enjoy. We’ll be back with some Quick Hits starting in just about two weeks!

  • Episode 155: Spring 1994

    We take a look at three incredible shows from 1994!

  • Between Me and My Halley’s

    We discuss the new Trey documentary “Between Me and My Mind” as well as the latest LivePhish archival release: 11/11/98 from Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Episode 154: Between Me and My Halley’s

    We discuss the new Trey documentary “Between Me and My Mind” as well as the latest LivePhish archival release: 11/11/98 from Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Episode 153: Ghosts of the Forest

    This week we’re back with an episode addressing the fantastic Ghosts of the Forest shows and tour.

  • Episode 152: Chainsaw City

    This week we have a unique episode. We brought our friend Harvey on, who hosts the podcast Bluest Tape, also on the Osiris network. His podcast focuses on Widespread Panic, but this week we’re turning him on to Phish…

  • Episode 151: Back Tracking — The White Tape

    Welcome back! This week we’re starting a new feature, called Back Tracking, looking back at each Phish album. These album review episodes will be mixed in with our regular episodes. We hope you enjoy it.

  • Episode 150: Hampton 2009…has it really been 10 years?

    This week, we’re celebrating our 150th episode in style, looking back on the run that started it all for this era of Phish, Hampton 2009.

  • Episode 149: Winter 2003 (Part 2)

    We’re back with the second part of our recap of Winter Tour 2003.

  • Episode 149: Winter 2003 (Part 1)

    It’s time for another deep dive into a tour, this time it’s Winter Tour 2003. This is a two-part episode, so we’ll be back with part two next week.

  • Episode 148: Providence 3/13/92

    This week we hop in the time machine and take a trip back to 1992 to talk about and listen to some of a show from Providence, 3/13/92. This tour featured a lot of debuts from “Rift” and some really great early jamming that would preview jams to come.

  • Episode 147: Thank You For Sharing

    Interesting conversation with a couple of fans.

  • Quick Hit: MSG 3 & 4

    Quick Hit from the last 2 nights of the MSG New Year’s run!

  • Quick Hit: MSG 1 & 2

    Quick Hit from the first two nights of MSG!

  • Episode 146: December 1995 (Part 2)

    Join us as we continue with the ranking of December 1995 shows. Which show will come out on top in the battle of some of the greatest shows Phish ever played?

  • Episode 145: December 1995 (Part 1)

    This week, we have 2 special guests to help us break down one of the most beloved months in Phish history. Drew and Chris share their personal experiences of being at many of these shows.

  • Episode 144: Wipe Out! Worcester 11.27.98

    We’ve spent a lot of time talking about 2018 recently, for good reason. But for this episode, we’re going back to the basics to revisit a show from the past—20 years ago this week, to be exact.

  • Episode 143: Fall Tour 2018 Recap

    We have come to outlive our brains, phans, and we are help to help recap Fall Tour 2018.

  • “Quick” Hit: Vegas Halloween 2018 Run Recap

    Well folks, the Halloween run and the 2018 Fall Tour are a wrap! We’re joined by our friend Brian to help recap the full Vegas run.

  • Phish Festival 8 Revisited

    A day before Halloween, we have a special episode, revisiting Halloween 2009 with guest Justin Bolognino, who played a key role in the album mystery and reveal.

  • Quick Hit: Allstate 3 (10.28.18)

    We’re dadrock af today as Rob Mitchum checks in with us about his experience Night 3 of Allstate Arena. Check out his recap of the show for Phish.net today! Join RJ, Tom Marshall, and Matt for Couch Report on Thursday for Vegas. Please give us a review on Apple Podcasts!

  • Quick Hit: Allstate 2 (10.27.18)

    We talk to listener Jason about his experience seeing night 2 of Allstate Arena with a three week old baby at home!

  • Quick Hit: Nashville 2

    We recap Nashville with guest Tim!

  • Quick Hit: Hampton 3

    Jonathan and RJ wrap up the Hampton run with a discussion of night 3.

  • Quick Hit: Hampton 2

    Well then. Phish played some concerts in Hampton. We talk about them.

  • Quick Hit: Albany 2

    We talk with Jesse Lauter about night 2 of Albany.

