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: Settling the Underscore Vol. 2
Recent Podcast Episodes:
In this, the second of a series that explores music in commercials, we talk to three freelance commercial composers. These are the often invisible, uncredited creators of music for advertising. How does one enter the business of writing music for advertising? Who are the people who thrive in that world? What skills are required? What is the lifestyle of the creative composer? How much rejection can one person stand? What is it like to be a woman in a boys club?
In this first of a series of episodes dedicated to the world of commercial music, two composer / entrepreneurs who have each put in their time on both the creative and business end of things talk about their careers and perceptions of the business. John “Scrapper” Sneider of Storefront Music, and Wendell Hanes of “Volition Sound”.
Singer / songwriter Jonatha Brooke answers the hard questions: Can songwriting be taught? What is the future for independent songwriters? How much personal information is too much to share on social media? Why is she so self critical? What is it like to write songs with Katy Perry?
On this final installment of the Mob Town Tour series, we visit Detroit, Cleveland and Toledo. We look at how the arts are the appetite for life, how life on the road can change people, and why jazz is Talmudic. Plus Richie Cole tells us why he is "the luckiest guy I know".