2011 Third Coast Festival Spotlight
The Small Person Acquisition Project
This is a story about two men and a little baby... well, a big baby actually. Produced by Kristin Nelson for CBC Radio One, The Current, Canada, 2011
The Pigeon Race
We may be a bit biased subject-wise, but here's a delightful, sound-rich exploration of an endangered sport and community in Maine that's got it all: history, suspense, expertise and devoted participants both human and winged. Produced by Rachel James...
They say one man's trash is another man's treasure... Well, in Darren Atkinson's case, it's also his job. Produced by Dominic Girard for The Current, CBC, Canada, 2011
More than 20 years ago, musicologist Ned Sublette attended the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, and brought along his tape recorder. Produced by Ned Sublette for New American Radio, USA, 2011
The Artangel Podcast: Memory
Inspired by three art works from the London-based art organization Artangel, producer Francesca Panetta offers an immersive sonic exploration through the subject of memory: personal, geographical, musical, architectural... Produced by Francesca...
Signal to Noise
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? Produced by Paolo Pietropaolo for In the Dark, Canada, 2011
Practice, Practice, Practice
Everyone knows the riddle: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? And the answer: Practice, practice, practice. But what if you practice, practice, practice, and still don't get there? Produced by Stanzi Vaubel for Third Coast / CDS Listening Institute,...
Cindy Harasen is not the first the first mother to think that her daughter might be from another planet. Produced by Jody Porter and Neil Sandell for Outfront, CBC, Canada, 2011
Slavery in America still exists. In southwest Florida, for example, women and girls from Central America arrive everyday looking for a better life. Produced by Amy Tardif for WGCU-FM, USA, 2011
Downtown Avant Garde
Composer, label owner and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn is one of the most beloved (and provocative) American masters of free jazz, improvisation, and musical innovation. Produced by Steve Shepherd for BBC Radio 3, UK, 2011
Dallas, Pitiless Universe
Dallas, the 1980s prime-time soap opera, may have disappeared from American television 20 years ago, but like J.R. Ewing, the show never really died. Produced by Julia Barton for Studio 360's American Icon Series, USA, 2011
Cognitive Dissonance: Lightning in a Bottle
What was the earliest sound ever recorded, or "bottled"? The First Sounds (FS) project, organized by a group of audio historians, scientists, and archivists, is dedicated to exploring these pioneering sounds, and sharing them with the world. Produced...
When his mother decided to sell his childhood home, Austin Bunn returned to help clean out the basement and rediscovered traces of a childhood game that never really ended. Produced by Austin Bunn for Missouri Review Audio Essay Contest podcast, USA,...
All in Time
The clock ticks, the moon waxes, the autumn leaves turn crimson. Produced by Sarah Boothroyd for Deutschlandradio Kultur, Canada, 2011
A Lucky Wind
Do we live in a world where there is magic and meaning, or is it all just chance? Produced by Soren Wheeler and Jad Abumrad for Radiolab, USA, 2009
99% Invisible: A Designed Language
What would it be like if, in addition to our native languages, we could communicate across cultures in a neutral second language? Produced by Roman Mars for KALW 91.7, San Fransico, USA, 2011
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