The most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide, curated by the Third Coast Festival's. Featuring audio treats such as producer profiles and more experimental work.


  • Letters to a Young Poet

    Feb 22 2021

    In this episode, two young Black artists revisit memories to grapple with how they are seen by others, and how they see themselves."Letters to a Young Poet" is one of four episodes of Best of the Best (2020), a nationally broadcast radio special produced each year by Third Coast. Each of episode of the series features winning stories from the 20th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.How to Remember, produced by Axel Kacoutié and edited by Eleanor McDowall for Short Cu...more

  • The Great Indoors

    Feb 22 2021

    Three stories from 2020 that each paint a unique portrait of survival and hope in the time of coronavirus.This episode was first published in November, 2020. For the most recent recommendations and information about COVID-19, please visit your local public health website."The Great Indoors" is one of four episodes of Best of the Best (2020), a nationally broadcast radio special produced each year by Third Coast. Each of episode of the series features winning stories from the 20th annual Third Co...more

  • Towards a Better World

    Feb 22 2021

    In this episode, we meet extraordinary people who are fighting the system, working to make transformative change and seeking a better world, for themselves and for others. "Towards a Better World" is one of four episodes of Best of the Best (2020), a nationally broadcast radio special produced each year by Third Coast. Each of episode of the series features winning stories from the 20th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.The Work of Closing a Notorious Jail ...more

  • Of Bodies and Minds

    Feb 22 2021

    Three stories grappling with the messiness of the mind, the body, and being a person. This episode is best listened to with headphones and/or in a quiet place!"Of Bodies and Minds" is one of four episodes of Best of the Best (2020), a nationally broadcast radio special produced each year by Third Coast. Each of episode of the series features winning stories from the 20th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.Songs of Speculation (excerpt) [abridged], by Jillian Wal...more

  • Update from Third Coast

    Feb 21 2021

    The entire 2020 Best of the Best series will drop on the Re:sound feed tomorrow!Gwen Macsai's brand new podcast Rising to the Challenge is available on your podcast app of choice.To keep up with everything going on at Third Coast, sign up for our newsletter. You can also get in touch by emailing production@thirdcoastfestival.org.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Best of the Best (Part 4: Serialized Stories)

    Feb 20 2020

    Best of the Best is Third Coast’s annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound. This episode showcases three of the winning stories from the 19th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Host Gwen Macsai introduces the winners of the Best Serialized Story, Best Foreign Language & Directors’ Choice awards, plus a behind-the-scenes interview with producer Zoha Zokaei.In The Da...more

  • Best of the Best 2019 (Part 3: Investigations)

    Feb 20 2020

    Best of the Best is Third Coast’s annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound. This episode showcases three of the winning stories from the 19th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. These stories all won different awards (Skylarking, Best News Feature, and Radio Impact), but they all share a theme: investigations.Punks, produced by Kathy Tu, co-produced by Tobin Low and Mat...more

  • Best of the Best 2019 (Part 2)

    Feb 10 2020

    Best of the Best is Third Coast’s annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound. This episode showcases two of the winning stories from the 19th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition: the Best Documentary Honorable Mention, Bronze & Silver Award winners, plus a behind-the-scenes interview with producer Neena Pathak.A Sense of Quietness [Excerpt], produced by Eleanor McDowal...more

  • Best of the Best 2019 (Part 1)

    Feb 04 2020

    Best of the Best is Third Coast’s annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound. This hour of the program showcases two of the winning stories from the 19th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Host Gwen Macsai introduces the winners of the Best New Artist Award and the Best Documentary: Gold Award, plus a behind-the-scenes interview with producer Sayre Quevedo.Mardi Gras Is ...more

  • Re:sound #143 The Centenarians Show (rebroadcast)

    Sep 22 2019

    Stories about people who lived to be 100, from the NPR series One Hundred Years of Stories (originally aired in 2000) by producer Neena Ellis.Hen and Bill BoardmanAt an age when most people are simplifying their lives and settling into old age, Helen Boardman was opening a new chapter - traveling to Europe, writing her memoirs, and falling in love (at age 90) with a younger man.Ruth EllisHaving no children, and having been shunned by her family for being gay, Ruth Ellis found herself alone ...more

  • Re:sound #155 The List Show (rebroadcast)

    Aug 16 2019

    This hour, we're bringing you a favorite from our archive... to-do lists, compulsive lists, data lists, lists in literature and a list of firsts!To find out what these producers have been up to since we first aired the show, visit ThirdCoastFestival.orgThe Listby Sean Cole, Ashley Ahearn and Nick van der Kolk (Love & Radio, 2011)A man sets out to finish an unfinished list.World's Longest Diaryby David Isay (Morning Edition, 1994)An all-consuming list of every single little thing.The Feltron ...more

  • Re:sound #130 The Chicago Show (rebroadcast)

    Aug 02 2019

    This hour, we're bringing you a favorite from our archive... Chicago. Hogbutcher to the world, jewel of the Midwest, and everything in-between.Wild Onion by Gwen Macsai.Chicago, as all Chicagoans know, means wild onion. Wild, as in feral, unpredictable, fierce, blustery, lunatic. Onion, as in layered, spicy, sometimes stinky, sometimes sweet, and always tear-inducing.The Chicago Sound Drops:Couple Two Tree by Sean ColeStuds and Jimmy by Alan HallRiding Through the Summer by Katie Mingle,Elevated...more

  • Re:sound #68 The Big Show Show (rebroadcast)

    Jul 12 2019

    This hour, we're bringing you a favorite from our archive... the Rockettes, the opera, congress, and other spectacles!To find out what these producers have been up to since we first aired the show, visit ThirdCoastFestival.orgBackstage With the Rockettesby Dean Olsher and Emily Botein (The Next Big Thing, 2004)Manhattan has plenty of icons: the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Broadway marquee. But come December, there's really only one show in town: the Radio City Music Hall Ch...more

  • Re:sound #273 The Birth of Being

    May 31 2019

    This hour, stories about family ties, love and loss.The Birth of Solomonby Leila Day for The Stoop.He was the perfect little brown baby. His name was Solomon. Thick curly hair, chubby legs and eyes closed with dark black lashes. Solomon's story is one that affects thousands of Black families whose babies are twice as likely to die before reaching the age of one, and Black mothers are up to four times more likely to die from pregnancy related causes. This story goes deep behind the statistic.The ...more

  • Re:sound #272 Radio Residents

    May 10 2019

    This week, three stories by alumni of the Third Coast Radio Residency.The making of a Chinese American beauty queenby Hannah Kingsley-Ma; edited by Jen Chien & mixed by Gabe Grabin for KALW.Every Lunar New Year, Chinese American women from across the country travel to San Francisco to participate in the Miss Chinatown USA pageant — an ethnic beauty pageant that’s been a national event since the late fifties.Little Wrist Computerby James T. Green for Welcome to Macintosh.The Apple Watch somet...more

  • Re:sound #271 Sister God

    Apr 19 2019

    This week, journeys of discovery, from personal identity to mathematical infinity.Sister, Sisterby Simone Polanen for The Nod from Gimlet Media.Simone thought she knew her little sister well, until she discovered a major part of her sister’s identity that she knew nothing about. When she confronts her sister, the conversation gets heated.10 Things That Scare Meby Starlee Kine for 10 Things That Scare Me from WNYC Studios.When describing her fears, Starlee Kine finds that the list goes past ten.T...more

  • Re:sound #270 City Intersections

    Mar 29 2019

    This week, two specific points on the map with two very different stories.Six Storiesby Jenny Casas, Robin Amer and Wilson Sayre for The City from USA Today.Chicago, 1990. A guy with a loud sweater, manicured nails and connections to some very powerful people idles in a limousine near a vacant lot. A fleet of dump trucks unloads literal tons of busted concrete—and keep coming back. Neighborhood residents take action. The mess becomes much bigger than a six-story pile of rubble.To hear the rest o...more

  • Re:sound #269 Lefty Disco

    Mar 15 2019

    This hour, a mob of rock fans and an erratic limb.Disco Demolition Nightby Pat Walters, Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry for Undone from Gimlet Media.One summer night in 1979, thousands of people gathered at a Chicago baseball stadium to put an end to disco once and for all.Leftyby John Roche for Yarn.John's left leg won't bend to his will.This episode of Re:sound was produced by Isabel Vázquez.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Re:sound #268 Sleep Happy

    Feb 22 2019

    This hour, family dramas can span across generations ...or just across the hallway.That You Should Be Happyby Micaela Blei for Family Ghosts.Decades after surviving the Holocaust and moving to sunny California, a woman lets her family know exactly what she wants from them. But her granddaughter Micaela has a different idea of what her life will be.The Sleepersby Kate Montegue, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime for Love Me from the CBC.A story of love, family and sleep from Australia.This e...more

  • Re:sound #267 Kintsugi Whipped Cream

    Feb 01 2019

    This hour, an unlikely therapeutic duo and a magical journey through the golden age of radio advertising.Kintsugi Dogby Natalie Kestecher for Short Cuts from BBC Radio 4.A bittersweet story about redundancy, an unwanted dog and the Japanese art of repair.A 700-Foot Mountain of Whipped Creamby Clive Desmond for The Organist from KCRW and McSweeney's, with executive producers Andrew Leland and Ross Simonini.From in utero to the studio, producer Clive Desmond provides a tour of the golden age of ra...more

  • Re:sound #266 I'm Your Man

    Jan 11 2019

    This hour, what happens when a relationship from your past returns unexpectedly and pulls you back in time?I'm Your Manby April Dembosky for The Leap from KQED.April hasn't seen Steve in 15 years. So when she gets a call from a lawyer asking about him, she's not sure what to think. As memories from long ago crowd her mind, she's also confronted by an ugly new truth. One that haunts her present and makes her doubt the past.This story appears on Re:sound as an abridged version - to hear the full s...more

  • Re:sound #265 All Stories Are Stories About Power

    Jan 07 2019

    This week, all stories - even stories about Dunkin' Donuts - are about power.ALL STORIES ARE STORIES ABOUT POWERpresented by Sandhya Dirks (American Suburb, KQED) and Chenjerai Kumanyika (Uncivil and Seeing White)From the Third Coast Conference - where audio producers from around the world gather to share expertise - this session from the 2018 conference tackled a topic that goes beyond audio stories alone. For makers and listeners alike, this presentation challenges the ways that stories privil...more

  • Re:sound #264 Gaggle Glass

    Dec 20 2018

    Today we go from the pentagon to prison to philosophical musings about the sweet sound of the snow shovel.The Pentagon’s Secret Gaggle of GaysBy Audrey Quinn for Nancy from WNYCEven after "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed, the military wasn't an easy place to be out. The surprising story of the squarest place on earth, the pentagon, and the gaggle of gays that was a (gentle) force to be reckoned with.Thick GlassBy Nigel Poor, Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams for Ear Hustle from RadiotopiaPa...more

  • Best of the Best 2018 (Part 2)

    Nov 22 2018

    This hour, some of the winners of our annual documentary competition.Featuring...God + the Gays, produced by Phoebe Wang. Winner of the 2018 Best New Artist Award In her first radio piece, Phoebe visits Christians from her past and tries to understand whether queer people and homophobic Christians can have meaningful relationships. Dirty Water, produced by Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, with help from outside producer Pat Mesiti-Miller and editor Curtis Fox for Ear Hustle.&nb...more

