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The most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide, including episodes of the Third Coast Festival's "Re:sound" and audio treats such as producer profiles and more experimental work.

The most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide, including episodes of the Third Coast Festival's "Re:sound" and audio treats such as producer profiles and more experimental work.
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Chicago, IL

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The most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide, including episodes of the Third Coast Festival's "Re:sound" and audio treats such as producer profiles and more experimental work.

Language:

English

Contact:

Third Coast Festival Navy Pier 848 East Grand Chicago, Illinois 60611-3509 312-948-4682


Episodes

Re:sound #155 The List Show (rebroadcast)

8/16/2019
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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.org The List by Sean Cole, Ashley Ahearn and Nick van der Kolk (Love & Radio, 2011) A man sets out to finish an unfinished list. World's Longest Diary by David Isay (Morning Edition, 1994) An all-consuming list of every single little...

Duration:00:58:30

Re:sound #130 The Chicago Show (rebroadcast)

8/2/2019
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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 TreeStuds and JimmyRiding Through the SummerElevated (Grand Chicago)Chicago's...

Duration:00:58:33

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

7/12/2019
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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.org Backstage With the Rockettes by 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...

Duration:00:57:32

Re:sound #273 The Birth of Being

5/31/2019
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This hour, stories about family ties, love and loss. The Birth of Solomon by 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...

Duration:00:57:53

Re:sound #272 Radio Residents

5/10/2019
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This week, three stories by alumni of the Third Coast Radio Residency. The making of a Chinese American beauty queen by 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 Computer by James T. Green for Welcome to Macintosh. The Apple...

Duration:01:00:04

Re:sound #271 Sister God

4/19/2019
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This week, journeys of discovery, from personal identity to mathematical infinity. Sister, Sister by 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 Me by Starlee Kine for 10 Things That Scare Me from WNYC Studios. When describing her fears, Starlee Kine finds that the list...

Duration:00:55:44

Re:sound #270 City Intersections

3/29/2019
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This week, two specific points on the map with two very different stories. Six Stories by 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...

Duration:00:58:14

Re:sound #269 Lefty Disco

3/15/2019
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This hour, a mob of rock fans and an erratic limb. Disco Demolition Night by 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. Lefty by John Roche for Yarn. John's left leg won't bend to his will. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Isabel Vázquez. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:56:11

Re:sound #268 Sleep Happy

2/22/2019
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This hour, family dramas can span across generations ...or just across the hallway. That You Should Be Happy by 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 Sleepers by Kate Montegue, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime for Love Me from the CBC. A story of love, family and sleep from...

Duration:00:56:04

Re:sound #267 Kintsugi Whipped Cream

2/1/2019
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This hour, an unlikely therapeutic duo and a magical journey through the golden age of radio advertising. Kintsugi Dog by 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 Cream by 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...

Duration:00:56:31

Re:sound #266 I'm Your Man

1/11/2019
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This hour, what happens when a relationship from your past returns unexpectedly and pulls you back in time? I'm Your Man by 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...

Duration:00:58:23

Re:sound #265 All Stories Are Stories About Power

1/7/2019
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This week, all stories - even stories about Dunkin' Donuts - are about power. ALL STORIES ARE STORIES ABOUT POWER presented 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...

Duration:00:57:13

Re:sound #264 Gaggle Glass

12/20/2018
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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 Gays By Audrey Quinn for Nancy from WNYC Even 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 Glass By Nigel Poor, Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams for Ear Hustle...

Duration:00:58:39

Best of the Best 2018 (Part 2)

11/22/2018
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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. Winner of...

Duration:00:56:02

Best of the Best 2018 (Part 1)

11/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:57:43

Re:sound #263 Meat Music

11/2/2018
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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 An FBI...

Duration:01:04:30

Re:sound #262 Moo and Man

10/11/2018
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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 Oink By Cher Vincent for The Nod from Gimlet Media With 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...

Duration:01:01:29

Re:sound #261 No Bad News

9/21/2018
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This hour, we go into a hypnotherapists office and come out with a story of international intrigue. No Bad News By 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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:01:02:06

Re:sound #260 Princess Buzz

8/31/2018
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Today we go back in time to try and heal old wounds and revisit history. Buzz By 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 Di By Arwen Nicks for *How...

Duration:00:58:00

Re:sound #259 Divided We Payphone

8/10/2018
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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 sides of the...

Duration:00:55:42