Soho House and award-winning radio personality Jason Bentley pair innovators and creators together to unlock the secrets of their creative DNA in new podcast, The Backstory. Echoing the ethos of Soho House, The Backstory is a place where guests – thinkers, artists and tastemakers – share ideas and make connections. Join Bentley every week to hear never-before-told stories about his guests’ personal histories, and the projects that shaped their careers.
The Backstory is brought to you by Soho House and D'USSÉ cognac.
Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor and producer Jim Parsons (The Boys in the Band, Hollywood, The Big Bang Theory) discusses the ‘storytelling machine’, the importance of character impact, and what drew him to acting.
Director Darius Marder (Sound of Metal) and Academy-Award, Emmy and Grammy winning composer and producer Ludwig Göransson (Tenet, The Mandalorian, Black Panther) examine the purpose, process, and methodology of using sound in creative storytelling.
Acclaimed actor, producer, and director Casey Affleck (The World to Come, Our Friend) joins author Kathryn Scanlan (Aug 9-Fog, The Dominant Animal) to discuss the detail, emotion, and impact behind their creative projects and processes.
Jason and Academy Award winner Bryan Fogel (Icarus, The Dissident) examine how creating stories with an impact come with global ramifications and unforeseen repercussions.For a D’USSE cocktail recipe inspired by this episode visit https://www.sohohouse.com/projects/the-backstory-with-jason-bentley/episode-5
Jazz musician Terence Blanchard and playwright, screenwriter and director Kemp Powers examine their upcoming projects, how human experience affects creativity, and how entertainment and arts promote healing in today’s world. For a D’USSE cocktail recipe inspired by this episode visit https://www.sohohouse.com/projects/the-backstory-with-jason-bentley/episode-4
Creator of Freaks and Geeks and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig joins stand-up comedian Margaret Cho to compare different comedic strategies and how to use them to push progressive and inclusive ideals.For a D’USSE cocktail recipe inspired by this episode visit https://www.sohohouse.com/projects/the-backstory-with-jason-bentley/episode-3
The Umbrella Academy actor Justin Min and actor Rosalind Chao, whose credits include Mulan and Joy Luck Club, reflect on Asian American inclusion and representation in Hollywood, their creative processes, and what it is like to be an actor during quarantine.For a D’USSE cocktail recipe inspired by this episode visit https://www.sohohouse.com/projects/the-backstory-with-jason-bentley/episode-2
Actor Kristen Bell joins academic and organisational psychologist Adam Grant to discuss parenting advice, the science and emotion behind goodness in the world, and living authentically.For a D’USSE cocktail recipe inspired by this episode visit https://www.sohohouse.com/projects/the-backstory-with-jason-bentley/episode-1
Soho House has teamed up with the award-winning radio host Jason Bentley for The Backstory – a podcast series of insightful discussions that break down the alchemy of the creative process.The Backstory pairs creative innovators – thinkers, artists and tastemakers – to share ideas and make connections. Join Bentley every week to hear never-before-told stories about his guests’ experiences and the projects that shaped their careers. The Backstory is brought to you by Soho House and D'USSÉ cognac.