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Helping Friendly Podcast

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The Helping Friendly Podcast (HFPod) explores the music and fan experience of Phish, through interviews and deep dives on shows and tours. Since 2013, we’ve aimed to bring the fan voice into discussions about Phish, and with the help of our guests, we’re still discovering new angles of appreciation for the band. And when the band is on tour, we provide a review of every show the following day with a fan who was there. As one of our listeners said, “this show has impeccable analysis, stats, commentary and music.” Join us!

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The Helping Friendly Podcast (HFPod) explores the music and fan experience of Phish, through interviews and deep dives on shows and tours. Since 2013, we’ve aimed to bring the fan voice into discussions about Phish, and with the help of our guests, we’re still discovering new angles of appreciation for the band. And when the band is on tour, we provide a review of every show the following day with a fan who was there. As one of our listeners said, “this show has impeccable analysis, stats, commentary and music.” Join us!

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302 Ratings
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Phantastic

By jlivemus - Jun 22 2019
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Great way to stay up to date on tour and great insights

HFP rocks!

By Bocaphreak - Jun 03 2019
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Awesome & informative insight into this crazy band we Love Only for Hardcore Phans

iTunes Ratings

302 Ratings
Average Ratings
282
12
4
1
3

Phantastic

By jlivemus - Jun 22 2019
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Great way to stay up to date on tour and great insights

HFP rocks!

By Bocaphreak - Jun 03 2019
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Awesome & informative insight into this crazy band we Love Only for Hardcore Phans
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Helping Friendly Podcast

Updated 9 days ago

Rank #71 in Music category

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The Helping Friendly Podcast (HFPod) explores the music and fan experience of Phish, through interviews and deep dives on shows and tours. Since 2013, we’ve aimed to bring the fan voice into discussions about Phish, and with the help of our guests, we’re still discovering new angles of appreciation for the band. And when the band is on tour, we provide a review of every show the following day with a fan who was there. As one of our listeners said, “this show has impeccable analysis, stats, commentary and music.” Join us!

Rank #1: Episode 157: Summer 2019 Tour In Review

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What a summer! After a gauntlet of Quick Hits, we're back with a proper HFPod episode this week. The entire team is present (even Brad!) to discuss our feelings on the Summer 2019 Tour. We're joined by Tom Marshall, who offers his own insight into new songs and the band's performance from a historical standpoint.

Please take our listener survey if you have not already. You can win a super groovy poster!

We're thankful to SiriusXM who has sponsored us all summer. If you haven't already, sign up for a $1 streaming account to listen to Phish Radio for three months. No car required!

Jul 31 2019
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #2: HF Pod Ep 21: Guest Pick - Phish 11.16.91 Washington, DC

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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. This week we have another guest pick, this time from our friend Scott. We had a great conversation, and we discussed and played Phish 11.16.91, from Washington, DC. The show's setlist is below, and visit http://hfpod.blogspot.com/ for our Listener Notes and for more information.  One quick appeal: Please review us on iTunes!  -- Phish 11.16.91, The Bayou, Washington, DC Set 1: The Landlady, Uncle Pen, Wilson > Runaway Jim, It's Ice > Sparkle > Fluffhead, Foam, Stash, Ya Mar, Cavern Set 2: Tube > My Sweet One > Bathtub Gin, Brother, You Enjoy Myself, Horn > Chalk Dust Torture, Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, Llama E: Glide, Rocky Top

Dec 04 2013
3 hours 43 mins
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Rank #3: Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-25-17

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Well, night 4 was certainly jam-filled. This was a show for the ages. We're joined by Chris and Shawn to break this down. Chris played an integral role in the "Wilson" NFL Films piece, and Shawn has created the "Bakers Beat" for this run. We appreciate their contributions! We play some of the Lawn Boy and some of the Crosseyed & Painless. Wow. We also feature two submissions we got last night from Seth and George. Keep them coming! Record your (<1 minute) own reviews and send email them to us (helping friendly podcast at gmail dot com).   Here's the Phish.net setlist and LivePhish.com link. THREE DAYS until our live podcast recording Saturday, 7/29 in NYC. RSVP today!  And please support HF Pod Plus! Photo from Steve Olker Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Jul 26 2017
31 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 114: Baker's Dozen Recap

