#2 - Deadheads

Episode 3 October 14, 2016 01:06:15
#2 - Deadheads
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#2 - Deadheads
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At the Nickscast Fanthropological Institute this week we move away from our wheelhouse and get into a crunchy groove as we dig into an interesting fandom of Americana: Deadheads. In what ways are Deadheads like the modern day fans we've come to know? Which prominent figures also happen to be Deadheads? What's the enduring legacy that Deadheads have contributed to fandom-at-large? We can't answer everything, but we'll try not to noodle around too much as we give a history of deadhead fandom, rap about how it has changed over time, its impact on the world, and, in general, keep on truckin'. Everyone's a fan! Find more like this: [fanthropological.com](http://fanthropological.com)Find us on social media Twitter: [@thenickscast](http://twitter.com/thenickscast) Instagram: [@thenickscast](http://instagram.com/thenickscast) Facebook: [fb.com/thenickscast](http://fb.com/thenickscast) Youtube: [youtube.com/thenickscast](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) Email us about fandoms you want to hear about: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Play-by-play00:00 – Cold Open00:08 – Theme Song00:30 – Introduction01:27 – What is the Grateful Dead and who are Deadheads?02:30 – Trivia19:33 – Communities and subcultures39:20 – "The Vibe" / Fandom as Religion57:52 – Community Comments61:05 – Spotlight: [Forest City Comic Con](http://www.forestcitycomicon.ca/)65:10 – Goodbye! Citations[Official site of the Grateful Dead](http://dead.net/)["'Deadheads are what Liberals Claim to Be But Aren't': An Interview with Ann Coulter."](http://www.jambands.com/features/2006/06/23/deadheads-are-what-liberals-claim-to-be-but-aren-t-an-interview-with-ann-coulter)["'Extreme' Deadheads form Religious Cult."](https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19920120&id=6eVLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0IsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=966,1745154&hl=en)["A Long, Staid Trip: How Deadheads Ruined the Grateful Dead."](http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2002/08/a_long_staid_trip.html)["COMPANY NEWS - Ben & Jerry's."](http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/30/business/company-news-ben-jerry-s.html)["Confessions of a Deadhead: 40 Years with the Grateful Dead."](http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/01/confessions-of-a-deadhead-40-years-with-the-grateful-dead.html)["Grateful Dead Donates Archives to UC Santa Cruz."](http://news.ucsc.edu/2008/04/2142.html)["Happiest Hour: Raising the Dead at the Top Hat."](http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/IndyBlog/archives/2014/08/18/happiest-hour-raising-the-dead-at-the-top-hat)["How an Army of Deadheads (and their LSD) Invented Silicon Valley."](https://www.wired.com/2016/04/heads-jesse-jarnow-excerpt/)["How Grateful Dead Fans Became Deadheads."](http://time.com/3919040/history-deadheads/)["Scholarship is Dead: A Profile of Nicholas G. Meriwether, Grateful Dead Archivist, UC Santa Cruz."](https://jamesdmccallister.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/scholarship-is-dead-a-profile-of-nicholas-g-meriwether-grateful-dead-archivist-uc-santa-cruz/)["Spinner Phenomenon."](http://archive.org/post/90523/spinner-phenomenon)["Understanding Counterculture: The World's Biggest Deadhead Visits Austin, Explains the Importance of Preserving the Grateful Dead's Legacy."](http://austin.culturemap.com/news/arts/10-28-11-08-29-one-of-the-worlds-biggest-deadheads-comes-to-austin-to-talk-about-preserving-the-bands-legacy/)["Welcome Wharfrats!"](http://www.wharfrat.org)["Who or What is Dupree's Diamond News?"](http://www.dead.net/features/who-or-what-duprees-diamond-news)["How Grateful Dead Fans Became Deadheads"](http://time.com/3919040/history-deadheads/)["How Deadheads Ruined the Grateful Dead"](http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2002/08/a_long_staid_trip.html)["Deadheads Are What Liberals Claim to Be But Aren't: An Interview With Ann Coulter"](http://www.jambands.com/features/2006/06/23/deadheads-are-what-liberals-claim-to-be-but-aren-t-an-interview-with-ann-coulter)["The Grateful Dead's Followers Broke New Ground in Fandom"](http://www.goldminemag.com/article/the-grateful-deads-devoted-followers-broke-new-ground-in-fandom)["1972 Newsletter"](http://www.gdtstoo.com/deadfile/newsletter.html)["Rock Religion? A Religious Cult That Sprang From the Extreme Fringe of the Grateful Dead's Following is Drawing Critics Who Say Devotees Are Brainwashed"](http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1992-01-18/features/9201030888_1_dennis-mcnally-jerry-garcia- sect)["Deadhead - Deadheads Through the Years"](http://www.liquisearch.com/deadhead/deadheads_through_the_years)[Official Grateful Dead Forums](http://dead.net/forum)["25th Anniversary of 'Deadheads' Documentary"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYp-A4oopcM)["Bill Walton is psyched to attend his 855th Grateful Dead concert"](http://www.sbnation.com/2015/6/28/8859695/bill-walton-is-psyched-to-attend-his-855th-grateful-dead-concert)["Why Do Conservatives Love The Grateful Dead? We Ask Tucker Carlson"](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/15/grateful-dead-fans_n_7797674.html)["Why Republicans and Millennials Love the Grateful Dead All the Same"](http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-02/why-republicans-and-millennials-love-the-grateful-dead-all-the-same) Credits"[Glasses](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894)" by [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/)"[Skull](https://thenounproject.com/term/skull/131074)" by [Andrew Cameron](https://thenounproject.com/CrocodileJock) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/)"[Lightning](https://thenounproject.com/term/lightning/331594)" by [Gülce Akdogan](https://thenounproject.com/gulce3) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/)"[Dark Star](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftQ0A7SMFuU)" by The Grateful Dead (from the Veneta, OR show on August 27, 1972)

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