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March 1, 2012

Podcasts: Listener’s and Hosts’ Choice – Episode 41 [Type II Cast]

Podcasts: Phish Tour Dates Discussion + More [This Week on Lot]

February 14, 2012

Podcasts: Episode 40 – Tension and Release [Type II Cast]

January 17, 2012

Podcasts: OnAir Phish Tour Episode 5 – NYE Run [OPT]

January 7, 2012

Podcasts: Mike Gordon & Apollo Project Live [WNYC]

January 6, 2012

Podcasts: MSG Run Clips and Discussion [Type II Cast]

Hello and Happy New Year! Type II is back this week with a fresh episode and it should be no surprise that we are reviewing the MSG New Year’s Eve run. After just a few days to gather our thoughts, Scotty and I sat down with guests Charlie Dirksen and Dave Calarco for almost two hours last night. With lots to talk about, we debate the best and the worst of what has become some of the most anticipated shows each year. Of course, we offer up some of the tastiest clips to supplement our discussion. And whether you are a “jaded vet” or just saw your first shows, we are sure you will enjoy this blast from the hose.

December 8, 2011

Podcasts: The Hampton/Winston-Salem ’97 Experience – What It Was Like [TypeIICast]

This week on the podcast join Scott, Eric and myself as we review the highly anticipated release of Phish’s Hampton Winston/Salem ’97 7-CD Box Set. Everyone and their brother has probably already listened to this. A few times. Every blogger has already written a review. Polls are up. Debates are occurring. But as any seasoned listener of the program should expect, we bring you a little bit of “all of the above”, with some choice clips thrown into the mix. What were the cast’s favorite moments? Never any spoilers here, hit play or go download in

December 7, 2011

Podcasts: OnAir Phish Tour #3 – Trey Symphony Tour & Phish in ’12 [OPT]

November 30, 2011

Podcasts: Analyze Phish – Episode 3 [Earwolf]

Two episodes in and Scott Aukerman still doesn’t like Phish. What are we going to do about it? We’re going to bring in Adam Scott, we’re going to stick to the jams, and we’re going to see what happens! Join us on this tour through the cosmos (sorry) and continue to leave your drug advice in the forums.

November 27, 2011

Podcasts: OnAir Phish Tour – Episode Two – Box Set Wishlist [Online Phish Tour]

November 9, 2011

Podcasts: OnAir Phish Tour – Episode 1 – Song Pairs [Online Phish Tour]

Ben, Padraic and Adam sit down to discuss the OPT article Phish’s Favorite Song Pairings for the first episode of OnAir Phish Tour. On top of discussing some or our favorite pairs, we discuss comments posted by a couple of readers as well. Listen below or subscribe to OnAir Phish Tour in iTunes.

November 2, 2011

Podcasts: Phish Are Molesting Laura – Halloween Special [Paris DJs]

October 28, 2011

Podcasts: World Cafe Looks Back – Jam-Boree [NPR]

October 27, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 35 – The Reba Show [Type II Cast]

October 20, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 34 – You Snooze, You Lose [Type II Cast]

This week on the podcast, we are talking about Phish shows that were undersold /skipped / or something similar that ended up being above average. The panel of Scott, Drew and Adam (OPT) bring several examples of these shows throughout the years. After some choice clips that should leave you wanting more, everyone discusses if “You Snooze, You Loose” is even possible in 3.0. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the future of this phishy phenomenon below.

October 6, 2011

Podcasts: Analyze Phish – Episode 2 [Earwolf]

If you missed the debut episode of Analyze Phish, let me get you up to speed: Harris Wittels and Scott Aukerman are friends, Harris likes Phish, and Scott does not. This show is a chance for Harris to defend his musical taste and maybe even gain a new concert buddy. In episode two, Harris addresses some of the criticisms he received for the first episode and tries a new approach to introducing Scott to Phish. Will it work? You’ll have to listen to find out!

September 22, 2011

Podcasts: A Look Back at Phish Dick’s [Type II Cast]

This week, we finish off the final review of the summer, Dick’s Sporting Goods in Colorado. Tanya Sperry, a Type II Cast regular, joins me along with our special guest Tao Pauly from Coventry Music Blog. Both attended the Dick’s shows, while I did the official Couch Tour for all 3 nights. After digesting this three night run for two weeks, we came up with “Uber Clips”. Like . . . seriously, there are a lot of clips. And this episode clocks in at an hour and twenty minutes, possibly the longest one to date. So grab your headphones, a snack, and get ready to experience Dick’s the Type II way.

September 8, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 32 – UIC [Type II Cast]

This episode finds [host Steve Olker] joined by type II cast regular, Eric Wyman, and guest host, Adam Brotherhood from Online Phish Tour. Both were in attendance and assert that a good time was had by all at the last 3 shows of Leg 2. With plenty of clips to choose from this week, a few were left on the studio floor. It should be no surprise to anyone listening that this run is a contender for one of the best in 2011, and perhaps 3.0. As usual, we are here to give our analysis and insight,  wrapped in colorful commentary, baked in a pastry. Grab a glass Merlot, block off the next hour, and enjoy.

