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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 #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...

Duration:00:55:42

Re:sound #258 Tsunami Song

7/20/2018
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This hour, a deep dive into the anthem of the Confederacy, two different kinds of waves and a modern take on Romeo & Juliet. The Song By 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. Migraines &...

Duration:01:00:00

Re:sound #257 Skateboarding Beatles

6/29/2018
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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. But for decades, no one...

Duration:01:01:13

Re:sound #256 Toccata in Dream Murder

6/8/2018
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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 to Bluff...

Duration:00:57:59

Re:sound #255 Taxidermied Cows

5/18/2018
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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 backdrop of the ancient...

Duration:00:59:29

Re:sound #253 Naked Strangers

4/6/2018
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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 Natalie found herself...

Duration:01:02:59

Re:sound #252 Analog

3/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:33

Re:sound #251 Jesse & Joe

2/23/2018
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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 front room of his...

Duration:00:57:59

Re:sound #250 Our 250th Show

2/9/2018
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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 Show This episode of...

Duration:00:57:59

Re:sound #249 The Pocket Conference Show Part 2

1/12/2018
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This hour we're going behind-the-scenes at two top podcasts: The Daily and 99% Invisible . Bringing Together Narrative and News 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 something completely different. The form they...

Duration:00:57:59

Third Coast's 2017 Audio Recap

12/29/2017
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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.

Duration:00:19:55

Re:sound #248 The Twisted Xmas Show

12/22/2017
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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 holidays is lousy with annoying...

Duration:00:58:59

Best of the Best 2017 (Part 2)

11/23/2017
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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 Exilio — Best...

Duration:00:58:00

Best of the Best 2017 (Part 1)

11/23/2017
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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 Investigative Reporting and...

Duration:00:58:00

Re:sound #247 The Meet the Composer Show

11/17/2017
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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 who write without a...

Duration:01:05:00

Re:sound #245 The Mirrored Show

10/27/2017
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This hour, what we see - and what we want to see - when we gaze into our reflections in the mirror. Mirrored By 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...

Duration:01:00:31

Re:sound #245 The Determination Show

10/13/2017
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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 podcast Criminal...

Duration:00:58:59

Re:sound #244 The Phil Smith Show

9/15/2017
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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...

Duration:01:03:15

Re:sound #243 The Finally! Show

8/25/2017
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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...

Duration:00:57:29

Re:sound #242 The Soundtracks of Our Lives Show

8/4/2017
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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...

Duration:01:01:40