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BLOOD ON THE TRACKS Season 3: A Bob Dylan Story

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On Friday, July 29th, 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his Triumph 500 motorcycle on a road in Woodstock, an artists’ colony in upstate New York. And then he disappeared. For ten days, as Dylan recovered privately in the house of a local doctor, few people knew if he was dead or alive. When he resurfaced, he was transformed. He looked different. He sounded different. What exactly happened to Bob Dylan during those ten days? Was he actually recovering from injuries sustained in the accident? Detoxing from heavy drug use? Was he suffering a mental breakdown, having just completed a polarizing world tour and released a game-changing double album? Or, as Dylan himself suggested in an extremely unorthodox interview decades later, had he actually undergone…transfiguration? Part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, and featuring the fictionalized voices of numerous transfigured versions of Bob Dylan, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks.

On Friday, July 29th, 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his Triumph 500 motorcycle on a road in Woodstock, an artists’ colony in upstate New York. And then he disappeared. For ten days, as Dylan recovered privately in the house of a local doctor, few people knew if he was dead or alive. When he resurfaced, he was transformed. He looked different. He sounded different. What exactly happened to Bob Dylan during those ten days? Was he actually recovering from injuries sustained in the accident? Detoxing from heavy drug use? Was he suffering a mental breakdown, having just completed a polarizing world tour and released a game-changing double album? Or, as Dylan himself suggested in an extremely unorthodox interview decades later, had he actually undergone…transfiguration? Part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, and featuring the fictionalized voices of numerous transfigured versions of Bob Dylan, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks.

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On Friday, July 29th, 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his Triumph 500 motorcycle on a road in Woodstock, an artists’ colony in upstate New York. And then he disappeared. For ten days, as Dylan recovered privately in the house of a local doctor, few people knew if he was dead or alive. When he resurfaced, he was transformed. He looked different. He sounded different. What exactly happened to Bob Dylan during those ten days? Was he actually recovering from injuries sustained in the accident? Detoxing from heavy drug use? Was he suffering a mental breakdown, having just completed a polarizing world tour and released a game-changing double album? Or, as Dylan himself suggested in an extremely unorthodox interview decades later, had he actually undergone…transfiguration? Part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, and featuring the fictionalized voices of numerous transfigured versions of Bob Dylan, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks.

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English


Episodes

Introducing: About A Girl Season 3

5/16/2022
Hi, Blood On The Tracks fans! iHeartPodcasts and Double Elvis is excited to announce About A Girl Season 3! Host Nikki Lynette is back to bring women out from the shadows of music history. With familiar characters and new perspectives, this riveting podcast dives into the history of many iconic women whose stories have been eclipsed by their famous partners. Don't just take our word for it, check out the trailer to decide for yourself! About A Girl: About A Girl is a scripted narrative...

Duration:00:03:06

Presenting Dead and Gone Season 2 (Trailer)

5/11/2022
Blood on the Tracks fans, meet the dark side of The Grateful Dead. Double Elvis' long, strange, deadly trip continues in Season 2 of Dead and Gone, available now wherever you listen to podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:03:51

John Lennon: Violence, Protests, Provoking the FBI and Pissing off the President (Best of Disgraceland Season 8)

5/4/2022
In honor of DISGRACELAND's 100th episode, we're sharing a highlight reel of crimes, career comebacks, and downright crazy scandals from the past 9 Seasons. DISGRACELAND is a fellow Double Elvis show that combines true crime and music history through immersive, leap-outta-our-seat storytelling. Tune into this preview of “John Lennon: Violence, Protests, Provoking the FBI and Pissing off the President” to hear about John's political hijinks-- and how they brutally backfired on "the smart...

