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Re:sound #253 Naked Strangers

1:03:00 | Apr 6th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Re:sound #251 Jesse & Joe

1:08:00 | Feb 23rd, 2018

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 ...Show More

Re:sound #249 The Pocket Conference Show Part 2

1:08:00 | Jan 12th, 2018

This hour we're going behind-the-scenes at two top podcasts The Daily and 99% Invisible. Bringing Together Narrative and News [EXCERPT] presented by Lisa Tobin and Michael Barbaro of The Daily from The New York Times When the New York Times got in...Show More

Best of the Best 2017 (Part 1)

1:08:00 | Nov 23rd, 2017

This hour, some of the winners of our annual documentary competition. Featuring... Quiet Revolution — Best New Artist Award  by Laura Irving for  This autobiographical account follows a middle-aged woman embarking on an unconventional...Show More

Re:sound #247 The Meet the Composer Show

1:09:24 | Nov 17th, 2017

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...Show More

Re:sound #245 The Determination Show

1:09:00 | Oct 13th, 2017

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 remembe...Show More

Re:sound #269 Lefty Disco

56:03 | Mar 15th

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 e...Show More

Re:sound #268 Sleep Happy

55:57 | Feb 22nd

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 exact...Show More

Re:sound #267 Kintsugi Whipped Cream

56:26 | Feb 1st

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 ...Show More

Re:sound #266 I'm Your Man

58:15 | Jan 11th

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 abo...Show More

Re:sound #265 All Stories Are Stories About Power

57:05 | Jan 7th

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 ...Show More

Re:sound #264 Gaggle Glass

58:39 | Dec 20th, 2018

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...Show More

Best of the Best 2018 (Part 2)

55:59 | Nov 22nd, 2018

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 u...Show More

Best of the Best 2018 (Part 1)

57:43 | Nov 22nd, 2018

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.  Wi...Show More

Re:sound #263 Meat Music

1:04:30 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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...Show More

Re:sound #262 Moo and Man

1:01:28 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 an...Show More

Re:sound #261 No Bad News

1:02:03 | Sep 21st, 2018

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...Show More

Re:sound #260 Princess Buzz

58:00 | Aug 31st, 2018

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...Show More

Re:sound #259 Divided We Payphone

55:30 | Aug 10th, 2018

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...Show More

Re:sound #258 Tsunami Song

1:00:00 | Jul 20th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Re:sound #257 Skateboarding Beatles

1:00:40 | Jun 29th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Re:sound #256 Toccata in Dream Murder

58:00 | Jun 8th, 2018

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 Murd...Show More

Re:sound #255 Taxidermied Cows

59:30 | May 18th, 2018

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...Show More

Re:sound #254 Pinball Poets

57:30 | Apr 27th, 2018

This hour: lawyers-turned-pinball wizards, two extraordinary minds meeting in a field of poetry and, forty years after the phrase was coined, the skinny on 420. Geis & Geis: Pinball Machine Distributors by Sarah Geis & for Falling Tree Productions'...Show More

Re:sound #252 Analog

59:00 | Mar 16th, 2018

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 sce...Show More

Re:sound #250 Our 250th Show

1:08:00 | Feb 9th, 2018

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 Karao...Show More

Third Coast's 2017 Audio Recap

29:54 | Dec 29th, 2017

Happy New Year! 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 of 2017 th...Show More

Re:sound #248 The Twisted Xmas Show

1:09:00 | Dec 21st, 2017

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. (Adv...Show More

Best of the Best 2017 (Part 2)

1:08:00 | Nov 23rd, 2017

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 to...Show More

Re:sound #246 The Mirrored Show

1:09:24 | Oct 27th, 2017

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, ...Show More

Re:sound #244 The Phil Smith Show

1:13:15 | Sep 15th, 2017

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 th...Show More

Re:sound #243 The Finally! Show

1:07:30 | Aug 25th, 2017

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 a...Show More

Re:sound #242 The Soundtracks of Our Lives Show

1:09:00 | Aug 4th, 2017

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 Albrech...Show More

Re:sound #241 The Smash the Binary Show

1:20:30 | Jul 14th, 2017

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 Sh...Show More

Re:sound #240 The Aftermath Show

1:12:00 | Jun 23rd, 2017

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 s...Show More

Re:sound #239 The Stupid Pet Tricks Show

1:05:30 | Jun 2nd, 2017

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 ...Show More

Re:sound #238 The Mother's Day Show

1:11:16 | May 12th, 2017

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 thei...Show More

Re:sound #237 The Tip of the Iceberg Show

1:10:00 | Apr 21st, 2017

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 sc...Show More

S-Town Hall

1:13:00 | Apr 13th, 2017

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 More

Re:sound #236 The New You Show

1:10:10 | Mar 31st, 2017

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 he...Show More

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

1:09:30 | Mar 10th, 2017

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 pu...Show More

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

1:14:00 | Feb 24th, 2017

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 I...Show More

Re:sound #233 The Rabbit Hole Show

1:07:30 | Jan 27th, 2017

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 c...Show More

Re:sound #232 The Baffled Show

1:09:40 | Jan 6th, 2017

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. ...Show More

Re:sound #231 The Pocket Conference Show

1:08:00 | Dec 23rd, 2016

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 ...Show More

Best of the Best 2016 (Part 2)

