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2007 Third Coast Festival Spotlight

Third Coast Festival

A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide in 2007.

A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide in 2007.


Chicago, IL


A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide in 2007.




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Tin Man

Part Wizard of Oz, part Dante's Inferno, part absurdist radio theater, and part anti-corporate musical, this 20-episode podcast follows the Tin Man (but not necessarily the one you're thinking of) on a bizarre and venturesome journey through landscapes familiar and unknown. Produced by Matt Sahr for Pferdzwackur.com, South Korea, 2007

This Ain't No Walk in the Park

City dweller Natalie Edwards confronts her distaste for all things green. Reluctantly. Produced by Natalie Edwards for Atlantic Public Media, USA, 2007


Sweeping Statements

Being a teenager can be really hard. Especially if you?ve flunked out of school. Or your dad has disappeared. Produced by Judith Sloan for USA, 2007


Sensory Deprivation Tank

Jonathan Goldstein's got a knack for exploring life's great (and simple) mysteries via the telephone. Produced by Jonathan Goldstein for WireTap, Canada, 2007

Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain

A revealing reflection on journalism, which is a process of editing and selecting, rather than transmitting a complete record to the public. Produced by Sarah Boothroyd for Deep Wireless 4, Canada, 2007

Ocean Hour

Two friends sit on a dock, meandering through a variety of ocean stories (some true and some not) Produced by Keith Talbot and Larry Massett for NPR, USA, 2007

Mr. Right

Searching for your ideal partner can be exhausting, even with the help of personal ads. Produced by Inge Hoonte for Deep Wireless 4, Canada, 2007

Little Black Train

Eighty-two-year-old Daphne Reed is married to and madly in love with a man 30 years her juinor. She's been thinking a lot about death recently, and about the future years her husband will likely spend without her. Produced by Nora Harrington for Re:sound, USA, 2007

Leaps and Dunes

Summer sleepover camp means more than mosquito bites, sunburn, twig art, and bonfire gatherings. Camp offers many kids their first taste of independence -- which can be equal-parts blissful and terrifying. Produced by Sabine Hviid, Rikke Houd, and Lisbeth Koerner for Danish Radio, Denmark, 2007

Divided Families: The Hidden Cost of Migration

Here's a love story that stretches across two decades, thousands of miles, and an international border. Rocio and Francisco are married but have kept their family together by living apart for the past 19 years. Produced by Catrin Einhorn and Linda Lutton for Chicago Matters, Chicago Public Radio, USA, 2007

Circling the Center of Creation

Scott Carrier joins the ranks of thousands of religious pilgrims who have been circling the base of Mount Kailash in Tibet for centuries. Produced by Scott Carrier for Atlantic Public Media, USA, 2007

Big House / Disclosure

Big House/Disclosure is a multimedia project exploring the legacy of slavery, the genesis of house music, and Chicago?s role as the first U.S. city to adopt a Slavery-Era Disclosure Ordinance (which requires companies doing business with the city to reveal if they profited from slavery in the past). Produced by Mendi and Keith Obadike for Northwestern University, USA, 2007


90 Degrees North

From the exact top of the world, Elizabeth Arnold reflects on being so far away from the rest of it. Produced by Elizabeth Arnold for Atlantic Public Media, USA, 2007