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No Simple Road
<p>A music podcast that started by talking about our experiences in the Grateful Dead world now has grown into something else! Weekly episodes highlight musicians, artists, writers, and fellow members of the psychedelic, jam band, festival and wider musical communities. Music lovers and psychonauts expanding our horizons and living the long strange trip.</p>
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Episode 124 - Wrapping The String Cheese With J...
116 min
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Episode 123 - Seeing The Forest Through The Tre...
143 min
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Episode 122 - Reading The Book With Jason Gershuny
114 min
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Episode 121 - Heading North at midnight With Gr...
72 min
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Episode 120 - Pickin' The Grass With Town Mountain
119 min
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Episode 119 - A Circle Around The Sun: In Memor...
This week we sit down as a Family in tribute to Neal, and share our memories and thoughts on the passing of our Brother. So much joy, incredible music, and sweet vibrations came from this singularly talented and soulful individual. His passing rocked our...
91 min
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Episode 118 - Reaching The Next Level With The ...
The Chilldren Of Indigo return to No Simple Road this week! When we talked last they gifted us with the outro music you hear every week on the show. This time we talk about where they've gone since we talked last, what it's like to manage their own recor...
116 min
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Episode 117 - We Have Melted: Summer Meltdown P...
We are back this weekend with part 2 of our trip to the coolest festival Washington State has ever known... Summer Meltdown! This week is filled with goodness like interviews with High Step Society (45;45:00) and Spafford (01:21:00), a live podcast from ...
256 min
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Episode 116 - Playin' In The Band With Rob Barr...
We caught up with Rob Barraco from Darkstar Orchestra while we were at Northwest String Summit. He was so gracious with his time and sat with us for almost an hour so we figured this one needed to stand alone. Rob has played with so of our favorites like...
75 min
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Episode 115 -We Have Melted: Summer Meltdown Pa...
We're back from a much needed break with Part 1 of our recap of Summer Meltdown! This marathon episode is packed with goodness! Jump in the car with us as we head to Darrington Music & Bluegrass Park for the most amazing festival Washington has ever know...
220 min
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Episode 114 - Traveling The Cosmos With Paracosmic
Ash Slater from the California Interstellar Cosmic Funk outfit known as  Paracosmic is our guest this week! Paracosmic is a collaborative project of musicians from various parts of California and The United States. The band’s sound can be described as a ...
125 min
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Episode 113 - On The Road With Goose
Our guest this week is the one and only Goose! Goose is an indie-groove band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. Rick Mitarotonda is the guitarist-singer-songwriter whose folky, hummable melodies are supported by Peter Anspach on guitar/keys, and a deep-p...
123 min
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Episode 112 - Taking In The View From Northwest...
We continue our journey to Northwest String Summit today with interviews with Banshee Tree, Good Morning Bedlam, Trout Steak Revival, The Deep Fried Pickle Project, and a chat with Andy Hall from the Infamous String Dusters. Interspersed in the episode i...
224 min
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Episode 111 - Pt.1 -Taking In The View From Nor...
We have something really cool for all of you thins week… part 1 of our journey to Northwest String Summit!!! We are the ‘Official Podcast of Northwest String Summit’ and we went there with a mission… to bring those of you who went to the festival back th...
183 min
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Episode 110 - Creating Circles With Peter Shapiro
We're extremely honored this week to have the one and only Peter Shapiro as our guest. Peter talks with us about his first Grateful Dead experience and how it shaped the rest of his life, owning his first venue and what it took, creating a movie on Dead ...
94 min
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Episode 109 - Life Is Live With Greg Ormont Fro...
Our guest this week is the one and only (scrambled) Greg Ormont from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. We talk to Greg about what it means to give 100%, how to balance work and life in a way that’s meaningful, realizing that at some point we have to take care o...
132 min
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Episode 108 - Being Fearless With Annabel Lukin...
Annable Lukins joins us this week for a super, extra special No Simple Road!! This is one of those conversations that stops us in our tracks. We talk to Annabel about making her Father proud, finding her way to Cloud 9 Adventures, being fearless, living ...
138 min
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Episode 107 - Getting To The 13th Note With Mar...
We got a chance to sit down with Marco Benevento before the JRAD show in Eugene and talk about his new solo album 'Let It Slide', telepathy in the Benevento Russo Duo days, coming up with a universal song, what it feels like to have your dreams fully hap...
140 min
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Episode 106 - Finding The Space Between The Not...
