Today at Open Culture, Slate’s own Rebecca Onion highlights this Studs Terkel interview of Bob Dylan, which was recently added to YouTube by GionoFilm. The audio is from a rebroadcast of a conversation that first aired on WFMT’s The Studs Terkel Program in 1963.
Terkel, talking over a tune that will be fresh in the mind of anyone who’s seen Inside Llewyn Davis, introduces Dylan as a “young folk poet” who “you might say looks like Huckleberry Finn, but lives in the 20th century,” and he begins the interview thusly: “How can we describe you, Bob Dylan?” Right from the start, Dylan is elusive, if not downright evasive, but fascinating to listen to nonetheless. Enjoy.
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