September 2, 2011

Interviews: KBCO Morning Show Podcast – Mike Gordon [KBCO.com]

August 24, 2011

Podcasts: Good Lord, Was It Alright – Rock and Roll -> Meatstick -> Boogie On Dissected [Type II Cast]

By the time you are reading this, Phish will have completed Leg 2 of their 2011 Summer Tour, but here at type II cast, we are just starting the reviews. This week, Scotty, Drew, and Eric tackle the first 3 shows, both Gorge and the Hollywood Bowl. As usual, we selected a few clips to highlight what makes these shows stand out. And we tried not to let future events effect our opinions, though Drew does step into the future machine once.

Podcasts: The Philler – Episode 5 – Leg One [Sloping Companion]

August 11, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 29 – The Lost Episodes [Type II Cast]

While everyone was waiting for the first night of Phish’s 2-night webcast from Lake Tahoe, the Type II crew got together to recover some missing territory. It’s been a busy summer and somehow we never got the chance to discuss the last five shows of Leg 1. The sticklers for detail that we are we thought it would be unjust to not at least cover our thoughts and favorite clips from Alpharetta, Charlotte, Raleigh and Portsmouth. Over the hour leading up to Tahoe we discussed our thoughts on webcasts, fan expectations and most of all some amazing musical moments. Here’s to a great tour and we’ll be back to cover the newest shows real soon.

August 10, 2011

Podcasts: Adam Carolla Describes His Phish Experience [AdamCarolla.com]

August 8, 2011

Podcasts: Analyze Phish [Earwolf]

Harris Wittels and Scott Aukerman are comedians, music lovers, and most importantly friends. Where do they differ? Harris loves Phish, and Scott couldn’t care less. On Analyze Phish, Harris carefully navigates the vast landscape of Phish’s catalogue to find possible entry points for Scott while trying to explain the live Phish experience without the use of illegal substances. Will he succeed? You’ll have to listen to find out!

July 30, 2011

Podcasts: The 10 Best Super Ball IX Moments – Episode 28 [Type II Cast]

July 8, 2011

Podcasts: TWoL Super Ball Reports – Day One & Day Three [This Week on Lot]

June 24, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 26 – Camden and Merriweather Discussed [Type II Cast]

Listen to Episode 26

June 14, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 24 – The Midwest Run [Type II Cast]

June 9, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 23 – A Review of PNC [Type II Cast]

Podcasts: TWoL 76: Why Aren’t You Watching The Stream? [This Week on Lot]

June 5, 2011

Podcasts: Bethel Woods – The Highlights and a Discussion [Type II Cast]

May 31, 2011

Podcasts: Bethel Special Report [This Week on Lot]

Stephen T, Noob Laura and myself hit up all 3 nights of Phish at Bethel Woods. We had hoped to set up on lot, but unfortunately couldn’t pull it off this time. So we did the next best thing, and sat down at the hotel on Sunday to discuss our thoughts up through the first 2 nights. We are happy to report that the whole experience was an overall success. Not much drama was seen, locals were welcoming, and the weather was on our side. Without a doubt, we hope to see Phish return here, and that it stays a 3 night run stop.

Podcasts: Phish Summer Bliss Mix [Live Music Blog]

May 26, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 21 – Pre-Tour Stretch [Type II Cast]

Podcasts: TWoL 75 – There’s No Leeway For Adam Getting Naked [TWoL]

May 11, 2011

Podcasts: Examining The Clifford Ball [Type II Cast]

This week our topic is the first in a series of festival reviews. We gave everyone the choice of which festival to cover first, and The Clifford Ball came in at number 1, proving that chronological order is the way to go. Fortunately, Scotty, Drew and Tanya were all at the Ball, and can offer first hand reviews and insight. Like always, we assembled some choice clips and even opted to sneak an extra one in during the intro.

Podcasts: Is That A Third Leg or Are You Just Happy To See Me? [TWoL]

April 27, 2011

Podcasts: The First Type II Cast Trivia Contest [Type II Cast]

April 21, 2011

Podcasts: Type II Cast Episode 19 = 6/18/1994 UIC [TypeIICast]

April 6, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 18 – The Island Tour [Type II Cast]

YEMblog.com’s Scott Bernstein joins Justin Wendt of the Oh Kee Pah Blog, Steve Olker of This Week on Lot and Dog Gone Blog’s Sam Davis to discuss the Island Tour for the latest episode of Type II Cast, which is available through the link above and iTunes.

