Bob Boilen

Episode 200: Bob Boilen

Episode 200: Bob Boilen

Sixteen years ago, All Songs Considered’s Bob Boilen didn’t just change the game with his podcast about the music he loved and nothing but, he pretty much INVENTED the game.

Now Bob has set his sights on the literary world with his new book Your Song Changed My Life. A collection of conversations that is “…less like a record and more like a stack of 45’s,” Your Song Changed My Life checks in with some of rock and roll’s biggest names, as well as a few up -and -coming greats to explore not just what makes these artists tick, but why music is so important to us all.

For our 200th episode we’re sitting down with Bob to talk about his book, his life as a journalist (and other things), what drives his love of music, and much, much more.

Whether you’re a fan of All Songs Considered, a creative looking for inspiration or just a lover of music, this podcast might change your life.


Win Stuff!: The David Wax Museum @ The 9:30 Club - 9/14/11

Contest CLOSED:

Congratulations to Benjamin! We'll see you at the show!

We were lucky enough to to make it up to the Newport Folk Festival this year and one of the best acts we saw was The David Wax Museum. That shouldn't surprise anyone familiar with the band as NPR has been all over them for quite a while, and in fact they personally thanked Bob Boilen for their ENTIRE career at Newport.

While that might be an overstatement (we like to think they got where they are on their talent) what isn't an overstatement is that the band puts on a hell of a show. So obviously we're thrilled that they'll be playing the 9:30 Club next Wednesday. 

But we don't want to be at the show all alone, which is why we're giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner so they can join us for what is sure to be a fantastic night of music.

All you have to do to enter is answer the following question in the comments section below:

"If you had to spend the rest of your days stuck as an exhibit in a wax museum, who or what would you would prefer to be stuck as and why?"*

Be as brief or creative as you like, but you have to enter to win.

We'll pick the best entry over the weekend and announce the winner Monday morning. Couldn't be easier!

Good luck and we'll see you at the show!

"Born With A Broken Heart" from Anthem Multimedia on Vimeo.

*All entrants must provide a VALID email address that they can be contacted at.

 

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