The Third Men Podcast


Southeast of Saturn feat. Hobey Echlin, Windy & Carl, ATMIG

Ep. 138

Get ready to enter through the portal of Detroit Shoegaze, and become its no.1 fan! This week on the Third Men Podcast we're excited to present an over-sized exploration of the wonderful new SOUTHEAST OF SATURN compilation from Third Man Records! Southeast of Saturn explores the rich tapestry of the Detroit area's Shoegaze scene from the late 80's and early 90's in all its dreamy, ambient, melodic and skillfully crafted glory. Joining us on this journey are friends of the show Julia and Tobias from the band ATMIG (, and these avid shoegazers are the perfect guides to walk us through this wonderfully spacey genre of music. Jack White fans might be surprised to hear just how close Detroit Shoegaze and its players brushed up next to the Detroit Garage Rock scene and the world of TMR in those mid-to-late 90's years, and we uncover some of those familiar faces & sounds in this episode. Southeast of Saturn collects 19 beautiful tracks by many different bands - and we're proud to announce that members from two of the most notable groups on the comp are here to talk with us on the show today! First up is bass player for the mighty Majesty Crush, Mr. Hobey Echlin. Hobey's stories are a mile-a-minute - don't blink or you'll miss the secret origin of Majesty Crush, the band's connections to groups like Goober and the Peas, and detailed accounts of the slinky, sexy genius of lead singer David Stroughter. Next up are the amazing Windy & Carl, whose gorgeous ambient melodies influenced countless musicians and entranced listeners for over 25 years. In addition to their wonderful music, Windy & Carl's Stormy Records shop in Dearborn, MI is a hub of music and culture - taste-making sounds for its many customers and shining a light on quality music in Michigan. We're thrilled to have this wonderful collection of interviews to share with you all, and encourage everyone to get their hands on Southeast of Saturn - out now on Third Man Records!

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Sound and Color feat. Coppersound Pedals

Ep. 143
The Third Men Podcast is thrilled to welcome back returning guests Alex Guaraldi and Jordan Collins from Coppersound Pedals to walk through the long and innovative history of Jack White's usage of color! Since last we spoke with Alex and Jordan, their groundbreaking Triplegraph pedal has been doing gangbusters for Third Man Hardware, sparking interest from musicians and collectors alike with its user-friendly interface and elegant design. Coppersound's collaborator on the Triplegraph, Jack White, played a key role in using color to highlight the design features of this inventive new pedal - but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Jack White's savvy application of color in his art and projects. When The White Stripes burst onto the Detroit rock scene in the late 90's, their distinctive red, white and black color scheme became a hallmark of the band's presentation, and a memorable audio-visual connection that would help propel the group to the heights of rock'n'roll stardom in the years to come. Whether you're standing in the red, red rain, tasting some black bat licorice or sniffing yourself a blue orchid - Jack White's music through the course of his entire career has carried with it a unique synchronicity with the world of color. Indeed, each of Jack's musical projects carries with it a unique color scheme, and in this episode we've drafted the Coppersound guys to help us detail as many colorful connections as we can find! From The Raconteurs' inconspicuous green and copper tones, to Jack White solo's ubiquitous blue - we tour through it all and manage to have a ridiculous amount of fun in the process. We'll say one thing - this is the single most prevalent use of the word "synesthesia" we've ever featured on the show! So brace yourself for a fun, informative and (dare I say) insightful time ahead of you this week on the Third Men Podcast, and thanks to Alex and Jordan for joining us!

Jack White X Iggy Pop

Ep. 142
Now we wanna, be your POD! Now we wanna, be your POD! Well c'mon! This week we're turning our attention to a friendship made in Detroit rock heaven: Jack White and Iggy Pop! When the legendary Stooges debuted in Michigan in 1967, audiences weren't quite prepared for the level of extremes this hard-edged rock'n'roll band were ready to go to. Frontman Iggy Pop shocked captivated concert-goers with antics that would wind up laying the groundwork for the punk rock movement nearly ten years later, as well as grab the attention of countless rock'n'roll royalty - in particular one Mr. David Bowie. Though The Stooges would break up in 1974 (before reforming decades later), Iggy would continue on with over a dozen solo albums to his name - some of which (along with the treasured Stooges albums) made their way to a young Jack White as he embarked on his own Michigan rock sojourn. Jack and Iggy linked up during the heights of The White Stripes fame and over the course of the last 20 years have shared some interesting and award-winning moments that we're out to detail on the show today. PLUS - in the spirit of famous friendships, The Third Men podcast and the wonderful new movie review podcast Let Me Introduce You have linked up to bring you an overview of another famous Jack White friendship: John C. Reilly. This past February we sat down with Katie, Graham and Ashley to discuss Reilly's 2007 mock-umentary film Walk Hard in which Jack was cast as Elvis Presley for a hilarious scene involving karate chops and country gibberish. We'll discuss the movie, Reilly's various collaborations with Jack over the years, and more in this extended segment. Of course, of all the famous friendships we're covering today - the greatest is that of us and our listeners (cue the studio audience "aww") so take a seat friend, and enjoy the show!