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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This hour: where kids go to get away; from themselves, their troubles, the rules they’re supposed to follow, and of course, their parents.

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, KZYX, WCPN, KQED, WVPE and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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This hour: a purple hotel, a family who argues over their skin color, a singing rainbow and more.

Bought by KZYX, Interlochen Public Radio, WCPN, Prairie Public, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 24
Caption: Third Coast winners receive this hand-crafted award, Credit: <a href="http://blog.prx.org/2014/02/criminal/">Kate Joyce</a>
Each year The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special t...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WRPI, WNIJ, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KHNS and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 72

  • Added: Oct 02, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
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My neighbor Ellen swings a classic (from the I Hate to Cook Book, circa 1960.)

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WNIJ, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 02, 2013
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 3
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A short story in sounds of our food's start to finish, from morning to night (though not necessarily in the same day!)

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 25, 2013
  • Length: 02:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Aunt Nuska has lost her appetite and the whole family bonds together to find a remedy for her.

Bought by WNIJ and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:56
  • Purchases: 2
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The Sichuan Peppercorn provides a confusing, disorienting and compelling flavor to the spicy cuisine of Sichuan.

Bought by WNIJ and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Spicy kielbasa, sweet cheesecake, and a glass of merlot: the foodstuffs of great and horrible dates.

Bought by KJZZ, WNIJ, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 3