I’m very excited to announce that I’ll soon be launching the first season of the Definitely Dylan podcast! I’ve always been asked why DD isn’t a podcast, and the reason was simple: I wanted to be able to play songs in their entirety (impossible on a podcast due to issues with copyright law).
So why a podcast now? Over the course of the last 13 months, I’ve created 40 episodes of Definitely Dylan. That’s 40 hours of great music and original commentary, all written and produced by yours truly. I’m immensely proud of my work, but the main limitation of this format has always been the weekly deadline. The kind of show I want to make for my audience is entertaining, informative, and ambitious - and that takes work. The pressures of the weekly deadline and live-on-air recording have often left me frustrated when it felt like my work was cut short and I couldn’t fully do the topic justice.
So what will the podcast be like? Definitely Dylan has always aspired to fresh and original explorations of Dylan’s work, and the podcast will take this to the next level, allowing me to finally bring my listeners the show I’ve always wanted to make.
So what happens to the radio show on Resonance FM? The radio show is not going anywhere! I will continue to be on your airwaves every Sunday at 4PM GMT, nerding out about all things Dylan and playing rare tracks. Expect a little less structure and a little more spontaneity, with frequent guests.
Two Definitely Dylan shows then? Yes. But to avoid confusion, we’ll call the radio show Definitely Dylan Live, as opposed to the Definitely Dylan podcast. Both will eventually be featured on the website definitelydylan.com (the podcast will also be available in all the usual places).
When is all this happening? While the release date for the podcast is still a few weeks away (watch this space!), the radio show will be switching formats this Sunday, 17 February 2019.
You will be able to find all the Live radio shows in the Listen section of this website!
I’m very excited about these changes, and about what the future holds for Definitely Dylan. I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on!
Thanks for your support,