Andrew Hendryx is our guest this week! We get into him finding the mandolin in his favorite music and wanting to learn to play, creating his new album 'Deep River', giving space in your playing for space between the notes to sing, digging deeper to creat...
146 min
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Episode 105 - Admiring The View With The Rumpke...
We're super excited this week to have The Rumpke Mountain Boys as our guest and we can't wait to see them doing a late night set at Northwest String Summit here in a few weeks! We get into some strange and beautiful territory talking about everything fro...
124 min
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Episode 104 - Embracing The Face with Brando Fr...
A very special DOUBLE EPISODE this week!!!! First we have a super interesting interview with the brains behind the Face Value Ticket Movement, Brando Rich from Cash or Trade. Then, we get into a recap/trip report of last week's Dead & Company shows at Th...
195 min
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Episode 103 - The Return Of Dennis McNally
Author, Historian, and Music Publicist Dennis McNally makes a return to the Porch for a more relaxed and quiet conversation than when we talked at Skull & Roses Festival. We cover topics like his journey through post book depression and where that lead h...
108 min
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Episode 102 - Lost Ox On The Porch
The guys from the genre-blending Portland, OR-based band, Lost Ox, joined us on The Porch for a conversation around growing up listening to The Dead, their first LSD experience at a show, how being in a band mirrors romantic relationships, realizing that...
175 min
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Epsiode 101 - Spending Quality Time With Holly ...
We spend the morning talking with Holly Bowling this week! She took some time out of a well earned break to talk with us about how Ghost Light became a band while hanging out for the very first time, having laser focus inside the jam, being a music nerd,...
128 min
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Episode 100 - 3/4 Of A Circle Around The Sun Wi...
This is a huge milestone episode for No Simple Road! Not only is Drummer, Mark Levy from Circles Around The Sun our guest, but this is our 100th Episode! We start the show with a walk down memory lane and a bit of commentary on the past 99 trips followed...
179 min
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Episode 99 - Making Moves With The Moves Collec...
Tim and Josh From The Moves Collective hung out with us for a little mid-week session! We shared some soup and smoke and talked about how their collective has transformed from gypsy-americana into what it is today, teaching through making music, the comm...
92 min
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Episode 98 - Shaking It Up With The Shook Twins
Katelyn and Laurie of The Shook Twins are our guests this week on No Simple Road! We talk about finding the muse and beginning their musical career, the grind of the road and traveling with a twin, the strength of The Sacred Feminine in sound, what their...
97 min
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Episode 97 - Getting It Together With Dulaney &...
Dulaney and Company is a Soulful, Americana, Rock band from Southern California. They are led by husband and wife Singer/ Songwriter Duo Jerod Dulaney and Malissa Miller-Dulaney and we got to hang out with them for No Simple Road this week!! This is one ...
123 min
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Episode 96 - Up High With The Alpine Camp
After a full day at Skull & Roses we had the pleasure of hanging out with Joel and Chris from The Alpine Camp at our AirBnB in Ventura. We sat around the kitchen table and talked about going through personal and musical transformations, what improvisatio...
147 min
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Episode 95 - Going Down The Road With Mile 12
Nate from the Contemporary Bluegrass Band 'Mile 12' joins the No Simple Road Crew this week! This conversation was a real blast and we got into the similarities of playing music and meditation, humanizing tough topics through songwriting, coming to terms...
95 min
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Episode 94 - Taking The Trip To Skull & Roses F...
Our journey to Skull & Roses Festival continues with some commentary on the festival grounds, an interview with Rafael Salazar from Delta 89, the beginning of a solid trip, hanging out with John Lovero from The Higgs, a heavy talk with Claire from Raven’...
218 min
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Episode 93 - Taking The Trip To Skull & Roses F...
No Simple Road was the ‘Official Podcast of Skull & Roses Festival’ this year and I feel like this did that title justice! Interviews, music, laughter, shenanigans, and more music are here for you. This is an audio documentary of our experience at this h...
149 min
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Episode 92 - Growing Up Dead With Cris Jacobs
When Cris Jacobs began dreaming about a follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2016 album Dust to Gold, he realized early on he'd have to do things differently this time around. His life had changed drastically since writing those songs: he'd toured exten...
116 min
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Episode 91 - Spontaneously Fucking Shit Up With...
This week’s episode is a testimony to the power of Instagram and creating connection through technology! Dane & Bronwyn, @deadbootleg, hit us up to let us know they were in town and stopped by for a visit to The Porch. We dug into their incredible story ...
