Beyond The Pond
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Welcome to Beyond The Pond! We’re two massive Phish fans who are using the music of Phish to introduce you to new and interesting music we think you’ll love! Because we love the Phish. We are Phish fans. But sometimes you gotta break out of your comfort zone and go beyond the pond. A proud member of the Osiris Podcast Network.

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    Episode 055: The Storage Jam w/ Rob Mitchum

    In Episode 055 we sit down with Rob Mitchum (@phishcrit) to discuss one of the transformative jams of the 3.0 era: "The Storage Jam" from Super Ball IX. A jam the brought back the sense of danger to Phish, while opening the doors to further exploration which the band has used as inspiration over the past 8 years. To explore this further, we instilled Rob as a guide into the world of Chicago's Psychedelic Underground Jam Scene.

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    Episode 054: 25 Years Later w/ Conrad Doucette

    In Episode 054 we're joined by musician, fellow-podcaster, and Phish/Dead/National fan, Conrad Doucette (@conrad)for a wide-ranging conversation. Covering Conrad's experience seeing Phish for the first time in 25 years on December 29, 2018, his contributions to the Day of The Dead compilation, playing with The National, and much more.

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    Episode 053: MSG Ghosts of the Dead

    In Episode 053 we discuss two standout jams from Phish's 2018 New Year's Eve Run at Madison Square Garden in New York City: "Tweezer" from December 29 and "Seven Below" from December 30. Two of the strongest jams from the four-night stand, and also two jams that very clearly touch on themes from one of the band's biggest influences: The Grateful Dead.

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    Episode 052: Holiday Run Special II

    In Episode 052 we take a step back, drink some mulled wine, light a nightly candle, and soak in the vibes of the season. We focus on 12/28's through the years, highlighting the 2003 run in particular, and discuss the "Frankie Says" & "Suzy Greenberg" from that year's 12/28 show. We also discuss the major themes one can expect from the first night of a holiday run, as well as the standout jams we've seen from them over the yeas. 

    In addition, we discuss our slow-burn albums of 2018, our favorite Phish shows of the year, and share a playlist of boozy, late-nite, NYC Dive-bar Christmas jams that are sure to hug you like a glass of gluvine this holiday season.

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    Episode 051: Top Albums of 2018

    In Episode 051 we look back on 2018 and discuss our favorite albums of the year. In addition, we discuss our year musically in five sentences, the record everyone told us to listen to but we just couldn't get into, share our listeners top albums of the year, and count down our favorite 20 records of 2018.

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    Episode 050: Our Favorite Phish Shows (Pt II)

    In Episode 050 (Pt II) we once again take a break from exploring the various bands and artists connected to Phish's music, and instead reflect on the Phish shows we've seen that have had the biggest impact on us. These are the shows that hit us the hardest in the moment, and that we've returned to most regularly since. This week, we count down our Top 5 Favorite Phish Shows Ever.

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    Episode 050: Our Favorite Phish Shows (Pt I)

    In Episode 050 we take a break from exploring the various bands and artists connected to Phish's music, and instead reflect on the Phish shows we've seen that have had the biggest impact on us. These are the shows that hit us the hardest in the moment, and that we've returned to most regularly since. This week, our 10–6 shows, followed next week, by our Top 5 Favorite Phish shows Ever.

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    Episode 049: Murat Antelope

    In Episode 049 we visit June 1994   - somehow our first 1994 jam   - to discuss the underrated, forward-thinking Run Like An Antelope from June 24, 1994 at The Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, IN. A classic 1994 jam, this is equal parts experimental, indulgent, confident and arrogant.

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    Episode 048: i rokk w/ Ben Greenfield & Phish's 2018 Vegas Storm

    In Episode 048 we are joined by friend of the pod, Ben Greenfield (@GuyForgetOPT) to discuss Phish's 2018 Halloween Album  -  Kasvot Vaxt: "i rokk " - and then we break down the rest of the band's phenomenal Las Vegas Run.

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    Episode 047: From Nashville & Chicago w/ Love

    In Episode 047 we focus on the second week of Phish's Fall 2018 Tour, highlighting two excellent jams - 10/24 Mike's & 10/26 Mercury - within the band's two night run in Nashville & three-night run at the former Rosemont Horizon, now Allstate Arena, just outside of Chicago.

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