Help on the Way

A weekly podcast deadicated to all things grateful. The Help on the Way Podcast is a spin-off of the long running reddit series. Each week our hosts, TheGame, FiG, and Knob listen to Grateful Dead show and discuss it. These shows are chosen at random, and span from the most primal of primal dead to the MIDI-filled 90s. Paradise waits...

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2 days ago

There's gold up in them hills! Auburn Hills! This week our hosts Game, FiG, and Knob are heading to the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan for the Grateful Dead's July 31st, 1994 show. Discussions abound about our thoughts on Playin’ in the Sand, what would happen if we interviewed Bob Weir, and how Game was peer pressured into liking Lazy River Road.
Touch Of Gray > Greatest Story Ever ToldRow JimmySpoonfulLazy River RoadMe & My Uncle > Big RiverLoose LucyMidnight Hour
Samson & DelilahWay to Go HomeNew Speedway Boogie > Truckin' > He's Gone > Drums >Space > Spanish Jam > The Last Time > Black Peter > Good Lovin'
The Weight 

Thursday Jan 19, 2023

We're heading to California to solve a mystery. We don't solve it, but we still have fun. This week, our hosts Game and Knob are listening to the Grateful Dead's show on July 30th, 1970, which was a short acoustic set played before New Riders of the Purple Sage. Discussions abound about the first night of Playin' in the Sand, what Pigpen did during acoustic sets, and a lost redditor who now lives in Knob's brain.
To Lay Me DownDire WolfCandymanRosalie McFallA Voice from On HighSwing Low, Sweet Chariot

Thursday Jan 12, 2023

Are you ready to do some truckin’? This week, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob take a break from these winter blues, and head down to Montego Bay, Jamaica. It's November 25th, (well, 26th) 1982, and The Grateful Dead are playing at the Jamaica World Music Festival. Discussions abound about Bob Bralove and Tom Constanten, early morning concerts, and the show's MVP (which they all agree on...)
SugareeNew Minglewood BluesLoserMan Smart (Woman Smarter)Althea >Let It Grow
Samson And DelilahScarlet Begonias >Fire On The Mountain >Drums >Space >Throwing Stones >Not Fade Away >Black Peter >Good Lovin'

Thursday Jan 05, 2023

Happy New Year! For real this time! To celebrate, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading to California. It's December 30th, 1982, and The Grateful Dead are playing at the Oakland Auditorium. And they might get some help from Etta James and the Tower of Power. Discussions abound about petitions to bring back songs, The Beatles song "Boys," and New Year's shows old and new..
Alabama Getaway ->The Promised LandLoser ->Little Red RoosterBig Railroad BluesFeel Like A StrangerDupree's Diamond BluesThe Music Never Stopped ->Don't Ease Me In
Touch Of Grey ->Throwing Stones ->Franklin's TowerLost Sailor ->Saint Of Circumstance ->He's Gone ->Drums ->Space ->Truckin' ->Stella Blue ->Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->Johnny B. Goode
Hard To HandleTell Mama 

Quit Your Day Job - 4/4/86

Thursday Dec 29, 2022

Thursday Dec 29, 2022

Happy New Year. Almost. Ish. This week, our hosts Game, FiG, and Knob are heading to Hartford, Connecticut for the Grateful Dead's April 4th, 1986 show. Discussions abound about all our favorite 2022 Dead News, Jerry in the 80s, and Knob’s Dad’s very strict rule about Candyman.
Jack StrawDire WolfC C RiderCandymanIt's All Over NowCrazy Fingers >Greatest Story Ever ToldKeep Your Day Job
Touch Of Grey >Looks Like Rain >He's Gone >Smokestack Lightnin' >Drums >Space >The Wheel >Stella Blue >Throwing Stones >Turn On Your Lovelight
Box Of Rain 

Thursday Dec 22, 2022

We're going to Hollywood! Florida! This week, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading down south for the Grateful Dead's December 28th, 1969 show at the Hollywood Pop Festival - the Last Rock Festival of the 60s. Discussions abound about Dave's Picks 46, the purpose of Pigpen raps, and the debut of Knob Talk, a new segment of incredibly interesting facts.
Black PeterMe and My UncleChina Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider > High TimeCumberland BluesGood Lovin'Cold Rain and SnowHard to HandleMason's ChildrenTurn on Your Love Light

Thursday Dec 15, 2022

It's time to benefit the REX Foundation! This week, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob head out to California for the Grateful Dead's November 7th, 1987 show at the Henry J. Kaiser Center. Discussions abound about Throwing Stones, Bob Dylan, and a nice beefy conversation about The Grateful Dead brand, and what products they might want to add.
Hey Pocky WayJack StrawRow JimmyWhen I Paint My MasterpieceDupree's Diamond BluesBox Of RainCassidy >Might As Well
Uncle John's Band >Playing In The Band >Terrapin Station >Drums >Space >I Need A Miracle >Black Peter >Throwing Stones >Not Fade Away
Not Fade Away ->Knockin' On Heaven's DoorOne More Saturday Night

Thursday Dec 08, 2022

It's 66 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses. This week, our hosts FiG and Knob are heading to DeKalb for the Grateful Dead's October 29th, 1977 show. This show was released as Dave's Picks 33, and we get into why Dave picked it, as well as discussions about the Rhythm Devils, an 11 fake-out jam, and Bobby's appearance on CBS Sunday Morning.
Might As WellJack StrawDire WolfLooks Like RainLoserEl PasoRamble On RoseMinglewood BluesIt Must Have Been The RosesLet It Grow
Bertha > Good Lovin'Friend Of The DevilEstimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Saint Stephen > Drums >Not Fade Away > Black Peter > Sugar Magnolia
E: One More Saturday Night 

Thursday Dec 01, 2022

Go on home, you're mama's calling you to listen to the Help on the Way Podcast. This week, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading to Santa Barbara for the Grateful Dead's January 17th, 1969 show. Discussions abound about our first Death Don't Have No Mercy, Playboy After Dark, and Knob gives a helpful lecture on what makes The Eleven work.
Turn On Your Love LightDark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Death Don't Have No MercyCryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Cosmic Charlie 

Thursday Nov 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving to our American listeners. This week on Help on the Way, we focus on what we're Grateful for- The Dead. Our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are heading down to the Richmond Coliseum for the Grateful Dead's October 8th, 1983 show. Discussions abound about Ticketmaster, a surprisingly ripping Day Job, and the Billy, JRAD, and Taboose shows our three hosts saw.
Feel Like A StrangerFriend Of The DevilNew Minglewood BluesBrown Eyed WomenCassidyWest L.A. FadeawayHell In A Bucket > Deal Day Job > Playin' In The Band > Crazy Fingers > Drums > Space > Truckin' > Spoonful > Wharf Rat > Good Lovin'
E: U.S. Blues 


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Help on the Way is a podcast about The Grateful Dead. Every week, our randomizer picks a different show to listen to our. Our three hosts, Game, Fig, and Knob, then listen, discuss what works, what doesn't, and anything else cool about the show. And then you get to enjoy a set of that show! It's like a foreword for a book. It's a really good time. 

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