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We're back with a new episode, this week we recap the Baker's Dozen run with a few different segments. We start with the interview we did with Tom Marshall at our live podcast event on Saturday, July 29 at American Beauty NYC. We're looking forward to doing more of these live events!   We also talked with 3 fans who did all 13 shows—Dianna, Joseph and Zach—who share some of their perspectives on the run.  We also play some music, of course. Hope you enjoy.   Thanks everyone who sent their own takes on the Baker's Dozen throughout the run. It was great to hear from so many fans.  If you can, review us on iTunes, and support HF Pod Plus!   Intro/Outro Music: Sublime, Doin' Time Photo by Steven Olker

Aug 16 2017
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 117: Katy Tur

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This week, we're back with a very special interview with Katy Tur. As most of you know, she's known for her Phish banter on air, and probably better known as the host of MSNBC Live, which airs every weekday afternoon at 2pm ET. She also occasionally fills in on MTP Daily and other NBC news programs. We had a great conversation with Katy, that ranged from her favorite Phish tunes to a history of a fandom, and to her book, which comes out today, September 12, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History. Order it now! If you can, please support HF Pod Plus, where we do a couple extra podcasts every month. And if you haven't yet, review us on iTunes. It helps other people find the podcast. And if you can, support the Mockingbird Foundation. Great cause and a way to bring more music to more people.

Sep 12 2017
57 mins
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Rank #6: Ep. 59 Pt. 1 - Summer 1995 Tweezers: 6.14.95

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This week it's Brad and Jonathan, with special guest and friend Kevin. This week we'll be talking about 2 of the greatest improvisational vehicles in Phish history: this episode features the 6.14.95 Tweezer, and next week will feature the 6.22.95 Tweezer.  Both epic, meandering, maddening, soupy, wild, funky, rocking, these Tweezers helped to define the improvisation of the band at a time of transition and exploration. If you haven't heard either of these, you'll be surprised, moved and probably scared.   As always, please review us on iTunes and send comments and feedback to helpingfriendlypodcast at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter. And check out CashorTrade.org for face value tickets to shows across the country. If you are on Stitcher, give us a review!  Intro music: Tweezer!, 6.14.95

Jun 18 2015
2 hours 11 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 134: Lost Phish Tapes — Found!

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This week our guest is Jeff Goldberg, a professional audio technician, archivist, and engineer who recently remastered two Phish shows that were previously unreleased and unavailable to the community (4/8/90 and 4/8/92).

The tapes came from Page. Listen to hear all about it. Here is the Phish.net post that links to the full shows and the story of how these shows came to light. We talk to him a lot about this and about his Phish journey and play some Phish (set below).

We're doing a ticket giveaway contest around the SweetWater 420 Fest in Atlanta. Please enter to win tickets to Bonnaroo and LOCKN' or a Rift LP signed by Tom Marshall. Thanks for participating!

HF Pod is part of the Osiris network. Osiris is a growing community of music and culture podcasts, connecting music fans with conversation, commentary and music. Osiris works in partnership with Relix, check them out for music news and information.

If you have a minute, give us a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps other people discover the podcast. Thank you for listening!

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Phish, 4.8.92, El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM

Set 2: The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > David Bowie > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > My Sweet One > Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Chalk Dust Torture, Cold as Ice > Terrapin > Cold as Ice, Cavern

E: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top

Apr 18 2018
2 hours 34 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 133: Island Tour 20 Years Later

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Well, here we are, 20 years later. Still upside down, from the Island Tour. We had to celebrate this awesome run, so we talk about a notable jam from each night. We had some laughs, discussed the legacy of the run and how it looks from 20 years out, and then we played some Phish. We hope you enjoy. After all, our intent is all for your delight.

Here's one of the videos Matt mentioned from the Island Tour. Really good stuff. This is the "Twist," but search for others!

As mentioned in the episode, HF Pod is part of the Osiris podcasting family. Osiris is a growing community of music and culture podcasts, connecting music fans with conversation, commentary and music. Osiris works in partnership with Relix, check them out for music news and information.

If you have a minute, give us a review on iTunes. It helps other people discover the podcast. Thank you for listening, and until next time, keep on rockin'!

Apr 04 2018
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #9: Just a Bit Outside

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Well friends, this sucks. We are sad and devastated. As we discuss in this episode, we as fans have it pretty good compared with the vendors affected at Watkins Glen, and the people of the city. Anyway, we end this on a positive note with some AMAZING jamming that we think will lift your spirits. Have a great weekend. See you soon.