98 min
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Episode 90 - Finding Jerry's Middle Finger
We caught caught up with the members of Jerry's Middle Finger just a couple weeks before we get to see them at the 3rd annual Skull & Roses Festival! With some of the strongest and most seasoned players and vocalists in the SoCal jam band community on th...
99 min
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Episode 89 - Breaking The Barriers With the leg...
We had the honor of spending some time with John discussing his evolution in music, what it’s like to create utterly improvisational music in, and for, the moment, music as prayers and the sacred nature of sound, the difference between producing music an...
117 min
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Episode 88 - The Magick of Family With Comedian...
Comedian and fellow podcaster Duncan Trussell returns to The Porch this week! As you can imagine, the conversation took on a life of its own as we discussed Duncan’s Son, childbirth, epigenetic memory, porch-wide orgasm, creating a tax for being k...
137 min
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Episode 87 -Diggin' Deep With Tim Bluhm
We spend some time talking with Tim from The Mother Hips about his new solo album “Sorta Surviving’, the accident and how its affected his music and his life, playing at Terrapin Crossroads, coming to grips with one’s mortality, and a whole lot m...
88 min
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Episode 86 - Digging Up Our Roots With Cannabis...
This week’s episode is the product of letting the Freak Flag fly. Cannabis Activist and Psychedelic Warrior David Adam Kasakove joins us to tell his story. We talk about his life growing up with parents who had dropped out, helping to bring Prop....
117 min
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Ep 85 - Saving The World With Andy Frasco
Andy Frasco of Andy Frasco & The U.N. and Andy Fraso’s World Saving Podcast joins the No Simple Road Crew on The Porch for a morning filled with laughs, unexpected therapy, and creating connection. We talk candidly about addiction & getting it together, ...
123 min
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Episode 84 - Gettin' Loved Down at Love You Dow...
This week we’re takin you with us on a trip to L.A to Love You Down! You’ll hang out backstage as we interview Swimm, Sego, and The Golden Suns as well as get to hear some of each band’s set over the two night extravaganza! Love You Down is the brainchil...
155 min
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Episode 83 - Gettin To The Heart of The Matter ...
Guitarist Craig Marshall from Cubensis stops by to talk about his journey into the world of the Grateful Dead and having the music play the band. Since 1987, Los Angeles-based band Cubensis has carried the torch in celebration of one of America’s most be...
113 min
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Episode 82 - The Wolfman on The Porch: Brandon ...
This week’s episode is an amazing moment captured in time when Aaron realizes that he’s talking to two of his favorite people in one package! Brandon Wenerd, co-founder of Brobible and creator of Wolfman Whiskers takes us on a journey through his mind an...
134 min
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Episode 81 - Integration, Move Me Brightly: Dan...
Tam Integration is a simple and sweet community group founded with the intention of offering psychedelic integration events and spiritual support in Marin County and the rest of the bay area and it’s founder, Daniel Shankin, joins us this week on No Simp...
106 min
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Episode 80 - Our Coffee Gets Heavy: A Morning O...
This one wasn’t planned. Sometimes in life the most beautiful things come out of events that we had absolutely no idea were going to occur. Stuff get’s real this morning as Alex and Aaron sit down for some early morning coffee and smoke and quickly reali...
75 min
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Episode 79 - Speaking With The Colonel And The ...
Alex Koford of Colonel and the Mermaids & Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band joins us this week on No Simple Road! We talk about his band Colonel and the Mermaids, growing up on the inside of the Grateful Dead Family, following the fun, the connectio...
127 min
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Episode 78 - Some Podcast... To Get To Terrapin...
This is a landmark episode for the No Simple Road Crew! Our first live podcast and it’s from the legendary Terrapin Crossroads with our Brothers The Higgs! The Porch moves to the stage in the bar at TxR as we talk to John, Garrett, David, and Jessie abou...
198 min
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Episode 77 - Under A Bullfrog Moon
Barnaby from Bullfrog Moon joins the No Simple Road Crew this week to talk about creating a band that covers the greats like Phish, the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, The Doors, & The Allman Brothers. This is a hard working tribute band playing the North Car...
123 min
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Episode 76 - What a Long Strange Trip Its Been:...
The road’s been long and strange in 2018! in 2018! So much has happened in such a short amount of time! We take a walk down memory lane in this Year’s End episode of No Simple Road and recap all of the guests and experiences that have served to make this...
152 min
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Episode 75 - The Wizard Comes To The Porch: Ada...
