Still Chasing

Two Phish fans look back on a lifetime of adventure, experience and gratitude, fueled by countless moments to chase. Features never before heard interviews—all episodes available now

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  • Prologue—Love & Understanding in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas. Summer 2019. Our host Mike Finoia is stationed in the steamy Las Vegas heat doing a stand up residency at the Comedy Cellar. Deep in a mental block on how to start this project, a convention of obsessed fans is dropped at his feet (actually the RIO check in desk) and a light…

  • Chapter 1: Obsession—Hook, Line, and Sinker

    Hosts Mike Finoia & Mike Shields set their sights back in time, reminiscing on their introduction to Phish. The guys look back on their infantile stages of fandom; getting acclimated to the world of improvisational music, their first exposure to the infamous “Lot”, the mind-blowing moment of their first show, and the lengths they’d go…

  • Chapter 2: Expedition—We Gotta Get On The Road

    Here’s where the rubber hits the road. The guys discuss setting out on tour, physically following their favorite band with their buddies that signed on for a lifetime of weirdness. We take a tour through the pop up phenomenon of Shakedown Street and how the parking lot went from intimidating to industrious. From sitting in traffic…

  • Chapter 3: Community—We’re All In This Together

    Just as important as the music, the members of the Phish community make each experience unique and special. The Mikes explore many arms of this culture; from supporting sober fans to charitable foundations to safety initiatives to registering new voters. This eclectic group of music nuts have a brain in their head and heart in…

  • Chapter 4: Showtime! Festivals, Dozens, and Gags. Oh My!

    It’s showtime folks! Each Phish show is different and unique, and obsessed fans are detail driven die hards. Our hosts break down a standard Phish show for the newcomers, as well as dive deep into their regular “irregular” events. From their summer mega-festivals to their New Year’s Eve spectaculars, Halloween costumes and residences at Madison Square Garden,…

  • Chapter 5 — Meeting The Chief: The Ken Kesey Experience

    This chapter shares the story that was the initial catalyst for this entire project. In 1997 Mike Finoia went to a Phish show that forever changed his life; one that led to a friendship with legendary American novelist, essayist, and countercultural figure, Ken Kesey. This episode features never before heard footage of one of the last…

  • Chapter 6 — Technology: Living In This Tube

    Sometimes, there are benefits to not going to Phish concerts…as long as you have a comfy couch and solid wifi! Our hosts look at the way technology has changed the way fans interact, attend, and communicate. Pivotal members of the online community have provided news outlets, message boards, videos, photos, music archives, and games to feed…

  • Chapter 7 — Inspiration: Move Me Brightly

    Mike and Mike both live a life following their dreams. Finoia is a stand-up comedian and TV producer. Shields is an author, publisher and editor. The band Phish has not only provided amazing concerts and fun times, but has also set the framework for a lifetime of self-acceptance, forgiveness, and risk taking. The guys take an honest…

  • Epilogue — This Has All Been Wonderful…

    Our hosts summarize their journey with closing thoughts about the importance of finding a scene, identifying with a community, and feeling comfortable in your own weirdness. Life can get tough, but when you’ve got an outlet that recharges and rejuvenates the spirit, those hard days don’t seem so daunting.Still Chasing is produced by Osiris Media.…

  • Trailer

    Some addicts chase the dragon. Others chase the danger. These two addicts chase moments…provided by the band Phish. That may have been a dramatic opening, but I bet it got your attention. Stand-up Comedian Mike Finoia (Impractical Jokers / Amigos Podcast) & Author Mike Shields (Across the Margin) have been feverishly following the Vermont quartet for over half of their lives, and their desire has yet to diminish. Now, approaching 40 years…