1:07:52 | Dec 2nd, 2016

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 ...Show More

Best of the Best 2016 (Part 1)

1:05:30 | Nov 25th, 2016

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, ...Show More

Re:sound #230 The Dying Words Show

1:12:10 | Nov 18th, 2016

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 after...Show More

Re:sound #229 The Communication Barrier Show

1:09:10 | Oct 28th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Re:sound #228 The Sonic Wanders Show

1:08:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

This hour we're going on three soundwalks that meander at the pace of real life. 4700 Liberty Heights Avenue [EXCERPT] by Aaron Henkin & Wendel Patrick (Out of the Blocks, WYPR, 2015) The 4700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue is a portrait of survi...Show More

Re:sound #227 The 2016 ShortDocs Show — Radio Cinema

1:07:00 | Sep 30th, 2016

This hour we're featuring some of our favourite entries to the 2016 ShortDocs Challenge! Including interviews with producers and a visit to our 2016 partner, Manual Cinema, who are adapting this year’s winning ShortDocs into a live shadow puppetry p...Show More

Special Feature: Envision Yourself Being a Free Man

27:53 | Sep 23rd, 2016

On this episode of Re:sound, we're featuring an audio postcard from the Restorative Radio Project plus an interview with the series' producer, Sylvia Ryerson. 'Envision Yourself Being a Free Man' by Sylvia Ryerson with recordings by Essie Mannes (R...Show More

Re:sound #226 The Life Sentence Show

1:08:30 | Aug 26th, 2016

This hour, the story of how an event affected one woman, her family and the criminal justice system. A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice and My Mother by Samantha Broun and Jay Allison for Atlantic Public Media and In 1994, ...Show More

Re:sound #225 The Whatever Suits You Show

1:09:00 | Aug 5th, 2016

This hour, the suits we wear and the impressions we make. The Runway by Luke Malone (Start Up, Gimlet Media, 2016) It’s not uncommon for shoppers to walk out of Mary Going’s store feeling on top of the world. Mary runs Saint Harridan, a company ...Show More

Re:sound #224 The Breathe In/Breathe Out Show

1:09:20 | Jul 15th, 2016

This hour, one man who needs to devour as much air as he can and another who's at his best while holding his breath. Air by Neil Sandell (Radiotonic, ABC RN, 2016) Neil Sandell is a man of a certain age, a man who loves to ride his racing bike. Bu...Show More

Re:sound #223 The Cold Show

1:11:10 | Jun 26th, 2016

This hour audio air conditioning — we’re turning down the thermostat and ushering in stories that give us the chills. I Fell Through the Ice by Dennis Funk and Gwen Macsai (Re:sound debut, 2016) Phil Smith grew up skating on frozen lakes. But one ...Show More

Re:sound #222 The Uninvited Guests Show

1:08:10 | Jun 3rd, 2016

This hour, uninvited guests like old lovers, irrational fears and the annoying habits that keep us up at night. Like Steps Of Passing Ghosts by Kaitlin Prest Kaitlin Prest explores how we can remain haunted by past loves 'Like Steps of Passing Gho...Show More

Re:sound #221 The Writing Out of Trouble Show

1:14:25 | May 20th, 2016

This hour we're featuring two stories of love through loss... plus an interview with the producers who've written their way through these troubled moments. The Updates by Sophie Townsend with Sound Engineer Louis Mitchell. Sophie's updates were read...Show More

Special Feature: The Intersection

36:30 | May 6th, 2016

The Intersection — Episode 1, 'Home' by David Boyer (The Intersection, KALW, 2016) Welcome to THE INTERSECTION and to the corner of Golden Gate Ave and Leavenworth St in the Tenderloin. While the neighborhood has the highest density of kids and senio...Show More

Re:sound #220 The Forest & Flight Show

1:06:30 | Apr 22nd, 2016

This hour gravity, antigravity, magical trees and flying carpets. The Magic Carpet Flight Manual by Cathy FitzGerald & Matt Thompson (A Rockethouse Production, BBC World Service, 2010) Cathy FitzGerald explores the past, present, and very real futur...Show More

Re:sound #219 The Fighting for the Promised Land Show

1:07:30 | Apr 8th, 2016

This hour the story of thousands of African American farmers who lost millions of acres of land at the hands of institutional racism. All You Need Is A _____. by Aengus Anderson & James Ford Howell (2010 ShortDocs Challenge) Two opposing groups of i...Show More

Re:sound #218 The Odd Couples Show (LIVE!)

