The Third Men Podcast


Entering Heaven Alive: Analysis & Review vol.2

Season 7, Ep. 173

Even a second pod is a good pod, we only need to see your head a show online, about to begin. Here we go! It's part two of our Entering Heaven Alive album analysis and review, the conclusion to our look back at this modern day Jack White solo masterpiece. Last episode we discussed how the record came about, its recording and release - but this episode we'll be taking a deep dive into the songs that make this record such an incredible stand out in the history of our favorite third man. From the slow-build drama of A Tree On Fire From Within to the epic storytelling of A Madman From Manhattan, the fifth solo studio album from Jack delivers on just about every level. We'll also take a look at chart performance, critical reception, and rate the record - along with another installment of our Supply Chain Issues tour fan review segment! So make sure you take a train with the name of an alphabet letter, butter your toast, take of your shoes, and enjoy this all-new episode!

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TMR 2022 feat. Ben Blackwell

Season 7, Ep. 177
Ben Blackwell is back! With the calendar year 2022 freshly in the rear view mirror, we here at the Third Men Podcast are once again on a mission to look back at the music, art and output from Third Man Records over what turned out to be a joyful and creatively robust 12 months. Not one, but TWO Jack White solo records were released, heralding a massive worldwide tour from the Third Man himself for the first time in several years. Not only that, but a parade of varied vault releases, legendary collaborations and unforgettable stunts followed in what is sure to go down in TMR history as a watershed moment of copious and successful output. In this special retrospective, 6-time-returning guest Ben Blackwell (co-founder and co-owner of Third Man Records) joins us to shed light on these events…and teases a glimpse of what’s in store for 2023. Does Tropical Gothclub signal a Dead Weather reunion? Can The Paranoyds pierce the zeitgeist in the same way TMR finds such as Margo Price have done so in the past? Can James find it in him to successfully pronounce each member of the Bobby Weir band's names correctly? The answers to these questions and much more await you in this special 2022 retrospective, and we’d like to extend a huge thanks to Mr. Blackwell for not only appearing once more on the show but for all the wonderful art he helped bring into the world this year. Cheers to Third Man, and cheers to 2023 — Happy New Year, everybody!