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: Joey Dosik
Recent Podcast Episodes:
Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist Joey Dosik on maintaining the balance between classic and modern, working with Vulfpeck (“we look up to one another”), the value of practical application, what’s so great about Italian vowels, why basketball is good practice for life, why he never throws away a creative idea, and how he keeps his saxophone chops up.
Singer, songwriter & pianist Ben Thornewill on what it means to be successful, maintaining a productive and creative life, the existential crisis of coming off the road, putting in the work, introducing classical elements into pop music, and the importance of Bourbon to Kentuckians.
Performer (and recent Tony winner) André De Shields on growing up in Baltimore (he calls himself “lucky number nine”), a career spanning five decades “on the precipice of the abyss” (i.e. as a performer) and the secret to his longevity: “I exercise vigorously, I eat judiciously, and I pray constantly.”
Soul and R&B singer Eli “Paperboy” Reed on surviving in the record business, standing behind your choices, grappling with ambition, playing in juke joints, and reaching the age where you’re not new anymore.