March 24, 2011

Podcasts: Expect The Unexpected – August ’93 [Type II Cast]

March 16, 2011

Podcasts: Venue Review – Great Woods or Mediocre Woods? [Type II Cast]

March 2, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 15 – Talkin’ Trey Tour [TypeIICast]

February 9, 2011

Podcasts: The Top Five Jams of 2010 [Type II Cast]

Continuing where we left off from last week, the crew counts down to the #1 best jam of the year. This week we have a full house with Eric, Scotty, Drew and Tanya joining me and a full episode clocking in at just over 1 hour. Despite being possibly our biggest episode to date, we only saw one “technical difficulty”, which I chose to leave in as it resulted in some comical banter. Without a doubt, the crew did a fantastic job defending their top picks, or arguing against some. Listen now for no spoilers, or get a peak at the top five after the jump.

February 2, 2011

Podcasts: Episode 13 – Best of 2010, Part 1 [Type II Cast]

Most every blog has been releasing their “best of” opinions over the last month and we just couldn’t resist joining in on the fun. To mix ours up we had all 7 panelists submit their individual Top 10 list, then we ranked and aggregated the scores for a “definitive” TypeIICast Top 10 list. Now there’s some interesting results and some interesting opinions on what makes something most worthy of being included in the list. Join us for Part 1 as Steve, Justin, Sam and Eric defend and discuss their choices and the bonehead exclusions made by their peers.

January 26, 2011

Podcasts: TWoL 58 – Check It Out, We’re Checking In [This Week on Lot]

January 20, 2011

Podcasts: Type II Episode #12 – It’s Pronounced Man-Tay-Ca [TypeIICast]

Type II Cast host Steve Olker and panelists Scott Bernstein, Tanya Sperry and Justin Wendt each had a tough time waiting for two weeks to discuss Phish’s three-night stand at Madison Square Garden, so much so that you can hear the energy in each participant’s voice as they detail the run’s highlights.

Podcasts: TWoL #57 – Mustard Is Better [This Week On Lot]

This week we have a very special guest, Adam from Phish.net. For anyone has been living on the moon Phish.net is basically the one stop for all things Phish related. They’ve been collaborating data, setlists, and all around Phish related things since before the internet was the cool.

December 16, 2010

Podcasts: Episode 10 – Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot [Type II Cast]

Well, it’s that time of year! When we struggle to get through the holidays and get back to another Holiday Tour with Phish. This week Steve, Eric and Justin run through New Years shows from the past and discuss what makes a good show, what exactly was the best New Years show and some of their favorite moments from all the other days not marked 12/31 on the calendar.

Podcasts: TWoL After Dark [This Week on Lot]

December 8, 2010

Podcasts: Type II Episode 9 – A December to Remember [TypeIICast]

Continuing with our retrospective theme of the last few episodes, we have dedicated Episode 9 to the amazing music and stage antics that took place in December, 1995.

December 1, 2010

Podcasts: Type II Episode 8 – Smothered and Covered [Type II Cast]

November 24, 2010

Podcasts: The (De)Evolution of Mike’s Song [Type II Cast]

This week the crew moves into a new direction. Scott, Tanya and Drew discuss the history of Mike’s Song. They start in the early days and discuss how the song has evolved, and eventually, devolved, into 2010.  The framework used in this episode will be repeated in the next 2, at least, as a complete overview of Phish in the 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 eras.

November 23, 2010

Podcasts: Interview with Mike Gordon [Fretboard Journal]

Podcasts: Don’t Text The Guy Streaming [TWoL]

November 18, 2010

Podcasts: How Would You Like… [Type II Cast]

This week we begin to branch away from Phish’s 2010 Fall Tour as Steve, Drew, Sam, and Justin take a look at two Phish “classics” and how they’ve been effected by the Phish 3.0 mindset. Justin gets us started with two classic Halley’s clips, featuring the tremendous Binghamton ’95 Halley’s and the silky-funk driven verrsion from the ’97 Hampton run. As the discussion turns to Tweezer we share a few clips from some of the favorable versions of 3.0. Featuring the massive Camden and Red Rocks Tweezers from 2009. We also feature a clip from the July 3rd, 2010 Tweezer that segues majestically into Slave. We wrap things up with a listener email sparking conversation on what kind of effect the availability of instant SBD’s might have on the perceived quality of Phish shows.

Podcasts: Episode #51 – Baby Monkey [This Week on Lot]

November 11, 2010

Podcasts: Type II Episode 5 – Subtle Sounds [TypeIICast]

November 3, 2010

Hey everyone, YEMblog editor/curator ScottyB here, and I want to tell you about the latest project I’m involved with – Type II Cast. Each week a rotating cast of “Phish Experts” dissect the band’s music with a fine tooth comb over the course of a 45-minute podcast. This week, we discussed the last week of Fall Tour 2010 including Halloween, Guyutica, Manchester and what the future holds. Check it out…

Podcasts: Episode 4 – A New Hope [Type II Cast]

October 27, 2010

Podcasts: GTL – Gym > Tanning > Lots [TWoL]