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Ep. #883: Steven Hyden

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Steven Hyden discusses his excellent new book, There Was Nothing You Could Do: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ and the End of the Heartland, the state of music and cultural criticism, how film critics have long had more cachet than music critics, the various and confusing ambiguities in the work and life of an American like Bruce Springsteen, how the Boss rejected his most successful album and got lost in the 1990s just as Nirvana were rejecting their own most successful album, why Springsteen’s narrative voice became more inward, why he and America were never the same after Born in the U.S.A., a fascinating alternate history of Bruce events, Steven’s tour dates, other future plans, and much more.

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Ep. #793: Ray Padgett

Ray Padgett discusses his remarkable new book, Pledging My Time – Conversations with Bob Dylan Band Members, his music journalism origin story, loving “Weird Al” Yankovic and MAD Magazine, first getting into Dylan and then the obsession with all things Dylan, why seeing one show is never enough and his excellent live Dylan newsletter, whether Dylan might be retiring, talking to people who rarely or have never discussed working with Dylan, learning more about the man through others, future plans, and much more. Supported by you on PatreonPizza Trokaderothe BookshelfPlanet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.