A Long Strange Podcast: Act 1

The RNRAP is proud to present a mini-series of shows 'Deadicated' to discussing Amazon Films' 'Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead' documentary.

Over the next six weeks we will be recapping each Act with guest host Tim Lynch of KPFA's 'Dead to the World' radio program. Tim will be joined by Christian & Peter as well as very special guests that are part of the film, Dead scholars, academics or had another important role in the 50+ year story.

The other weekly guest on roundtable will be...'The UnDeaducated'. This guest will know little to nothing of the band and be exposed to them mostly the first time through this film.

Be sure to head over to Amazon to watch Act  1 of the documentary before joining us! The film is directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

This week's special guest is Dr. Rebecca Adams, whom John Perry Barlow once called the 'Margaret Mead of tie-dye', a sociologist, professor and director of Gerontology at UNC at Greensboro. Rebecca has been one of the foremost scholars on the Grateful Dead fans – known as Deadheads – since the 1980s. She is the co-author and co-editor of numerous books and papers on Deadheads.

This week's Undeaducated is friend of the show Tom Rizzuto. Teacher Tom is a professor of music at Molloy College on Long Island, New York where he teaches guitar, world music and the history of Rock and Roll. His writing has appeared in History Magazine, Discover Magazine, and on earlier episodes of Rock Talk. You can see him speak on the topic of music and controversy at his TEDx talk here, Understanding The Music That Divides Us.

Have a listen to our Deeper Digs in Rock interview with Director Amir Bar-Lev here.

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