On May 3, 2006, satellite radio listeners tuned in to the sultry growl of a living legend who took them on a thematic journey through musical history. Theme Time Radio Hour, hosted by Bob Dylan, included both the most well-known and ultra-rare musical testimonies to the assorted concepts to form a thematic narrative through our collective consciousness. Covering topics from smoking to presidents, Bob served as curator, educator, philosopher and comedian in our journey through his vast collection of recordings, including some secret gems that had been all-but-lost to us.
Theme Time Radio Hour‘s final episode aired on April 15, 2009, and though the program enjoyed a lengthy lifespan on satellite radio in the form of repeats, it was eventually dropped from the digital airwaves. It was briefly available to satellite subscribers online for a couple of years, but was finally entirely abandoned in 2013. Unwilling to allow this incredible, culturally significant program to simply dissolve into the digital ether, this archive was established to keep the Themes, Dreams & Schemes alive and available for future generations. Special thanks to The Bob Dylan Fan Club for their annotations, and to supporters like you for keeping this site, and the Themes, alive!