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

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My grandparents, now in their 90s and married for nearly 70 years, tell me about when they met and give their advice on a long and happy marriage.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A story of girls who say 'yes' that is 100% true.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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What if you could learn to stop listening to other people?

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 1
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I ask my family members if they remember what my father sounded like.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
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An intimate conversation with Studs about the edges of life and death.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 31

  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 35
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This hour, two stories in which random events change lives forever, and a third pulled randomly from the phonebook.

Bought by WFAE, KALW, XRAY.fm, KHNS, KQED and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 35
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This hour we listen in on hearing — a complex system of circuitry that is vulnerable to all sorts of interruptions, misfires and breakdowns.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KHNS, Interlochen Public Radio, KGOU, XRAY.fm and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 35

  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 31