Dylan Podcast References


Podcast: WTF with Marc Maron. Interview with G.E. Smith.

Talk about Bob and Pink Floyd fans being fanatical. People think that song was written for them even though they know Bob didn’t know who they were. The songs speak to them. Weird obsession. Marc: Aren’t they all like 70 now. GE: no they are all ages.

Marc: Did Bob have a big operation in the 80s? GE: after Bob toured with established groups like the Dead and Tm Petty. He wanted a small band of some guys not established, someone to fit in with him. We were a trio of guitar drums and bass. Never did studio work with him.

Marc: how did he approach? GE: Bob likes to change stuff up and we would follow him. Just watch his hands. He’d playa song no one ever heard and we’d start playing.


Podcast: WTF with Marc Maron. Interview with Cate Blanchett.

She talks about studying for her role in I’m Not There by watching outtakes from Don’t Look Back, with Dylan and Lennon in the cab “Bob is so off his noodle.” And watching interviews of Dylan where he was “so incredible with the press. Kept thinking about the Hollywood foreign press conferences…He was just riffing…in a way like a spider and flicking poet cigarette butts out.” Last 20 min.


Podcast: Rolling Stone Music Now. The Greatest Concerts We’ve Ever Seen. Mention what are older musicians like Bob Dylan going to do. Do they wait for a vaccine before they can think about doing a show? Since concerts will likely not take place until 2021, if that. 5 mins in.


Podcast: WTF with Marc Maron. Interview with Juliette Lewis. 28min

She talks about going to a Stone’s concert in 1995. Thinking about the song, She Belongs to Me. From the movie, What About Bob? with Bill Murray singing that song. Can’t figure this out. Watched the movie didn’t notice him singing this. There is another movie where Murray sings a Dylan song but can’t think of the title.


Rolling Stone Music Now podcast Kayne West’s Road to ‘Jesus is King’. Near the end discussion of other artists who’ve gone Christian and succeeded, including Dylan.


Pod Dylan just last week reviewed a song from the Traveling Wilburys and referred to End of the Line as sweet and nostalgic and saying that the recordings were not serious just friends putting  music together.

See: Fear the Walking Dead post 


The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Interview with Dr. Cornel West. Discuss the origins and sweetness of music, at 36 min.


WTF Podcast with Marc Maron. Interview with Sean Lennon. Discuss being son of an icon.


WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Interview with Mavis Staples. She discusses her and Dylan’s love relationship. A great listen!


WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Interview with Dennis Quaid. Dennis Quaid working on a podcast with T Bone Burnett. Dylan is contributing a song.

WTF Podcast with Marc Maron. Interview with T Bone Burnett. No mention of podcast but brief Rolling Thunder Revue info.


Podcast: Common Thread from BU interview with Christopher Ricks about his book, Dylan’s Visions of Sin.


Podcast: NPR Fresh Air . Interview with Anthony DeCurtis on his book, Lou Reed: A Life. In the opening segment Terry Gross says, DeCurtis says, “Other than Bob Dylan, the Beatles and James Brown, no one has exerted as great an influence on popular music as Reed has.”


WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Interview with Sissy Spacek.

Marc discussing Levon Helm in Coal Miner’s Daughter. Great guitarist and first role in film. Marc was just listening to Planet Waves. What a great band, what a great album.

See previous post.


WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Discussing his buying habits. He has five copies of Bob Dylan’s Planet Waves. “Why? I don’t know. ‘Cause I like the record. You only need one, but I got back ups.”


Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris. Interview with Bill Maher and Larry Charles.

In the beginning of the interview Larry Charles mentions he met Bob Dylan. And went on to direct Masked and Anonymous.


WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Discussing his buying habits. He has five copies of Bob Dylan’s Planet Waves. “Why? I don’t know. ‘Cause I like the record. You only need one, but I got back ups.”


Podcast: Political Beats 3-part analysis of all Bob Dylan albums.


WTF podcast with Marc Maron interview with Andy Kindler and J. Elvis Weinstein

J. Elvis’s grandmother and Dylan’s mother were friends in Minneapolis. Was at his Bar Mitzva and his Dad was a pledge brother and tutor to Dylan at College in Freshman Comp.