  • Best of the Best 2018 (Part 1)

    Nov 22 2018

    This hour, some of the winners of our annual documentary competition.Featuring...John Thompson vs. American Justice, produced by Andrew Marantz, Sarah Lustbader, and Katherine Wells and edited by David Krasnow for The New Yorker Radio Hour. Winner of the 2018 Best Documentary: Bronze Award When John Thompson was investigated for the murder of the son of a prominent family in New Orleans, he insisted on his innocence. But prosecutors wanted a conviction and he quickly landed on death ro...more

  • Re:sound #263 Meat Music

    Nov 02 2018

    This hour we’re all about honesty. An honest look at fat, and an honest answer to this burning question, “What are the real lyrics to ‘Louie Louie’????”The Host’s Fat By Jonathan Zenti for Meat As an overweight man, Jonanthan Zenti explains how his shape and his diets often cause him to question his identity… but not to lose it.Louie Louie: the strange journey of the dirtiest song never written  By David Weinberg, Nick White and Myke Dodge Weiskopf for KCRW’s Lost Notes&...more

  • Re:sound #262 Moo and Man

    Oct 11 2018

    This hour, a single commercial that ran for twenty-five years and two women who’ve been running from each other for even longer.Moo and OinkBy Cher Vincent for The Nod from Gimlet MediaWith a long-running TV commercial featuring a dancing cow and pig, Moo and Oink grocery stores were a staple for Chicago’s black South Side communities. But producer Cher Vincent digs a little deeper into the origins of these iconic stores.Man Choubam (I am good)By Sharon Mashihi for KCRW’s Unfictional and The Hea...more

  • Re:sound #261 No Bad News

    Sep 21 2018

    This hour, we go into a hypnotherapists office and come out with a story of international intrigue.No Bad NewsBy Sarah Geis for Love+Radio from Radiotopia  Three decades ago, American hypnotist Larry Garrett committed himself to abstaining from the news. So, in 2001, when he received a phone call inviting him to Iraq, he didn’t think twice about saying ‘Yes’.This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...more

  • Re:sound #260 Princess Buzz

    Aug 31 2018

    Today we go back in time to try and heal old wounds and revisit history.BuzzBy hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein and with Wendy Dorr, Chris Neary, and Kalila Holt for *Heavyweight* from Gimlet Media  Buzz (Jonathan Goldstein’s father) and Sheldon (his uncle) are brothers in their eighties who have been estranged for decades. With Jonathan’s encouragement, Buzz visits Sheldon to see if there’s still a relationship left to salvage.Sandi And Princess DiBy Arwen Nicks for...more

  • Re:sound #259 Divided We Payphone

    Aug 10 2018

    This hour, we trot across middle America, with a story from a Nashville neighbourhood, and a Missouri payphone that won’t stop ringing.The Great Divide By Meribah Knight for The Promise from Nashville Public Radio (2018) Big Man, a public housing resident from Nashville’s Cayce Homes, walks across the street to meet the wealthy couple who live in the fancy new home on the hill. In many ways, their lives couldn’t be more different, but in breaking the silence between the two s...more

  • Re:sound #258 Tsunami Song

    Jul 20 2018

    This hour, a deep dive into the anthem of the Confederacy, two different kinds of waves and a modern take on Romeo & Juliet.The SongBy producers Chris Neary, Chiquita Paschal, and Saidu Tejan-Thomas and hosted by Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika for Uncivil from Gimlet Media (2017)  On this episode, the *Uncivil* team dig deep into ‘Dixie’, the anthem of the Confederacy only to find out that everything we thought we knew about the history of the song… was wrong...more

  • Re:sound #257 Skateboarding Beatles

    Jun 29 2018

    This hour, the most famous chord in pop music, swimming pools, skateboarders and more!The Pool and the Stream by Avery Trufelman for 99% Invisible (2017) A story in three acts, that connects one idea, born in Northern Europe, to a four-wheeled phenomenon in 1970s Southern California.Magical Mystery Chord by Joel Werner for Sum of All Parts (2017) The opening chord to The Beatles ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ is one of the most iconic sounds in pop music history. Bu...more

  • Re:sound #256 Toccata in Dream Murder

    Jun 08 2018

    This hour more of our faves, including Gloria Gaynor, a seventeen year-old retiree, and two spoofs: one microbiological and one murderous.Episode 1: A Perfect Murder by Katy Yeiser, David Sidorov, Ryan Natoli, and Fran Hoepfner for A Very Fatal Murder from The Onion In the first episode of “A Very Fatal Murder,” longtime Onion Public Radio reporter David Pascall, who has searched tirelessly for the most resonant true-crime podcast that is also about middle America, heads...more

  • Re:sound #255 Taxidermied Cows

    May 18 2018

    This hour, a teenage taxidermist, a community of medical migrants who settled in Snowflake, Arizona, and, a day in the life of a sacred cow.A Cow A Day by Pejk Malinovski for Falling Tree Productions and Between the Ears from BBC Radio 3 At sunrise, on the banks of the Ganges river, the poet and radio producer Pejk Malinovski picks out a cow at random and starts to follow her. He continues to follow her until sunset. A meditative journey unfolds within the sonic bac...more

  • Re:sound #254 Pinball Poets

    Apr 27 2018

    This hour: lawyers-turned-pinball wizards, two extraordinary minds meeting in a field of poetry and, forty years after the phrase was coined, the skinny on 420.Geis & Geis: Pinball Machine Distributors by Sarah Geis for Falling Tree Productions' Short Cuts on BBC Radio 4 When Sarah was 10-years-old, her lawyer parents decided to quit their jobs and and take a spin in the world of pinball.420 by Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer for Criminal The...more

  • Re:sound #253 Naked Strangers

    Apr 06 2018

    This hour an unlikely best-seller, a colorful hero and the legends of burlesque.“Naked Came the Stranger”: an oral history By Sam Kim for PRI’s Studio360 In 1969, the erotic potboiler “Naked Came the Stranger” climbed The New York Times bestseller list. According to the back cover, it was written by a “demure Long Island housewife” named Penelope Ashe. Except… that wasn’t the whole story.Becoming Barbara by Natalie Kestecher for Short Cuts on BBC Radio 4 When N...more

  • Re:sound #252 Analog

    Mar 16 2018

    This hour, three stories from the annals of analog. ‘Second Side Up’By David Waters with Asst. Producer Robbie MacInnes and Exec. Producer Francesca Panetta for Between the Ears on BBC Radio 3 (2017)For over four decades, Mark Talbot recorded scenes from his life and used them to create a cassette radio show, which he called Second Side Up. Complete with music, interviews and phone-ins, Second Side Up sounded like professional work, but not a single episode was ever broadcast. The tapes wer...more

  • Re:sound #251 Jesse & Joe

    Feb 23 2018

    This hour, we remember the audio work of two brilliant producers who recently passed away — Jesse Cox & Joe Frank.Part 1: Jesse Cox (5 September 1986 – 18 December 2017)‘Keep Them Guessing’ [excerpt] by Jesse Cox for ABC RN’s 360Documentaries (2013) As a young boy, producer Jesse Cox discovered a set of old cassette tapes which turned out to be a hugely popular BBC radio show featuring his grandparents performing telepathically. The tapes had been sitting in the fron...more

  • Re:sound #250 Our 250th Show

    Feb 09 2018

    This hour, we look back on some of our favorite moments from the past 14 years of Re:sound.With former producers Katia Dunn, Roman Mars, Delaney Hall and Katie Mingle, we listen to excerpts of memorable Re:sound moments and episodes:The Karaoke Tupperware ShowThe Confessions ShowThe Phone ShowThe Transmissions ShowThe Feedback ShowThe Music of Everyday Things ShowThe Night ShowThe Centenarians ShowThe Stories from Childhood ShowThe Driving ShowThe Odd Couples ShowThis episode of Re:sou...more

  • Re:sound #249 The Pocket Conference Show Part 2

    Jan 12 2018

    This hour we're going behind-the-scenes at two top podcasts: The Daily and 99% Invisible .Bringing Together Narrative and News  [EXCERPT]presented by Lisa Tobin and Michael Barbaro of The Daily from The New York Times When the New York Times got into the podcast business in 2017, they hired producer Lisa Tobin, a public radio veteran, as executive producer. Lisa and her team went in thinking they would make one type of podcast and came out with someth...more

  • Third Coast's 2017 Audio Recap

    Dec 29 2017

    Before the end of a busy and exciting year for radio and podcasts, the Third Coast staff got together to recap and reflect on 2017.Johanna, Maya, Gwen, Dennis and Isabel discussed the shows and moments in the audio world from 2017 that they won't soon forget... and talked about what they look forward to hearing more of in 2018 and beyond.What we won’t forget from 2017:Johanna: How much everyone wanted to talk (debate, and reconsider, and take some more) about S-Town.Isabel: The rise of mini-seri...more

  • Re:sound #248 The Twisted Xmas Show

    Dec 21 2017

    This hour, Third Coast’s take on the holidays.No Santa By John Biewen for Scene on Radio (2015) A father turns on a recorder while tucking in his 7-year-old, having no idea he’s about to capture a poignant growing-up moment in his son’s life. (Advisory: This episode is not suitable for some young children.)Vince Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas By Ben Manilla for Inside the National Recording Registry for Studio360 (2012) The soundtrack of the...more

  • Best of the Best 2017 (Part 2)

    Nov 23 2017

    This hour, some of the winners of our annual documentary competition, including the Best Documentary: Gold Award winner.The Discussion — Best New Artist by Rosa Gollan for PocketDocs from ABC Radio National For some friends there's no subject too secret, or content too confronting. Rosa and Ryan have that kind of friendship. But five years after they first met, Rosa realized there was still one discussion left to have, and it wasn't going to be easy.Los Cassettes del Exi...more

  • Best of the Best 2017 (Part 1)

    Nov 23 2017

    This hour, some of the winners of our annual documentary competition.Featuring...Quiet Revolution — Best New Artist Award by Laura Irving for BIRSt.co.uk This autobiographical account follows a middle-aged woman embarking on an unconventional new hobby of roller skating. Is she a fearless warrior against age and gender stereotypes?Standing Out from the Crowd at a Trump Rally — Best News Feature Award by Ike Sriskandarajah for Reveal from The Center for Investig...more

  • Re:sound #247 The Meet the Composer Show

    Nov 17 2017

    This hour, we're diving deep into the strange, beautiful world of modern music composition.The Producer  By Alex Overington for WXQR's *Meet the Composer* (2017)  Staff paper and key signatures are great for concertos and sonatas, but the composers in this story don’t think that way… in fact most of them aren’t even sure they should be called composers at all. That includes producer Alex Overington who takes us on a road trip to unravel the creative process of those...more

  • Re:sound #246 The Mirrored Show

    Oct 27 2017

    This hour, what we see - and what we want to see - when we gaze into our reflections in the mirror.MirroredBy Cathy Fitzgerald for BBC Radio 4 / World Service (2017) Each of us cultivates an image of ourselves at certain point in our lives and, once it’s there, it’s a hard image to shake. So much of our identities are expressed through our appearance. So what happens to our self-image as we get older and our features begin to change? In this story, we hear from people between the ages of 11 to 8...more

