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

We can’t stay much longer, Melinda. This week, our hosts FiG and Knob are heading to the Cumberland County Civic Center, for the Grateful Dead’s May 13th, 1979 show. Discussions abound about Brent’s early years, Peach at the Beach, and what makes a good El Paso.
SugareeMama Tried > Mexicali BluesJack-a-RoeIt’s All Over NowCandymanEl PasoRow JimmyJack Straw
Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the MountainEstimated Prophet > He’s Gone > Truckin’ > Drums >Space > Wharf Rat >Around and Around 
U.S. Blues
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Cough-ka-esque - 8/15/87

Thursday Jul 11, 2024

Thursday Jul 11, 2024

Going on down to Town Park, gonna have ourselves a time. This week, our hosts Game, FiG, and Knob are headed to Telluride, Colorado for the Grateful Dead’s August 15th, 1987 show at Town Park. Discussions abound about midi fiddle, Bob Dylan lyrics, and a bite-sized Scarlet > Fire.
Feel Like A Stranger > 
Franklin's Tower
New Minglewood Blues
Me and My Uncle > 
Big River
Tennessee Jed
Desolation Row
Scarlet Begonias > 
Fire On The Mountain > 
Looks Like Rain
Eyes Of The World > 
Drums > Space > 
I Need A Miracle > 
Bertha >
Morning Dew > 
One More Saturday Night
It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Thursday Jul 04, 2024

We’re wearing flowers in our hair. This week, our hosts FiG, Game and Knob are heading to San Francisco for the Grateful Dead’s December 12th, 1972 show at the Winterland Ballroom. Discussions abound about Janis Joplin, the history of Turlock, California, and the gang wins big on the slot machines. 
Beat It On Down the Line
Brown-Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues
Bird Song
Jack StrawCumberland BluesBox of RainEl PasoDon't Ease Me InMe and Bobby McGeeTennessee JedAround and Around 
Playin' In The BandHe's Gone >Truckin' > The Other OneSugar MagnoliaSing Me Back HomeGoin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad > One More Saturday Night
Johnny B. Goode

The Keg - 10/26/85

Thursday Jun 27, 2024

Thursday Jun 27, 2024

We’re ready to catch some rays! This week our host FiG heads to Tampa, Florida for the Grateful Dead’s October 26th, 1985 show at the Sun Dome. Discussions abound about the continuing Sphere run, Mickey talking about perineums in GQ, and whether King Brent keeps The Belt. 
Gimme Some Lovin' >Greatest Story Ever ToldDupree's Diamond BluesC.C. RiderStagger LeeMe & My Uncle >Big RiverBig Railroad Blues >Looks Like Rain >Don't Ease Me In
China Cat Sunflower >I Know You RiderMan Smart (Woman Smarter) >He's Gone >Don't Need Love >Drums >Space >Comes A Time >Throwing Stones >Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >One More Saturday Night
In The Midnight Hour

Thursday Jun 20, 2024

It’s all Greek to us! This week, our hosts Game, FiG and Knob are joined by friend of the show Gowanus Red, who provides his experience about seeing D&C at the Sphere. Our hosts then head out to California to see the Grateful Dead’s August 17th, 1989 show at the Greek Theatre at University of California in Berkley. Discussions abound about what crowds cheer for, Walkin’ Blues, and when you should first introduce your child to the Wook Flu. 
Hell in a Bucket >SugareeWalkin' BluesJack-a-RoeQueen Jane ApproximatelyCandymanMusic Never StoppedDon't Ease Me In
Touch of Grey >Man Smart/Woman SmarterShip of FoolsEstimated Prophet >Eyes of the World >Drums >Space >The Wheel >Gimme Some Lovin' >Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad >Good Lovin'
Quinn the Eskimo

Friday Jun 14, 2024

You can keep the Spectrum, we're heading to the Civic Center! This week, our hosts Game, FiG, and Knob are heading to Philadelphia, PA. While they're there, they're listening to The Grateful Dead's April 20th, 1984 show at the Philadelphia Civic Center. This show was released as Dave's Picks 35. Discussions abound about My Brother Esau, Jerry's vocals, and the next band to play at the Sphere...
Feel Like A StrangerCold Rain & SnowBeat It On Down The LineCumberland BluesLittle Red RoosterBrown Eyed WomenMy Brother EsauIt Must Have Been The RosesLet It Grow
Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Samson & Delilah > Drums > I Need A Miracle > Morning Dew > Around & Around > Johnny B. Goode
Keep Your Day Job 

Friday Jun 07, 2024

This week, our host Knob goes solo and visits Las Vegas. No, not for the Sphere, but for the Grateful Dead's March 29th, 1969 show at the Ice Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Monologues abound about keeping up with the Sphere, Jerry/Pigpen interplay, and how Mickey Hart was ahead of his time.
Morning DewGood Morning Little School GirlDoin' That RagDark Star > Saint Stephen > The Eleven > Turn On Your Love Light 

Thursday May 30, 2024

You stay classy, San Diego! This week, our hosts Game, FiG, and Knob are traveling out west to listen to the Grateful Dead's December 28th, 1978 show at Golden Hall in San Diego, California. Discussions abound over The Closing of Winterland, Keith v. Brent, and the passing of Bill Walton.
SugareeFiniculi FiniculaBeat It On Down The LineDire WolfLooks Like RainStagger LeeMe & My Uncle > Big RiverCandymanNew Minglewood BluesTennessee JedLazy Lightning > Supplication
Shakedown StreetFrom The Heart Of MeEstimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Drums > Truckin' > Wharf Rat > Sugar Magnolia
Johnny B. Goode

Thursday May 23, 2024

These little town blues are melting away, as our hosts Game, FiG, and Knob are heading to New York, New York. This week, we're listening to the Grateful Dead’s December 7th, 1971 show at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden. Discussions abound about JRAD at the Stony Pony Summer Stage, Run Rudolph Run, and how harmonies were split by 70s Dead.

Thursday May 16, 2024

Get your throwing batteries ready, we're going to Philly. This week, our hosts FiG and Knob are joined by a special guest- Knob's Dad. Knob's Dad relives his memories as we revisit the Grateful Dead's March 23rd, 1986 show at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA. Discussions abound about Willie and the Hand Jive, what song will open Dead and Co's Sphere Run, and driving home from the Spectrum.
Gimme Some Lovin' > DealWillie and the Hand JiveCandymanCassidyWest L.A. FadeawayMama Tried > Big River > Might As WellShakedown Street > Samson & DelilahHe's Gone > Spoonful > Drums > The Other One > Comes A Time > Good Lovin'
Keep Your Day Job


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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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