  • Quick Hit: October 16, 2018 (Albany 1)

    We talk with Scott Marks (@bizarchive) about the first night of the 2018 Fall Tour

  • Get ready for Fall Tour!

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

  • 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.

  • Episode 141: September 2000

    We discuss the shows played in September of 2000. It was a month filled with alternating heaviness and raging guitar jams.

  • Quick Hit: Dick’s Recap

    We wrap up Dick’s with our friend Dianna.

  • Quick Hit: Dick’s 1

    Dick’s!

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s — 2000

    We finish our journey with a stellar set of jams from 2000.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s — 1999

    Truckin’ on to Dick’s with a stop in 1999.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s – 1998

    Digging into summer 1998 with a jam from Barcelona.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s – 1997

    The gang checks out a jam from Europe 1997.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s – 1996

    The march to Dick’s continues on as we talk about a groovy McGrupp from Europe ’96.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s – 1995

    Let’s dive into 1 jam from 1995 as we continue the march to Dick’s.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s — 1994

    Bringing you one jam a day leading up to Dick’s 2018.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s — 1993

    Bringing you one jam a day leading up to Dick’s 2018.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s — 1992

    Bringing you one jam a day leading up to Dick’s 2018.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s — 1991

    Bringing you one jam a day leading up to Dick’s 2018.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s — 1990

    Bringing you one jam a day leading up to Dick’s 2018.

  • Quick Hits to Dick’s — 1989

    Bringing you one jam a day leading up to Dick’s 2018.

  • Just a Bit Outside

    Jonathan, RJ and Matt talk about the ultimate curveball

  • Quick Hit: Merriweather 2 & Curveball Preview

    A brief Quick Hit on a fantastic Merriweather show and a Curveball preview.

  • Quick Hit: Merriweather 1

    It’s just us today. RJ and Matt chat about night 1 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

  • Quick Hit: Raleigh

    Family of the pod Dan joins us to fill us in on the happenings at Walnut Creek last night.

  • Quick Hit: Camden 2

    We chat with Chris Weaver about Camden night 2.

  • Quick Hit: Camden 1

    Join us as Seth fills us in on the first night in lovely Camden, NJ. If you still want to go to Curveball but don’t have a ticket, check out the Work Exchange Team. You miss NO MUSIC while helping out with the festival. Speaking of Curveball, if you want to hang with the Osiris…

  • Quick Hit: Alpharetta 3

    We talk with listener David about the 3rd night of the great Alpharetta run.

  • Quick Hit: Alpharetta 2

    Checking in with listener Mark for a review of Alpharetta 2!

  • Quick Hit: Alpharetta 1

    Whoa baby! Let’s talk about that smoking hot show last night in Alpharetta.

  • Quick Hit: Austin

    We chat with Adam about his show in Austin!

  • Quick Hit: Forum 2

    RJ and Friend Of The Podcast Brian from Beyond The Pond chat about night 2 at the LA Forum

  • Quick Hit: Forum 1

    RJ chats with listener Mike about the first night of the LA Forum!

  • Quick Hit: BGCA 2

    Jonathan and RJ argue about Possum

  • Quick Hit: BGCA 1

    Quick Hit from the first night of BGCA

  • Quick Hit: Gorge 3

    Recapping Gorge Night 3!

  • Quick Hit: Gorge 2

    Discussing Gorge Night 2 with listener Geoff!

  • Quick Hit: Gorge 1

    It’s quick, but it hits! We talk with Justin from The Phunion about Gorge 2018 Night 1. TONIGHT! Join RJ, Matt, and Tom Marshall for a discussion about Gorge night 1 and the tour so far. We will be broadcasting live from RJ’s couch at 10:00 EDT on The Relix Channel. Join us, and tell…

  • Quick Hit: Tahoe 2

    Summer Tour 2018 rolls in on Tahoe! Brad grabs the mic to wax poetic about night 2.

  • Quick Hit: Tahoe 1

    Hey everyone, Quick Hits are back! We’re thrilled that Summer Tour is upon us, and that we get to kick this off in Tahoe. Jonathan talks with RJ about last night’s show. Enjoy.