  • Re:sound #245 The Determination Show

    Oct 13 2017

    This hour, amateur detectives, spiritual revelations and other stories of dogged perseverance.The 27th Amendment By Matt Largey for Pop-Up Magazine and KUT Austin (2016) With everything that’s going on in politics these days, it helps to remember the power that we have as individuals to make change. Examples of this are far too few, of course. But there is one that stands out. And you’ve probably never heard it.Angie By Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer for their...more

  • Re:sound #244 The Phil Smith Show

    Sep 15 2017

    This hour, we dive into the audio features of the multi-talented musician and poet, Phil Smith. Satchmo Encore By Phil Smith for Short Cuts a Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4, 2014 The Smith Brothers' Ain't Misbehavin' was a highlight of the 1994 Cheadle Hulme Junior School's Informal Concert. Jazz historian Alyn Shipton assesses its critical value. Die Fremde By Phil Smith for Short Cuts a Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4, 2014 An nod to Kafka, language and longing. Towards...more

  • Re:sound #243 The Finally! Show

    Aug 25 2017

    This hour, we’re sharing a few of Third Coast’s favourite stories that didn’t quite fit the mold of past episodes. Smart Old Broad By Gideon Brower and Nick White for Unfictional from KCRW (2014) Maureen "Mo" O'Neill was spending her days mostly alone. She didn't have many friends, she was getting older, and didn't know who she was. After work she could never summon up the inspiration it took to get off the couch and leave the house. But that's when she discovered the solution that opened up ...more

  • Re:sound #242 The Soundtracks of Our Lives Show

    Aug 04 2017

    This hour the symphonic textures of our everyday lives. Soundtracks of Our Lives By Tim Hinman for Third Ear (2013) Crossing the planet in search of something that can make some sense of sound, Tim Hinman talks to film sound designer Peter Albrechtsen in Copenhagen and deconstructs the sound of cinema. Jacob Kirkegaard, sound artist from Denmark travels to Ethiopia in search of sounds that may not be what they seem. British sound recordist and composer Chris Watson is at the South Pole and th...more

  • Re:sound #241 The Smash the Binary Show

    Jul 14 2017

    This hour, stories that grab hold of our expectations and smash the binary.My Name Is Shawn and I Prefer Heby Judy Campbell & Amy Standed for The Leap from KQED (2015)Shawn Demmons is a 50-year-old man now, but when he was growing up, he was Shawna Demmons. Lately we’ve heard a lot of stories about people who, after years in the closet, found the courage to come out as transgender. But for Shawn, courage was never the problem. His leap was a four decade journey to realize he was a man. And t...more

  • Re:sound #240 The Aftermath Show

    Jun 23 2017

    This hour two stories about what remains after the fighting stops. Guilty Landscape By Anik See for Earth Beat from Radio Netherlands Worldwide (2012) World War I started nearly one hundred years ago. As far as wars go, it was epic – ten million soldiers died in just four years. Over two million of them alone died on the Western Front near Ypres, and the landscape of Flanders was completely devastated. Not a living tree or blade of grass survived. But are the marks of war still visible? What’...more

  • Re:sound #239 The Stupid Pet Tricks Show

    Jun 02 2017

    This hour stories dedicated to our furry and not-so-furry friends. Flash! (parts I & II) by Daimiano Marchetti with Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt (Reply All, 2016 & 2017) Craigslist: Santa Rosa, California. Lost & found. Post title: Lost tortoise. Flash has escaped. Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test by Jody Avigran (Studio360 [WNYC], 2014) The jazz musician Charles Mingus was a celebrated band leader and one of the most important composers of his generation. But a...more

  • Re:sound #238 The Mother's Day Show

    May 12 2017

    This hour, Mother’s Day, in all it’s beautiful, complicated glory. Deliverance by Francesca Panetta and Lucy Greenwell with presenter Lemn Sissay for Between the Ears (BBC Radio 3, 2015) A sound poem made from the audio diaries of five women in their final days of pregnancy. International Brotherhood of Mothers By Nate DiMeo for The Memory Palace (2009) The story of the founding of Mother’s Day and the holiday’s social justice origins turned commercial. Private Black Motherhood and Public Whi...more

  • Re:sound #237 The Tip of the Iceberg Show

    Apr 21 2017

    This hour stories that dive below the surface to help us understand issues of race, the environment and immigration. How Race Was Made (Seeing White Part 2) [excerpt] by John Biewen ( Scene on Radio , 2017) When producer John Biewen was in high school in the late 1970s, he learned from his textbooks that people could be divided into three distinct races — mongoloid, caucasoid and negroid. Decades later he wondered when and how this now debunked theory of race took hold. In this episode, John ...more

  • S-Town Hall

    Apr 13 2017

    Earlier this week Third Coast held a public discussion in Chicago about the big podcast of the moment, S-Town. We recorded this event live at Ipsento606 with about 50 S-Town super fans. To join in on the discussion, visit facebook.com/groups/stownhall  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Re:sound #236 The New You Show

    Mar 31 2017

    This hour redefinition, reflection... and the new you. The Understudy By Sophie Townsend with Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime for Love Me (CBC, 2016) Sophie Townsend has been a widow for a year and a half. She is too busy taking care of her children to entertain the idea of dating, until a man compliments her shoes. Katie V Katie By Nancy Lopez for Snap Judgement (2017) When Katie Crouch learned there was another Katie Crouch who lived in the same city and apparently had the same profess...more

  • Re:sound #235 The "I Do" or "Do I?" Show

    Mar 10 2017

    This hour, “I do” or “do I?” the calculus for marriage, for better and for worse. Majd’s Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl by Joe Richman and Sarah Kramer (Radio Diaries, 2016) A few years ago, Radio diaries teamed up with Cowbird, a public storytelling website and held a competition to find a fresh voice. They discovered Majd Abdulghani, a muslim teenager in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a young woman under pressure from her parents to consider an arranged marriage. How Will I Know? by ...more

  • Re:sound #234 The Third Coast Institute of Sound Show

    Feb 24 2017

    This hour we’re coming to you from inside the Third Coast Institute of Sound — a fictional museum we’ve dreamed up where all of the exhibits and artifacts are dedicated to things that make sound and noise. The Cat Piano (on loan from The Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments) By Victoria Ferran with Sound Engineer Chris O’Shaughnessy for Soundproof (ABC RN, 2016) The history of the cat piano goes back centuries and raises unanswered (and perhaps unanswerable) questions about the relationshi...more

  • Re:sound #233 The Rabbit Hole Show

    Jan 27 2017

    This hour, rabbit holes — stories that start exploring one small thing and unexpectedly end up telling a much richer story. No Place Like Home by Phoebe Judge and Lauren Sporher (Criminal, 2015) In the early 90s, a wealthy magazine publisher was convicted of fraud and sentenced to 18 months in a minimum security prison in Louisiana. But white collar criminals weren’t the only people living there, and the other people inside had basically been forgotten about by the outside world, some of them...more

  • Re:sound #232 The Baffled Show

    Jan 06 2017

    This hour the unexpected and inexplicable. 'Julia' by Johnathan Goldstein with Chris Neary, Kalila Holt and Wendy Dorr (Heavyweight , 2016) In grade 8, Julia was bullied so badly by a group of girls that she changed schools without telling anyone. Soon after, the girls from her old school showed up at her house and rang her doorbell. She didn’t answer it. For the past 20 years, Julia’s been wondering what those girls wanted. 'As Many Leaves' by Sally Herships (Falling Tree Productions for BBC...more

  • Re:sound #231 The Pocket Conference Show

    Dec 23 2016

    This hour we're featuring an episode of our brand new podcast — the Third Coast Pocket Conference. The Third Coast Pocket Conference is the start of your next great story — featuring sessions from Third Coast Conferences and more. How to Make Your Listener Levitate & Other Magic Tricks (Recorded 13 November 2016 at the Third Coast Conference in Chicago) You don’t want your audience to listen half-heartedly — you want them to be so deeply engaged, they’re a little surprised when they bump dow...more

  • Best of the Best 2016 (Part 2)

    Dec 02 2016

    This hour we're listening to some of the winners of our annual documentary competition. From more than 550 entries in 2016, ten were chosen as winners. This hour we're featuring selections from the winners of the following awards: Skylarking, Best Documentary: Foreign Language, Best News Feature, Best Documentary: Bronze and Best Documentary: Gold.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Best of the Best 2016 (Part 1)

    Nov 25 2016

    This hour we're listening to some of the winners of our annual documentary competition. From more than 550 entries in 2016, ten were chosen as winners. This hour we're featuring selections from the winners of the following awards: Best New Artist, Best Documentary: Honorable Mention, Radio Impact, Directors' Choice and Best Documentary: Silver  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Re:sound #230 The Dying Words Show

    Nov 18 2016

    This hour the life and AIDS reporting of New York Times reporter Jeffrey Schmalz. Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeffrey Schmalz and How It Changed the New York Times by Kerry Donahue & Sam Freedman (The Dying Words Project, 2015) On the afternoon of Friday, December 21, 1990, Jeffrey Schmalz had a grand mal seizure in the middle of the New York Times newsroom where he worked. Soon after he was diagnosed with full blown AIDS. He spent the rest of his life and career writing about the epid...more

  • Re:sound #229 The Communication Barrier Show

    Oct 28 2016

    This hour people trying their best — and sometimes failing miserably — to make a connection.Incommunicado By Yowei Shaw (The World In Words, PRI, 2015) Yowei Shaw was born in the United States and speaks virtually no Mandarin. Her grandfather is from Taiwan and speaks virtually no English. Kid talk was fine when Yowei was a kid. But now she's grown up, she's determined to have proper conversations with Yeye— before it's too late.Meet the Jawniaks By John Biewen (Radiotonic, ABC RN...more

  • Re:sound #228 The Sonic Wanders Show

    Oct 14 2016

    This hour we're going on three soundwalks that meander at the pace of real life. 4700 Liberty Heights Avenue [EXCERPT] by Aaron Henkin & Wendel Patrick (Out of the Blocks, WYPR, 2015) The 4700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue is a portrait of survival and adaptability. It's a self-governed, informal economy where the currency is respect. Space is shared by merchants, churches, longtime residents, and drug dealers. Immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, West Africa, and Korea have set up...more

  • Re:sound #227 The 2016 ShortDocs Show — Radio Cinema

    Sep 30 2016

    This hour we're featuring some of our favourite entries to the 2016 ShortDocs Challenge! Including interviews with producers and a visit to our 2016 partner, Manual Cinema, who are adapting this year’s winning ShortDocs into a live shadow puppetry performance. Maya Turns 26 by Maya Goldberg-Safir Whether she likes it or not, things are about to change. Out of Order by La Cosa Preziosa A man & his TV crime drama-induced phobia. ragazzo incontra ragazzo by Garrett Kling A chance encounte...more

  • Special Feature: Envision Yourself Being a Free Man

    Sep 23 2016

    On this episode of Re:sound, we're featuring an audio postcard from the Restorative Radio Project plus an interview with the series' producer, Sylvia Ryerson. 'Envision Yourself Being a Free Man' by Sylvia Ryerson with recordings by Essie Mannes (Restorative Radio Project, WMMT, 2016) Essie Manns is the grandmother of DeVaughn Hall, currently incarcerated at Red Onion State prison. Essie lives in Roanoke, Virginia, a 4 hours drive from the prison. She cannot drive long distances, but she gets ...more

