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.


Pieces


  • Added: Mar 31, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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If Lucy met her best friend in person, her life expectancy would be cut in half.

Bought by The Story and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 31, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
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When Re:sound host, Gwen Macsai was fourteen, the incredible female race-horse, Ruffian, ran straight into her heart and left a permanent impression.

Bought by KISU, New Hampshire Public Radio, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUT and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2011
  • Length: 09:40
  • Purchases: 6
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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 KMXT, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KBIA, WVPE, Northeast Indiana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 2010
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 64
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Hear the best and most illuminating radio stories of the year! The ninth annual Third Coast Broadcast, hosted by longtime public radio producer Gwe...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KGOU, Marfa Public Radio, KUNM and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2009
  • Length: 01:59:03
  • Purchases: 14
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A remembrance of a friend from junior high school who was murdered in 2000 by a chicago policeman

Bought by PRX Remix and KUT


  • Added: Jun 28, 2005
  • Length: 34:33
  • Purchases: 2