  • Ep 140: Taylor Swope of Little Hippie

    Friends, Summer Tour is upon us! We’re excited to bring you this interview with Taylor Swope, who founded Little Hippie.com.

  • 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. If you have a minute, please give…

  • 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.

  • Episode 137: 100 Things

    We talk to the authors of the new book “100 Things Phish Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die”

  • 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.

  • Episode 135: Steven Hyden

    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 next Monday, May 8, but you can pre-order it now. We highly recommend this book.

  • 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).

  • 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.…

  • Episode 132: Rediscovering Phish

    Talking with Tom Wassell about rediscovering Phish and listening to set 2 of 11.26.97

  • Episode 131: Phish in Japan ’99 & ’00

    Revisiting Phish’s runs in Japan in 1999 & 2000!

  • Episode 130: Trey Solo Acoustic Tour Recap

    Recapping the recent Trey solo acoustic tour

  • 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,…

  • Episode 128: Revisiting 1999 Pt. 2

    Revisiting the great, wild year of 1999 (part 2)

  • Episode 126: New Year’s Run 2017 Recap

    We review the 2017 NYE run. Includes our Live event from American Beauty on 12/27 with music from Polyvamp

  • Episode 125: Interview w/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…

  • Episode 124: 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! Going to MSG on 12/29? Come to…

  • 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. Here is the full list of jams we discussed with Wally: 8/13/93 – Bathtub Gin 5/7/94 – Tweezer 11/2/94 – Tweezer 12/29/94 – David Bowie…

  • 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…

  • 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 Phish and music knowledge to this episode—and part 2 of our discussion will be on Beyond the Pond. So be sure and subscribe today, if…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • Episode 119: Trey’s Guitar Rig w/Ryan Chiachiere

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

  • 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…

  • Episode 117: Katy Tur

    This week, we’re back with a very special interview with Katy Tur. As most of you know, she’s known for her Phish banter on air, and probably better known as the host of MSNBC Live, which airs every weekday afternoon at 2pm ET. She also occasionally fills in on MTP Daily and other NBC news programs. We had…

  • Episode 116: Dick’s Recap

    This is a hybrid episode, as we talk about night 3 of Dick’s, while also recapping the whole run.  Brad and RJ do an intro discussion, and then play interviews about the run with Zac as well as Luke. We include some music as well (tracks below), with some fresh audience recordings. We hope you enjoy.  We now have…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Dick’s, 9-2-17

    For today’s Quick Hit we are glad to be joined by Brian Brinkman, the co-founder and co-host of the Beyond the Pond podcast. You all should listen to it if you haven’t yet. Brian shares his thoughts on night 2 of Dick’s, and we play a little music of course.Enjoy, and see you again tomorrow! If you haven’t yet,…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Dick’s, 9.1.17

    For today’s Quick Hit we are joined by Mike Lowe, who gives us his thoughts on the first night of Dick’s. We share some of the No Men from last night as well. Enjoy, and see you again tomorrow! If you haven’t yet, review us on iTunes!  Intro/Outro Music: Sublime, Doin’ Time Photo courtesy of Stephport Photography

  • Episode 115: Phish 8.10.96, Alpine Valley

    This week, we’re diverging from Baker’s Dozen listening and analysis to look back at a summer show from 1996. We play the first set of 8.10.96, which was Phish’s first show at the storied Alpine Valley, as well as a couple tracks from set 2. The details of the set are below. During this episode, we mentioned…

  • Episode 114: Baker’s Dozen Recap

    We’re back with a new episode, this week we recap the Baker’s Dozen run with a few different segments. We start with the interview we did with Tom Marshall at our live podcast event on Saturday, July 29 at American Beauty NYC. We’re looking forward to doing more of these live events!   We also talked…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 8-6-17

    For the Quick Hit for night 13 (glazed!), we’re joined by our own Jonathan. We also do a quick conversation with Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters, who shares his take on the last night. THANK YOU Phish and thank you to all of our supporters, especially those of you who came to the live…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 8-5-17

    For night 11 (Boston Creme night), we’re joined by Jimi. We also include a mix of some reviews from our own Matt, who hosted a couch touring party last night. Last chance to send your reviews, tonight, email them to helpingfriendlypodcast at gmail dot com.  Here’s the setlist from last night and the JamBase coverage.  Photo by Steve Olker…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 8-4-17