1:08:15 | Mar 26th, 2016

This hour we're live at the Hideout in Chicago with stories of pairs who are complete opposites, but utterly entwined. The Sitter Dispatch by Maya Goldberg-Safir & Dennis Funk (Re:sound debut, 2015) Straight out of college, Maya was living in her ...Show More

Re:sound #217 The Call & Response Show

54:55 | Feb 26th, 2016

This hour stories of quiet calls that have produced the most unexpected responses. The Time Traveller and the Hitman by Lynn Levy, Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt (Reply All, Gimlet Media, 2015) In 1997, John Silveira wrote a joke classified ad in a tiny p...Show More

Re:sound #216 The 2015 ShortDocs Show — Studs Rules

1:15:49 | Feb 12th, 2016

This hour we listen to some of our favourite entries to the 2015 Third Coast Short Docs Challenge: Studs Rules! For our 2015 Studs-inspired Challenge we partnered with the Studs Terkel Radio Archive at WFMT. With their help, we came up with the fol...Show More

Re:sound #215 The Shouters & Lurkers Show

1:07:50 | Jan 15th, 2016

This hour stories of those who share and those who lurk. The Mollusc and the Peacock by Natalie Kestecher (Short Cuts, BBC Radio 4, 2014) This is the story of a Facebook lurker, someone who sees herself as curious but benign. Like her grandmoth...Show More

Re:sound #214 The Anchor Dreams Show

1:12:30 | Dec 17th, 2015

This hour, the story of a man who's ultimate goal is to become a national evening news anchor. Anchor Dreams — The Passion of Scoop Nemeth by Noel Black & Jake Brownell (Wish We Were Here, KRCC, 2015) Brian 'Scoop' Nemeth has a singular goal: to...Show More

Special Feature: Director's Cut — Re:sound #1 The Very First Show Show

1:16:20 | Dec 11th, 2015

This week on a special feature podcast, we're flashing back in time to 2004 to have a listen to the very first episode of Re:sound. Producer Dennis Funk talks with Re:sound's Host, Gwen Macasi and Third Coast's Director Johanna Zorn about how it ...Show More

Best of the Best 2015 (Part 2)

1:09:38 | Nov 30th, 2015

The 2015 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, featuring the winners of our annual competition. <img...

Best of the Best 2015 (Part 1)

1:10:14 | Nov 30th, 2015

The 2015 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, featuring the winners of our annual competition. <img...

Re:sound #213 The Jeff & Elly Show

1:10:53 | Nov 13th, 2015

This hour, two delightfully out-of-the-ordinary musical portraits from producer Alan Hall. The Grace of Jeff Buckley by Alan Hall (Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4, 2014) The story of the day Jeff Buckley arrived on the UK music scene in...Show More

Re:sound #212 The Drug Court Show

1:08:24 | Oct 21st, 2015

This hour, we follow three addicts through Australia's drug court system. Inside the Drug Court: part 1—the last chance by Sharon Davis and sound engineer Steven Tilley (Earshot, ABC RN, 2015) After a year of negotiations with the government of ...Show More

Re:sound #211 The Pulled From the Pages Show

42:35 | Oct 2nd, 2015

This hour: audio stories inspired by the written word, be it a novel or a comic book. Tim Key and Gogol's Overcoat [NOTE: only available at until November 2, 2015] by Steven Rajam & written by Tim Key (BBC Radio 4, ...Show More

Re:sound #210 The Inner Ear Show

50:08 | Sep 11th, 2015

This hour two stories that dive into the depths of the inner ear. Disequlibrium [NOTE: not available on the podcast] by Nick Ryan, Lisa Gee and Jeremy Mortimer (Between the Ears, BBC Radio 3, 2012) Nick Ryan, is award-winning sound designer a...Show More

Re:sound #209 The Firsts Show

43:34 | Aug 21st, 2015

This hour: first lines, first days back and every last first you can think of. Getting Back Out There by Tally Abecassis (First Day Back, 2015) First Day Back is a documentary podcast that follows filmmaker Tally Abecassis as she faces the chall...Show More

Re:sound #208 The Behind the Headlines Show

44:10 | Jul 31st, 2015

This hour stories of black lives caught in the cross hairs of injustice. 695BGK by Phoebe Judge & Lauren Spohrer (Criminal, 2015) Just before 2am on December 31, 2008, police officer John Edwards was patrolling in Bellaire, Texas when he saw an ...Show More

Special Feature: Producers To Keep An Ear On

28:00 | Jul 24th, 2015

On this special Third Coast Podcast we're doing what we do best — sharing the best radio from around the world! On this episode we're featuring the podcast How to Be a Girl, and show's creator, Marlo Mack tells us about her experience at the Third...Show More

Special Feature: The Sarah Awards

24:00 | Jul 17th, 2015

To kick-off Third Coast's summer fundraiser, we're doing what we do best — sharing great radio from around the world — with some extra special feature podcasts over the next two weeks. On this episode, Re:sound producer Dennis Funk talks to Ann H...Show More

Re:sound #207 The Oops!... Who Dunnit Again Show

1:11:39 | Jul 10th, 2015

This hour two mysteries: one involving an obscure novel and Britney Spears, and the other a real life murder most fowl. Case #2: Britney by Starlee Kine, Alex Blumberg, Melinda Shopsin and Eric Mennel (Mystery Show, 2015) Andrea, a writer no on...Show More

Re:sound #206 The Sarah Boothroyd Show

1:09:33 | Jun 19th, 2015

This hour we explore nearly a decade's worth of work from Canadian sound artist, musician and radio producer Sarah Boothroyd. Gleeful Barbarians by Sarah Boothroyd (Short Cuts, BBC Radio 4, 2012) An audio postcard from the often joyful, sometim...Show More

Re:sound #205 The Imposter Show

1:09:19 | May 30th, 2015

This hour what you see, is not always what you get. Chook In Memorium by Mike Ladd (360 Documentaries, ABC Radio National, 2014) The Australian lyrebird is a remarkable creature, able to mimic almost every man made and natural sound; sirens, car...Show More

