The Third Story is a weekly podcast featuring long-form interviews with creative people of all types, hosted by me, Leo Sidran.
Their stories of discovery, loss, ambition, identity, improvisation, risk, and reward are deeply moving and compelling for all of us as we embark on our own creative journeys.
Most recent episode: Donovan Woods
Recent Podcast Episodes:
Joe came to the Third Story headquarters recently to explain what it means to be a “modern bard”, how to keep material fresh after playing it hundreds of times, and why the personal really is universal. “In trying to make music for everybody you wind up making it for nobody.”
Singer-songwriter Donovan woods on writing songs that feel like real life, the big scam of success (“by the time you get the thing you always wanted, you feel like you deserve it”), how to make it in Nashville, and why Wisconsin is the state most like Canada.
Multi-instrumentalist Nate Wood on why screwing around is so important to creativity, what’s so special about 83bpm as a tempo, what ever happened to swing, and that ongoing Third Story question: should I move to LA? Because he’s so multifaceted, this interview is filled with Nate saying “but that’s a whole other conversation….”
Record producer Larry Klein on the art and craft of record production, what is and isn’t the real s*%t, why he often works with female artists, and the importance of good coffee. Plus stories of working with Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux.