Undermine combines the former podcasts Under the Scales, Helping Friendly Podcast and Beyond the Pond into a new weekly show. Undermine will excavate the deep history of the band through interviews, in-depth analysis of the band’s music, and looks at broader musical themes and influences.

Season One focuses on “The Early Years,” Phish’s foundational period of the 1980s. This season will cover the band’s early influences and songwriting, as well as the developing fan culture, the biggest concerts played in that decade, early festival-like shows, and initial travels outside of Vermont to spread the music.

1.0 vets and 4.0 noobs will all learn something new.

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Undermine Episodes

At the onset of the 2020s, Trey Anastasio got stuck on a platform high above MSG. While he played through…

To this point, Season 2 of Undermine has mirrored the fan experience with Phish—traveling to see them, engaging with the…

Beyond the tape trading, the road trips, the lot vibe, the people you meet, the lights dropping, etc, the reason…

And after all that, we go collect our thoughts and go back to waiting again for 15 minutes (they always…

The anticipation has been building for hours, months…maybe even years. So many hours spent listening to shows, so much planning…

Breaking Waves: Seattle is the story of the scene that defined rock in the ‘90s. The show traces the roots…

There’s that moment at every Phish show where we transition from the bliss of the pre-show party to the business…

At first blush, hanging out in a parking lot doesn’t sound that fun. But the Phish parking lot experience is…

When we think of the Phish community, we usually think about the obsessive, or at the very least, passionate, fans.…

While many Phish fans in the early 90s discovered Phish by way of message boards and tape trades, the band…