Re:sound #204 The Stories From Childhood Show

1:09:36 | May 8th, 2015

This hour some of our favorite childhood icons: from the man who gave us Thing One & Thing Two... to Dorothy, the Tin Man and Toto too. Dr Seuss and the Butter Battles by Eleanor McDowall (Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4, 2011) Theodor...Show More

Re:sound #203 The Rivers Show

1:13:53 | Apr 17th, 2015

This hour we meander our way down three rivers in search of solace, spiritual healing and, of course, total domination. Reversal of Fortune by Dan Weissman, Roman Mars and Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible, 2013) Chicago’s biggest design achievement...Show More

Re:sound #202 The To Heal A Sick Nation Show

36:14 | Mar 20th, 2015

This hour a revealing snapshot of Martin Luther King, Jr. as he struggled to stay the course he'd set out for himself and the nation. To Heal A Sick Nation [EXCERPT] by Greg Kelly & Stephen Smith and presented by Paul Kennedy (Ideas [CBC], 2014) ...Show More

Special Feature: The Sitter Dispatch

25:08 | Mar 6th, 2015

This week on the podcast, a Third Coast original production. The Sitter Dispatch by Maya Goldberg-Safir & Dennis Funk (Re:sound debut, 2015) Straight out of college, Maya was living in her cousins' attic and was working a part-time, unpaid inter...Show More

Re:sound #201 The Cathy FitzGerald Show

1:09:47 | Feb 26th, 2015

This hour we celebrate the ethereal, Dickens-inspired works of British producer Cathy FitzGerald. Skylarking [Excerpt] by Cathy FitzGerald [Sound Design by Joe Acheson] (Between the Ears, BBC Radio 3, 2014) Cathy FitzGerald meets a prisoner and a p...Show More

Re:sound #200 The Dads Disappearing Show

1:22:02 | Jan 23rd, 2015

This hour stories of dads who are starting to slip away and the sons who are desperately trying to stay connected. The Mind Shaft by Lea Thau (KCRW, Strangers, 2014) Greg O'Brien has been a writer, journalist and thinker all his life. Now he is ...Show More

Re:sound #199 The Nineteen Eighty-Four Show

23:56 | Dec 30th, 2014

This hour we head back in time to 1984. [Listen to the full show here] 1984 (the year not the book) by Benjamen Walker (Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything, 2014) In the book 1984, George Orwell predicted that in the...Show More

Re:sound #198 The Off Course Show

1:08:27 | Dec 19th, 2014

This hour stories of detours, bad directions and finding the right path... on the road and in life. This Is Not The Way Home by Lea Redfern (360 Documentaries [ABC RN], 2009) If direction in life is a positive, what happens to those who have no ...Show More

Special Feature: Little Mermaid Favourites

27:11 | Dec 11th, 2014

This week on the Third Coast Podcast, we're sharing two of our favourite pieces that were entered to win the 2014 Little Mermaid Award. Into the Woods, Cell Phone, iPod and All by Amy Pearl (New Tech City, WNYC, 2013) In the city, things never ...Show More

Best of the Best 2014 (Part 2)

1:06:21 | Dec 5th, 2014

The 2014 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, featuring the winners of our annual competition. <img...

Best of the Best 2014 (Part 1)

1:08:31 | Nov 26th, 2014

The 2014 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, featuring the winners of our annual competition. <img...

Re:sound #197 The Randomness Show

1:09:09 | Oct 31st, 2014

This hour, two stories in which random events change lives forever, and a third pulled from a random cassette. The Long Shadow [Excerpt] by Lea Thau (Strangers [KCRW], 2014) One day in February 1997, four young men decided they would go up to th...Show More

Re:sound #196 The Breaking the Silence Show

1:11:45 | Oct 10th, 2014

This week, Israeli soldiers speak out to advocate for Palestinian rights. Breaking the Silence by Cathy Peters (producer) & Dr Peter Slezak (presenter) (360documentaries [ABC RN], 2012) In 2012, writer Peter Slezak took a tour of the Palestinia...Show More

Special Feature: The Last Days of Hollywood Park

22:56 | Oct 3rd, 2014

The Last Days of Hollywood Park by David Weinberg (KCRW, 2013) After 75 years, the last race at Hollywood Park was run in December 2013. Once the celebrity playground of Hollywood stars, who owned thoroughbreds and stock in the racetrack, we visit ...Show More

Re:sound #195 The Dinner Table Show

1:09:49 | Sep 19th, 2014

This hour: the dinner table and all that it inspires. Big Night by Jonathan Goldstein (This American Life [WBEZ], 2002) Producer Jonathan Goldstein made every girl he ever dated watch the home movie of his family's Rosh Hashanah dinner he made ...Show More

Re:sound #194 The Driving Show

1:04:01 | Aug 23rd, 2014

This hour we buckle up and hit the road. Don't Drive Like My Brother by Jonathan Menjivar (This American Life [WBEZ], 2005) Charles Johnson was living in St. Louis, married with a young daughter, and he had no job. He looked around, and decided he'd...Show More