    We keep it in the family this time for our Quick Hit from night 11 of the Baker’s Dozen! Our own Jonathan fills us in on what went down in The Garden on Lemon night. We have two listener submissions for short reviews today as well. You have two more chances to send in your…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 8-2-17

    We’re back with a Quick Hit from night 10 of the Baker’s Dozen! We’re joined by Mike this time. We include one Quick Hit fan contribution as well. Hope to get more for the weekend shows! Make it count out there, fans. Three more shows! Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin’ Time

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 8-1-17

    We’re back with a Quick Hit from the Tuesday, August 1 show (night 9) of the Baker’s Dozen. RJ and Jonathan break the show down and we play a bit of the Steep as well. Keep your fan reviews coming! We include one on this Quick Hit, from someone who was couch touring last night.…

  • Episode 165

    Today’s Quick Hit is a little longer than usual, because we recap all 3 weeknd shows. Apologies for the delay, but hey we were seeing Phish shows, so we thought you’d understand. The 4 of us (Jonathan, Brad, RJ, Matt) break down the weekend shows and we play some music too. Of course.  This has…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-26-17

    For today’s Baker’s Dozen recap (show 5, “powdered”), we’re joined by our old friend Scott, who has been on the podcast before. We of course play some tunes and break down the show. We also feature a review from Scott from last night. Keep those coming, they’re great! Here’s the setlist from last night. If…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-25-17

    Well, night 4 was certainly jam-filled. This was a show for the ages. We’re joined by Chris and Shawn to break this down. Chris played an integral role in the “Wilson” NFL Films piece, and Shawn has created the “Bakers Beat” for this run. We appreciate their contributions! We play some of the Lawn Boy…

  • Quick Hit Bonus: “Behind the Donuts” w/Felicia

    We’re really excited to chat with Felicia today about her experience so far at MSG and, of course, donuts. She tells us about how the partnership between Federal Donuts and Phish came together, and how they actually pulled this thing off. Congrats to Federal Donuts for such an amazing contribution to this run. So much…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-23-16

    To break down MSG night 3 (red velvet night), we have returning guest Wade to help us break it down. He wants to share a little of the Waves as well.  We also feature two submissions we got last night. Keep them coming! Record your (<1 minute) own reviews and send email them to us…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-22-17

    Strawberry night! We discuss night 2 of the Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden with Becca and Andrew. Spoiler alert: They had fun. Elliot checks in again for a night 2 review of the donuts and the preshow atmosphere. Remember to send in your Baker’s Dozen mini reviews by taking a voice memo on…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-21-17

    The Baker’s Dozen has begun! We discuss night 1 with Myke and Dianna, two frequent guests! We talk about the show, and DONUTS, and play some music from last night.  If you haven’t yet, check out Myke’s new podcast All In With Aqueous! We also feature a recording that was emailed to us last night…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Petersen Events Center, 7-19-17

    We’re back with a Quick Hit from Pittsburgh, we’re joined by Risher, a long-timer listener and first time guest! He shares his thoughts on the show we play some of the Prince Caspian.  Here’s the Phish.net setlist and LivePhish.com link. We have some new details on our live podcast recording Saturday, 7/29 in NYC. RSVP…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Dayton, 7-18-17

    The Quick Hit from last night is with our good friend Patrick. We chat about the show and play some of the Down With Disease from last night. The picture we use is also his.  Here’s the Phish.net setlist and LivePhish.com link. We have some new details on our live podcast recording Saturday, 7/29 in…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Northerly Island, 7-16-17

    Today’s Quick Hit is with Josh Korin, we’re glad to have him back! We play some of the blissy, amazing Carini from Chicago night 3. Here’s the Phish.net setlist and LivePhish.com link.  If you haven’t yet, RSVP for our live podcast recording Saturday, 7/29 in NYC. It’s shaping up to be an awesome afternoon, with…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Northerly Island, 7-15-17

    Today’s Quick Hit is with Mike, we appreciate him joining us! If you like what you hear, check out HF Pod Plus! Here’s the full setlist, via Phish.net, and you can download the show from LivePhish.com.  And here is the invite for the live event we’re doing in NYC on Saturday, 7/29. See you there.…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Northerly Island, 7-14-17

