Third Coast International Audio Festival

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The Third Coast International Audio Festival is an annual and on-going celebration of the best documentary and feature work being made worldwide for radio and the Internet.

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9 Pieces

Short radio works inspired by the French literary group Oulipo and cartoonist Matt Madden, and produced according to the following rules: - each starts with some manifestation of: "To begin with, they never got along." - each includes a discernible pre-recorded voice, rhythmic noise, and exclamation - each lasts exactly 2:30 minutes

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10 Pieces

Short radio works inspired by three items purchased at a dollar store in downtown Chicago: a mug with a feisty message, an old-school bicycle bell and wooden mousetraps.

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10 Pieces

Short audio works inspired by five books carefully selected from the San Francisco-based Prelinger Library's extensive and treasured collection of printed ephemera.

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12 Pieces

Short audio works inspired by song titles and samples from the acclaimed musical duo The Books.

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27 Pieces

The 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs each feature at least two neighbors, include both a color in the title and three consecutive seconds of "narrative silence," and last about three minutes.

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24 Pieces

The 2013 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, in partnership with the food-championing James Beard Foundation, invited producers and listeners alike to create short audio works (2 - 3 minutes) inspired by the idea of "appetite," presented in three "courses," and including one of the five tastes in the title: bitter, salt, sour, sweet or umami.

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11 Pieces

The Third Coast International Audio Festival presents a special 11 episode series of its flagship radio program "Re:sound" (heard weekly on WBEZ, Chicago). Hosted by award-winning producer and writer Gwen Macsai, "Re:sound" is known for presenting unforgettable audio stories carefully curated from around the world. Each episode explores a new theme through a variety of lenses, a refreshing mix of storytelling styles and joyful use of sound. For this series, Third Coast has chosen ten favorite "Re:sound" episodes, nipped and tucked the shows to get them ready for the national stage, and teamed up with PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, to share them far and wide.

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6 Pieces

Presenting! Season two of Re:sound from the sonic hunter-gatherers at Third Coast International Audio Festival. Hosted by award-winning producer and writer Gwen Macsai, Re:sound presents unforgettable audio stories curated from all over the world. Airing weekly on WBEZ, each episode explores a new theme through a variety of lenses, a refreshing mix of storytelling styles and joyful use of sound. For season two, Third Coast has chosen six favorite Re:sound episodes from the past year, nipped and tucked them just so, and prepared them for the national stage. The season features exceptional stories by Roman Mars (99% Invisible), Lulu Miller (RadioLab), Paolo Pietropaolo (CBC), Jonathan Goldstein (Wiretap), Lorelei Harris (RTE, Ireland) and many others. Special Note! You can mix and match this season with 11 additional evergreen Re:sound (specials) episodes from season one. Stations airing our first season include: WNYC, KQED, KALW, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, New Hampshire Public Radio, WESA and many more.

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8 Pieces

The 2015 ShortDocs Challenge, in partnership with the Studs Terkel Radio Archive at the WFMT Radio Network, invited two to three-minute long stories inspired by Stud's mighty curiosity.

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6 Pieces

Presenting! Season 3 of Re:sound from the sonic hunter-gatherers at Third Coast International Audio Festival.


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The Third Coast International Audio Festival is back with our annual Best of the Best broadcast, featuring the winners of the 2019 Third Coast / Ri...

Bought by WVPE


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode features stories by two producers who have attended the Third Coast Radio Residency, a space for new and underrepresented audio storyt...

Bought by WYSO, Royalton Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KISU and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This hour features award-winning Italian producer Jonathan Zenti, who tells the often funny, often bittersweet personal story of grappling with his...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, Spokane Public Radio, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Stories at the edge of respectability. A dive into the wonderful world of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, the story behind the erotic 1969 bestseller "...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KCPW, WCAI / WNAN, KUHF and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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From the podcast 99% Invisible, the story of how skateboarding was born from swimming pool design. Plus, the chord that perplexed music historians ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Royalton Community Radio, WYSO, KOSU, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Two stories of reaching into the past. From the podcast Heavyweight, the story of a man trying to rebuild the relationship between his father and h...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KISU, Prairie Public, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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In this hour, we trot across the continent from the story of a payphone in Columbia, MO to a rapidly changing neighborhood in Nashville, TN. Plus t...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, Troy Public Radio, WCPN, WCAI / WNAN, KISU and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Re:sound is a remix of documentaries handpicked by the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Here's a preview of Season 6 (available now).

Bought by WFAE


  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 1
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The Third Coast Festival is back with our annual Best of the Best broadcast featuring the winners of the 2018 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Fou...

Bought by KQED, WRVO Public Media, MPR News Stations, KUT, KERA and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 50

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19