Special Feature: Linda Lutton Live at The Hideout

1:10:57 | Aug 8th, 2014

A live recording of Third Coast's recent listening event with WBEZ Education reporter Linda Lutton. Linda's reporting laid the foundation for This American Life's award-winning series on Chicago's Harper High School. She spoke with Re:sound host Gwen...Show More

Re:sound #193 The 'If You Build It' Show

1:09:39 | Aug 1st, 2014

This hour: they built it and we see who came. Another Planet [Excerpt] by David Weinberg, Brendan Baker and Nick van der Kolk (Love + Radio, The Organist, KCRW, 2014) The story of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used surrealism and abstract...Show More

Re:sound #192 The Waiting Show

1:07:31 | Jul 11th, 2014

This hour, waiting. Waiting in line, waiting for an organ transplant and waiting for a bus that's never, ever going to come. In Line With Saturday Night Klein by Sean Cole (Weekend America, 2007) Outside of Rockefeller Center in New York, you'l...Show More

Special Feature: Without Name

40:34 | Jun 27th, 2014

Without Name by Lina Misitzis (Here Be Monsters, 2013) Eugene up and left for California one morning without packing a thing from his apartment in Brooklyn, New York. Producer Lina Misitzis and her roommate Adrian got the apartment at a discount. T...Show More

Re:sound #191 The Songs My Mother Taught Me Show

1:15:59 | Jun 20th, 2014

This week one woman's story unfolds through many threads. Songs My Mother Taught Me by Chris Brookes (CBC, 1998) When soldiers from Newfoundland came to London to fight in WWII, many met and married local women and brought their British war bri...Show More

Re:sound #190 The Inner Thoughts Show

58:49 | May 31st, 2014

This hour we step inside the mind and listen to our thoughts. I Am Good At [NOTE: This piece is not available due to limited rights] by Cristal Duhaime with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, CBC 2012) The thoughts running through the heads of a ...Show More

Special Feature: Easy Love

27:53 | May 16th, 2014

Easy Love by Jaye Kranz (Long Story Short [ABC Radio National], 2014) Twenty six years ago, Warren Kirk was at home in his Melbourne east-suburban rental. He was freshly showered, he was in his kitchen, and he was about to do something he'd never...Show More

Re:sound #189 The Hearing Show

1:07:09 | May 9th, 2014

The Rest Is Silence by Brian Calvert (Unfictional, KCRW, 2013) Amanda McDonough has had hearing problems all her life. She wore hearing aids and hid the fact from everyone she knew. Mostly she got by, until she made a decision that changed everythi...Show More

Re:sound #188 The Tight Spaces Show

1:00:22 | Apr 18th, 2014

This hour we look at the ups and downs of confinement. Picture A Box by Nate DiMeo (The Memory Palace, 2012) Sometimes the only way to get out of a tight space is by getting into an even tighter one. Henry Brown did just that when he sealed him...Show More

Re:sound #187 The Matt Power Show

1:09:11 | Mar 28th, 2014

This hour, we celebrate the work of a great journalist — Matt Power, who died March 10, 2014 while on assignment in Uganda. Holy Soul by Matt Power (The Next Big Thing, WNYC 2002) For many teens coming of age in the 1970s, the Beat poets served as r...Show More

Special Feature: Chance

25:06 | Mar 7th, 2014

Turn right and you'll meet the man or woman of your dreams. Turn left and you'll get hit by a car. Much of life is a matter of being in the right place at the right time, or the wrong place at the wrong time. In this impressionistic audio work, C...Show More

Re:sound #186 The 2013 ShortDocs Show — Appetite

1:08:03 | Feb 14th, 2014

This hour: We showcase some of our favorite stories from the 2013 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge: Appetite, and talk to the organizer of the project, former Third Coast Artistic Director Julie Shapiro, about the rules, the incentives, and our collab...Show More

Re:sound #185 The Chance Encounters Show

1:09:51 | Jan 24th, 2014

This hour: when two people meet, sometimes extraordinary things happen. And sometimes extraordinary things happen in order for two people to meet. Message in a Bottle by Peter Mulryan and Liam O'brian (Documentary on One, RTE, 2012) On Christm...Show More

Re:sound #184 The Failure of Flight Show

1:09:28 | Jan 10th, 2014

This hour: failure of flight. In one story a man mysteriously falls from the sky onto a sunny London street, and in another, a plane crashes into a mountain side, and an 11 year old walks away. Falling by Bob Carlson and Kerstin Zilm (Unfictional...Show More

Re:sound #183 The Kid's Secret Places Show

1:10:44 | Dec 19th, 2013

This hour: where kids go to get away; from themselves, their troubles, the rules they’re supposed to follow, and of course, their parents <a...

Best of the Best 2013 (Part 2)

1:09:17 | Dec 5th, 2013

The 2013 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2013 TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. <a...

Best of the Best 2013 (Part 1)

1:09:15 | Nov 27th, 2013

The 2013 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, featuring the winners of our annual competition. <img...