    Hey! Happy Summer Tour! We’re back with Quick Hits, and it’s great to be back. Matt and RJ break down the tour opener from Chicago. Enjoy! If you like what you hear, check out HF Pod Plus! Here’s the full setlist, via Phish.net, and you can download the show from LivePhish.com.  And here is the…

  • HF Pod Live at Baker’s Dozen 7/29

    Two quick things for you: First, starting this Saturday, July 14, we’ll be back with Quick Hits for each of the Summer Tour shows. Look out for those! Also, because Brad, Jonathan, Matt and RJ will all be together at the Baker’s Dozen, we’ll be recording a LIVE podcast on Saturday, July 29. It will…

  • Episode 113: Revisiting our first summer Phish shows

    This week we’re thinking about Summer Tour, and we’re revisiting our first summer Phish shows. We feature music and discussion about each of our first summer Phish experiences, and we really hope you enjoy it. Music we play is below. We also have another installment of “Our intent is all for your delight,” where we…

  • Episode 112: How Has Phish Impacted Your Life?

    We’ve been talking a lot about the survey we put out there to all of you, about how Phish has impacted your life. This is the first look at those results, including an interview with Julie about her journey, and a longer conversation and some music with Zac, who has been on the show before…

  • Episode 111: Guest Pick — Phish 5.14.92, Port Chester, NY

    This week we’re joined by 2 old school fans, Lee and Jamie, who share their Phish journeys and memories with us. They have been seeing shows since 1990, and we discuss and play a show they were at from the Capitol Theater, 5.14.92. We hope you enjoy this discussion and the music! The setlist is…

  • Episode 110: Tweezer So Cold Pt 2!

    This week we’re back with part 2 of our detailed look into Tweezer! For part 2, we’ll be going into 2.0 and 3.0 Tweezers. Lots of discussion and many many clips. Below are the clips we chose. We received a ton of great feedback on part 1, so we’re excited to get this one out…

  • Episode 109: Tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton

    This week we take a moment to say farewell to a man who has touched and influenced so many in our scene, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Ret. He has often been referred to as a “godfather of the jam scene,” and he was respected and loved by so many.  He was a leader of the jamband…

  • Episode 108: Phish 4.21.92, Eureka, CA

    This week it’s just RJ, with a short intro and a set of music from 1992. The music details are below.  In this episode, I mention the project we’re embarking upon, getting input in a survey from all of you on how Phish has impacted your life. We’ll create at least one episode with the…

  • Episode 107: Phish 7.8.99, Virginia Beach, VA

    This week, it’s just Brad and RJ, breaking down 7.8.99. It was fun to go back and listen to this show and reorient ourselves to the millennial sound. Jonathan was at the show, but wasn’t able to join the recording, so we do a dramatic reading of his comments. If you haven’t yet, please check…

  • Episode 106: Phish 4.8.94, State College, PA

    This week we’ll be listening to and discussing 4.8.94, from State College, PA. It’s just us this week, and we enjoyed reflecting on this show. We discuss and play both sets, and hope you enjoy!  Here’s our first episode, from 11.30.95, which we mention on this episode. And if you haven’t yet, check out Brokedown…

  • Episode 105: Joel Cummins Interview

    We’re really excited to be releasing this interview with Joel Cummins of Umphreys McGee! Brad caught up with Joel while the tour was coming through Phoenix. Fun conversation about Umphrey’s and Phish, with some music as well (tracks and timing below). Also, pretty cool that you can hear members of the band practicing in the…

  • Episode 104: Phish St. Louis 93 w/Scott Bernstein

    This week we discuss the Phish St. Louis ’93 release with guest Scott Bernstein. We’re happy to have Scott back, and we had a fun conversation about this release of two very different shows from the same year.  The shows that are being released are April 14 and  August 16. Two great shows. We of…

  • HF Pod Plus launch!

