The Third Story There are stories we tell ourselves. There are stories we tell our friends. There are the stories we tell strangers. There are stories we never tell.Somewhere, in the middle of all of this, is the Third Story. The intersection between the art and the craft, the living and the living, the personal and the professional...The place where all of these meet is the Third Story.The Third Story podcast features long-form interviews with musicians and members of the creative class, hosted by 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.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.
The Third Story

The Third Story

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There are stories we tell ourselves. There are stories we tell our friends. There are the stories we tell strangers. There are stories we never tell.Somewhere, in the middle of all of this, is the Third Story. The intersection between the art and the craft, the living and the living, the personal and the professional...The place where all of these meet is the Third Story.The Third Story podcast features long-form interviews with musicians and members of the creative class, hosted by 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.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.

Most Recent Episodes

Donald Fagen brings the sound of surprise on The Third Story

In a conversation from 2019, Donald Fagen reveals a lot of things, including his conviction that Steely Dan had "more in common with punk than with the confessional California singer-songwriters" they were often compared to.

Ryan Lerman of Scary Pockets on trusting the process and viral fame

Best known as the cofounder of Scary Pockets, Ryan Lerman is also an accomplished singer-songwriter, bassist, arranger and producer. He joins Leo Sidran on The Third Story to talk about the music business, viral funk fame, what he learned by being a sideman, and what minor nine chords have to do with any of it.

All in the Mix: When Bob Power opened up about his legendary studio career, on The Third Story

Bob Power's records have a sound: it's in the depth and dimension of his mixes. Speaking about music and life with Leo Sidran for The Third Story, he brought a similar richness of detail.

All in the Mix: When Bob Power opened up about his legendary studio career, on The Third Story

Jason Moran reflects on isolation and connection, truth and passion, in conversation on Th...

Pianist and composer Jason Moran spoke with Leo Sidran for The Third Story in spring of 2020, when the idea of social distancing was just settling in. It shouldn't be a surprise that he had a lot to say.

Jason Moran reflects on isolation and connection, truth and passion, in conversation on Th...

WBGO Studios x The Third Story Trailer

The Third Story is a podcast with Leo Sidran that will be producing new episodes for WBGO Studios in June 2022. Keep an eye on WBGO.org/studios for "best of" episodes releasing each week in May.