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Matt Steichen interviews and swaps stories with fellow Bob Dylan fans he's encountered during 20-plus years of following the Never-Ending Tour. Follow him on Twitter at Matt_Stike and listen to his Stike's Choice YouTube series where he highlights Bob's greatest live performances.

Please rate and review. You can contact the show at steichenm@yahoo.com.

The Bobcats, a Bob Dylan fan podcast Matt Steichen

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Matt Steichen interviews and swaps stories with fellow Bob Dylan fans he's encountered during 20-plus years of following the Never-Ending Tour. Follow him on Twitter at Matt_Stike and listen to his Stike's Choice YouTube series where he highlights Bob's greatest live performances.

Please rate and review. You can contact the show at steichenm@yahoo.com.

    Episode 6: Harold Lepidus

    Episode 6: Harold Lepidus

    Today we're joined by Harold Lepidus, author of Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined. Harold tells us about his adventures attending Dylan shows as a teenager in the 1970s, why Street-Legal is worth re-examining, how a Bob joke about becoming a GPS voice began his stint as the Dylan Examiner, the power of the live performances of the song Forgetful Heart, and how Bob has taken ownership of his legacy through the Never-Ending Tour. 

    You can follow Harold on Twitter at @DylanExaminer

    Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Friends-Other-Strangers-Dylan-Examined/dp/1910773409


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    Episode 5: Matt Simonsen

    Episode 5: Matt Simonsen

    Sometimes Iowans named Matt S. hear Bob Dylan's music and it changes their lives. Sometimes they get together to talk about it on a podcast. What price do we he have to pay to get out of going through all these things twice? In today's episode, Matt Simonsen joins us to talk about his appreciation for Bob's 1980s studio work, his 1990s live shows, the time Bob stared him down, the upcoming Infidels Bootleg Series, and the ability of Bob's music to inspire millions of people all over the world. 


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    Episode 4: Ed Newman

    Episode 4: Ed Newman

    Ed Newman is a writer, artist, historian, and big Bob Dylan fan. The Duluthian joins us this week and talks about how the internet expanded fan culture and led to the creation of his blog, how the song It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) helped him get through a traumatic moment in his childhood, his involvement in the Duluth Dylan Fest, the spiritual thread that runs through Bob's work, what makes Bob an interesting subject for artists, and the importance of Buddy Holly and the Duluth Armory to the Bob Dylan story. 

    You can read Ed's work and view his art at PioneerProductions.blogspot.com


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    • 44 min
    Episode 3: Caroline Schwarz

    Episode 3: Caroline Schwarz

    We're joined by the co-founder of the Bob Dylan Fan Club, the only fan club started at Bob's personal request, Caroline Schwarz! Caroline attended her first Bob show in 1981 and hasn't looked back, attending over 300 over the last 40 years, most from her familiar spot on the rail. Check out thebobdylanfanclub.com and join 45,000 other fans on the group's Facebook page. 


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    Episode 2: Toby Thompson

    Episode 2: Toby Thompson

    Penn State professor and author of Positively Main Street: An Unorthodox View of Bob Dylan, Toby Thompson, joins me for a discussion about his visits to the North Country, his time with Echo Helstrom, the Dylan camp's top-notch marketing skills, and his nearly 60 years of fandom.

    You can buy Positively Main Street and Toby's other books on Amazon. 

    For Bob Dylan news, follow host Matt Steichen on Twitter at Matt_Stike


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    • 58 min
    Episode 1: Yes and you, just what do you do anyway?

    Episode 1: Yes and you, just what do you do anyway?

    What is The Bobcats? It's a podcast by Bob Dylan fans, for Bob Dylan fans, about Bob Dylan fans. Every episode, host Matt Steichen interviews a fellow fan about their life and their connection to Bob Dylan's music. 


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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Bobcats of the world: Unite!

Excellent podcast about what makes Bob Dylan fans tick. Interesting back stories to what got them into this iconic artist in the first place, and what keeps them there. Highly recommended.

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