A Long Strange Podcast: Act V

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

Over 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 up to Act V of the documentary before joining us! The film is directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

Our special Deadicated guest this week is none other than Grateful Dead publicist and historian Dennis McNally. Dennis began officially as the Grateful Dead's publicist in 1984, and has since worked with many different musicians and bands, record companies, and promoters, including Zakir Hussain, Steve Kimock, Little Feat, Bill Payne (solo career), Boris Garcia, Bob Weir & RatDog to name a few. He published his third book, "On Highway 61," October of 2014 and we invite everyone to visit his website, www.dennismcnally.com to see a sample and get further information. His latest book is, "Jerry on Jerry," published in November, 2015. It is an edited transcript of interviews done with Jerry Garcia in the 1970s and 1980s. He is also curator for the California Historical Society's Summer of Love 50th Anniversary photo show.

This week's UnDeaducated is Dr. Charles L. Hughes -  the Director of the Memphis Center at Rhodes College, where he designs courses & programs. His recent course offerings include The History of Memphis; Beale Street: The Past, Present and Future; Elvis Presley and America; and The Music of the American South. His acclaimed first book Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South, was named one of the Best Music Books of 2015 by Rolling Stone. He is a voter for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a participant in the Nashville Scene’s Year-End Country Music Poll. Prof. Hughes was featured in an episode of Deeper Digs in Rock.

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