Here’s The Thing podcast with Alec Baldwin interview with David Crosby

Crosby: Roger McGuinn was good at taking Bob Dylan songs and turning them into pop records. The Byrds covered Tambourine Man. ~13 min.

Buffalo Springfield/Byrds broke up because they wanted to do Dylan songs. Crosby stole Graham Nash from them because they didn’t understand his songs.

Alec: Who’d you like to work with?

Crosby: Joni Mitchell is best singer/songwriter. She’s a better musician than Bob. Bob could write. One time, Bob sings him this song one way and then a completely different way the next day. He’s a piece of work.

Alec: who’s a good singer?

Crosby: Morrison was a poser. Jimi, Joanie, Joplin, Dylan!


WTF podcast with Marc Maron interview with Duncan Jones.

Marc discusses the ubiquitousness of Dylan with Bowie’s son. Talks about his interview with Jakob not wanting to talk about Bob. Dylan’s character in Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett movie. Being the sons of famous people!


Podcast: Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin interview with Jann Wenner.

Founded Rolling Stone; living in San Francisco. 1967…Mick Jagger, Lennon, Dylan was doing Highway 61..Publishing stuff people wanted to know about; cultural issues. 1st Anniversary issue of Yoko and John’s nude photo. Trial and Error. An after thought, we were isolated. SNL and Rolling Stone a block away from each other….Heriojacks. Beatles, Stones, Dylan all on the stage. hasn’t happened since, then you have what you listen to from 18-22 is the music you will always love and listen to, and the evolution of music itself. 1972 sent Hunter Thompson out. He was a crazy person but responsible and thoughtful. Then, singing Dylan songs with Mick Jagger around the campfire. 20min.

Bob is another case, Bob I consider a friend and colleague. We’ve been friends for years. Bob, came out to Idaho/Iowa, spent the day at his house playing guitar with his son. His job was to present Bob to their audience. Whether they liked his work or not, Self Portrait, not. Considers Dylan, the most important writer of our times. Talented song writer. Always to be presenting Bob to our Audience. He’s done 14 major interviews with them. Without Bob Dylan nothing. There’s no Rolling Stone or Rock and Roll, nothing. 25min.


WTF Podcast with Marc Maron interview with Ezra Furman

Bob Dylan took him by surprise, around 15. Maron: Lots of Dylan in Furman’s early stuff? Furman: Some of us are born with the nasal sound. I’m a writer. Maron: you definitely write the shit out of songs…take on big themes….very Dylanesque; turns of phrase and long narratives, and then you filter in this bee-bop stuff or Buddy Holly rock. ~42min.

First Dylan experience:

He got a guitar and was going to learn songs that his parents liked and got a book of Bob Dylan chords. I went to the first song Absolutely Sweet Marie.  And then Blonde and Blonde became his thing. That’s what started him wanting to be a writer. Visions of Johanna it’s all in here. Dylan’s a special guy. he built this world where he could do anything. On Blonde on Blonde He’s moved all the a parameters and broke down all the fences and now he’s got this playground to make this giant record on. Taking that Dylan song book and changing the words and messing with the chords, there I wrote a song. No one writes songs like him. Dylan is an amazing singer, he’s got control, he’s got an unusual voice. ~47min.


WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Interview with Don Was. 51 min.

Don Was (Was Not Was) loved Dylan. Dylan was super important to him. Bob’s my hero. “We were woefully unprepared for the album Under the Red Sky. Not one of his masterpieces. I went in thinking let’s make Blonde on Blonde Part 2 that was the furthest thing from Bob’s mind, repeating himself. He wanted to do something else.” Dylan was telling him something to do, I was telling him how it wasn’t going to work, I waited all my life to work with him but I didn’t listen. It was a good lesson. It was the beginnings of rootsy american music based in blues…Maron chimes in: “the weird ghost troubardor time traveller of Americana music.” “He was trying to get there, but I wasn’t helping him to get there. We just did something fairly recently that I can’t talk about. I follow his tours on YouTube. He’s a great singer you have to really listen he’s inhabiting every word of those songs with a beginner’s mind fresh every night. And they ring true. He’s a deep guy and he’s really a great singer.” Maron again: “He was doing something up there out of spite or exhaustion. I don’t know what song is that.” “I love the Sinatra records. He’s found a really totally original way to inhabit those songs and be himself, it’s brilliant, man.”  Maron about why Dylan tours: it’s like a performance piece it’s interesting and timeless.” Don loved Desert Storm and this tour he’s on now. “He’s delivering a hundred percent every night.”


