9 episodes

“What is Bob Dylan?” That’s the fundamental question behind this new podcast, which explores the work and career of Bob Dylan in a series written and produced by Michael Hacker. The first season is a projected 12 episodes covering from Dylan’s roots in Minnesota up to his 1997 release, Time Out Of Mind. With literally hundreds of books already written about Dylan, along with countless documentaries, radio shows and articles devoted to his life and music, one might ask if there’s a need for anything else about the man. A BOB DYLAN PRIMER is an attempt to cut through the enormous mass of material already produced, to create something simple and enjoyable, yet with journalistic accuracy and a depth of insight that can engage both the brand-new fan and the wizened Dylanologist, as well as anyone in-between. Drawing on a lifetime spent listening to and studying Dylan’s music and career, A BOB DYLAN PRIMER is unabashed in its appreciation for the magnitude and amplitude of Dylan’s achievements. Still, every observation is filtered through a freshly polished and contemporary lens, examining the varied path of Dylan’s work with a deep historical perspective and a heavy shot of humor.

A Bob Dylan Primer A Bob Dylan Primer

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    • 4.8, 53 Ratings

“What is Bob Dylan?” That’s the fundamental question behind this new podcast, which explores the work and career of Bob Dylan in a series written and produced by Michael Hacker. The first season is a projected 12 episodes covering from Dylan’s roots in Minnesota up to his 1997 release, Time Out Of Mind. With literally hundreds of books already written about Dylan, along with countless documentaries, radio shows and articles devoted to his life and music, one might ask if there’s a need for anything else about the man. A BOB DYLAN PRIMER is an attempt to cut through the enormous mass of material already produced, to create something simple and enjoyable, yet with journalistic accuracy and a depth of insight that can engage both the brand-new fan and the wizened Dylanologist, as well as anyone in-between. Drawing on a lifetime spent listening to and studying Dylan’s music and career, A BOB DYLAN PRIMER is unabashed in its appreciation for the magnitude and amplitude of Dylan’s achievements. Still, every observation is filtered through a freshly polished and contemporary lens, examining the varied path of Dylan’s work with a deep historical perspective and a heavy shot of humor.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

HotChicken66 ,

Give us more !

These are like drug fixes and it’s difficult to sustain the down periods. We need more Primer!

LackawannaVince ,

Pretty dull, but didn’t need to be

I guess he can’t play songs? The balance between discussion and music feels off, so I unsubscribed. Also, needs to tone done idolizing Bob. I love Dylan, but he’s put out as much so-so stuff as good stuff, more good stuff than great stuff. Still, the dozens of great songs are enough!

LBD634444 ,

unbelievably great

this is the best dylan podcast i’ve heard BY FAR. great for everyone from those who haven’t listened at all right through aficionados.

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