Aug 17 2018
53 mins
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Rank #10: Ep. 59 Pt. 1 - Summer 1995 Tweezers - 6.22.95

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This week it's Brad and Jonathan, with special guest and friend Kevin. This week we'll be talking about 2 of the greatest improvisational vehicles in Phish history: this episode features the 6.22.95 Tweezer.  Both this and last week's Tweezer (6.14.95) feature epic, meandering, maddening, soupy, wild, funky, rocking songs. These Tweezers helped to define the improvisation of the band at a time of transition and exploration. If you haven't heard either of these, you'll be surprised, moved and probably scared.   As always, please review us on iTunes and send comments and feedback to helpingfriendlypodcast at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter. And check out CashorTrade.org for face value tickets to shows across the country. If you are on Stitcher, give us a review!  Intro music: Tweezer!, 6.14.95

Jun 22 2015
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 38: Phish Tour Conversations

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This week we we're mixing things up, because were in the middle of Summer Tour. We have some quick conversations with some of our friends, who share their first-hand experiences from the road. And then we play one set from Summer Tour so far. Chapter markers and setlist below. Chapter 1    0:00           Intro w/Brad & RJ Chapter 2    4:24           Chat w/Pete Mason of PhanArt Chapter 3    17:48         Chat w/Josh (Mansfield) Chapter 4    30:48         Chat w/Brian (SPAC) Chapter 5    39:43         Chat w/Felicia (Mann) Chapter 6    49:24         Chat w/Craig (Mann) Chapter 7    1:03:44      Chat w/Stu (Randall's) Chapter 8    1:15:46      Chat w/George (Randall's) Chapter 9    1:23:56      Set 2 Phish 7.8.14 -- Phish, 7.8.14, The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA Set 2: 46 Days > Fuego > The Line, Backwards Down the Number Line > Tweezer -> Ghost > 2001 > Harry Hood > Tweezer Reprise E: Possum

Jul 15 2014
3 hours 2 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 122: Turning points in Phish history w/Wally Holland (part 1)

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This week we are joined by a return guest, Wally Holland, who helps us run through what we're calling "turning points" in Phish history. This is a two-part episode, because obviously, there are lots of turning points in the history of the band. The idea for this episode started with a Twitter conversation, sparked by yet again another listen to the Baker's Dozen Lawn Boy. We talk about many turning points—let us know what you think, we're eager to hear what you would have included. And join us next week for part 2, as we pick up from 1997 through the present.  Got 2 minutes? Review us on iTunes.  And if you love the podcast and want to hear more, check out HF Pod Plus.  Lastly, if you want an HF Pod t-shirt, we have men's and women's here. -- 8/13/93 Bathtub Gin 5/7/94 Tweezer > Sparks > Makisupa > DDL Jam > Sweet Emotion Jam > Walk Away 11/2/94 Tweezer 12/29/94 Bowie 6/14/95 Tweezer 11/2/96 Crosseyed 8/17/97 2001 > Art Jam > Hood

Nov 15 2017
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 137: 100 Things

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This week we interview authors, Phans, and all around good guys - Andy P Smith and Jason Gershuny. They have written a wonderful book called 100 Things Phish Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. You can order it now!

If you have a minute, please give us a review on Apple Podcasts. We hope to see you this summer and thanks as always for listening!

Need an HF Pod t-shirt? Men's and women's available.

As you know, we're part of the Osiris podcast network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Relix Magazine is a media partner of Osiris.

May 30 2018
44 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 147: Thank You For Sharing

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This week, we're bringing you something a little different. Two longtime listeners, Jason and Mike, join us to talk about an important topic—their experiences with addiction and recovery, and their experiences in the Phish community. We also play some music.

You may have read the GQ article that came out yesterday, which featured Trey and a bunch of other musicians talking about how to thrive creatively without drinking or doing drugs. Also mentioned in this episode are The Phellowship and Trey's drug court speech from 2011.

And here's the link to the Phish.Net article about the new Amy's Farm video. Support Mockingbird if you can!

Thanks for listening, and please give us a review on Apple Podcasts if you haven't yet! See you next time.