WTF podcast with Marc Maron interview with Neal Preston rock photog. Last 5 min. about Dylan.

Preston’s new book, Exhilarated and Exhausted, discusses how Dylan called him a leach and wrote a story about the pic in the book and why Dylan called him that.

Podcast: Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. Interview with Mickey Rourke saying Dylan told him on the set of “Masked and Anonymous” that his favorite movie was Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. 2016.

Podcast: Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin. Interview with David Remnick. 2016.


WTF podcast with Marc Maron interview with John Hammond.

John was good friends will Dylan in 1961-62. He introduced The Band to him. Bob did talking blues, that guy could really grab you. John played coffee houses like the Fat Black Pussy Cat. Him, Dylan, Van Ronk, Ritchie Havens, Peter Cohen hung out at the Folklore Center. John moved to LA in 1962, ready to be someone else. Opened for the Staples Sisters, Mavis!!! John met Levon, Ric Emanuel, etc. in Canada and played with them. He introduced them to Dylan. Bob really respected where John came from. Bob broke the folk thing/scene by going electric!


WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Interview with Marilyn Manson. 15min. in.

Marilyn talking about his guitar, Excalibur. It’s really heavy. It wrote great songs. The guitar is part of the process of writing songs. Marc says: Everything has a ritualistic, a status. Someone told him, Randy Newman’s son, told him Bob Dylan gave Neil Young Hank Williams’ guitar. That’s important. That’s gotta be a magic guitar.

WTF podcast with Marc Maron interview with Willem DaFoe. 25 min in.

Dafoe says, He’s the seventh son! Sister going off to college when he was six. Siblings went to University of Wisconsin and hung out there when he was a teenager. The early sixties were blowing up with creativity, questioning and protest. Made his start in avant-garde theater. Left high school early, in 1972-1973, wanted to find a new world. Went to Milwaukee. Wanted to be with smart, inspiring, cool people. Thinks about the Bob Dylan line, “Little boy lost; he takes himself so seriously; brags about his misery; loves to live dangerously.” That’s me (DaFoe)!


WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Interview with Jeff Bridges. At about 1:00 hr.

Beau playing Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Jeff feels fortunate to have Dylan and the Beatles but Beau had Buddy Holly. Jeff turned Beau on to the Beatles and Dylan.

Beyond the Trope podcast episode 162 interview with Crystal Skillman.

Crystal: Don’t remember who won the Pulitzer 2 years ago. Interviewer: Wasn’t that Bob Dylan? Crystal: If you’re Bob Dylan it’s a little different cause you’re embedded in the culture already.

Nerdist podcast with Chris Hardwick. Interview with Ron Perlman. About 45 min.

Chris: People need boundaries. Perlman discussing Marlon Brando: He was brilliant. When you’re Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, or Bob Dylan who, to the world are inhuman because they are in such a vaulted position…Who around them can they trust?…What is your process why can you do things that no one else can do…Why are you Bob Dylan?


Here’s the Thing podcast with Alec Baldwin. Interview with Burton Cummings.

Writing their own songs.


WTF podcast with Marc Maron interview with Harry Dean Stanton from 2014.

