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What is it about Bob Dylan’s music that inspires his fans to write books, start fan clubs, join online communities, document every song he’s ever played, develop an encyclopedic knowledge of his life and music, and travel to points all over the world to see him perform? Join Minnesotan Matt Steichen as he interviews and swaps stories with the Bobcats he's encountered during 20-plus years of following the Never-Ending Tour.

Please rate and review. Contact the show at steichenm@yahoo.com. Follow Matt on Twitter @Matt_Stike.

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The Bobcats, A Bob Dylan Fan Podcast Matt Steichen

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What is it about Bob Dylan’s music that inspires his fans to write books, start fan clubs, join online communities, document every song he’s ever played, develop an encyclopedic knowledge of his life and music, and travel to points all over the world to see him perform? Join Minnesotan Matt Steichen as he interviews and swaps stories with the Bobcats he's encountered during 20-plus years of following the Never-Ending Tour.

Please rate and review. Contact the show at steichenm@yahoo.com. Follow Matt on Twitter @Matt_Stike.

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    Ep. 22, Sean Latham: A Living Monument To The Evolution Of Popular American Music

    Ep. 22, Sean Latham: A Living Monument To The Evolution Of Popular American Music

    Dylan scholar and founding director of the Institute for Bob Dylan Studies at Tulsa University Sean Latham joins the show. He shares his thoughts on Bob's new book The Philosophy of Modern Song, some of the insights he's gained and discoveries he's made while exploring the Bob Dylan archives, the parallels between Dylan and James Joyce, his experience bringing Dylan fans together for the 2019 symposium, what's planned for the 2022 and '23 Tulsa events, and what role the archive will have in shaping Dylan's legacy. 



    You can read more about Sean at seanlatham.com and follow him on Twitter @seanplatham

    Learn more and register for Dylan and the Beats here: https://dylan.utulsa.edu/dylan-and-the-beats-june-3-5-2022/

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


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep. 21, A Bob Dylan Fan Origin Story (Part 4): I've Got Nothin' But Affection For All Those Who've Sailed With Me

    Ep. 21, A Bob Dylan Fan Origin Story (Part 4): I've Got Nothin' But Affection For All Those Who've Sailed With Me

    Host Matt Steichen looks back on his travels on the Never Ending Tour from 2001 to 2004 and the people he met along the way. 

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    • 18 min
    Ep. 20, Nancy Cobb: So Original In So Many Different Ways

    Ep. 20, Nancy Cobb: So Original In So Many Different Ways

    Nancy Cobb joins the show from California. She shares stories from her nearly 60 years of fandom, going back to her first concert at the Hollywood Bowl in 1965. She tells us what it was like to attend Berkeley in the '60s, what brought her back to Bob in the late '90s, what she appreciates about Bob as a live performer, and what she's enjoyed about getting to know other fans. 


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 19, Andrew Muir: How Much More Fun Can You Pack Into A Life?

    Ep. 19, Andrew Muir: How Much More Fun Can You Pack Into A Life?

    We're joined by author Andrew Muir, who has seen about 200 Dylan shows since becoming a fan in the early 70s. He shares stories from his travels, including when upon meeting his wife he traded one-liners about Bob, when he chatted with Bob in Camden during the Blood In My Eyes video shoot, and when he traveled to St. Andrews to see Bob receive his honorary doctorate. He also talks about his book One More Night: Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour, friendships with other fans, tape trading, information hotlines, fanzines, and how Bob's career and art parallel Shakespeare's. Listen as we barely scratch the surface while breaking the 2-hour barrier. 

    You can find Andrew's work at a-muir.co.uk. You can follow him on Twitter @Muir_CSF. 

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


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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Ep. 18, A Bob Dylan Fan Origin Story (Part 3): Lookin' For Somethin' You Ain't Quite Found Yet

    Ep. 18, A Bob Dylan Fan Origin Story (Part 3): Lookin' For Somethin' You Ain't Quite Found Yet

    Host Matt Steichen shares how a series of twists of fate, starting with hearing Ring them Bells on the radio in 1999, led to him attending his first Bob Dylan concert in 2000. 


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    • 13 min
    Ep. 17, Katie Fredeen: A Soundtrack to our Lives

    Ep. 17, Katie Fredeen: A Soundtrack to our Lives

    Katie Fredeen, President of the Hibbing Dylan Project, joins the show. She shares what it was like growing up in Hibbing, how viewing the Bob Dylan's American Journey exhibition helped her understand Dylan's influence, and how the Hibbing Dylan Project came together to build a public work of art in honor of Bob in his hometown. 


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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

zarfster ,

Love it

I’m a Dylan nerd so, as you can imagine, I loved this. More seasons please!!

karleeb96 ,

Loved it!!

So enlightening... I am very inspired! #bobdylanforlife

hlepidus ,

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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