2010 Third Coast ShortDocs: Book Odds

Series produced by Third Coast International Audio Festival

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

For the 2010 ShortDocs Challenge: Book Odds, the Third Coast Festival teamed up with the critically-acclaimed musical duo The Books. With the band's help we chose eight audio samples from their vast library of sonic offerings, and four song titles from their record The Way Out:
- A Cold Freezin Night
- All You Need is a Wall
- Chain of Missing Links
- I Didn't Know That

Then we invited anyone and everyone to produce short (up to three minutes) audio stories including at least two of the samples, and named after one of the song titles. A total of 141 Book Odds were submitted from 14 countries. Four were chosen as the 2010 ShortDocs, and were presented, with producers and The Books on-hand, during the opening session of the 2010 Third Coast Conference.


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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From Baghdad to Western Sahara, an alphabetic listing of the world’s prominent separation barriers builds a wall of its own.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2011
  • Length: 03:01
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  • Length: 02:59
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In 2004, a group of Pride Day revellers gathered for a party in Halifax, Nova Scotia and were treated to a riveting display of hermaphroditic slug...

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  • Length: 03:00
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An 80-day bicycle trip from New York City to Seattle, camping and recording along the way, condensed into three minutes.

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  • Length: 03:00
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In Tucson, Arizona, summer is like winter in Canada.

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  • Length: 03:10
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Was it just a dream? I can't remember now.

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  • Length: 03:01
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A young rendering of an old story. All contributors between the ages of five and eight.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2011
  • Length: 03:05
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A monster grows while attracting tourists in downtown Seattle.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:35
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Sometimes interviews take strange turns - especially when the interviewee is a nine-year-old boxer with an inventive imagination.

Bought by The Story and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:45
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First grade students from New Orleans react to the oil spill tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Length: 03:00
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Spanish guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Rosalia Roio talks about her Pájaro Volador ("Flying Bird"), one of her many homemade instruments built fro...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2