    We’re trying something new this week, offering a twice a month bonus podcast through HF Pod Plus, which is powered by the Patreon platform. The content will be focused on “this month in Phish history.” So please check it out here, and if you can support us, please do. We appreciate everything you as listeners…

  • Episode 103: Tweezer So Cold

    For many (most?) fans, there’s no greater gift at a Phish show than a Tweezer. Phish experiences are formed and strengthened based on single performances of this song. Shows can be saved by its appearance, soaring out of the speakers with Superman cape and all. Our friend and collaborator Matt is the brains behind this…

  • Episode 102: HF Pod Plays Dead

    Hello friends! This week we’re doing something different: we’re playing Dead. Jonathan took the lead on this experiment, and we hope you’ll like it. If you do, we may do it more in the future. Let us know what you think.  The Grateful Dead has of course been a huge influence on all of us,…

  • Episode 101: Chris Pandolfi interview

    This week we’re excited to be talking with Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters. They just released an excellent album, Laws of Gravity, and they’re on tour!  Here are the dates, but over the next week they’ll be in the Bay Area, Southern California, Vegas, and Colorado. In the next couple of months they’ll be…

  • Episode 100: We made it.

    Thanks for tuning in this week! We made it to episode 100, so we decided to take this time to reflect back on the first 99 episodes and talk about some notable conversations, the lessons we’ve learned, and how much this podcast means to all 3 of us.  We also want to reiterate how thankful…

  • Episode 99: Daniel Pinchbeck Interview

    This week’s guest is Daniel Pinchbeck, the author of How Soon Is Now?, which comes out on February 20. It’s a fascinating and timely book that talks about how we can collectively get out of the ecological and environmental disasters we’ve gotten ourselves into. You can read more about Daniel here.  This is a bit…

  • Episode 98: Holly Bowling

    This episode we are joined by Holly Bowling. Holly is a classically trained pianist who came to phans’ attention when she transcribed and adapted the Tahoe Tweezer for the piano. Since, Holly has released two solo albums of reimagned phish and grateful dead songs for the piano that can be found on her website here…

  • Episode 97: Mexico 2017 recap

    Today our friend and returning guest Arthur helps us recap the recent 3-night run at the Barcelo Maya Resort in Mexico. Of course, we have some clips of music throughout. Hope you enjoy.   Please subscribe and review us on iTunes and follow us on Twitter. Also like us on Facebook. And check out CashorTrade for face value tickets to shows…

  • Episode 96: MSG Recap

    This week we’re joined by Craig and Jen, who help us recap the recent MSG New Year’s Run. We kick off the episode with a quick catch up with Tom Marshall, who tells us about what’s coming up on Under the Scales. If you haven’t checked out his podcast, you should absolutely get on it.  We have included some…

  • Episode 95: 2016 Holiday Special

    This week it’s just Brad, RJ and Jonathan, talking about 2016 Phish, holiday music, favorite albums of the year, and a lot more. We also want to take this moment to say thank you to all of you for listening and supporting us all year. We’re very excited about this podcast in 2017—lots of great…

  • Episode 94: December 1997

    This week, Brad and RJ got together to talk about the greatness that is Phish in December, specifically, December 1997. Nineteen years ago, they were driving through snow to see shows and the payoff was big. They’ll talk about the highlights from this special month and then play a set for your listening pleasure. Music…

  • Episode 93: Interview w/Jefferson Waful

    This week, we’re excited to chat with Jefferson Waful, Lighting Designer for Umphrey’s McGee and Producer for CID Entertainment (and a long time Phish fan).  This was a really fun conversation, chatting with Jefferson about his career, lighting, the jam band scene, and of course his Phish journey. We also talked about and included some music…

  • Episode 92: Phish.Net Conversation

    We had the privilege of interviewing Marco Walsh, Board President of The Mockingbird Foundation and a prominent member of the Phish.Net community who’s given countless hours of his time over the years.   This interview gave us the chance to talk in depth about the history of the site and the Foundation, while hearing about the incredible work that…

  • Episode 91: Fall Tour Recap

    This week, we’re joined by Rob Mitchum, who helps us recap Phish Fall Tour 2016. There’s a lot to discuss, and as usual, Rob brings great perspective and analysis. There’s a lot to discuss!  We of course include some tracks as well, which are below. The music starts around 1 hour, 17 minutes. Hope you enjoy. …

