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: Louis Cato
Recent Podcast Episodes:
Multi instrumentalist Louis Cato on the difference between making music in church and playing secular music, what it means to “learn what you already know” and how surviving a terrible tour-bus accident changed his outlook on life and music.
Drummer Liberty DeVitto on on his journey from restless funny kid to veteran hit maker, what makes him a “New York style drummer”, and what it was like to play on every Billy Joel hit. Plus we raise the important questions, like do we choose to be musicians because we’re nuts, or does becoming a musician makes us nuts?
Guitarist, bandleader, and label Jon Madof owner talks about how music and spirituality are related, what it means to create your own kind of authenticity, the difference between a job and a mission, and whether or not an artist’s work can be separated from their personal behavior.
Singer, songwriter, and illustrator Nadia Ackerman’s journey started in Australia. But early on, she knew she was leaving, and she was pretty sure America was the destination. What she didn’t realize is that she had brought a dark part of her past with her on the journey, and it wasn’t until years later that she came to terms with what had sent her running in the first place.