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Parallel Play Followup

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Following last week's Parallel Play, we get author A.J. Jacobs' reaction to Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks. Plus, we hear from a young Dylan fan who participated in the online listening session and chat - and we give A.J. his next assignment. 

Parallel Play: A.J. Jacobs' Reaction

Last week, author A.J. Jacobs (A Year of Living Biblically, Drop Dead Healthy) joined John Schaefer and lots of our listeners for an online web chat and listening session of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks. As A.J. told us after the fact, "It was like going to a party, but you don't have to wear any pants." In addition to hearing the author's reaction to the album, we also hear from a young Dylan fan who joined in our inaugural Parallel Play. She tells us about her listening experience - and recommends an album from the indie pop duo Beach House for A.J. to check out next. 

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