Merry Freakmas and Happy Holidaze from the NSR Family! The one and only Wizard of the Keyboards, Adam MacDougall, joins the No Simple Road Crew on the porch to discuss all of his magickal exploits such as Circles Around The Sun, The Chris Robison Brother...
148 min
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Episode 74 - Something Phishy With Our New Amig...
Comedian, Writer, and Amigos Podcast Host Mike Finoia is our guest this week! We talk about his journey to becoming an extremely successful Stand-Up Comic, how he came to host a comedy/music Podcast, his weird dreams, his love of Phish, never getting to ...
127 min
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Episode 73 - A Grand New Member of the No Simpl...
On 11/11/2018 (2+0+1+8=11) our Grandson, Jasper Hazel Leven Winn, incarnated into this plane of existence. We talk to our Daughter and Son-In-Law, Sydney and Adam, about the whole experience from their perspective, what it's like to bring a baby into thi...
103 min
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Episode 72 - Going Down The Road Feelin Rad Wit...
Tim & Erica from @thrivingintiedye are our special guests this week! These two amazing humans rolled through Portland, came to see Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and then spent the weekend hanging out with the NSR Crew! We talk about how once in a while the ...
128 min
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Episode 71 - The Superconductor: Producer/Direc...
This is an extremely special episode everyone! The man responsible for my incarnation and the way I grew up, my Pop, Jerry Schafer joins us this week! This is the definition of a renaissance man… Producer/Writer/Director/Stunt Man/Quick Draw/Entertainmen...
111 min
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Episode 70 - Meet Our Beer Loving Doubles: Fear...
The guys from ‘Fear Of A Craft Beer Planet’ hang out on The Porch with The Crew this week! We share our origin stories in podcasting, talk about the weird similarities between our lives, and get into a spirited conversation regarding the last Dead & Comp...
146 min
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Episode 69 - Almost Dead in The Ghostlight with...
Songwriter, musician, and producer, Tommy Hamilton is our guest this week! Best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the bands Brothers Past, American Babies, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Ghost Light, Bill Kreutzmann's Billy & the Kids, and Electron,...
109 min
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Episode 69.5 - A Night Out With The Higgs (Live...
An almost private show in Salem, Oregon at McMenamin's Boon's Treasury with our favorite band in the world... The Higgs!!!! You're gonna hear a couple of sets of amazing music followed by our rambling and excitement as we drive home from the show! Head o...
167 min
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Episode 68 - Capturing the Magick With Daniel S...
Photographer Daniel Shapiro joins us this week! We dive into this beautiful mind and swim around a bit and find out what made him take on the Dead Dispatch fanzine project, what makes him want to capture those intimate moments at the shows we all love, h...
91 min
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Episode 67 - Freak Family Vibrations with Chuck...
You're in for a treat this week with Chuck & Claire from Raven's Reels Almanac! Our Sister and Brother tell the magickal story of love, healing, and their journey into the inner nebula of the CRB Family of fabulous freaks! From loneliness and the depths ...
159 min
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Episode 66 - Putting On The Tin Foil Hat With C...
Comedian Sam Tripoli comes and spends some time with the No Simple Road Crew. We take a journey through the land of conspiracy theories and the major issues we're facing. Sam is the Host of The Tin Foil Hat Podcast and a headliner comedian. There's a ton...
103 min
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Episode 65 - Groovin' On The Loveforce With Aar...
Aaron S. from @aarons_picks on Instagram hangs out with us this week on No Simple Road. Not only do he and Aaron share names and initials with each other but we find out so much more about this thoughtful, intentional, and creative being! We learn that l...
92 min
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Episode 64 - Climbing Up The Rabbit Hole with C...
Comedian, Host of the 'Here We Are' Podcast, and psychedelic traveler of time and space Shane Mauss joins the No Simple Road Crew as our guest this week! Shane spent some time with us talking about integrating his myriad psychedelic experiences, some pra...
78 min
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Episode 63 - Unmasking Mapache with Sam & Clay ...
Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch of Mapache and Grateful Shred often gather around a single microphone to capture their songs live in a take or two at most. On the road, they begin charming audiences instantly, captivating crowds with their mesmerizing harmon...
117 min
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Episode 62 - Digging Up The Roots With Dale Dre...
Artist Dale Dreiling is our guest this week on No Simple Road! This wizard of Graphic Design takes us through his roots in the Punk Rock scene of Ventura into his experiences in finding the music that has shaped our lives with the Grateful Dead, what it ...