Special Feature: Everything Sounds: Microphone Museum

31:43 | Nov 22nd, 2013

This week, a special feature. Everything Sounds is a podcast and short-form radio program exploring the role of sound in art, science, culture, and our everyday lives. Each program aims to highlight people, places, and ideas that expand our understa...Show More

Re:sound #182 The "It's Complicated" Show

55:03 | Nov 1st, 2013

This hour: imperfect, impolitic, infuriating... love. *Note, not all stories from the original broadcast are available on the podcast due to limited rights agreements. A Jerusalem Love Story by Daniel Estrin (Vox Tablet, 2013) Every relations...Show More

Re:sound #181 The Texas State Pen Show

42:14 | Oct 11th, 2013

This hour: we present two very different stories about the Texas State Penitentiary. Both are about soul - the kind you dance to, and the kind you pray for. Prisoner Soul by Vivienne Perry, presented by Gary Younge (BBC Radio 4, 2013) In the lat...Show More

Re:sound #180 The Tit for Tat Show

1:09:59 | Sep 18th, 2013

This hour: the story of Sandra Willson. Tit for Tat: The Story of Sandra Willson by Catherine Freyne, with sound engineer, Phillip Ullman In Australia, Sandra Willson is known for many things: she established the first halfway house for women l...Show More

Re:sound #179 The Dreams Show

1:09:57 | Aug 23rd, 2013

This week: dreams and dreamers of all kinds - lucid, fictional, public and elusive. Dream Bed by Sean Cole (Studio 360, 2005) Dreams are intensely personal. But since we all dream, might there be an aspect of dreaming that could be communal? Ar...Show More

Re:sound #178 The Matriarchy Show

1:08:56 | Aug 1st, 2013

This week: the mother reigns supreme. Kingdom of Women by Erin O'Dwyer with Timothy Nicastri (360documentaries, ABC, 2013) In remote village in the Yunnan province of China exists one of the only matriarchal cultures in the world. In fact, ther...Show More

Re:sound #177 The Symphonies Show

1:10:26 | Jul 11th, 2013

This hour: what happens when we open our ears to the surprising symphonies all around us. <img...

Special Feature: Persevering Rick

26:02 | Jun 20th, 2013

From the ABC's Long Story Short, the story of a guy who was thrown a lot of curve balls, and overcame them all. Persevering Rick was produced for Long Story Short by Mike Williams with sound engineer Timothy Nicastri. Long Story Short was created ...Show More

Re:sound #176 The Tiny Towns in Texas Show

1:12:59 | Jun 14th, 2013

This hour: we explore two struggling Texas towns through the beautiful and mournful voices of those who still live there. The Third Coast Festival's Re:sound is hosted by Gwen Macsai and produced by Katie Mingle. ...Show More

Re:sound #175 The Love and Persistence Show

1:09:26 | May 23rd, 2013

Stories of people in love, who just wouldn't take 'no' for an answer. <img...

Re:sound #174 The American Icons Episode

1:08:58 | May 3rd, 2013

This hour: The American Icons series from WNYC's Studio 360. <img...

Re:sound # 173 The Colors Show

1:10:27 | Apr 11th, 2013

This hour: a purple hotel, a family who argues over their skin color, a singing rainbow and more. Rainbow Squared by Katie Mingle (Re:sound debut, 2013) The original color palette is of course, the rainbow. And though the rainbow has been approp...Show More

Re:sound #172 The Abandoned At Sea Show

1:12:01 | Mar 14th, 2013

This hour: the story of a harrowing journey on the Mediterranean Sea that started with high hopes and ended in tragedy. Plus Gwen and Julie discuss the (just announced) 2013 ShortDocs Challenge. <a...

Special Feature: Reporter Linda Lutton at Harper High

25:10 | Mar 8th, 2013

Reporter Linda Lutton has spent a great deal of time with one remarkable high school principle as she deals with incredible obstacles. <a...

Re:sound #170 The Blood is Thicker than Water Show

1:10:16 | Jan 31st, 2013

This hour: we drop in on families wrestling with love and loyalty. Grilling Me Softly by Jay Allison (Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, 2004) When veteran radio producer Jay Allison went out on his first post-divorce date, his teenage ...Show More

Re:sound #169 The Ghosts of Vietnam Show

1:08:57 | Jan 10th, 2013

Hauntings of war, ethereal recordings, and other ghosts of Vietnam. The Vietnam Tapes of Lance Corporal Michael A. Baronowski by Christina Egloff and Jay Allison (All Things Considered, 2001) In 1966, Michael Baronowski took a reel-to-reel tape ...Show More

Re:sound #168 The 2012 ShortDocs Show — Neighbors

1:11:02 | Dec 20th, 2012

Gwen Macsai and Julie Shapiro spin some of our favorite stories from the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs challenge. <img...

Special Feature: Kelly McEvers at the 2012 Third Coast Conference

1:27:07 | Dec 6th, 2012

Imagine reporting in a culture that speaks a language your listeners don't understand, and covering issues your listeners don't totally care about - all in a country that doesn't even want you there in the first place. <img src="http://feeds.feed...Show More

Best of the Best 2012 (Part 2)

1:09:11 | Dec 1st, 2012

Hour two of Best of the Best, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition. <a...

Best of the Best 2012 (Part 1)

1:09:12 | Nov 21st, 2012

Showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2012 TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. <a...

Special Feature: Jad Abumrad at the 2012 Third Coast Conference

1:07:13 | Nov 2nd, 2012

Drawing from radio and beyond, Jad Abumrad shares the stories, sounds, people and projects that have most inspired him over the years. <a...

