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Attendance Bias is a podcast for fans to tell a story about an especially meaningful Phish show.

Attendance Bias is a podcast for fans to tell a story about an especially meaningful Phish show.

Location:

United States

Description:

Attendance Bias is a podcast for fans to tell a story about an especially meaningful Phish show.

Language:

English

Contact:

516-241-3287


Episodes

"The Moma Dance" from 10/29/14 @ The BGCA w/Michela Ratto

7/13/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Michela Ratto of New York, by way of San Francisco. For today’s episode, Michela chose to discuss Phish’s performance of “The Moma Dance” with a segue into “We Are the Champions” by Queen from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on October 29, 2014. Baseball has come up a number of times on this podcast, most notably with Hal Hansen, who chose to discuss...

Duration:01:10:48

"2001>Cities" from 11/26/97 @ The Hartford Civic Center with Ian Stone

7/6/2022

Duration:01:00:06

10/14/16 @ North Charleston Coliseum w/Betsy Skalet

6/29/2022
The MORE Project

Duration:01:13:37

"If I Could" -- 10/11/95 @ The Compton Terrace Amphitheater with Robert Miller

6/22/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Robert Miller. I love every episode of Attendance Bias, and while hosting this podcast, it’s become clear that the word “special” or “meaningful” means something different for every Phish fan. Some people want to talk about their first show, others have a special connection with the venue or city where the show was played, and sometimes, it’s simply a matter of the music....

Duration:00:50:23

100th Episode Special!

6/15/2022
Hello everyone, and welcome to Attendance Bias! I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Before anything, I want to begin today’s episode with a message of gratitude. A few weeks ago, I put out two requests to you, the attendance bias audience. First, I had to swallow my pride and ask for monetary donations. Attendance Bias, or any podcast, is not free to produce. It does take quite a bit of money to produce each episode on a weekly basis, and I’m happy to cover it, as long as I can. After all, as...

Duration:00:59:44

12/6/96 @ The Aladdin w/ Shawn Fausett

6/8/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Shawn Fausett of Colorado. For me, there are some Phish shows that I’ve always taken for granted as being part of the DNA of the assumption that Phish is one of the greatest bands of all time. Every fan may have his or her own list, but I always assumed that there are some that are inarguably great, with a capital “G,” and are agreed upon as the best. For this episode, Shawn...

Duration:01:21:59

12/7/97 @ The Nutter Center w/ Eric Creighton

6/1/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is fan Eric Creighton of Illinois. For this episode, Eric picked a show that was an instant classic from a legendary tour: December 7, 1997 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. I know, I know. This show is often cited as a top tier show from one of the best tours in Phish history but believe it or not, the only thing I knew from this show before Eric selected it was...

Duration:01:16:34

12/11/95 @ The CCCC w/ Luke Hall

5/25/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Luke Hall, and he is here to talk about an old-school favorite: December 11, 1995 at the Cumberland County Civic Center. I love speaking and learning from all different kinds of guests on Attendance Bias, and Luke offered a new perspective; one which I haven’t heard before: Luke is Canadian! And while that isn’t wildly different from any other fan, it does offer a unique...

Duration:01:31:24

10/8/95 @ The Adams Fieldhouse in Missoula, MT w/Damon Callisto

5/18/2022
Hi everybody. And welcome to today's episode of attendance bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today's guest is the founder of the Oceans of Osyrus message board, Damon Callisto. For today's conversation, Damon picked Phish's show from October 8th, 1995 at the Adams Fieldhouse at the University of Montana in Missoula. Now, this is a pretty unique pick for a number of reasons. Number one, it was played in 1995. And as I combed back through the Attendance Bias episodes, the only other...

Duration:01:28:03

Buy Me A Coffee and "Ya Mar" from 7/11/14 at Randall's Island

5/15/2022
Hi Everybody, and welcome to Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brain Weinstein. This is not a full episode of Attendance Bias, as it’s more of an announcement and a request. And then of course, one of my favorite tracks because I could not in good conscience ask you to listen to an episode of Attendance Bias without any Phish music. First and foremost, Attendance Bias is a true labor of love. I never expect to get any sort of monetary profit out of it, and that doesn’t bother me for a...