91 min
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Episode 61 - An Audience With The King of the R...
Kevin Calabro is the man behind the publicity for so many amazing artists! Marco Benevento, Reed Mathis, Howlin' Rain, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Decker, and Circles Around The Sun.... just to name a few... We hung out and talked about starting his ...
130 min
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Episode 60 - Gone Phishing: Gorge & Dick's Recap
The No Simple Road Crew spends some time talking about the recent trips to see Phish at The Gorge and Dick's! We took a long while getting this one together. A total of almost 5 weeks between takes to get it all in there. We take you through our individu...
135 min
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Episode 59 - On The Freak Farm With Ross James
Bearded Guitar Wizard Ross James is our guest this week on No Simple Road. Ross is one of the busiest humans in the Grateful Dead Family with his playing in Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band, Cosmic Twang, his solo music career, and working as a man...
159 min
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Episode 58 - Heading Into Deep Waters With Reed...
Our final High Sierra Music Festival interview is with the incredible Reed Mathis. After cutting his teeth in Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Tea Leaf Green, bassist extraordinaire Reed Mathis established himself in the Grateful Dead world with membership in...
78 min
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Episode 57 - Somethin's Shakin' With Shakedown ...
Meme master Shakedown Skreet joins the No Simple Road Crew this week! We spend some time talking about how he found The Grateful Dead, his path to finding sobriety, Phish, and his process for finding the next great Deadhead meme. Make sure to follow @sha...
92 min
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Episode 56 - Welcoming Billy Cramer Home
Musician Billy Cramer comes to Casa De Schapladay and spends some time with the No SimpleRoad Crew. We sit down on The Porch with Billy and his amazing Wife Diana and talk about his journey into sobriety, paying his dues in the music business, his experi...
145 min
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Episode 55 - Neal Casal Takes Us Around The Sun
Continuing our High Sierra Music Festival interviews with the one and only Neal Casal!!! We sit down with this legendary master of the groove and talk about what it's like to create 5 hours of original music on the fly... and then be asked to do it again...
75 min
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Episode 54 - Passing The Russ Liquid Test
Continuing our High Sierra Music Festival interviews with The Russ Liquid Test!!! An interview filled with spider bites, learning that we all 'suck', electronic music dissolving boundaries, how the Grateful Dead are infused in so much today, and a bunch ...
67 min
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Episode 53 - Finding "It" with Jazz Is PHSH
The next episode from our time at High Sierra Music Festival with Jazz Is PHSH! We talk about the origins of the band and what its like to recreate Phish's music from the inside out, finding the elusive 'it', music as a language, and how the spirit of Ja...
73 min
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Episode 52 - Breathing Deep With Joe Moore From...
Joe Moore, Host of Psychedelics Today Podcast, hangs out with us and discusses his journey into the realm of Holotropic Breathwork. He gives us an education on Dr. Stanaslaf Graf, the methods and meaning of these techniques, why he personally gravitated ...
107 min
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Episode 51 - Heading Backstage With Twiddle
The first of our High Sierra Music Festival interviews brings us backstage with Twiddle! We talk about how one stays healthy (or not) while you're touring constantly, how the right woman can change your world, making music with your best friends, and how...
92 min
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Episode 50 - A Change In The Weather With Howl...
Howlin' Rain Frontman Ethan Miller hangs out with the No Simple Road Crew. We talk about the creative process, being aware of who is out there listening, the path that the Grateful Dead have blazed, and the beauty of a much maligned drug. We recorded thi...
91 min
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Episode 49 - Gettin' Silly With Dean Sottile
Grateful Dean Sottile joins us on The Porch this week for a little chat! We talk about his early years of getting on the bus with The Grateful Dead, his rise to Blog Stardom, his past in the darkness, meeting Oteil and Peter Shapiro, and a whole lot more...
89 min
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Episode 48 - Into The Mystic With Jake Weaver
This week's guest is Jake Weaver. Jake has spent quite a while navigating the scene we all call home and has some extremely interesting information he's acquired through his travels. We spent the afternoon talking about how we handled the world after Jer...
248 min
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Episode 47 - Sentimental With SWIMM
The No Simple Road Family is growing! SWIMM Drummer Adam is the Father of my soon-to-be Grandbaby! We have the whole SWIMM Tribe on to discuss psychedelics as a catalyst for creativity, their new album 'Sentimental Porno', how friendship is the basis for...
114 min
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Episode 46 - Down the Rabbit Hole With The High...