Did you know Peckinpah? That’s where I met Dylan, Bob Dylan, he was crazy too, Yeah but I love him. That was crazy times. Maron: What was the scene with Dylan? We were jogging in a scene in the background. Peckinpah said you fuckers walking through the shot. I was running out for Dylan to get him out of the shot. Maron: When you hang out with Dylan what’s that conversation like? He’s awesome, he wanted me to be in a movie he was directing with Joan Baez (Renaldo and Clara), We came back to LA and he asked me to record a song in Santa Monica. He was singing with the Band then. I was 2 hours late he was with the band but he was there waiting for me and we sang and made a tape but I didn’t take a copy of the tape, I could kick myself. We sang a Mexican song…


Fresh Air podcast with Terry Gross interview with Bruce Springsteen.

Severe motorcycle accident in 1967.

“Terry Gross: And that’s one of the things that really interests me in comparing you to Dylan. Because when you first started, people were comparing you to Dylan, one of the “new Dylans,” and everything.

In some ways, persona-wise, you’re the opposite. Because he’s always — he changed his name. He surrounded himself in mystery. His lyrics are very obscure.

And your lyrics tell stories. You’re all about a place. You reveal so much about yourself and the world around you in your songs. You know what I mean? I know that you’re more than what you literally tell us about in the songs, but still, you have an identity and tried to tell us something of who you are in your songs.

Bruce: You just go where your psychology leads you, I think. You know, I’ve always loved the fact that Bob’s been able to sustain his mystery over 50 or 60 years. In this day and age, that’s quite a feat in itself and, you know, the things that I loved about Bob’s music — and I describe him in the book as a father of my country, which he really is — were things that just didn’t fit when I went to do my job, you know? I had come out of a somewhat different circumstance and the clothes just didn’t fit.”


Podcast: Under the Skin with Russell Brand interview with Brad Evans.

Russell introduces “Brad Evans the Dylan of emergent new consciousness.”


WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Interview with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Talking about the 60s best music ever, including Dylan in their documentary about Vietnam.


Under the Skin podcast with Russell Brand interview with Bill Bragg talking about Punk, Folk, Hip Hop and socialism. Grime music, folk revival creative means reclaiming space voices that are not being heard, language that has not been written. Music is a universal social medium. Pop music the vanguard of that in the 1960s. Not just Bob Dylan type stuff but Marvin Gaye and the city stuff.


WTF Podcast with Marc Maron. Interview with Steve Jordan. Chuck Berry was essential to Bob Dylan. The turn of the phrase. You Can’t Catch Me and Too Much Monkey Business influenced Subterranean Homesick Blues and Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat. Eric Clapton turned Keith Richards onto guitarist Robert Cray. Jordan played with Dylan in the late 80s early 90s when he was searching. Dylan wanted him to put a band together for the record Down in the Groove. He put together a hot shot studio band that would follow Dylan around like a SWAT team. But Jordan figured this wasn’t going to work out and left before tour. GE Smith then became the band!





Radio: WPKN interview with author Bruce Pollock, Bob Dylan FAQ. One Too Many Mornings was a turning point for Dylan. Start at about 1 hour in.

WTF Podcast with Marc Maron interview with Alice Cooper. Marc to Alice “You play Golf?” Alice, “Yeah, Dylan plays golf…” Last 5 min of cast.


Revisionist History podcast with Malcolm Gladwell. The King of Tears about country music evoking emotion and rock and roll lacking in emotion. Gladwell uses Rolling Stones 100 best songs. Bob’s Like A Rolling Stone is number 1.


The Nerdist podcast with Chris Hardwick and Damon Lindelorf. Audience questions: Does Damon believe in heaven or purgatory seems to be a theme. Is there more? and Hardwick starts singing…Daddy’s in the basement mixing up the…


New Yorker Radio Hour podcast with Ariel Levy talking with Lucinda Williams. Williams says she started taking guitar lessons at 12, in 1965, after hearing Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited.


Politically Re-Active podcast with Kwame and Hari. Hold Up, Wait a Minute: Twitter Feuds & Threat Models

Interview uses one second of “Hurricane” by Dylan to bring the point home that it’s nothing new that blacks have a history of being convicted of killing cops without evidence.


WTF podcast with Marc Maron interview with David Remnick. Heard Bob Dylan at 7. When Dylan mentions Ezra Pound, he went out and bought it without understanding it. Same with Ginsberg. Remnick went to Paris as a busker singing Dylan, Young, etc. Came back and interviewed Ginsberg.