Duration:00:33:00

Bob Dylan’s Restless Farewell (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 10)

4/28/2022
Trees grow tall, leaves fall, rivers dry up, and flowers die. New people are born every day. Life doesn’t stop. Sometimes things can change in an instant—a gunshot to the head, a man losing control of a motorbike—but sometimes things take years to change. And sometimes, like in the curious case of Bob Dylan, a man can go through a lifetime of change in just ten days. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:49

Is Bob Dylan Real? (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 9)

4/20/2022
Nine days after his near-fatal accident, Bob Dylan has become increasingly consumed with his own mortality. He sees the world as a much older, and perhaps wiser, man. He has died as many times as he has lived. Bleak winters in Minnesota have taken their toll. So has the life of a touring musician. There’s also another brush with fate on yet another motorcycle…a harrowing moment that he may never escape. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See...

Duration:00:37:49

Bob Dylan Is Lucky Wilbury (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 8)

4/13/2022
As Bob Dylan’s physical injuries continue to heal, there is a growing concern that mental problems are only beginning to surface. He struggles with an identity crisis. Did he really introduce the Beatles to marijuana? Did he actually steal movie reels of an unreleased film from one of the most famous directors in the world? And what on earth was he doing inside a complete stranger’s house in London…what was it he was waiting for? Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:37:28

Bob Dylan Is a Dead Man (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 7)

4/6/2022
Bob Dylan continues to recover from his motorcycle accident in upstate New York. He thinks of the things he’s done that he’s not proud of. The depths to which he’s sunk, only to find that you can always go lower. He worries that the words will stop coming. He yearns to hide in the skin of someone who is not Bob Dylan. Someone who can play “dead” one moment and break hearts the next. Someone who plays a pink guitar. Someone who sees the touch of grey in every silver lining. Learn more about...

Duration:00:36:06

Bob Dylan Is Pretending to Be Bob Dylan (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 6)

3/30/2022
Courtrooms, contracts, lawyers, and loss. Stalkers, divorcees, punk rockers, and the wrong harmonica. These are the things on Bob Dylan’s mind as he continues to endure a secret recovery at a doctor’s private house in upstate New York. Dylan’s future continues to unfold from behind his eyes. He changes. So much that he begins to forget who he is. Or was. Who he will be, in 20 years’ time…a complete unknown. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See...

Duration:00:38:01

Bob Dylan Is Born Again (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 5)

3/23/2022
On the fifth day of his recovery from a motorcycle accident, Bob Dylan begins to hallucinate. He claims he’s not only seen our Lord and savior, but that he’s had a close encounter with Jesus Christ himself. It’s an encounter that changes him forever. Don’t believe him? That’s fine. But everyone serves somebody. And you just might question what it is you do and don’t believe after hearing his story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See...

Duration:00:37:33

Bob Dylan Is Rolling Thunder (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 4)

3/16/2022
When a man wears a mask, he’s gonna tell you the truth. That’s what Bob Dylan is thinking about as he continues his recovery from his motorcycle accident: being masked and not-so-anonymous on a rambling spectacle of a tour that feels more like the Greatest Show on Earth than a rock concert. Dylan’s fever dream-like state allows him to peek into the future…a future full of gypsies, boxers, sad-eyed ladies, and a homicide that would result in one of the toughest legal battles of his life....

Duration:00:35:54

Bob Dylan Is a Nashville Cat (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 3)

3/9/2022
Bob Dylan continues to spend his days recovering from his accident thinking about change. And not just artistic change, but physical change. From New York he goes to Nashville in his mind, where he’s callously snubbed by Jerry Lee Lewis, lovingly embraced by Johnny Cash, and hopelessly drunk on Leprechaun Cocktails with some of the finest musicians Music City has to offer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:43:00

Bob Dylan Is a Hell’s Angel (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 2)

3/2/2022
As Bob Dylan continues to recover from his accident, he remembers another motorcycle crash, one that took the life of a biker with a suspiciously familiar name. Robert Zimmerman, president of the San Bernardino chapter of the Hell’s Angels, dies on the road at the very moment that another Robert Zimmerman, this one from Minnesota, becomes Bob Dylan on stage in New York. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:43:57

