YESSSS! The team at Osiris Media and Jesse Jarnow have announced today that they’re going to officially be telling the story of the Phish Big Cypress millennium celebration as a podcast series called After Midnight. You can hear a trailer on the upcoming series now here, and the first episode drops in a few weeks on November 14, 2020. (UPDATE: the first episode is now live, scroll down to give it a listen!)
This five-episode series will be hosted and narrated by Jesse Jarnow, one of the first people we ever linked to on this blog when he was covering the Phish 2004 farewell tour. They’re promising that the series will include interviews with Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, John Paluska, Brad Sands, Beth Montouri-Rowles and “many other people who played a key role in making this amazing festival happen.” They’re also including a ton of fan clips that they received in the process of producing the series.
As a bonus, Jefferson Waful is keeping busy after his Umphrey’s McGee lightning gig and has edited a companion series for each episode that will air on YouTube. This is exciting. You can subscribe to that series here.
As a throwback, watch some old footage from that Midnight set here:
Episode 1 of the series is called The Plan.
Episode 2 is called A Long Day on Alligator Alley and it’s now live everywhere you listen to podcasts.
Episode 3 is now live. Dive into “City on a Swamp” below.
Episode 4 has been posted and dives deep into the Midnight set. Dive into “The All-Nighter” below.
Episode 5 finishes off the series. Scroll down to hear the “Aftermath” episode.