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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 #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


Re:sound #241 The Smash the Binary Show

7/14/2017
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This hour, stories that grab hold of our expectations and smash the binary. My Name Is Shawn and I Prefer He by 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....

Duration: 01:10:29


Re:sound #240 The Aftermath Show

6/23/2017
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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?...

Duration: 01:05:00


Re:sound #239 The Stupid Pet Tricks Show

6/2/2017
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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....

Duration: 00:57:52


Re:sound #238 The Mother's Day Show

5/12/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:02:16


Re:sound #237 The Tip of the Iceberg Show

4/21/2017
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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,...

Duration: 01:03:34


S-Town Hall

4/13/2017
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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

Duration: 01:04:59


Re:sound #236 The New You Show

3/31/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:01:18


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

3/10/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:01:41


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

2/24/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:06:18


Re:sound #233 The Rabbit Hole Show

1/27/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:58:30


Re:sound #232 The Baffled Show

1/6/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:00:40


Re:sound #231 The Pocket Conference Show

12/23/2016
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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...

Duration: 00:57:59


Best of the Best 2016 (Part 2)

12/2/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:59:02


Best of the Best 2016 (Part 1)

11/25/2016
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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

Duration: 00:56:30


Re:sound #230 The Dying Words Show

11/18/2016
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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...

Duration: 01:04:19


Re:sound #229 The Communication Barrier Show

10/28/2016
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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, 2014)...

Duration: 01:00:10

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