  • Re:sound #226 The Life Sentence Show

    Aug 26 2016

    This hour, the story of how an event affected one woman, her family and the criminal justice system. A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice and My Mother by Samantha Broun and Jay Allison for Atlantic Public Media and Transom.org In 1994, Sam Broun's mother, Jeremy Brown, was the victim of a violent crime. She was 55 years old and living alone. A stranger came into her backyard, attacked her from behind and five hours later, he left her lying on her bed — hands and feet bound with tap...more

  • Re:sound #225 The Whatever Suits You Show

    Aug 05 2016

    This hour, the suits we wear and the impressions we make. The Runway by Luke Malone (Start Up, Gimlet Media, 2016) It’s not uncommon for shoppers to walk out of Mary Going’s store feeling on top of the world. Mary runs Saint Harridan, a company that makes custom suits for the gender non-conforming. With her store, Mary has created a space that caters to the needs of butch women and trans men—something that doesn’t happen very often. Her fans are enthusiastic and dedicated, her products are ...more

  • Re:sound #224 The Breathe In/Breathe Out Show

    Jul 15 2016

    This hour, one man who needs to devour as much air as he can and another who's at his best while holding his breath. Air by Neil Sandell (Radiotonic, ABC RN, 2016) Neil Sandell is a man of a certain age, a man who loves to ride his racing bike. But as he gasps for air while climbing a steep mountain road, he wonders, why is he driving himself so hard? After all, he's living his dream—a life on the Cote d'Azur. Does the answer lie with his cycling hero Jens Voigt, a man on a mountain, or somew...more

  • Re:sound #223 The Cold Show

    Jun 26 2016

    This hour audio air conditioning — we’re turning down the thermostat and ushering in stories that give us the chills. I Fell Through the Ice by Dennis Funk and Gwen Macsai (Re:sound debut, 2016) Phil Smith grew up skating on frozen lakes. But one New Year's Eve, reliving his childhood memories put him in a life and death situation. Overland by Nate DiMeo (The Memory Palace , 2016) George Frederick Tilton was crew member on the ship the Belvedere, which made regular trips to the arctic to t...more

  • Re:sound #222 The Uninvited Guests Show

    Jun 03 2016

    This hour, uninvited guests like old lovers, irrational fears and the annoying habits that keep us up at night. Like Steps Of Passing Ghosts by Kaitlin Prest Kaitlin Prest explores how we can remain haunted by past loves 'Like Steps of Passing Ghosts'. Holdout by Katie Mingle and Roman Mars A woman watches while a shopping mall goes up all around her. The Hijacker's Letter by Davey Kim What do you do when you receive a letter from your husband’s killer? The Lonely Animal: A Snorer's Me...more

  • Re:sound #221 The Writing Out of Trouble Show

    May 20 2016

    This hour we're featuring two stories of love through loss... plus an interview with the producers who've written their way through these troubled moments. The Updates by Sophie Townsend with Sound Engineer Louis Mitchell. Sophie's updates were read by Gabrielle Rogers (360documentaries, ABC RN 2014) When Sophie Townsend’s husband Russell was diagnosed with lung cancer, she became the family spokesperson, a task she found endless, difficult and confronting. People’s questions about his sickness...more

  • Special Feature: The Intersection

    May 06 2016

    The Intersection — Episode 1, 'Home' by David Boyer (The Intersection, KALW, 2016) Welcome to THE INTERSECTION and to the corner of Golden Gate Ave and Leavenworth St in the Tenderloin. While the neighborhood has the highest density of kids and seniors in San Francisco, it's associated more with its many homeless residents. We'll hear from a woman who sleeps in a tent—and cooks—on the sidewalks. And another woman who found a home in an innovative supportive housing project just steps away from t...more

  • Re:sound #220 The Forest & Flight Show

    Apr 22 2016

    This hour gravity, antigravity, magical trees and flying carpets. The Magic Carpet Flight Manual by Cathy FitzGerald & Matt Thompson (A Rockethouse Production, BBC World Service, 2010) Cathy FitzGerald explores the past, present, and very real future of the magic carpet and wonders what our desire to defy gravity tells us about ourselves. Along the way, we meet a Japanese astronaut who took a real carpet into space — and flew it, a Muslim whose prayer mat rises above the mundane and a physicist...more

  • Re:sound #219 The Fighting for the Promised Land Show

    Apr 08 2016

    This hour the story of thousands of African American farmers who lost millions of acres of land at the hands of institutional racism. All You Need Is A _____. by Aengus Anderson & James Ford Howell (2010 ShortDocs Challenge) Two opposing groups of immigration protestors in Arizona attempt to define the word "wall" without referring to Mexico. Fighting for the Promised Land: A Story of Farming and Racism by Tina Antolini (Gravy, 2015) Shirley Sherrod’s introduction to the intermingling of agric...more

  • Re:sound #218 The Odd Couples Show (LIVE!)

    Mar 26 2016

    This hour we're live at the Hideout in Chicago with stories of pairs who are complete opposites, but utterly entwined. The Sitter Dispatch by Maya Goldberg-Safir & Dennis Funk (Re:sound debut, 2015) Straight out of college, Maya was living in her cousins' attic and was working a part-time, unpaid internship. Then she took a job as a nanny that turned out to be nothing like she'd expected. Gamun-Pyul by Rayon Wright (Radio Rookies, WNYC 2010) Rayon Wright was born in Jamaica and raised in ...more

  • Re:sound #217 The Call & Response Show

    Feb 26 2016

    This hour stories of quiet calls that have produced the most unexpected responses. The Time Traveller and the Hitman by Lynn Levy, Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt (Reply All, Gimlet Media, 2015) In 1997, John Silveira wrote a joke classified ad in a tiny publication called Backwoods Home Magazine asking if anyone wanted to travel back in time with him. A lot of people took him seriously. What do you do when everyone wants you to fix the worst mistakes they’ve ever made? Obituary Notice by Peter Meanw...more

  • Re:sound #216 The 2015 ShortDocs Show — Studs Rules

    Feb 12 2016

    This hour we listen to some of our favourite entries to the 2015 Third Coast Short Docs Challenge: Studs Rules! For our 2015 Studs-inspired Challenge we partnered with the Studs Terkel Radio Archive at WFMT. With their help, we came up with the following rules: Your radio story must... • be two to three minutes in length • be titled with a question that begins with one of the five Ws • contain the question "And what happened then?" • and include a shout of silence or a cry of laughter ShortDo...more

  • Re:sound #215 The Shouters & Lurkers Show

    Jan 15 2016

    This hour stories of those who share and those who lurk. The Mollusc and the Peacock by Natalie Kestecher (Short Cuts, BBC Radio 4, 2014) This is the story of a Facebook lurker, someone who sees herself as curious but benign. Like her grandmother, who was a fan of American soap operas, she has a taste for stories about the lives of others just as long as they’re glamorous and extravagant and don’t bear too much resemblance to reality. Voyager Found by Jonathan Mitchell (The Truth, 2014...more

  • Re:sound #214 The Anchor Dreams Show

    Dec 17 2015

    This hour, the story of a man who's ultimate goal is to become a national evening news anchor. Anchor Dreams — The Passion of Scoop Nemeth by Noel Black & Jake Brownell (Wish We Were Here, KRCC, 2015) Brian 'Scoop' Nemeth has a singular goal: to become a national news anchor on the Fox News Network's prime-time broadcast. Despite the challenges of Asperger's, 'Scoop' moved from his hometown of Colorado Springs to the city of Denver, where he's built a following through YouTube videos and pu...more

  • Special Feature: Director's Cut — Re:sound #1 The Very First Show Show

    Dec 11 2015

    This week on a special feature podcast, we're flashing back in time to 2004 to have a listen to the very first episode of Re:sound. Producer Dennis Funk talks with Re:sound's Host, Gwen Macasi and Third Coast's Director Johanna Zorn about how it all began, and they provide a little commentary throughout the hour. Third Coast is in the middle of our annual fundraiser at the moment, and we're celebrating the role that Third Coast has played in launching the audio storytelling revolution. F...more

  • Best of the Best 2015 (Part 2)

    Nov 30 2015

    The 2015 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, featuring the winners of our annual competition.

  • Best of the Best 2015 (Part 1)

    Nov 30 2015

    The 2015 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, featuring the winners of our annual competition.

  • Re:sound #213 The Jeff & Elly Show

    Nov 13 2015

    This hour, two delightfully out-of-the-ordinary musical portraits from producer Alan Hall. The Grace of Jeff Buckley by Alan Hall (Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4, 2014) The story of the day Jeff Buckley arrived on the UK music scene in 1994 — from a photo shoot in the morning, a live radio appearance in the afternoon and then to a gig at Bunjies folk club so over-booked that a second concert was arranged for later that evening at the 12 Bar. The Voices of Elly Stone by Alan Ha...more

  • Re:sound #212 The Drug Court Show

    Oct 21 2015

    This hour, we follow three addicts through Australia's drug court system. Inside the Drug Court: part 1—the last chance by Sharon Davis and sound engineer Steven Tilley (Earshot, ABC RN, 2015) After a year of negotiations with the government of New South Wales, Australia, producer Sharon Davis was granted exclusive access to the state's Drug Courts — a program where long term addicts, many of them hardened criminals, are released from jail in order to join a strict rehabilitation program de...more

  • Re:sound #211 The Pulled From the Pages Show

    Oct 02 2015

    This hour: audio stories inspired by the written word, be it a novel or a comic book. Tim Key and Gogol's Overcoat [NOTE: only available at http://ThirdCoastFestival.org until November 2, 2015] by Steven Rajam & written by Tim Key (BBC Radio 4, 2012) Tim Key — poet, comedian, and crumpled polymath — is obsessed with Nikolai Gogol's short story 'The Overcoat'. Written in 1842, it's a fable of a simple Russian clerk whose desire for a new coat to keep the St Petersburg winter at bay forever ...more

  • Re:sound #210 The Inner Ear Show

    Sep 11 2015

    This hour two stories that dive into the depths of the inner ear. Disequlibrium [NOTE: not available on the podcast] by Nick Ryan, Lisa Gee and Jeremy Mortimer (Between the Ears, BBC Radio 3, 2012) Nick Ryan, is award-winning sound designer and composer. For reasons unknown, he wakes up every day feeling dizzy, nauseous and destabilized. Despite medication and his GP's assurances, the feelings persist. At the same time Nick is building a game-world entirely from sound through which playe...more

  • Re:sound #209 The Firsts Show

    Aug 21 2015

    This hour: first lines, first days back and every last first you can think of. Getting Back Out There by Tally Abecassis (First Day Back, 2015) First Day Back is a documentary podcast that follows filmmaker Tally Abecassis as she faces the challenges of picking up her career after an extended maternity leave. In this episode, Tally lays out her situation and makes a move to restart her filmmaking career. She talks about “freelancer math” and asks her family some big questions, getting the m...more

  • Re:sound #208 The Behind the Headlines Show

    Jul 31 2015

    This hour stories of black lives caught in the cross hairs of injustice. 695BGK by Phoebe Judge & Lauren Spohrer (Criminal, 2015) Just before 2am on December 31, 2008, police officer John Edwards was patrolling in Bellaire, Texas when he saw an SUV driven by two young African-American men. Edwards followed the SUV and ran the license plate number. His computer indicated that the SUV was stolen, and Edwards drew his gun and told the two men to get down on the ground. By the time Edwards real...more

