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These Three is a series in which John Wilson talks to leading artistic figures about their creative lives, key influences and what continues to inspire them. Each guest focuses on three works: one they made, one they wish they’d made, one that they’re making. 
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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

These Three is a series in which John Wilson talks to leading artistic figures about their creative lives, key influences and what continues to inspire them. Each guest focuses on three works: one they made, one they wish they’d made, one that they’re making. 
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    Sir Antony Gormley

    Sir Antony Gormley

    Sir Antony Gormley, creator of some of Britain’s best loved artworks, including Angel Of The North in Gateshead, talks to John Wilson about his four decades of sculpture-making. Using casts of his own body, and creating monumental metal formations to describe the human form, Gormley has repeatedly asked questions about place and space. 
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    • 37 min
    Guy Garvey

    Guy Garvey

    Elbow frontman and lyricist Guy Garvey reveals the inspiration behind one of his band’s best loved songs Lippy Kids. He talks candidly about how personal grief and a feeling of frustration at British politics have led to a darker, more introspective elbow album, the forthcoming Giants Of All Sizes. Guy can’t decide which song he wishes he’d written and so John grants him both wishes.
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    • 37 min
    Richard Curtis

    Richard Curtis

    With credits including Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones and Blackadder, Richard Curtis has written, directed and produced some of the best-loved British screen comedies. Richard discusses the struggle to make Love Actually, his 2004 film featuring an all-star ensemble cast and ten love stories in one movie. He explains why music, not cinema, is his great passion and reveals that Yesterday will be his last ever film, though he admits he’s probably lying.
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    • 35 min
    Lucy Prebble

    Lucy Prebble

    Lucy Prebble discusses her acclaimed play Enron, which dramatised the spectacular rise and criminal fall of a huge American corporation built on bad debt and dodgy hedge funds. She explains how seeing The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot, a 2008 play by Stephen Adly Guigis, helped fire her theatrical imagination, and offers an exclusive preview her next play A Very Expensive Poison, about the assassination of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, which will premiere at the Old Vic in August. Lucy also discusses her work as a writer and producer on the brilliant HBO drama series Succession, starring Brian Cox as Logan Roy, an ageing media baron who struggling to decide which of his hand over children should inherit his empire.
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    • 48 min
    Paul Weller

    Paul Weller

    Paul invites John to his studio, Black Barn, to discuss why – after more than four decades as one of Britain’s greatest singer songwriters - he’s still as excited to be making new music today as when he first started writing songs as Beatles-obsessed teenager. He discusses how his latest album, the acclaimed True Meanings, reflects on age and mortality, and reveals how a battered acoustic guitar provided the totemic inspiration behind some of his best loved songs, from That’s Entertainment to Wild Wood.
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    • 25 min
    Hayley Atwell

    Hayley Atwell

    John meets Hayley in her theatre dressing room shortly before curtain-up to discuss her love of literature, how playing Agent Peggy Carter in the Captain America and Avengers films has helped introduce young Marvel fans to Ibsen, and why – despite claiming to have no pre-stage rituals and superstitions – she won’t say the word MacBeth in a theatre.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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As an avid podcast listener, I’ve been on the lookout for a podcast with a great format that can toss occasional music at me on my dog walks. The structure of this podcast is absolutely thought-provoking while bringing very unique perspectives out of its guests. As a songwriter myself, I love hearing musicians talk about what inspires them and also the details behind the hard work of writing. John Wilson is skilled about bringing unique insights out of artists. On his podcast, I’ve listened to some of my all time favorites (like Natalie Merchant) and also been exposed to new artists. I can vastly appreciate the conversations even when the music isn’t exactly up my alley. To me, that is a sign of a timeless podcast prioritizing creativity in motion.

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Love it!

You know an interview podcast is great when you still enjoy the episodes even if you’re not familiar with the guests. Unique concept and super interesting. So glad I found it!

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Great concept!

Great concept.
Great host.
Loved Natalie Merchant & Richard Curtis’ interviews so far!
Hope this becomes a weekly regular like Desert Island Disc.

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