Fresh Air podcast interview with Billy Bragg. Heard about Woody through Dylan fans. When Nora Guthrie asked him to record Woody’s songs he thought, “This is a job for Bob Dylan.”


Thrive Global podcast with Glennon Doyle Melton. A caricature of Bob behind her couch.


The Forward Podcast with Lance Armstrong. Avett Brothers played with Bob at the Grammy’s. Lance: “Can you help me get Bob Dylan on the show?” The Avett Brothers were invited and got nominated…generational folk thing. Went to a party after. He’s like Jesus Christ…he appeared…moved the stone apart and he came in. Dylan in the corner and walk towards him and within 5 feet and his bodyguard moves in front of me. He looked like a martial arts specialist, he looked like stop! Dylan saw us and stood up and talked for a moment. he says that was great we should do it again sometime. That was great. Got distracted within 30 seconds he ducked out. This man is at a party with the most famous people. he had to sneak out. He has to be alienating. He does whatever he needs to do. Lance, says he will never understand how he blew off the Nobel prize. They didn’t know they were performing with him. Dylan was working on a painting so maybe he wasn’t gonna show up. He’s a baller! Bob Dylan is a baller.


WTF. Marc Maron podcast. Cindy Crawford mentions the first time she met Dylan at a party sitting in a chair.

Nerdist, Podcast interview with Iggy Pop who talks about doing the Great American Song Book

Nerdist. Podcast interview with Chuck Lorre who says, “There was no hope of being Lennon, Dylan, or McCartney but I could be Gary Marshall.”

WTF. Marc Maron podcast. Interview with Neil Young says “Gordon Lightfoot wrote a lot of great songs. Dylan thinks he’s the very best ever.”

WTF. Marc Maron podcast interview with Chris Garcia. He had a band Love Minus Zero in high school.

WTF. Marc Maron podcast interview with John Prine. He met Dylan at Carly Simon’s house with Kris Kristofferson. Maybe 1968, after “the accident.” Dylan was given a copy of John’s album before it was released!

Here’s the Thing. Alec Baldwin podcast interview with Gordon Lightfoot. (see WTF interview with Neil Young)

WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Casey Affleck up for role in Inside Llewyn Davis.

Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin podcast interview with Robbie Robertson.

WTF. Marc Maron podcast interview with Robbie Robertson.

WTF. Marc Maron podcast. Ryan Adams loved early Dylan and used one of his studio guitarists.

WTF Podcast interview with Nora Jones…talking about how Dylan changes and after hearing a song for a few minutes you’re like “what song was that?”…he’s a performance artist.

WBUR — On Point. Hearing the Poetry of Pop.

“Pop music is irresistible. That’s what makes it popular. My guest today says it’s also poetry. Not every time. Not every song. But the lyrics within the music work on us. Sometimes powerfully. Sometimes subtly. And often in a tradition of poetic rhythm that stretches from Beowulf to Biggie Smalls. From Cole Porter to Bob Dylan and Taylor Swift and Pharrell. This hour On Point, the poetry of pop music. — Tom Ashbrook”

WTF Podcast interview with Paul Schaffer…talking about Dylan’s David Letterman performance. Maron going to the rehearsal and Paul saying Dylan played a million different songs. Paul played on Forever Young.


Fidelity High Podcast Ep 36 : John Doe on Music From Big Pink by The Band.

Here’s the Thing Podcast with Alec Baldwin speaking with Carly Simon

Carly met with Dylan the day before his motorcycle accident in 1966, at the request of Albert Grossman. He was high on drugs and wrote a song for her to sing, Baby Let Me Follow You Down. He kept telling her ya gotta go to Nashville.

Library of Congress Webcast. Dylan Goes Electric, by Elijah Wald. Book Discussion.

Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. Podcast interview with Mickey Rourke saying Dylan told him on the set of “Masked and Anonymous” that his favorite movie was Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. 2016.

Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin. Podcast interview with David Remnick. 2016.


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