  • Special Feature: Producers To Keep An Ear On

    Jul 24 2015

    On this special Third Coast Podcast we're doing what we do best — sharing the best radio from around the world! On this episode we're featuring the podcast How to Be a Girl, and show's creator, Marlo Mack tells us about her experience at the Third Coast Conference. Also, Re:sound host Gwen Macsai talks with the 2015 People's ShortDoc Award winning producer, Sara Curtis, about the her piece and the ShortDocs Challenge. FEATURING: Mama, I'm a Girl by Marlo Mack (How to Be a Girl, 20...more

  • Special Feature: The Sarah Awards

    Jul 17 2015

    To kick-off Third Coast's summer fundraiser, we're doing what we do best — sharing great radio from around the world — with some extra special feature podcasts over the next two weeks. On this episode, Re:sound producer Dennis Funk talks to Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson founders of the new, Third Coast-inspired audio fiction competition, The Sarah Awards. We also hear a few pieces that will feature on their new podcast Serendipity and learn about their Very Very Short Short Fiction C...more

  • Re:sound #207 The Oops!... Who Dunnit Again Show

    Jul 10 2015

    This hour two mysteries: one involving an obscure novel and Britney Spears, and the other a real life murder most fowl. Case #2: Britney by Starlee Kine, Alex Blumberg, Melinda Shopsin and Eric Mennel (Mystery Show, 2015) Andrea, a writer no one reads, one day, she makes a shocking discovery that the paparazzi snapped a photo of Britney Spears holding a copy of her second novel. The author then enlists super sleuth Starlee Kine to track down Britney in hope of learning whether the popstar ...more

  • Re:sound #206 The Sarah Boothroyd Show

    Jun 19 2015

    This hour we explore nearly a decade's worth of work from Canadian sound artist, musician and radio producer Sarah Boothroyd. Gleeful Barbarians by Sarah Boothroyd (Short Cuts, BBC Radio 4, 2012) An audio postcard from the often joyful, sometimes exasperating, and always busy world of early parenthood. Featuring very silly noises, nearly-indecipherable toddler chitchat, and 27 different ways a two-year-old can say 'no.' Do What You Fear And Fear Disappears by Sarah Boothroyd (Third Coa...more

  • Re:sound #205 The Imposter Show

    May 30 2015

    This hour what you see, is not always what you get. Chook In Memorium by Mike Ladd (360 Documentaries, ABC Radio National, 2014) The Australian lyrebird is a remarkable creature, able to mimic almost every man made and natural sound; sirens, car engines, other birds. Chook was very popular with visitors at the Adealaide Zoo until he died in 2011 at the age of 32. In this audio tribute to Chook we hear him mimic innumberable sounds. The Two Lives of Asa Carter by Joe Richman & Samara Fre...more

  • Re:sound #204 The Stories From Childhood Show

    May 08 2015

    This hour some of our favorite childhood icons: from the man who gave us Thing One & Thing Two... to Dorothy, the Tin Man and Toto too. Dr Seuss and the Butter Battles by Eleanor McDowall (Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4, 2011) Theodor 'Dr Seuss' Geisel remains one of the best-loved children's authors in America. Famed for his witty and often subversive stories such as, 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' his whimsical characters and playful rhymes are deepl...more

  • Re:sound #203 The Rivers Show

    Apr 17 2015

    This hour we meander our way down three rivers in search of solace, spiritual healing and, of course, total domination. Reversal of Fortune by Dan Weissman, Roman Mars and Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible, 2013) Chicago’s biggest design achievement isn’t the achitectural wonders that rise high above the city's lakefront and river — it’s the Chicago River itself. Descent by Alex Chadwick and Bill Abbott (Unfictional, KCRW, 2011) The story of two men whose troubles and tragedies find respit...more

  • Re:sound #202 The To Heal A Sick Nation Show

    Mar 20 2015

    This hour a revealing snapshot of Martin Luther King, Jr. as he struggled to stay the course he'd set out for himself and the nation. To Heal A Sick Nation [EXCERPT] by Greg Kelly & Stephen Smith and presented by Paul Kennedy (Ideas [CBC], 2014) By 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. saw his dream becoming 'a nightmare'. Criticised by black militants, rejected by white allies, and threatened with death as violence tore America apart.That year was also Canada's Cenntenial Celebration, and Dr. King...more

  • Special Feature: The Sitter Dispatch

    Mar 06 2015

    This week on the podcast, a Third Coast original production. The Sitter Dispatch by Maya Goldberg-Safir & Dennis Funk (Re:sound debut, 2015) Straight out of college, Maya was living in her cousins' attic and was working a part-time, unpaid internship. Then she took a job as a nanny that turned out to be nothing like she'd expected.

  • Re:sound #201 The Cathy FitzGerald Show

    Feb 26 2015

    This hour we celebrate the ethereal, Dickens-inspired works of British producer Cathy FitzGerald. Skylarking [Excerpt] by Cathy FitzGerald [Sound Design by Joe Acheson] (Between the Ears, BBC Radio 3, 2014) Cathy FitzGerald meets a prisoner and a paraglider in this airy daydream about the delights of looking up at a big blue sky. **Please note Skylarking is a lawn-based, horizontal radio feature best experienced from the comfort of a picnic blanket with a long drink, a soft pillow and a view o...more

  • Re:sound #200 The Dads Disappearing Show

    Jan 23 2015

    This hour stories of dads who are starting to slip away and the sons who are desperately trying to stay connected. The Mind Shaft by Lea Thau (KCRW, Strangers, 2014) Greg O'Brien has been a writer, journalist and thinker all his life. Now he is losing his mind due to early on-set Alzheimer's, and he's an astute observer of his own decline. He compares this clicking in and out to the flickering light of a loose plug in a socket. He's in a race against time to share his story before the plug ...more

  • Re:sound #199 The Nineteen Eighty-Four Show

    Dec 30 2014

    This hour we head back in time to 1984. [Listen to the full show here http://bit.ly/1vNkzgC] 1984 (the year not the book) by Benjamen Walker (Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything, 2014) In the book 1984, George Orwell predicted that in the future "Big Brother" would watch and dictate our every move. In the year 1984, producer Benjamen Walker was in middle school. Like Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith, Benjamen kept a diary for "future citizens" in which he recorded the country's des...more

  • Re:sound #198 The Off Course Show

    Dec 19 2014

    This hour stories of detours, bad directions and finding the right path... on the road and in life. This Is Not The Way Home by Lea Redfern (360 Documentaries [ABC RN], 2009) If direction in life is a positive, what happens to those who have no sense of direction? And can a relationship be thrown off course by the introduction of an intangible, yet otherwise seemingly perfect, third person? Choir Boy by Katie Mingle (Love + Radio, 2014) Tom Justice came from a well-to-do family. He was...more

  • Special Feature: Little Mermaid Favourites

    Dec 11 2014

    This week on the Third Coast Podcast, we're sharing two of our favourite pieces that were entered to win the 2014 Little Mermaid Award. Into the Woods, Cell Phone, iPod and All by Amy Pearl (New Tech City, WNYC, 2013) In the city, things never seem to slow down. So producer Amy Pearl decided to get away and hike the Appalachian Trail for a few days with her dog. The plan was to be totally unplugged. Well, almost. Variety by Leo Hornak (In the Dark, 2013) A man with eclectic interests ...more

  • Best of the Best 2014 (Part 2)

    Dec 05 2014

    The 2014 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, featuring the winners of our annual competition.

  • Best of the Best 2014 (Part 1)

    Nov 26 2014

    The 2014 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, featuring the winners of our annual competition.

  • Re:sound #197 The Randomness Show

    Oct 31 2014

    This hour, two stories in which random events change lives forever, and a third pulled from a random cassette. The Long Shadow [Excerpt] by Lea Thau (Strangers [KCRW], 2014) One day in February 1997, four young men decided they would go up to the top of the Empire State Building. What happened in the observatory that day was as random as it was terrifying and cast a long shadow over everything that came after. J Dilla's Lost Scrolls by Pat Mesiti-Miller (Snap Judgment [NPR], 2013) Whe...more

  • Re:sound #196 The Breaking the Silence Show

    Oct 10 2014

    This week, Israeli soldiers speak out to advocate for Palestinian rights. Breaking the Silence by Cathy Peters (producer) & Dr Peter Slezak (presenter) (360documentaries [ABC RN], 2012) In 2012, writer Peter Slezak took a tour of the Palestinian Occupied Territories where he met with Palestinians and Israelis — including members of an Israeli NGO called Breaking the Silence, which gives tours around hotspots in the West Bank and Gaza. Slezak witnessed what Occupation means in terms of the ...more

  • Special Feature: The Last Days of Hollywood Park

    Oct 03 2014

    The Last Days of Hollywood Park by David Weinberg (KCRW, 2013) After 75 years, the last race at Hollywood Park was run in December 2013. Once the celebrity playground of Hollywood stars, who owned thoroughbreds and stock in the racetrack, we visit the grounds in their final days. More from David Weinberg at www.randomtape.com Photo jondoeforty1 http://bit.ly/1vlOfBJ

  • Re:sound #195 The Dinner Table Show

    Sep 19 2014

    This hour: the dinner table and all that it inspires. Big Night by Jonathan Goldstein (This American Life [WBEZ], 2002) Producer Jonathan Goldstein made every girl he ever dated watch the home movie of his family's Rosh Hashanah dinner he made when he was 17. He hoped that seeing his family life on film might make the women more sympathetic to his shortcomings Naked Dinner by Gwen Macsai (Weekend Edition Saturday [NPR], 2005) Once a month in New York, a particular group of friends gat...more

  • Re:sound #194 The Driving Show

    Aug 23 2014

    This hour we buckle up and hit the road. Don't Drive Like My Brother by Jonathan Menjivar (This American Life [WBEZ], 2005) Charles Johnson was living in St. Louis, married with a young daughter, and he had no job. He looked around, and decided he'd try trucking. There was this company offering to train and hire drivers, so he signed up. The only problem was, he couldn't read. Stories and Driving by Sophie Townsend with Jesse Cox and Louis Mitchell (Radiotonic [ABC RN], 2014) Sophie Townsend a...more

  • Special Feature: Linda Lutton Live at The Hideout

    Aug 08 2014

    A live recording of Third Coast's recent listening event with WBEZ Education reporter Linda Lutton. Linda's reporting laid the foundation for This American Life's award-winning series on Chicago's Harper High School. She spoke with Re:sound host Gwen Macsai and shared some of her favourite stories and inspirations. Teens Share Their Secrets by Hearing Voices and Curie Youth Radio, 2008 Teenagers wish they could tell their parents a lot of things. These kids in Chicago and reveal their secr...more

  • Re:sound #193 The 'If You Build It' Show

    Aug 01 2014

    This hour: they built it and we see who came. Another Planet [Excerpt] by David Weinberg, Brendan Baker and Nick van der Kolk (Love + Radio, The Organist, KCRW, 2014) The story of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used surrealism and abstract art to fight crime on Los Angeles’ Skid Row in the 1980s, and the creator of a place called Another Planet. Listen to the entire story: http://loveandradio.org/2014/04/another-planet/ The Treehouse by Karen Duffin with Nick White (Unfictional...more

