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Dead and Gone

Despite the Grateful Dead’s ethos of peace and love and communal music, there is a darkness that surrounds the band. Across five decades, a string of unexplained accidents, murders and disappearances have befallen some of the band’s most dedicated fans; affectionately known as "DeadHeads." Some were last seen on their way to Grateful Dead concerts, others simply vanished or were tragically murdered while attending shows. Hosted by Payne Lindsey (Up and Vanished) and Jake Brennan (Disgraceland), DEAD AND GONE Season 2 dives deep into the DeadHead subculture, investigating four of these tragic unresolved cases while simultaneously navigating the career of this iconic band. A long, strange, deadly trip into the world of The Grateful Dead.

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Despite the Grateful Dead’s ethos of peace and love and communal music, there is a darkness that surrounds the band. Across five decades, a string of unexplained accidents, murders and disappearances have befallen some of the band’s most dedicated fans; affectionately known as "DeadHeads." Some were last seen on their way to Grateful Dead concerts, others simply vanished or were tragically murdered while attending shows. Hosted by Payne Lindsey (Up and Vanished) and Jake Brennan (Disgraceland), DEAD AND GONE Season 2 dives deep into the DeadHead subculture, investigating four of these tragic unresolved cases while simultaneously navigating the career of this iconic band. A long, strange, deadly trip into the world of The Grateful Dead.

Introducing Dead and Gone

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Dead and Gone. An investigative podcast series hosted by Payne Lindsey and Jake Brennan.

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Oct 08 2020

1min

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Secret Memory | 1

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Why have so many fans of the Grateful Dead gone missing or been murdered? Is there a connection to one of the most iconic rock bands of all time? And also, just who the hell were the Grateful Dead?

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Oct 15 2020

36mins

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A Guy Named Bo | 2

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Two fans of the Grateful Dead wind up violently beaten, shot at close range and murdered. Did the wrong man go to prison?

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Oct 15 2020

37mins

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The Human Condition | 3

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Is a confrontation between two Deadheads related to Mary and Greg’s murders?

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Oct 22 2020

42mins

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Out Come The Wolves | 4

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Over three decades after the Berkeley Marina Murders Robert guides Payne towards other deadheads in an attempt to chase down uncovered information and untangle the cobwebs of a close-knit community.

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Oct 29 2020

39mins

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The Dead On | 5

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Payne implements an unconventional tactic to secure an interview

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Nov 05 2020

39mins

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Weston | 6

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Payne interviews Weston

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Nov 12 2020

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Bad Actors | 7

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Payne follows up after Weston's interview and finds a new witness

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Nov 19 2020

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Synchronicity | 8

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Payne searches for a little Grateful Dead magic

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Nov 25 2020

44mins

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Long Black Veil | 9

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Payne finds Bo

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Dec 03 2020

35mins

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Karmic Void | 10

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Payne challenges Weston in the season 1 finale

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Dec 09 2020

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Introducing Dead and Gone Season 2

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The long, strange, deadly trip continues.

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Mar 23 2022

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Murder of Adam Katz | 1

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Return of the Dead.


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Apr 06 2022

38mins

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Yellow Jackets | 2

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A false sense of security. Payne and the team dive further into the circumstances surrounding Adam Katz' murder and security behavior at the show by talking with witnesses. Did they see what happened on October 14, 1989? 

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Apr 13 2022

37mins

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Cover Up | 3

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After contradicting autopsy reports, a lawsuit, and final thoughts on Adam Katz we begin to explore a new case of a missing deadhead. 

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Apr 20 2022

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Disappearance of Jennifer Wilmer | 4

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In 1993, Jennifer Wilmer up and vanished from her place in Northern California leaving behind a single note to her roommates. Billy Jensen has never stopped investigating her case and continues to keep it from going cold.

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Apr 26 2022

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Nicknames | 5

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A boyfriend, a stalker, roommates, aliases, pot farms, suicides, and hitchhiking. What happened to Jennifer?

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May 04 2022

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Disappearance of Bridget Pendell-Williamson | 6

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In 1995, Bridget Pendell-Williamson travelled around the US before ending up in San Francisco staying at residential hotels. She last spoke to her family in December of 1996, and was booked by police in 1997. This is the last known record of her before she went missing.

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May 11 2022

38mins

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Capp Street | 7

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Bridget lived at a residential hotel in the mission district, is it possible that a serial killer who preyed on prostitutes was involved?

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May 18 2022

35mins

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Gate Crashers Suck | 8

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The Grateful Dead were on their tour of doom, an unsolved grateful doe case solved by DNA, and another serial killer

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May 25 2022

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