This week we delve deep into the world of conspiracy theories with The Higherside Chats Podcast Host Greg Carlwood. We get into psychedelics and the CIA, Greg's journey with Salvia, the lame practices of YouTube, and how to stay sane while heading down t...
92 min
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Episode 45 - I Know You Ryder
This is a special episode! The only member of the No Simple Road Crew finally tells his story! Only he can bring you into his world in his special way. We cover how he ended up in Portland with the Family, his first Grateful Dead show and what happened t...
103 min
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Episode 44 - Deep Ellum Transmissions From The ...
The Chilldren of Indigo are our guest on The Porch this week! Our conversation dives deep into the origin story of The Indigo Tribe, starting a 'movement', synchronicity creating our path, choosing your family and being a tribe, psychedelics changing our...
88 min
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Episode 43 - The View From The Skies As The Cr...
The No Simple Road Crew takes you inside their journey to see As The Crow Flies at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. We go deep on this one and cover a ton of ground... topics on The Porch this week include not using Patchouli for body odor, reco...
106 min
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Episode 42 - Jumping Into The Clear Lake With B...
Brother Hawk joins the No Simple Road Crew this week coupled with the release of their new album 'The Clear Lake'! JB and Nick spend some time with us talking about the invaluable support of family, the genesis of Brother Hawk, what it feels like to be i...
95 min
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Episode 41 - Getting On The Bus With Online Cer...
The No Simple Road Family hangs out with Elijah Funk and Alix Ross from Online Ceramics. We talk about the genesis of their friendship, what it's like to change the aesthetic of The Grateful Dead, being the outcast, and how the whole scene is opening up ...
85 min
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Episode 40 - Discovering The Hidden Particle Wi...
Cosmic California has produced some amazing musicians and The Higgs guitarist John Lovero is among that number. He joins the No Simple Road Crew and talks to us about his first psychedelic experience, deciding that music is life, and what it means to giv...
72 min
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Episode 39 - Uncovering The Mystery With Bestse...
Bestselling Author Jason Louv joins the No Simple Road Crew this week for an in depth look at his new book 'John Dee and the Empire of Angels' as well as discussion about how psychedelics and Magick go together, the history behind his personal work, how ...
89 min
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Episode 38 - Comin' Around With Nola Deadhead
Alex (@noladeadhead) hangs out with the No Simple Road Crew and we dig into how he came into the family from an unexpected avenue, how a concert is actually the original social media, what its like to be recognized for your work, and his experience at hi...
89 min
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Episode 37 - No Simple Greyhounds
Greyhounds join us for a talk about a band coming from an LA Weekly ad, wearing different clothes, where the inspiration comes from, being open to new experience and a whole bunch more. We had a blast talking to them and I think you'll dig hearing what t...
69 min
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Episode 36 - Having Our Faces Melted By Umphrey...
Umphrey's McGee played the Crystal Ballroom here in Portland and we were lucky enough to be there! The No Simple Road Crew recaps the night's festivities with a talk about dancing bears, trees with different fruit, expanding our musical interests, and ba...
79 min
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Episode 35 - Dying The Dead With Jeremy St.Rebe...
Jeremy St.Rebel drops by to talk the to the NSR Crew about his incredible journey from selling shirts in the lot at the Vegas Dead shows in the '90's to having a successful business, putting on Tie Dye fashion shows, meeting his heroes, and having Oteil ...
75 min
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Episode 34 - A Journey Into The Wilderness With...
Esteban DeCorazon joins the NSR crew for a talk about solo journeys with the sacred mushroom, DMT space, and his personal confrontation with "She Who Shall Not Be Named". Check out The Portland Psychedelic Society on Facebook: Portland Psychedelic Societ...
104 min
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Episode 33 - Pickin' Into The Future With Guita...
Daniel Donato spends some time with the NSR Crew talking about growing up and finding his purpose, the legacy of the Grateful Dead, the value of working hard at his craft, and how it feels to have to carry his own gear! ***If you like what you hear pleas...
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Episode 32 - Blues For Sallah
The mythical being known as Sallah joins us this week to talk about the LA Dead Night! This is the man behind the curtain of that event and we chat about being a part of the scene, learning a secret language, the next generation of The Family, and a ton ...
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Episode 31 - The Forces Tear Loose From The Axi...
This is a long strange episode this week Family! We spend a morning on the porch after Darkstar Orchestra discussing psychedelics, first shows, getting honest with our listeners, and the growing family. We actually do re-cap the show about an hour in but...