  • Re:sound #192 The Waiting Show

    Jul 11 2014

    This hour, waiting. Waiting in line, waiting for an organ transplant and waiting for a bus that's never, ever going to come. In Line With Saturday Night Klein by Sean Cole (Weekend America, 2007) Outside of Rockefeller Center in New York, you'll find the standby queue for Saturday Night Live tickets. Hundreds wait, and few will get in, but one man keeps the whole thing in order. The Bus Stop by Lulu Miller (Radiolab, 2010) In this story, the bus stop is there, the people are there. T...more

  • Special Feature: Without Name

    Jun 27 2014

    Without Name by Lina Misitzis (Here Be Monsters, 2013) Eugene up and left for California one morning without packing a thing from his apartment in Brooklyn, New York. Producer Lina Misitzis and her roommate Adrian got the apartment at a discount. The condition, though, was that they took the place as Eugene left it—full of his left-behind life. For two years they enjoyed Eugene's magazine subscriptions, ate out of his bowls, slept on his old couch and used his designer spices. Photo Lina M...more

  • Re:sound #191 The Songs My Mother Taught Me Show

    Jun 20 2014

    This week one woman's story unfolds through many threads. Songs My Mother Taught Me by Chris Brookes (CBC, 1998) When soldiers from Newfoundland came to London to fight in WWII, many met and married local women and brought their British war brides back home after the war ended. This story is mostly about one such bride, Producer Chris Brookes' mother, a woman of mystery, charm, and above all, secrets. After her death she unwittingly left behind a few key items — including a diary — and fro...more

  • Re:sound #190 The Inner Thoughts Show

    May 31 2014

    This hour we step inside the mind and listen to our thoughts. I Am Good At [NOTE: This piece is not available due to limited rights] by Cristal Duhaime with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, CBC 2012) The thoughts running through the heads of a couple as they meet for the first time on a blind date. Everything, Nothing, Harvey Keitel by Pejk Malinovski (Between The Ears, Falling Tree Productions, BBC Radio 3, 2013) A man struggles to meditate as he realises he is sitting next to act...more

  • Special Feature: Easy Love

    May 16 2014

    Easy Love by Jaye Kranz (Long Story Short [ABC Radio National], 2014) Twenty six years ago, Warren Kirk was at home in his Melbourne east-suburban rental. He was freshly showered, he was in his kitchen, and he was about to do something he'd never done before. Photo Emma Danielsson

  • Re:sound #189 The Hearing Show

    May 09 2014

    The Rest Is Silence by Brian Calvert (Unfictional, KCRW, 2013) Amanda McDonough has had hearing problems all her life. She wore hearing aids and hid the fact from everyone she knew. Mostly she got by, until she made a decision that changed everything. Signal To Noise by Paolo Pietropaolo (In The Dark, 2011) What happens when you work with sound everyday — listening to it, recording it, manipulating it — and then one day, one of those sounds sticks around for good? Radio producer Paolo Pie...more

  • Re:sound #188 The Tight Spaces Show

    Apr 18 2014

    This hour we look at the ups and downs of confinement. Picture A Box by Nate DiMeo (The Memory Palace, 2012) Sometimes the only way to get out of a tight space is by getting into an even tighter one. Henry Brown did just that when he sealed himself in a very tight space. Tunnel 57 by Roman Mars & Daniel Gross (99% Invisible, 2014) In 1961, East Germany closed its border to West Berlin with a wall. But this isn’t a story about the the Berlin Wall. This is a story about how to get thro...more

  • Re:sound #187 The Matt Power Show

    Mar 28 2014

    This hour, we celebrate the work of a great journalist — Matt Power, who died March 10, 2014 while on assignment in Uganda. Holy Soul by Matt Power (The Next Big Thing, WNYC 2002) For many teens coming of age in the 1970s, the Beat poets served as rebel heroes. Matt Power was no different. Then he met Allen Ginsberg. In the flesh. Power’s recollections first appeared in an essay in the magazine Heeb. Dumpster Diving by Matt Power (The Next Big Thing, WNYC 2003) Every day of the year, New York...more

  • Special Feature: Chance

    Mar 07 2014

    Turn right and you'll meet the man or woman of your dreams. Turn left and you'll get hit by a car. Much of life is a matter of being in the right place at the right time, or the wrong place at the wrong time. In this impressionistic audio work, Canadian producer Sarah Boothroyd explores randomness, chance, and luck through the microcosm of the race track. Chance was commissioned by Falling Tree Productions, for an audio version of the parlor game "consequences." What does that mean? And h...more

  • Re:sound #186 The 2013 ShortDocs Show — Appetite

    Feb 14 2014

    This hour: We showcase some of our favorite stories from the 2013 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge: Appetite, and talk to the organizer of the project, former Third Coast Artistic Director Julie Shapiro, about the rules, the incentives, and our collaboration with the James Beard Foundation.

  • Re:sound #185 The Chance Encounters Show

    Jan 24 2014

    This hour: when two people meet, sometimes extraordinary things happen. And sometimes extraordinary things happen in order for two people to meet. Message in a Bottle by Peter Mulryan and Liam O'brian (Documentary on One, RTE, 2012) On Christmas day of 1945, an American serviceman named Frank Heyostek tossed a message in a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean. Eight months later it was found by a young woman on a beach in Ireland. Irish producer Peter Mulryan tells the story of what happened ne...more

  • Re:sound #184 The Failure of Flight Show

    Jan 10 2014

    This hour: failure of flight. In one story a man mysteriously falls from the sky onto a sunny London street, and in another, a plane crashes into a mountain side, and an 11 year old walks away. Falling by Bob Carlson and Kerstin Zilm (Unfictional, 2013) When Norman Ollestad was a kid, his father was always searching out the next big adventure. In 1979, when Norman was just 11, they left by plane to go skiing in California's San Gabriel mountains. When the plane hit bad weather, Norman real...more

  • Re:sound #183 The Kid's Secret Places Show

    Dec 19 2013

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

  • Best of the Best 2013 (Part 2)

    Dec 05 2013

    The 2013 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2013 TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

  • Best of the Best 2013 (Part 1)

    Nov 27 2013

    The 2013 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, featuring the winners of our annual competition.

  • Special Feature: Everything Sounds: Microphone Museum

    Nov 22 2013

    This week, a special feature. Everything Sounds is a podcast and short-form radio program exploring the role of sound in art, science, culture, and our everyday lives. Each program aims to highlight people, places, and ideas that expand our understanding of the power of sound. This week's episode highlights just such a place, and just such a person. Everything Sounds is produced by George Drake Jr. and Craig Shank.

  • Re:sound #182 The "It's Complicated" Show

    Nov 01 2013

    This hour: imperfect, impolitic, infuriating... love. *Note, not all stories from the original broadcast are available on the podcast due to limited rights agreements. A Jerusalem Love Story by Daniel Estrin (Vox Tablet, 2013) Every relationship has its obstacles, but this one between two men - a Palestinian and an Israeli - may have more than any couple can bear. Other Halves by Dennis Funk (Shortcuts, Falling Tree Productions, BBC Radio 4, 2013) When you enter a marriage, you ass...more

  • Re:sound #181 The Texas State Pen Show

    Oct 11 2013

    This hour: we present two very different stories about the Texas State Penitentiary. Both are about soul - the kind you dance to, and the kind you pray for. Prisoner Soul by Vivienne Perry, presented by Gary Younge (BBC Radio 4, 2013) In the late 60s and early 70s, the Texas prison system chose to put a little more cash and a lot more creativity into its effort to stave off prisoner violence, boredom and recidivism by allowing prisoners to form bands and record music. Ministry of Presenc...more

  • Re:sound #180 The Tit for Tat Show

    Sep 18 2013

    This hour: the story of Sandra Willson. Tit for Tat: The Story of Sandra Willson by Catherine Freyne, with sound engineer, Phillip Ullman In Australia, Sandra Willson is known for many things: she established the first halfway house for women leaving prison, she was a consultant on a popular TV series and an important figure in the gay rights movement. When Willson died in 1999, she left behind an unpublished memoir and a slew of personal papers. From these sources as well as archival inte...more

  • Re:sound #179 The Dreams Show

    Aug 23 2013

    This week: dreams and dreamers of all kinds - lucid, fictional, public and elusive. Dream Bed by Sean Cole (Studio 360, 2005) Dreams are intensely personal. But since we all dream, might there be an aspect of dreaming that could be communal? Artist Marina Abramovic believes there is, so she created an installation in the Rose Museum in Boston and then invited people to sleep in it. Dreamers by Joe Frank (Unfictional, 2012) The work of Joe Frank is dark, unpredictable and often, hilari...more

  • Re:sound #178 The Matriarchy Show

    Aug 01 2013

    This week: the mother reigns supreme. Kingdom of Women by Erin O'Dwyer with Timothy Nicastri (360documentaries, ABC, 2013) In remote village in the Yunnan province of China exists one of the only matriarchal cultures in the world. In fact, there isn't even a word in the Mosuo language for 'husband' or 'father.' Children are raised by their mother's brother and all of the property stays in her name. Women entertain as many lovers as they wish, who visit under the cloak of darkness and leave...more

  • Re:sound #177 The Symphonies Show

    Jul 11 2013

    This hour: what happens when we open our ears to the surprising symphonies all around us.

  • Special Feature: Persevering Rick

    Jun 20 2013

    From the ABC's Long Story Short, the story of a guy who was thrown a lot of curve balls, and overcame them all. Persevering Rick was produced for Long Story Short by Mike Williams with sound engineer Timothy Nicastri. Long Story Short was created and presented by Jesse Cox and Mike Williams, and produced by Winding Track and Creative Nonfiction in association with ABC Radio National. The series producer is Lorena Allam. The Third Coast podcast is produced by Katie Mingle. Hear more great...more

  • Re:sound #176 The Tiny Towns in Texas Show

    Jun 14 2013

    This hour: we explore two struggling Texas towns through the beautiful and mournful voices of those who still live there. The Third Coast Festival's Re:sound is hosted by Gwen Macsai and produced by Katie Mingle. http://thirdcoastfestival.org/

  • Re:sound #175 The Love and Persistence Show

    May 23 2013

    Stories of people in love, who just wouldn't take 'no' for an answer.

  • Re:sound #174 The American Icons Episode

    May 03 2013

    This hour: The American Icons series from WNYC's Studio 360.

  • Re:sound # 173 The Colors Show

    Apr 11 2013

    This hour: a purple hotel, a family who argues over their skin color, a singing rainbow and more. Rainbow Squared by Katie Mingle (Re:sound debut, 2013) The original color palette is of course, the rainbow. And though the rainbow has been appropriated by many over the years, Re:sound producer Katie Mingle will (for better or worse) always associate the rainbow with "the double rainbow guy," Paul Vasquez. Rippin' The Rainbow A New One (excerpt) by Radiolab (Radiolab, 2012) To make sense...more

  • Re:sound #172 The Abandoned At Sea Show

    Mar 14 2013

    This hour: the story of a harrowing journey on the Mediterranean Sea that started with high hopes and ended in tragedy. Plus Gwen and Julie discuss the (just announced) 2013 ShortDocs Challenge.

  • Special Feature: Reporter Linda Lutton at Harper High

    Mar 08 2013

    Reporter Linda Lutton has spent a great deal of time with one remarkable high school principle as she deals with incredible obstacles.

  • Re:sound #171 The Anonymous Show

    Feb 22 2013

    This hour: Things anonymous.

