Third Coast International Audio Festival

GroupAccount image

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.

Series

Series image
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

Series image
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.

Series image
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.

Series image
12 Pieces

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

Series image
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.

Series image
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.

Series image
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.

Series image
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.

Series image
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.

Series image
6 Pieces

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


Pieces

Piece image
Rudy has lived on this bizarre little block since 1953, before a dozen railroad tracks and nearly as many highway lanes separated it from other res...

Bought by The Story, KUT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 24, 2012
  • Length: 02:55
  • Purchases: 3
Piece image
On one block in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, an unnamed baker whips up artisan sourdoughs to sell to his neighbors.

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 24, 2012
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
A simple scene of sharing language, laughter, songs and daily chores with my neighbours in Kigali, Rwanda.

Bought by KFAI, KCUR, KUT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 24, 2012
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Jul 24, 2012
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
Sometimes it's a blessing to have noisy neighbours.

Bought by KALW, KUT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 24, 2012
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 3
Piece image
The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour pr...

Bought by Prairie Public, KERA, WEZU, KOSU, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 03, 2011
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 58

  • Added: Apr 30, 2011
  • Length: 09:57
  • Purchases: 4
Piece image
Whether it's societal progress or a squiggly 11-pound miracle, getting there isn't always pretty.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 25, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
A cultural detective searches out a singing stranger and in the process finds out how prayer affects a young man's life.

Bought by KALW, PRX Remix, and KUOW


  • Added: Apr 25, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
Piece image
A motorcyclist hits the only tree standing in an otherwise empty field.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 25, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1