146 min
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Episode 30 - Listening For The Secret With John...
John Kadlecik joins the No Simple Road Crew and takes us to school! We talked about his life's trajectory, the evolution of music, the San Francisco music scene and Family Dog, and really get to know the man behind the beautiful music. You guys are gonna...
87 min
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Episode 29.5 - The Un-Epsiode Episode
We are waiting to release our weekly episode until this Tuesday but we didn't want to leave you all hangin'. So, here's the Schapladay Crew chilling in the basement talking about what is coming up in the next few months and thanking you guys, the NSR Fam...
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Episode 29 - Coming Home to the Terrapin Family
The Grateful Dead, 50 years ago, played at the Crystal Ballroom here in Portland, Oregon. This is the Schapladay recap of Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band playing there on that anniversary. It was a night of amazing vibration, realization, and fami...
74 min
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Episode 28 - Hearing the Message from MC Taylor...
M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger joins the NSR crew for a candid and thoughtful interview! We talk about his journey, living in The South, the influences that have shaped him, the Grateful Dead, and bath time! Check out the new album "Hallelujah Anyh...
63 min
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Episode 27 - Being Welcomed Home With The Garci...
The Garcia Birthday Band is Portland, Oregon's homegrown Grateful Dead Tribute Band. Some of the guys stopped by Casa De Schapladay and we talked about being honored to play Dead tunes, the difference between a "Cover" band and a "Tribute" outfit, and ho...
91 min
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Episode 26 - Getting Blood From a Stone with Er...
Virtuoso Producer/Guitarist Eric Krasno of Lettuce, Soulive, Oteil & Friends, just to name a few.... talks to the NSR crew this week! We talk about his new Album "Blood From a Stone", how mentors have shaped his playing, playing with his heroes, finding ...
71 min
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Episode 25 - Creating Reality With Visionary Ar...
Not-so-ordinary Visionary Artist Joe Roberts hangs out with the Schapladay Crew and shares with us his visions of the world. We talk about the Other Side, Dimethyltryptamine as a technology, communication with our pets, and hearing the music of life. Thi...
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Episode 24 - Designing the Dead With Artist Jer...
It's a New Year and we get right down to business! Jeremy Dean is the Graphic Designer behind the logos for Dead & Company's Summer and Fall Tours as well as the mind behind some of the artwork for John Mayer's shows with Dave Chappell amongst other thin...
77 min
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Episode 23 - Joining The Family With Adam From ...
An early New Year's celebration becomes an episode of No Simple Road. Adam from SWIMM just happens to be my Daughter's Boyfriend so, we took the opportunity to find out what makes him tick. We talk about his start in drumming, living as a musician, meeti...
76 min
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Episode 22 - Getting Down With Oteil Burbridge
It's a Christmas miracle! The No Simple Road Family spends some time with legendary bass wizard Oteil Burbridge. We talk about getting the call from Dead & Company, how the audience is playin' in the band, living in coincidence, the meaning of "Zambi", C...
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Episode 21 - Feeling The Way It Feels to Feel W...
It's time to meet the man behind the curtain! Justin is the Producer of No Simple Road and part of The Schapladay Crew. We talk about coming to grips with the man behind the mask, how music is alive, and how vibrations of love and light can ripple out an...
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Episode 20 - Looking Into the Future with Eligh...
We spend some time with Eligh from Grand Tapestry. Grand Tapestry fuses traditional Indian music and it's unlikely but perfect companion, a flow of rhymes from a beautiful mind. We talk about psychics, Grand Tapestry's vision for their future, dreaming b...
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Episode 19 - Any Way You Love We Know How You Feel
The Schapladay Crew recaps the Chris Robinson Brotherhood show. We introduce a couple new members of the Family, talk about the Hippie Vortex, feeling included, and finding somewhere you can just be you. It's an episode filled with good vibes, lots of lo...
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Episode 18 - Breakin' It Down With the Host of ...
Johnathan Hart is the host of The Brokedown Podcast. He's a digital wizard that stitches together the music we all love into tapestries of sonic goodness. We spend some time on the porch talking about what makes the Grateful Dead great, listening for the...
83 min
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Episode 17 - Inside the Mind of Artguy Chuck Hues
We take a journey inside the mind of artist and friend Chuck Hues. He's done pieces for bands like The Grateful Dead and our new friends Wookiefoot. We talk about the process of creation, finding the flow, and becoming one with the music. To see more of ...
