Bob Dylan’s “Theme Time Radio Hour” will be back on the airwaves, or should we say, online! The restart is planned for September 21, 2020, and the first show will be based around one of Dylan’s recently favorite themes – whiskey. After all, the Nobel prize winner has his own brand of whiskey.
During its initial run from 2006 to 2009, “Theme Time Radio Hour” was a weekly one-hour radio show that ran for 100 episodes. Each show had its own theme on which Dylan and his guest gave their comments. The topics included themes like “money”, “presidents”, or “spring cleaning.” On the other hand, guests, among others, were Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, Jack White, and John Cusack.
Dylan couldn’t have picked a better time for his whiskey theme, as September is Bourbon Heritage Month, and a good opportunity for Dylan’s whiskey company, Heaven’s Door Spirits. According to a press release, Dylan will discuss how whiskey has shaped the world of music, sports, and everything in between. He’s also stretching the “hour” constraint a bit because the episode is supposedly just under two hours long.
Dylan’s new episode of “Theme Time Radio Hour” airs on Monday, September 21st at 12 p.m. ET. From then until Monday, September 28th at 3 a.m. EST, the SiriusXM’s Deep Tracks (channel 27) will host a ceaseless stream of old “Theme Time Radio Hour” episodes.