Bob Dylan Is Judas (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 1)

3/2/2022
In July 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his Triumph 500 motorcycle in upstate New York. As he recovers in the privacy of a doctor’s home, he thinks about the death of folk music at Newport. About a piece of history gone missing for decades. Pete Seeger, wielding an ax. Andy Warhol and two Elvis Presleys. Shakespeare and a dog named Hamlet. And what really happened on that road in Woodstock, when the Bob Dylan you thought you knew…died. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:43:06

Blood on the Tracks Season 3: A Bob Dylan Story Trailer

2/23/2022
In 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his Triumph motorcycle on a road in upstate New York. And then he disappeared. For ten days, as Dylan recovered privately in the house of a local doctor, no one knew where he was. When he resurfaced, he was transformed. He looked different. He sounded different. What exactly happened to Bob Dylan during those ten days? Was he simply recovering from injuries sustained during the accident? Detoxing from heavy drug use? Was he suffering a mental breakdown? Or had the...

Duration:00:03:21

Introducing BADLANDS Season 3: HOLLYWOODLAND

2/16/2022
Which silver screen superstar honed his comedic chops behind bars while doing time for slinging cocaine? Which movie mogul's home in the Hollywood hills played host to one of the most heinous and notorious crimes of the 1970s? And how did ONE movie franchise supposedly curse FOUR different actors, leading them each to an early grave? Hear the unbelievable but true stories behind these questions and more in BADLANDS Season 3: HOLLYWOODLAND.. BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from...

Duration:00:01:07

Double Elvis Presents: Disgraceland Season 9 Trailer

1/11/2022
Deranged stalkers, heroin hounds, and the leering eyes of the FBI; find out who’s visiting Disgraceland this winter in the Season 9 trailer of Disgraceland. The newest season of the award-winning music and true crime podcast premieres January 11, 2022. Check out the first 8 seasons, and the NEW season of Disgraceland, only on Amazon Music. For episode notes and other great shows, visit doubleelvis.com and join the Disgraceland community on Twitch and Instagram for behind the scenes talks,...

Duration:00:01:06

Introducing the 27 Club: Amy Winehouse, Episode 1

12/2/2021
Amy Winehouse fused the past with the present to make music for the future. Her own future was compromised by a series of escalating challenges that coincided with the worldwide success of her sophomore album, Back to Black. She accepted a Grammy Award while her beloved Camden burned. Her violent antics inside and outside the pub were pure paparazzi fodder. And just as she reached the upper echelon of British society, new revelations threatened to tear her down. These stories and more on the...

Duration:00:38:55

Double Elvis Presents: Curious Creatures Trailer

11/16/2021
Curious Creatures is hosted by Lol Tolhurst and Budgie. Lol is the co-founder of The Cure and Budgie was the drummer for Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Slits, Big in Japan, and co-founder of The Creatures. The duo have over 100 years of combined experience to draw upon since their beginnings as punk pioneers. In each episode of Curious Creatures, Lol and Budgie explore post punk's enduring legacy and contemporary relevance. They welcome luminaries from all walks of life for revealing, yet...

Duration:00:01:48

BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland Trailer

10/21/2021
BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Listen each week for wild stories about Mike Tyson, Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez, Evel Knievel, Tonya Harding, Pete Rose, Sonny Liston, Spider Sabich, Ty Cobb, and, of course, O.J. Simpson. Follow BADLANDS on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Media, or...

Duration:00:02:19

John Lennon & Holden Caulfield (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 10)

10/14/2021
Holden Caulfield, the fictional narrator of J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, comes to life to explain exactly why Mark David Chapman’s plan didn’t work – and exactly why Mark David Chapman is himself one of the greatest phonies of all time. Holden also imagines what the 1980s would have been like with John Lennon alive and well, making more music and marching in more rallies. For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis...

Duration:00:43:29