Re:sound #166 The Fix Show

1:10:26 | Oct 25th, 2012

Jason Leopold had all the qualities he needed to break big stories, but the one story that nearly broke him was his own. <a...

Re:sound #165 The Enemies to Friends Show

1:09:06 | Sep 21st, 2012

Stories of people who start out as bitter enemies and end up in places you could never predict. <img...

Re:sound #164 The Shaken, Not Stirred Show

1:08:57 | Aug 31st, 2012

As the James Bond franchise celebrates its 50th year, we get at what's been driving him all this time - the beat. <a...

Re:sound #163 The Far From Home Show

1:09:32 | Aug 9th, 2012

Two stories of people who are far away - physically, emotionally and/or spiritually from the place they call home. <a...

Special Feature: Everybody Scream!!

21:46 | Jul 26th, 2012

Spin class gets personal in this episode of Jonathan Mitchell's podcast, The Truth. <img...

Re:sound #162 The Ships Show

1:10:27 | Jul 13th, 2012

We’ll bob from the biggest maritime disaster that you've never heard of, to a man who saved thousands of shipboard lives with a deceptively simple design. <a...

Re:sound #160 The Fate vs. Accident Show

1:09:06 | Jun 7th, 2012

This hour: two stories of regular old days that started out static and ended up seismic. <img...

Special Feature: An Extraordinary Affair

51:24 | May 24th, 2012

The story of two 18th century Irish women who cast off their fates, challenge their times, and scandalize all of Ireland. More at <a...

Re:sound #159 The Protest Show

1:10:26 | May 18th, 2012

Whether it's a mob of millions or one single voice, nothing changes unless someone stands up and says, "No more." More at <a...

Special Feature: Passing Stranger, The East Village Poetry Walk

33:19 | May 11th, 2012

A few stops on the East Village Poetry Walk, narrated by Jim Jarmusch. More at <img...

Re:sound #157 The Children of Sodom and Gomorrah Show

1:10:29 | Apr 5th, 2012

This hour: Children try to survive in, and escape from, a slum called Sodom and Gomorrah. <img...

Special Feature: Me and Run Like A Dream

24:43 | Mar 23rd, 2012

Here's your typical love story, except for one small detail: the husband is a race horse. <img...

Re:sound #155 The List Show

1:10:50 | Feb 24th, 2012

This hour: To do lists, compulsive lists, data lists, lists in literature and a list of firsts. <img...

Re:sound #154 The Painters and Poets Show

41:25 | Feb 12th, 2012

This hour: inside the the lives and works of two great American artists, painter Edward Hopper and poet Anne Sexton. *Note not all stories in the original broadcast could be podcast due to rights issues. <a...

Re:sound #153 The Murdoch Show

1:10:32 | Feb 11th, 2012

This hour: The rise of media tycoon, Rupert Murdoch. <img...

Re:sound #152 The Sports Show

1:09:07 | Feb 10th, 2012

This hour: the drama of sport, the history of sport, the sound of sport and more. <img...

Best of the Best 2011 (Hour 2)

1:10:31 | Feb 9th, 2012

Hour two of our Best of the Best special, featuring the winners of the 2011 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. <a...

Best of the Best 2011 (Hour 1)

1:10:02 | Feb 9th, 2012

Hour one of our Best of the Best special, featuring the winners of the 2011 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. <a...

Re:sound #149 The Piano Show

1:10:15 | Sep 22nd, 2011

This hour: the piano. But not just as a musical instrument. The piano as a spiritual healer, as a symptom in a grand delusion, as a man’s obsession, and as a beloved friend, put out to pasture. <a...

Re:sound #148 The Buying & Selling Show

1:09:16 | Aug 25th, 2011

This hour: selling, swapping, buying and trading. <img...

Re:sound #147 The Sense of Duty Show

1:10:27 | Aug 4th, 2011

This hour: A dark secret that threatens to tear apart a family. <img...

Re:sound #146 The Nomads Show

1:09:01 | Jul 14th, 2011

This hour: From the highest fresh water lake in the world to one of the lowest spots on the bowery, we bring you stories of nomadic cultures, peoples and spirits. <a...

Re:sound #144 The Letters Show

1:03:00 | May 26th, 2011

This hour: letters. To yourself, to your city, lost letters, found letters... and a love letter to letters. <img...

Re:sound #143 The Centenarians Show

1:10:37 | May 5th, 2011

This hour: Stories about people who lived to be 100, and reflections from producer Neenah Ellis on what she learned from these remarkable centenarians. <a...

Re:sound #142 The 2010 ShortDocs Show — Book Odds

1:09:56 | Apr 7th, 2011

This hour: We showcase some of our favorite stories from the 2010 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge: Book Odds, and talk to the organizer of the project, Third Coast Artistic Director Julie Shapiro about the rules, the incentives, and our collaboration...Show More

Re:sound #141 The Hustling Show

49:00 | Mar 17th, 2011

This hour: Hustlers. Some are straight-up con artists, and others are just doing what they have to do to get by. <a...

Re:sound #140 The Country Western Show

1:09:02 | Feb 18th, 2011

This week: every country song tells a story and has a story behind it. <img...

Re:sound #139 The Metamorphosis Show

1:10:31 | Jan 27th, 2011

This hour: two people shed old skins and resurface in foreign territory. <img...

