First introduced in May of 2006, “Theme Time Radio Hour” was a weekly one-hour radio show hosted by Bob Dylan, with each episode dedicated to a different topic, such as Money, Presidents, Spring Cleaning and Weather. Dylan’s eclectic mix of music tracks are accompanied by commentary that is uniquely Bob Dylan. The show also featured humor and familiar voices calling in to ask questions and offer anecdotes. These call-in guests included Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, Elvis Costello, Astrid Gilberto, Ricky Jay, Keb Mo, Marianne Faithfull, Jack White, Amy Sedaris, Cat Power, T Bone Burnett, John Cusack, Mick Jones, and Steve Earle.
At its conclusion in April 2009, 100 episodes of “Theme Time Radio Hour” had aired, and the show was among the most listened to programs on all of satellite radio. The groundbreaking series received countless accolades during its run, including from the New York Times, which wrote, “As D.J., Mr. Dylan vamps on the lyrics of his chosen songs, and makes observations that often amount to something like what he does musically: he taps America’s musical heritage with words that veer from the logically linear to the abstract,” and the Washington Post, which observed, “He’s voluble, generous, articulate. He’s liable to quote a poem, give tips on hanging drywall or pass along a recipe.”
Inspired by his passion for whiskey and the creation of Heaven’s Door Spirits, the new episode discusses how whiskey has shaped the world, from music to sports and everything in between. At just under two hours long, the new episode is a perfect pairing for music and whiskey enthusiasts alike to tune in while enjoying a glass of their favorite Heaven’s Door Whiskey.
In addition to this new episode of “Theme Time Radio Hour”, Heaven’s Door has just launched its second annual #ServeSomebody philanthropic program, in collaboration with food banks across the country. In 2020, the temporary closing of many businesses due to COVID-19 has led to at least 22 million Americans losing their jobs, many of whom work in food, beverage and hospitality industry. This has made the fight against hunger even more crucial than ever.
With a goal of donating 300,000 meals this year, consumers can help Heaven’s Door give to those in need, by enjoying a drink at home or dining out. From September 1 – October 31, 2020:
- For every bottle purchased, Heaven’s Door will donate the equivalent of at least 4 meals to a community in need.
- For every cocktail sold, Heaven’s Door will donate the equivalent of at least 1 meal to a community in need.
“With the strong following that Theme Time Radio Hour attracted over its 100 episodes, we’re very excited that Bob got back in the studio to create this 101st episode around the theme of whiskey,” says Marc Bushala, CEO of Heaven’s Door Spirits. “This new episode gives Bob Dylan fans and whiskey fans some new content to enjoy while at home. We are also humbled to take action in support of people across the country in need of food with our Serve Somebody philanthropic program.”
The Heaven’s Door portfolio of whiskeys includes Tennessee Straight Bourbon (90 proof, $49.99 SRP), Double Barrel Whiskey (100 proof, $49.99 SRP), and Straight Rye Whiskey finished in cigar barrels from Vosges, France (92 proof, $79.99 SRP), as well as various limited time offerings, including the annual Bootleg Series of rare whiskeys. First introduced in 2018 to wide acclaim, Heaven’s Door is an ever-evolving line of handcrafted whiskeys which are the perfect melding of art and craft, as each bottle features Dylan’s unique ironwork sculptures.
Heaven’s Door’s portfolio of whiskeys is available nationwide and online via Reservebar.com/collections/heavens-door, and globally in Canada, Germany and the U.K.. For more information about the brand visit www.heavensdoor.com or engage with the brand on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
SiriusXM subscribers can listen to Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour on Deep Tracks via SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices, including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. The SiriusXM app also offers additional features such as SiriusXM video, Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora that listeners can curate themselves, and an On Demand library with more than 10,000 hours of archived shows, exclusive music performances, interviews and audio documentaries. SiriusXM has special offers for new subscribers including three months of a SiriusXM Essential Streaming subscription for Free. To see Offer Details and to subscribe, visit www.SiriusXM.com/free3.
About Heaven’s Door Spirits, LLC:
Heaven’s Door Spirits is a collaboration between legendary artist Bob Dylan and Spirits Investment Partnership (“SIP”). Heaven’s Door Spirits is Bob Dylan’s first and only consumer brand partnership in his 50 years as a worldwide cultural icon, which makes this collaboration unique and important – a true interplay of art, craft and commerce. Website: www.heavensdoor.com.
About Bob Dylan:
Rough And Rowdy Ways, released in June, is Bob Dylan’s first album of new songs since becoming the only songwriter to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016; an award bestowed upon him by the Swedish Academy “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” He has released seven studio albums within the past 23-years; a creative span that also included the recording of an Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning composition, “Things Have Changed,” from the film Wonder Boys, in 2001; a worldwide best-selling memoir, Chronicles Vol. 1, which spent 19 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, in 2004 and was recently named the greatest rock memoir of all time by Rolling Stone. He is the recipient of the Officier de la Legion d’honneur in 2013, Sweden’s Polar Music Award in 2000, a Doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and numerous other honors.
Bob Dylan has sold more than 125 million records around the world. Rough And Rowdy Ways is the artist’s 39th studio album, and among the most popular and critically acclaimed of his career. The album debuted in the Top Ten in 13 countries, including #1 chart entries in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany and Switzerland, #2 positions in The United States, Australia and Belgium, #3 in Sweden, and #4 in France and Italy. Rough And Rowdy Ways is the artist’s 18th studio album to debut in the U.S. Top 10.
About Spirits Investment Partners:
Spirits Investment Partners (“SIP”) is a boutique spirits innovation company comprised of a team of highly seasoned spirits professionals with expertise in distilling, blending, brand marketing and finance.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM and Pandora together reach more than 100 million people each month with their audio products. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.