  • Re:sound #170 The Blood is Thicker than Water Show

    Jan 31 2013

    This hour: we drop in on families wrestling with love and loyalty. Grilling Me Softly by Jay Allison (Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, 2004) When veteran radio producer Jay Allison went out on his first post-divorce date, his teenage daughter didn’t hold back with her support or her opinions. Jay told the story to a live audience back in 2004. Except Me by Erin Davis (Third Coast National Broadcast, 2008) From early on, Marissa Skilling’s feelings about her Autistic younger ...more

  • Re:sound #169 The Ghosts of Vietnam Show

    Jan 10 2013

    Hauntings of war, ethereal recordings, and other ghosts of Vietnam. The Vietnam Tapes of Lance Corporal Michael A. Baronowski by Christina Egloff and Jay Allison (All Things Considered, 2001) In 1966, Michael Baronowski took a reel-to-reel tape recorder with him into the Vietnam War. Thirty-five years later, the eerie, ghost-like recordings that survived him ended up in the hands of radio producers Christina Egloff and Jay Allison. Wandering Souls by Cathy Fitzgerald (BBC World Service,...more

  • Re:sound #168 The 2012 ShortDocs Show — Neighbors

    Dec 20 2012

    Gwen Macsai and Julie Shapiro spin some of our favorite stories from the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs challenge.

  • Special Feature: Kelly McEvers at the 2012 Third Coast Conference

    Dec 06 2012

    Imagine reporting in a culture that speaks a language your listeners don't understand, and covering issues your listeners don't totally care about - all in a country that doesn't even want you there in the first place.

  • Best of the Best 2012 (Part 2)

    Dec 01 2012

    Hour two of Best of the Best, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition.

  • Best of the Best 2012 (Part 1)

    Nov 21 2012

    Showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2012 TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

  • Special Feature: Jad Abumrad at the 2012 Third Coast Conference

    Nov 02 2012

    Drawing from radio and beyond, Jad Abumrad shares the stories, sounds, people and projects that have most inspired him over the years.

  • Re:sound #166 The Fix Show

    Oct 25 2012

    Jason Leopold had all the qualities he needed to break big stories, but the one story that nearly broke him was his own.

  • Re:sound #165 The Enemies to Friends Show

    Sep 21 2012

    Stories of people who start out as bitter enemies and end up in places you could never predict.

  • Re:sound #164 The Shaken, Not Stirred Show

    Aug 31 2012

    As the James Bond franchise celebrates its 50th year, we get at what's been driving him all this time - the beat.

  • Re:sound #163 The Far From Home Show

    Aug 09 2012

    Two stories of people who are far away - physically, emotionally and/or spiritually from the place they call home. http://thirdcoastfestival.org/

  • Special Feature: Everybody Scream!!

    Jul 26 2012

    Spin class gets personal in this episode of Jonathan Mitchell's podcast, The Truth.

  • Re:sound #162 The Ships Show

    Jul 13 2012

    We’ll bob from the biggest maritime disaster that you've never heard of, to a man who saved thousands of shipboard lives with a deceptively simple design.

  • Special Feature: The Signing

    Jun 22 2012

    An artful story about a soul-crushing place.

  • Re:sound #160 The Fate vs. Accident Show

    Jun 07 2012

    This hour: two stories of regular old days that started out static and ended up seismic.

  • Special Feature: An Extraordinary Affair

    May 24 2012

    The story of two 18th century Irish women who cast off their fates, challenge their times, and scandalize all of Ireland. More at http://thirdcoastfestival.org/

  • Re:sound #159 The Protest Show

    May 18 2012

    Whether it's a mob of millions or one single voice, nothing changes unless someone stands up and says, "No more." More at http://thirdcoastfestival.org/

  • Special Feature: Passing Stranger, The East Village Poetry Walk

    May 11 2012

    A few stops on the East Village Poetry Walk, narrated by Jim Jarmusch. More at http://thirdcoastfestival.org/

  • Re:sound #158 The Night Show

    Apr 27 2012

    This hour: Listening to the night.

  • Re:sound #157 The Children of Sodom and Gomorrah Show

    Apr 05 2012

    This hour: Children try to survive in, and escape from, a slum called Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • Special Feature: Me and Run Like A Dream

    Mar 23 2012

    Here's your typical love story, except for one small detail: the husband is a race horse.

  • Re:sound #156 The Russia Show

    Mar 15 2012

    Cosmonauts, Putin, Soviet design and more.

  • Special Feature: Out of the Blocks

    Mar 01 2012

    What does an entire city block sound like?

  • Re:sound #155 The List Show

    Feb 24 2012

    This hour: To do lists, compulsive lists, data lists, lists in literature and a list of firsts.

  • Re:sound #154 The Painters and Poets Show

    Feb 12 2012

    This hour: inside the the lives and works of two great American artists, painter Edward Hopper and poet Anne Sexton. *Note not all stories in the original broadcast could be podcast due to rights issues.

  • Re:sound #153 The Murdoch Show

    Feb 11 2012

    This hour: The rise of media tycoon, Rupert Murdoch.

  • Re:sound #152 The Sports Show

    Feb 10 2012

    This hour: the drama of sport, the history of sport, the sound of sport and more.

  • Best of the Best 2011 (Hour 2)

    Feb 09 2012

    Hour two of our Best of the Best special, featuring the winners of the 2011 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

  • Best of the Best 2011 (Hour 1)

    Feb 09 2012

    Hour one of our Best of the Best special, featuring the winners of the 2011 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

  • Re:sound #151 The Little Feet / Big Adventures Show

    Nov 09 2011

    This week: Little feet on big adventures.

  • Re:sound #150 The Fear of Poland Show

    Oct 13 2011

    This hour: Facing fears in faraway lands.

  • Re:sound #149 The Piano Show

    Sep 22 2011

    This hour: the piano. But not just as a musical instrument. The piano as a spiritual healer, as a symptom in a grand delusion, as a man’s obsession, and as a beloved friend, put out to pasture.

  • Re:sound #148 The Buying & Selling Show

    Aug 25 2011

    This hour: selling, swapping, buying and trading.

  • Re:sound #147 The Sense of Duty Show

    Aug 04 2011

    This hour: A dark secret that threatens to tear apart a family.

  • Re:sound #146 The Nomads Show

    Jul 14 2011

    This hour: From the highest fresh water lake in the world to one of the lowest spots on the bowery, we bring you stories of nomadic cultures, peoples and spirits.

  • Re:sound #145 The Fathers Show

    Jun 06 2011

    This hour: Dads, in all their glory.

  • Re:sound #144 The Letters Show

    May 26 2011

    This hour: letters. To yourself, to your city, lost letters, found letters... and a love letter to letters.

  • Re:sound #143 The Centenarians Show

    May 05 2011

    This hour: Stories about people who lived to be 100, and reflections from producer Neenah Ellis on what she learned from these remarkable centenarians.

  • Re:sound #142 The 2010 ShortDocs Show — Book Odds

    Apr 07 2011

    This hour: We showcase some of our favorite stories from the 2010 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge: Book Odds, and talk to the organizer of the project, Third Coast Artistic Director Julie Shapiro about the rules, the incentives, and our collaboration with widely-acclaimed musical duo, The Books.

  • Re:sound #141 The Hustling Show

    Mar 17 2011

    This hour: Hustlers. Some are straight-up con artists, and others are just doing what they have to do to get by.

  • Re:sound #140 The Country Western Show

    Feb 18 2011

    This week: every country song tells a story and has a story behind it.

  • Re:sound #139 The Metamorphosis Show

    Jan 27 2011

    This hour: two people shed old skins and resurface in foreign territory.

  • Re:sound #138 The Running Show

    Jan 06 2011

    This hour: Running on two legs, running on four, but most importantly, running with all your might.

  • Re:sound #137 The Jazz and Freedom Show

    Nov 18 2010

    This hour: Jazz and the struggle for civil rights in South Africa and the U.S.

  • Re:sound #136 The Twins Show

    Oct 14 2010

    This hour: Identical twins — separated at birth, separated by belief and joined by matching outfits.

  • Re:sound #135 The Taking Care Show

    Sep 09 2010

    This hour: the delicate interdependence between being in need and answering the call to help.

  • Re:sound #134 The Consequences Show

    Aug 20 2010

    For every action there is a reaction. This week we look at consequences, both micro and macro.

  • Re:sound #133 The Food Show

    Jul 23 2010

    This hour: Food. It's delicious. It's complicated.

  • Re:sound #132 The Lost Show

    Jul 02 2010

    This hour: looking for the intangible. What's lost and what might be found.

  • Re:sound #131 The Space Show

    Jun 18 2010

    This hour: a one way mission to mars, a Russian cosmonaut's favorite music, the Voyager golden record, the sound of the northern lights, and more.

  • Re:sound #130 The Chicago Show

    May 28 2010

    This hour: Chicago. Hogbutcher to the world, jewel of the Midwest, and everything in between.

  • Re:sound #129 The Nerve Show

    May 21 2010

    This hour: how and why we're wired for sound. A look at music and the brain.

  • Re:sound #128 The Willie McGee Show

    May 06 2010

    This hour: the story (and the story behind the story) of Willie McGee.

  • Re:sound #127 The Urban Dreamers Show

    Apr 24 2010

    This hour: the experience of the city -- from the bicycle seat, the planner’s map, and the poet’s pen.

  • Re:sound #126 The Scam Show

    Apr 09 2010

    This hour: the capital of scamming.

  • Re:sound #125 The Justice Show

    Mar 26 2010

    This hour: we explore some big ideas – justice, injustice, punishment, and redemption – through small, powerful, personal stories.

  • Re:sound #124 The Kids Show

    Mar 12 2010

    This hour: kids sing opera, they talk about life on a remote island, and they opine about running the world.

  • Re:sound #123 The Textbook War Show

    Feb 19 2010

    This hour: one woman’s comments at a school board meeting in Kanawa County, West Virginia, become a catalyst for deep division within the school district, the county, the state, and the entire country.

  • Re:sound #122 The Three Records From Sun Ra Show

    Feb 12 2010

    This hour: two amazing musicians explored through the portal of two amazing documentaries.

  • Re:sound #121 The Death Comes Home Show

    Jan 29 2010

    This hour: the home funeral movement. Three families who've forgone traditional death rites in favor of a more DIY approach.

  • Re:sound #120 The Poetry Show

    Jan 23 2010

    This hour: three documentary poems chronicling the lives of working class mothers in Troy, NY. Plus, poets as reporters, confused readers, and more.

  • Re:sound #119 The Cambio Show

    Jan 01 2010

    This hour: change. Some of us crave it, some of us avoid it at all costs. But whenever and wherever it happens, change creates fallout, intentional or not.

  • Re:sound #118 The Shock Machine Show

    Dec 18 2009

    This hour: the untold story behind one of the most famous, groundbreaking, and disturbing experiments in the history of psychological research

  • Re:sound #116 The Family Show

    Sep 25 2009

    This hour: families, in all their messy, dysfunctional glory.

  • Re:sound #115 The Work Show

    Sep 03 2009

    This hour: a lobster diver in Honduras, a chocolate taster in France, a movie director in Nigeria, and other stories that reveal the workaday world in all its globalized complexity, one person at a time.

  • Re:sound #113 The Journey Show

    Aug 07 2009

    This hour: journeys to the far north, the moon, and other places near and far.