  • Remembering Sharon Jones

    We’re all sad to hear news of the passing of Sharon Jones. Jonathan took some time last night to say a few words and put them together with some tunes. Seems like the thing to do is keep on dancing. Love ya, Sharon. Music: (Intro) Phish – I Just Wanna See His Face* (2009-10-31) Sharon…

  • An Issue We Can’t Overlook

    Today we bring you a different kind of conversation. Over the past several weeks, there has been a lot of conversation online about harassment and abuse of women at Phish shows and in the community more broadly. We invited three ladies on to talk about this, Felicia, Shelly and Jen. This episode was informed by the work of Brian Colligan,…

  • Episode 90: Interview w/Tom Marshall

    Today we’re excited to share our interview with Tom Marshall! We appreciate him coming on to share his experiences, perspectives and stories. He also shares some big news about a project he’s been working on, which you’ll hear more about in the coming days. Check it out.  Here’s Tom’s Soundcloud, which has some great tracks. We…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MGM Grand Arena, Halloween 2016

    Halloween delivered! I’m joined by Jonathan, who talks to us about this epic show, which of course included a cover album—David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust. We included a couple clips from this three-set show, as there’s plenty to go back and revisit.  Fall Tour is now behind us, but we have lots of listening and catching up to do.…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ MGM Grand Arena, 10-28, 10-29 and 10-30-16

    For today’s Quick Hit we discuss the first 3 nights of Vegas with Jonathan and Brad. We included a clip from each of the 3 nights. It’s been a great run, and we’ll be back to review the Halloween show tomorrow! Who knows what tonight will bring. You can download the Quick Hit here. Let us know how you like…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie, 10-25-16

    For today’s Quick Hit we discuss night 2 of Grand Prairie with Matt. We included a clip from the Waking Up Dead. A lot of fans are sad today, because Phish didn’t do what they want them to. God never listens.  Let us know how you like these short reviews, and let us know what we can do…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie, 10-24-16

    Today’s Quick Hit features Seth joining us to discuss last night’s show in Grand Prairie, Texas. We included a clip from the I’ve Always Wanted It This Way, which includes some interesting jamming that features a fairly new sound!  Let us know how you like these short reviews, and let us know what we can do differently…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 10-21/22-2016

    For today’s Quick Hit, RJ is joining us from Georgia after two nights at the Verizon Wireless Amp. in Alpharetta. This was a great pair of shows with terrific second sets including several notable jams and songs. We’ve included a couple of clips at the end for your listening pleasure. We hope you enjoy and…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Ascend Amphitheater, 10-19-16

    For today’s Quick Hit from Nashville night 2, we’re joined by Justin Bruce. He talks about meeting Trey, hometown shows, and of course, Tweezer. We included a clip from that one.  Shout out to Drew for asking for a Tweezer. This is the 2nd Nashville run in a row where he has delivered (2nd jam in Mike’s Song last…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Ascend Amphitheater, 10-18-16

    Hey everyone! We’re back with a Quick Hit from Nashville night 1. We were joined by Kate, who saw her first Phish show, ever, last night. Wow!   What a night, with a sit-in with Bob Weir, some incredible songs/moments. Our friend Scott, a Dead Head first and foremost, tweeted this about last night. Food for thought. Hope…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ North Charleston 10-15-16 and Jacksonville 10-16-16

    Hey everyone! Today we’re doing a Quick Hit on both Charleston night 2 and Jacksonville. Hope you enjoy, we’ve included a couple clips from the shows as well.  Intro/Outro Music: Yo La Tengo, Autumn Sweater

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ North Charleston Coliseum, 10-14-16

    Fall Tour is back, and with the new tour comes a new round of Quick Hits! Today we’re joined by our childhood friend Brian, who fills us in on the show last night in Charleston. We included a clip from the Cities.   Here’s the full setlist, via Phish.net, and you can download the show from LivePhish.com.…

  • Episode 89: Big Boat Review

    Phish released an album! We review the album, Big Boat, with Josh and David. We appreciate them joining us to talk about the latest Phish release. Here’s Jonathan’s review of Big Boat. And here are the recent interviews with Trey and Page for the WSJ, posted by previous HF Pod guest Al Paul. Check those out.  Lastly, we’re leaving our poll open—asking people…

  • Episode 88: Phish 6.30.99

    This week, it’s just us, and we are sharing the tour opener from Summer 1999. This show is from Sandstone Amphitheater (details below), and there are a lot of gems in here. We’re trying something a little different—instead of discussing the show in detail after we play the music, we have a shorter discussion up…

  • Episode 87: Lockn’ + Dick’s Recaps!

