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: Ben Wikler, Anat Shenker-Osorio & Dan Kaufman
Recent Podcast Episodes:
Ben Wikler (Washington director of MoveOn.Org), Anat Shenker-Osorio (writer, researcher and communications specialist) and Dan Kaufman (musician and journalist) on the impact of the Madison-state-of-mind on their lives, careers and general point of view. Plus what it means to be in the business of "messaging" today.
Brendan B. Brown (Wheatus) on the power and responsibility of writing a hit song, what it’s like to have your dreams come true, and what happens when they don’t.
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.