  • Re:sound #112 The Changes Show

    Jul 28 2009

    This hour: a seismic shift in a man's identity, a bad dog who refuses to change, and more.

  • Re:sound #111 The 2008 ShortDocs Show — Radio Ephemera

    Jul 10 2009

    This hour: the weird, wonderful results of the Radio Ephemera ShortDocs Challenge. We sample from some of the submissions, talk with Third Coast Artistic Director Julie Shapiro, and learn more about the amazing Prelinger Library, our project collaborators.

  • Re:sound #110 The Quiet Show

    Jun 19 2009

    This hour: meditations on whispering, selective mutism, and a man who records some of the quietest sounds in the world.

  • Re:sound #109 The Earlids Show

    May 22 2009

    This hour: two stories that get incredibly, intimately, close to their subjects.

  • Re:sound #108 The Here and There Show

    May 15 2009

    This hour: here, there, and in-between.

  • Re:sound #107 The Loneliness Show

    Apr 24 2009

    This hour: best friends who will never meet face to face, an abandoned wedding dress found floating in a lake, and more

  • Re:sound #106 The Entrepreneur Show

    Apr 10 2009

    This week: a worm digger in rural Maine, a remarkably effective citizen spy, and more.

  • Re:sound #105 The Into the Music Show

    Feb 13 2009

    This hour: a peek into auditions at one of the most competitive conservatories in Australia, and more.

  • Re:sound #104 The Music of Everyday Things

    Jan 09 2009

    This hour: melodies from the world around us.

  • Re:sound #103 The Sean Hurley/Sherwin Sleeves Show

    Dec 19 2008

    This hour: the work of producer Sean Hurley, a writer and musician who lives on top of a mountain in New Hampshire and has an alter-ego, Sherwin Sleeves, who's become central to Sean's radio storytelling.

  • Re:sound #101 The Rock Show

    Nov 14 2008

    This hour: an all-woman Led Zeppelin cover band and metal-loving children.

  • Re:sound #95 The More Show

    Aug 01 2008

    This hour: a janitor poet, a teenage psychic, and more.

  • Re:sound #94 The Migration Show

    Jul 18 2008

    This hour: people move and places change.

  • Re:sound #93 The Singing Show

    Jul 11 2008

    This hour: a Japanese blues singer, an aging opera fan, and homemade recordings of a rural children's choir.

  • Re:sound #92 The Water Show

    Jun 13 2008

    This hour: a disappearing lake, a luxury liner on the Adriatic Sea, and more.

  • Re:sound #91 The War and Peace Show

    Jun 06 2008

    This hour: a radio station dedicates five days of air-time to a live reading of Tolstoy's War and Peace.

  • Re:sound #90 The Repetition Show

    May 20 2008

    This hour: earworms, mantras, and stories told again and again.

  • Re:sound #88 The Messages Show

    Apr 25 2008

    This hour: phone solicitors, bottle evangelists, a mysterious cassette tape unearthed in the attic, and more.

  • Re:sound #87 The Magpie Show

    Apr 18 2008

    This hour: redeeming the much-maligned bird.

  • Re:sound #86 The Death Show

    Apr 11 2008

    This hour: a visit to a pauper's graveyard, three very short (but very big) questions, and more.

  • Re:sound #85 The 2007 ShortDocs Show — Dollar Storeys

    Mar 28 2008

    This hour: the wild and wonderful results of the Third Coast Festival's 2007 Audio Challenge: Dollar Storeys.

  • Re:sound #84 The Girls vs. Boys Show

    Mar 21 2008

    This hour: girls, boys, and sleepover reconnaissance.

  • Re:sound #83 The Going Up Show

    Mar 07 2008

    This hour: climbing, flying and facing your fears.

  • Re:sound #82 The Borders Show

    Feb 15 2008

    This hour: an isolated village experiences rapid cultural change, a "border blaster" transmits totally unregulated radio programs from Mexico into the U.S., and a tiny frog causes trouble.

  • Re:sound #81 The Outfront Show

    Feb 01 2008

    This hour: we celebrate ten years of Outfront, a groundbreaking show on the Canadian Broadcasting Corportation that invited listeners to tell their own stories.

  • Re:sound #80 The Art Show

    Jan 18 2008

    This hour: a young patient escapes his hospital bed through flights of imagination, a musician documents a city under siege, and more.

  • Re:sound #79 The What Remains Show

    Jan 11 2008

    This hour: a man transformed by illness, a house full of paintings left behind by an old friend, and a surprisingly complex story of old people in love.

  • Re:sound #78 The Just Good Radio Show

    Dec 21 2007

    This hour: a chronicle of European history through the sound of bells and a bizarre spectacle of endurance.

  • Re:sound #77 The Edna Lavilla Show

    Dec 07 2007

    This hour: a closely guarded family secret and the hidden history of long-deceased grandmother.

  • Re:sound #76 The Being Deaf Show

    Oct 05 2007

    This hour: sign language, lip-reading, and deaf culture.

  • Re:sound #75 The True Crime Show

    Sep 28 2007

    This hour: amateur sleuths and internet detectives.

  • Re:sound #74 The Hospice Show

    Sep 14 2007

    This hour: a surprising look at the relationship between a hospice worker and his patient.

  • Re:sound #73 The Siblings Show

    Aug 24 2007

    This hour: brothers and sisters contend with family illness.

  • Re:sound #72 The Retirement Show

    Aug 17 2007

    This hour: the golden years.

  • Re:sound #70 The Brain Show

    Jul 20 2007

    This hour: the mysteries and complexities of the brain.

  • Re:sound #69 The Body Image Show

    Jul 13 2007

    This hour: a very personal take on a rare subculture, a young man forced to confront his obesity, a dinner with unabashed nudists, and more.

  • Re:sound #68 The Big Show Show

    Jun 22 2007

    This hour: the Rockettes, the opera, congress, and other spectacles.

  • Re:sound #67 The One-Room Schoolhouse Show

    May 25 2007

    This hour: one room school houses from Maui to Maine, each with a unique culture and character.

  • Re:sound #65 The Podcast Show

    Apr 13 2007

    This hour: the intriguing world of experimental podcasts.

  • Re:sound #64 The Epistolary Show

    Mar 23 2007

    This hour: letters on the radio.

  • Re:sound #63 The Conference Show

    Mar 02 2007

    This hour: excerpts from some of our favorite Third Coast Conference sessions from years past.

  • Re:sound #62 The Long Haul Show

    Feb 16 2007

    This hour: the work of Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions. Dan and Elizabeth specialize in stories that follow people over days, weeks, and even years.

  • Re:sound #61 The I Hate This Show

    Jan 26 2007

    This hour: a man grapples with the stillbirth of his son with surprising grace and clear-eyed honesty.

  • Re:sound #60 The End as Beginning Show

    Jan 12 2007

    This hour: Rebecca Sheir's The End as Beginning: An Audio Exploration of the Jewish View of Death, a trilogy that blends interviews, personal reflections, and music, and focuses on death and the Jewish tradition.

  • Re:sound #59 The Music and Memory Show

    Dec 22 2006

    This hour: music, memory, lost love, and John Denver.

  • Re:sound #58 The 2006 Short Docs Show — 99 Ways

    Dec 08 2006

    This hour: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story, an audio experiment orchestrated by the Third Coast Festival in collaboration with cartoonist Matt Madden.

  • Re:sound #57 The Seeking Show

    Nov 10 2006

    This hour: spiritual loss and pursuit, an isolated religious community in rural Montana, a grumpy minister, and more.

  • Re:sound #56 The Haunting Show

    Oct 20 2006

    This hour: the story of four small towns that were evacuated and flooded to create one of the biggest reservoirs of drinking water on the east coast.

  • Re:sound #55 The Twenty Years Out! Show

    Oct 06 2006

    This hour: a story about the bitter fight for gay rights in New Zealand, featuring a blend of rare archival tape of the speeches, rallies, and debates that marked the struggle and the personal stories of people affected by the fight.

  • Re:sound #54 The Emergency Show

    Sep 15 2006

    This hour: a town grapples with a young person's violent death, and a sound portrait of a chaotic emergency call center.

  • Re:sound #53 The MBK Show

    Sep 08 2006

    This hour: two stories by Mary Beth Kirchner.

  • Re:sound #52 The Books Show

    Aug 18 2006

    This hour: readers, writers, literary performance artists, and the grammar police.

  • Re:sound #51 The Travels Show

    Aug 04 2006

    This hour: a visit to one of the most remote islands on earth, a woman who sings with crickets, a return to Zagreb, and more.

  • Re:sound #50 The Feedback Show

    Jul 28 2006

    This hour: a documentary composition by Alessandro Bosetti.

  • Re:sound #49 The Stans Show

    Jul 21 2006

    This hour: a group of tourists travels through Central Asia, where antics and misbehavior ensue.

  • Re:sound #48 The Flux Show

    Jun 23 2006

    This hour: two stories from RTE's Flux with Ronan Kelly.

  • Re:sound #47 The Pets Show

    Jun 09 2006

    This hour: a beloved pig and a meditation on dogs.

  • Re:sound #46 The Lemon Tree Show

    Jun 02 2006

    This hour: two decades after he was forced to flee, a young Palestinian man returns to his home to meet the Israeli woman who lives there now.

  • Re:sound #45 The Nosce te Ipsum Show

    May 12 2006

    This hour: a child beauty queen, a young transgendered man, and an obsessive teen.

  • Re:sound #44 The Coping Show

    Apr 14 2006

    This hour: a pizza chef travels to North Korea to cook for Kim Jong Il, a young man contemplates his release from "juvie," and more.

  • Re:sound #43 The Music Show

    Apr 07 2006

    This hour: time-lapse phonography, a much-sampled beat, and the only instrument you can play without actually touching.

  • Re:sound #42 The Fake Doc Show

    Mar 31 2006

    This hour: stories that bend, stretch, and downright fabricate the truth.

  • Re:sound #41 The Dry vs. Moist Show

    Mar 17 2006

    This hour: the captivating results of a transcontinental radio collaboration.

  • Re:sound #40 The Wanderlust Show

    Mar 03 2006

    This hour: voyaging, wandering, and becoming a fanatic pedestrian.

  • Re:sound #39 The Radio Show

    Feb 24 2006

    This hour: the strange, storied, hodgepodge history of radio.

  • Re:sound #38 The Games Show

    Feb 10 2006

    This hour: tongue twisters, brain teasers, cheaters, and one of the worst high school football teams of all time.

  • Re:sound #37 The Studs Show

    Jan 27 2006

    This hour: the indomitable Studs Terkel.

  • Re:sound #36 The X Meets Y Show

    Jan 20 2006

    This hour: a seemingly mismatched but (mostly) happy couple, a wife who exacts revenge on her husband via beef broth, and more.

  • Re:sound #35 The Dad Show

    Jan 13 2006

    This hour: Dads. The good, the bad, and the complicated.

  • Re:sound #34 The Echoes of War Show

    Dec 23 2005

    This hour: memories and reverberations of conflict.

  • Re:sound #33 The Bollywood Show

    Dec 16 2005

    This hour: a tall, white New Zealander heads to Mumbai to try and land a role in one of the hundreds of Bollywood films the industry churns out each year.

  • Re:sound #32 The Hollywood Show

    Dec 02 2005

    This hour: an obscure director frets his way through Sundance, the accidental genre known as film noir, and more.