    Hello! Happy September! Today’s episode recaps both the Lockn’ shows and the Dick’s run. Jonathan recaps Lockn’, and for Dick’s we’re joined by Myke of Lawn Memo fame, and we always appreciate having him on. We also are joined by Becky, who is making her HF Pod debut. Lots to discuss, and of course we mix some music…

  • Episode 86: Phish 8.28.93 Set 1

    This week it’s just us, and we’re bringing you the first set of Phish from the Greek Theater, from August 28, 1993. This is a classic show from an amazing year for the band, and we really felt like this first set represented where the band was at that time. The setlist is below. Please, review…

  • Episode 85: Summer Tour Recap w/Scott Bernstein!

    We’re excited to have Scott Bernstein join us to recap Summer Tour 2016 thus far. As part of that, we discuss and play 7.20.16 from BGCA in San Francisco. Lots to discuss, and we appreciate Scott coming on to join us again. As you probably know, Scott heads up JamBase, the place for music news and reviews. You…

  • HF Pod Summer Mix!

    Today we’re releasing a mix of Summer tracks and jams, compiled by our very own @RowJ. If you want to see the track listing, you can do so here, but we’d strongly suggest just listening through and looking at the tracks after.   This is entirely made up of audience recordings, and we want to extend a…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ Chula Vista, 7-23-16

    For the tour closer from Chula Vista, we’re back with Brad! We included a clip from the Tube from last night — it kicked ass!   Here’s the full setlist, via Phish.net, and you can download the show from LivePhish.com. Also, if you haven’t yet, check out the Phish Companion! The Mockingbird Foundation does great work, and this is a…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ The Forum, 7-22-16

    For the Quick Hit from The Forum, we have our very own Brad! We included a clip from the Waves.  Here’s the full setlist, via Phish.net, and you can download the show from LivePhish.com. Also, if you haven’t yet, check out the Phish Companion! The Mockingbird Foundation does great work, and this is a good way to support them. Intro/Outro…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ BGCA, 7-20-16

    For the Quick Hit from BGCA night 3, we have Chris Pandolfi joining us. He’s the banjo player for The Infamous Stringdusters, and a huge Phish fan. He shares his experience from the BGCA shows. We included a clip from last night’s Fee.  Here’s the full setlist, via Phish.net, and you can download the show from LivePhish.com. Check out the Phish…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ BGCA, 7-19-16

    Today we’re recapping last night’s show from San Francisco with Felicia. This Quick Hit features a clip from A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing.  Here’s the full setlist, via Phish.net, and you can download the show from LivePhish.com.  Check out the Phish Companion! The Mockingbird Foundation does great work, and this is a good way to support them. Intro/Outro Music: Jane’s…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ BGCA, 7-18-16

    Today’s Quick Hit is recapping last night’s show in San Francisco, with our guest Matt. We’ve included a clip from the great Sneakin’ Sally.  Here’s the full setlist, via Phish.net, and you can download the show from LivePhish.com. Check out the Phish Companion! The Mockingbird Foundation does great work, and this is a good way to support them. Intro/Outro Music:…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ The Gorge, 7-16-16

    Today’s Quick Hit is recapping last night’s show at The Gorge, with our guest Jon. We share some of the Weekapaug and some of the Hood. Here’s the full setlist, via Phish.net, and you can download the show from LivePhish.com. Check out the Phish Companion! The Mockingbird Foundation does great work, and this is a good way to support them.…

  • Quick Hit: Phish @ The Gorge, 7-15-16

    Phish is back on the West Coast, and today we have Brad & Jonathan recapping the first night of The Gorge. We have a clip of the No Men In No Man’s Land > Stash. Here’s the full setlist, via Phish.net, and you can download the show from LivePhish.com. Check out the Phish Companion! The Mockingbird Foundation does great work,…