Jan 16 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 103: Tweezer So Cold

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For many (most?) fans, there’s no greater gift at a Phish show than a Tweezer. Phish experiences are formed and strengthened based on single performances of this song. Shows can be saved by its appearance, soaring out of the speakers with Superman cape and all. Our friend and collaborator Matt is the brains behind this episode, and we're grateful to him for taking this on and putting this awesome resource together. Here's a link to the Tweezer So Cold data dashboard that Matt created (it's also embedded below). Also for this episode, we're collaborating with Phish.net again. Their hard work laid the foundation for all of the stuff Matt has done, and they agreed to host a blog post we put together about this episode. This episode is a mixture of us talking about Tweezer and playing LOTS of awesome Tweezer clips. Because this was such a great discussion, we only made it from the Tweezer debut in 1990 through 2000. Part 2 to tackle 2.0 and 3.0 will be coming soon.  We're eager to hear your thoughts and feedback. Please subscribe and review us on iTunes and follow us on Twitter. Also like us on Facebook. And check out CashorTrade for face value tickets to shows across the country. If you are on Stitcher, give us a review. Intro/Outro Music: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Cold Roses

Mar 09 2017
2 hours 24 mins
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Rank #16: Quick Hit: Alpine Valley 7/14

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It's a Macro Hit today! Friends of the Pod Steven Hyden, Rob Mitchum, and Tom Wassell join us to help make sense of last night's all-timer.

Thanks to all of our participants and sponsors for this summer's Quick Hits. We couldn't have done it without you!

If you have not already, please fill out our listener survey.

Keep the jams going all summer long by signing up for a $1 streaming account with SiriusXM. No car required!

Jul 15 2019
49 mins
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Rank #17: Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-22-17

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Strawberry night! We discuss night 2 of the Baker's Dozen run at Madison Square Garden with Becca and Andrew. Spoiler alert: They had fun. Elliot checks in again for a night 2 review of the donuts and the preshow atmosphere. Remember to send in your Baker's Dozen mini reviews by taking a voice memo on your phone and sending it to us at helpingfriendlypodcast at gmail dot com. Bonus points if you interview your neighbors at the show! Head over to Phish.net to check out the setlist and read about the amazing miracle grants the Mockingbird Foundation is giving out during the Baker's Dozen run. Also be sure to download the show at LivePhish.com where you can also get access to webcasts of the remaining nights of the MSG run. If you haven't already RSVP'd for our live podcast recording Saturday, 7/29 in NYC. what are you waiting for? We are looking forward to seeing you in person! And please support HF Pod Plus!Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Jul 23 2017
27 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 96: MSG Recap

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This week we're joined by Craig and Jen, who help us recap the recent MSG New Year's Run. We kick off the episode with a quick catch up with Tom Marshall, who tells us about what's coming up on Under the Scales. If you haven't checked out his podcast, you should absolutely get on it.  We have included some tracks from the MSG run, of course, which are detailed below. There was a lot to discuss, hope you enjoy! A few links from our discussion: Here's the site that chronicles the evolution of Trey's guitar rig. Also, here is a video from David Gallo Design, who designed and executed the NYE gag. And in the almost impossible case that you haven't seen the "MSG Hood Guy," here it is.  Please subscribe and review us on iTunes and follow us on Twitter. Also like us on Facebook. And check out CashorTrade for face value tickets to shows across the country. If you are on Stitcher, give us a review.  -- Halfway to the Moon, 12.28.16 Martian Monster 12.28.16  Secret Smile, 12.29.16 Tweezer > Sparks, 12.30.16 Light > Party Time, 12.30.16 Twist, 12.31.16 Petrichor > Auld Lang Syne > Suzy Greenberg, 12.31.16 Tide Turns, 12.31.16 Intro/Outro Music: David Bowie, I Can't Give Everything Away Photo by Andrea Nusinov

Jan 05 2017
2 hours 57 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 119: Trey's Guitar Rig w/Ryan Chiachiere

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This week, we're excited to talk with Ryan Chiachiere, who is known for his awesome work on Trey's Guitar Rig. We talk with Ryan about, well, guitar stuff, complete with a deep dive on Trey's equipment and setup, and complimented by lots of snippets. We also talk about how those effects and sounds have changed over time, and tap into Ryan's deep Phish and music knowledge. If you can, please support HF Pod Plus, where we do a couple extra podcasts every month. And if you haven't yet, review us on iTunes. It helps other people find the podcast. And if you can, support the Mockingbird Foundation. Great cause and a way to bring more music to more people. Oh also, we still have t-shirts. Contact us for links to buy a shirt!

Oct 04 2017
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 127: Revisiting 1999 Pt. 1

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Hello, friends! This week we bring you part 1 of our recap of Phish in 1999, with our friend Wade. We start with the Trey tour in the early Spring, and in part 1 we go through the Summer Tour. Lots of music and discussion. Hope you enjoy.

If you want to support HF Pod, you can do so by checking out HF Pod Plus. Lastly, please take a moment to review us on iTunes. Thanks for your support!

Jan 20 2018
1 hour 36 mins
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