Duration:00:15:26

"Chalkdust Torture" from 7/20/91 @ Arrowhead Ranch with Peter Conners

5/11/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is author Peter Conners. If you’re a reader of nonfiction and enjoy books about The Grateful Dead or the jamband scene at large, chances are that you’ve at least heard of Peter and hopefully read some of his books. Some of his titles include: “JAMerica: The history of the jam band and festival scene,” “White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary and Allen...

Duration:00:57:04

April 2022 MSG Recap w/Stub Me Down

5/4/2022

Duration:01:54:51

12/30/97 @ MSG w/Kate Fuego

4/27/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is fire dancer Kate Houlihan of Austin, Texas. At the beginning of this podcast, I was surprised that so many guests picked shows from 1999. But now that we are two years into the show, a new trend has developed: the holiday run. For a multitude of reasons, many special moments in Phish history happen during the holiday run. By now, at least six guests have come on Attendance...

Duration:01:10:30

9/14/00 @ Darien Lake PAC w/Bobby F Weaver

4/20/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is my friend Bobby from Massachusetts who, for privacy purposes, is speaking under a pseudonym today. For today’s episode, Bob picked Phish’s show from September 14, 2000 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center near Buffalo, NY. I recorded a mini episode about the Suzy Greenberg from this show that closed the first set but there is so much more to this show than that....

Duration:01:18:39

12/29/94 @ Providence Civic Center w/Rob Murray

4/13/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is my friend Robert Murray. When Rob first reached out to me, he had a novel idea: he knew that I already spoke about the epic performance of David Bowie from December 29, 1994 in Providence with Tom Marshall. But Rob thought that the Providence show deserved its own full episode, even without the David Bowie! I had never revisited the same show twice before, but I thought that...

Duration:01:21:49

9/6/15 @ Dick's w/ Scott Marks

4/6/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Phish twitter mainstay, Scott Marks of Phish.net and The Mockingbird Foundation. If you’ve ever looked up a setlist on Phish.net, noticed a tease in the middle of a jam, or discovered a crazy bustout statistic, Scott is part of the team that keeps track of all of that on Phish.net. I first knew about Scott years ago when he band to tweet setlist updates in real-time on...

Duration:01:01:03

"JEMP Truck" set from 12/31/13 w/ Scott Mikita

3/30/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today I am speaking with returning guest Scott Mikita who previously appeared to talk about the “Cavern” that closed the Island Tour on April 5, 1998. But for today’s episode, Scott moved from talking about a single song to a full set. And that set is one of the most legendary of Phish’s career: Set 2 of December 31, 2013, otherwise known as the JEMP Truck set. Forgive the hyperbole, but...

Duration:00:49:36

"Simple" from 8/29/14 @ Dick's with Rachael Wesley

3/23/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is writer Rachael Wesley. As an English teacher who has certainly dabbled with writing for publication, I’ve always been interested in speaking to writers who have pursued the art as a living. I first became aware of Rachael’s writing through Instagram, and the more I dug into her career and her social media posts, it seemed like we had a lot in common but also some very...

Duration:01:04:08

12/30/94 @ MSG w/George McCarthy

3/16/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is my friend George from Astoria, Queens. For today’s episode, George chose one of the most epic Phish shows of all time and a true milestone of their career: December 30, 1994. As you’ll hear us mention several times, this was Phish’s first time playing at Madison Square Garden, and you’ll hear the excitement both in their playing and in George’s memories of the night. George...

Duration:01:07:06

Fare Thee Well and MUCH MORE w/ Matt Busch: Bob Weir's Personal Manager

3/9/2022
Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. I am so excited to share today’s episode with you, because it’s one of my favorite kind’s: the kind where I just ask one question or bring up one topic, and the guest gets to be the story-teller. And boy, does today’s guest have a lot of great stories to tell. That guest is Matt Busch, who has held several jobs with bands that you and I are familiar with but his current post is as Bob Weir’s...

Duration:01:22:47