Season 2 Episode 10: The Grateful Dead Are Alive!
Perhaps the greatest cult band in rock history is the Grateful Dead, a band that somehow keeps on trucking along more than 20 years after the death of Jerry Garcia. Coming up on Friday, June 2, an incredible four-hour documentary on the Dead, "Long Strange Trip," will premiere on Amazon Prime. To discuss this film and the Dead's enduring legacy, I invited critic, author, and Dead scholar Jesse Jarnow on the podcast. We proceeded to geek out on all aspects of the band, from Robert Hunter's indelible lyrics to Brent Mydland's soft-rock pre-Dead hit single. We had so much fun that we spoke for about as long as the "Dark Star" from 12/6/73.