The Third Story podcast features 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: Ryan Scott
Recent Podcast Episodes:
Ryan Scott on his love affair with an 8 track cassette recorder, crossing the “jazzy line”, “keeping things open”, moving to New York right out of high school and falling in with a crowd of itinerant musicians who taught him how to “roll cigarettes and drink beer”, and what it’s like inside his head.
Writer and scholar Jeremy Dauber on his book Jewish Comedy: A Serious History, how comedy evolves through context, the “complicated relationship of ownership and loss” among contemporary Jewish comedians in America, what’s so funny about fart jokes, and whether or not it’s possible to hide inside an apple pie.
Singer, songwriter, composer, writer Peter Himmelman on finding “beauty in tragedy”, confronting “the harsh architecture of now”, and unpacking questions of ergonomics, economics, loss, discovery, desire, faith, fearlessness, impermanence, songwriting, real estate, college tuition, doing meaningful work, and performing naked.