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Episode 16 - The Whole Story
A story of heroin's tendrils, love winning, friends before lovers, and what magnetic attraction really feels like. Aaron & Melanie tell the story of how they ended up together and have become the Mama and Papa Bears of the Schapladay Family.
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Episode 15 - Feeling the Love From Tedeschi Trucks
We spend a morning on The Porch with the whole Schapladay Family re-capping the amazing Hard Working Americans & Tedeschi Trucks show. It's a talk about couples, family, love, and speaking to a stranger. ***If you like what you hear please, leave us a re...
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Episode 14 - Learning to Love Darth Vader with ...
Comedian and arch-wizard Duncan Trussell joins the Schapladay Crew for a discussion about the Universal Mind, cosmic chefs, Bluegrass Music and LSD, labels, telepathy, 60,000 simultaneous orgasms, and learning to love Darth Vader when he takes off the ma...
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Episode 13 - Tacos and Finding Your Tribe: With...
We talk to Tom from Colorado, a 24 year old Head, about the glory of slingin' tacos, waking up to find out that you are the eyes of the world, and how the older generation should embrace the travelers finding their way onto the bus. ***Please, leave us a...
79 min
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Episode 12 - Digging The Trip Log With Chris
We have our first ever listener On The Porch as we talk about how Chris found the Grateful Dead, tripped at a Rainbow Gathering, and why "the woo" shouldn't be disparaged. **Check out our Patreon at:** [No Simple Road](https://www.patreon.com/nosimpleroa...
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Episode 11 - Alex Comes to Casa De Schapladay
We talk this week with Alex from the Portland Cannabis Community about his stay here at the Schapladay Pad, how it feels to be welcomed and accepted, creating a Tribe, and a recap of a recent psychedelic journey here at the house. Hit up our Patreon page...
88 min
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Episode 10 - The Vanzant Perspective
An evening on the porch with part of our found Family from Vegas gets deep. We are truly all over the map on this one folks!!! Everywhere from the Eagles to me as a Virtual Reality Grandpa. You just gotta hear it!! Check out our Patreon page and help out...
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Episode 9 - Gettin' Kicked By The Mule
A post-show recap of Gov't Mule @ the Roseland theater here in Portland, Oregon. Apple & Aaron spend some time on the porch talking about what went down at the show and feeling really relaxed. Honestly, I don't even remember recording this one.... so enj...
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Episode 8 - Going Deep With Psychedelic Milk Po...
The Psychedelic Milk is one of the most popular Psychedelic Podcasts. The Schapladay Crew talks with the host of that show and dives into getting to know the man behind the curtain. We cover why he ever was interested in Psychedelics, what kept him comin...
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Episode 7 - Getting Real With Actress and Model...
Melanie and Aaron interview actress and model Sydney Schafer (their Daughter) and talk about what it's like to grow up with psychedelic parents, getting real with yourself, and finding your own path in the world. Follow Sydney on Instagram @syderoni
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Episode 6 - The Dead Keep Following Him - Danny...
A drunken afternoon on the porch becomes one hell of a funny episode as we interview Danny from the Portland cannabis scene. We cover listening to the Grateful Dead and fall foliage, how audio engineering can be what turns us on, and the majesty of Hall ...
30 min
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Episode 5 - The Revolution Will Be Podcasted
This week we hear from two members of the Schapladay crew and their idea of what "church" means, the revolution of podcasting, and how a guitar can become Ganesh.
49 min
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Episode 4 - The Grateful Dead Make Him Lose His...
Our interview with musician and friend Tanner Polednak. We discuss losing his moves, his first experiences with jamming, and what it's like to hear with different ears. Check out his music at: [https://soundcloud.com/tanner-james-polednak](https://soundc...
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Episode 3 - The Grateful Dead Make a Family
Our interview with the Matriarch of the Schapladay Pad and the twisted tale of two roads intersecting and becoming one. We hear how the two met and became intertwined for this incarnation and how the Grateful Dead made a family out of a lone soldier and ...
49 min
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Episode 2 - The Grateful Dead Took the Weight
An interview with fellow traveler and friend for 30+ years talking about his first experience with the Dead and way too much psychedelics. We dive into his first setlist, Phish, the road, dancing during Space, and what it's like when your best friend bec...
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Episode 1-The Grateful Dead made me no longer f...
The first episode of a new podcast talking about the love of the Grateful Dead, psychedelics, and living a life that is part of the Long Strange Trip. The Conductor introduces himself, sets up what we're all about, and tells his story of how he got on th...
30 min