Re:sound #138 The Running Show

1:10:03 | Jan 6th, 2011

This hour: Running on two legs, running on four, but most importantly, running with all your might. <img...

Re:sound #137 The Jazz and Freedom Show

1:10:38 | Nov 18th, 2010

This hour: Jazz and the struggle for civil rights in South Africa and the U.S. <img...

Re:sound #136 The Twins Show

1:10:37 | Oct 14th, 2010

This hour: Identical twins — separated at birth, separated by belief and joined by matching outfits. <img...

Re:sound #135 The Taking Care Show

46:15 | Sep 9th, 2010

This hour: the delicate interdependence between being in need and answering the call to help. <img...

Re:sound #134 The Consequences Show

1:09:30 | Aug 20th, 2010

For every action there is a reaction. This week we look at consequences, both micro and macro. <img...

Re:sound #133 The Food Show

1:08:57 | Jul 23rd, 2010

This hour: Food. It's delicious. It's complicated. <img...

Re:sound #132 The Lost Show

1:10:28 | Jul 2nd, 2010

This hour: looking for the intangible. What's lost and what might be found. <img...

Re:sound #131 The Space Show

1:10:15 | Jun 18th, 2010

This hour: a one way mission to mars, a Russian cosmonaut's favorite music, the Voyager golden record, the sound of the northern lights, and more. <a...

Re:sound #130 The Chicago Show

1:10:26 | May 28th, 2010

This hour: Chicago. Hogbutcher to the world, jewel of the Midwest, and everything in between. <img...

Re:sound #129 The Nerve Show

1:10:52 | May 21st, 2010

This hour: how and why we're wired for sound. A look at music and the brain. <img...

Re:sound #128 The Willie McGee Show

1:08:00 | May 6th, 2010

This hour: the story (and the story behind the story) of Willie McGee. <img...

Re:sound #127 The Urban Dreamers Show

1:10:29 | Apr 24th, 2010

This hour: the experience of the city -- from the bicycle seat, the planner’s map, and the poet’s pen. <img...

Re:sound #125 The Justice Show

1:09:27 | Mar 26th, 2010

This hour: we explore some big ideas – justice, injustice, punishment, and redemption – through small, powerful, personal stories. <a...

Re:sound #124 The Kids Show

41:18 | Mar 12th, 2010

This hour: kids sing opera, they talk about life on a remote island, and they opine about running the world. <img...

Re:sound #123 The Textbook War Show

1:09:00 | Feb 19th, 2010

This hour: one woman’s comments at a school board meeting in Kanawa County, West Virginia, become a catalyst for deep division within the school district, the county, the state, and the entire country. <a...

Re:sound #122 The Three Records From Sun Ra Show

1:09:36 | Feb 12th, 2010

This hour: two amazing musicians explored through the portal of two amazing documentaries. <img...

Re:sound #121 The Death Comes Home Show

1:08:55 | Jan 29th, 2010

This hour: the home funeral movement. Three families who've forgone traditional death rites in favor of a more DIY approach. <a...

Re:sound #120 The Poetry Show

1:09:59 | Jan 23rd, 2010

This hour: three documentary poems chronicling the lives of working class mothers in Troy, NY. Plus, poets as reporters, confused readers, and more. <a...

Re:sound #119 The Cambio Show

1:10:28 | Jan 1st, 2010

This hour: change. Some of us crave it, some of us avoid it at all costs. But whenever and wherever it happens, change creates fallout, intentional or not. <a...

Re:sound #118 The Shock Machine Show

1:10:27 | Dec 18th, 2009

This hour: the untold story behind one of the most famous, groundbreaking, and disturbing experiments in the history of psychological research <a...

Re:sound #116 The Family Show

1:08:30 | Sep 25th, 2009

This hour: families, in all their messy, dysfunctional glory. <img...

Re:sound #115 The Work Show

1:10:26 | Sep 3rd, 2009

This hour: a lobster diver in Honduras, a chocolate taster in France, a movie director in Nigeria, and other stories that reveal the workaday world in all its globalized complexity, one person at a time. <a...

Re:sound #113 The Journey Show

1:08:00 | Aug 7th, 2009

This hour: journeys to the far north, the moon, and other places near and far. <img...

Re:sound #112 The Changes Show

1:10:21 | Jul 28th, 2009

This hour: a seismic shift in a man's identity, a bad dog who refuses to change, and more. <img...

Re:sound #111 The 2008 ShortDocs Show — Radio Ephemera

1:09:30 | Jul 10th, 2009

This hour: the weird, wonderful results of the Radio Ephemera ShortDocs Challenge. We sample from some of the submissions, talk with Third Coast Artistic Director Julie Shapiro, and learn more about the amazing Prelinger Library, our project colla...Show More

Re:sound #110 The Quiet Show

1:09:00 | Jun 19th, 2009

This hour: meditations on whispering, selective mutism, and a man who records some of the quietest sounds in the world. <a...

Re:sound #109 The Earlids Show

1:09:30 | May 22nd, 2009

This hour: two stories that get incredibly, intimately, close to their subjects. <img...

Re:sound #107 The Loneliness Show

1:09:32 | Apr 24th, 2009

This hour: best friends who will never meet face to face, an abandoned wedding dress found floating in a lake, and more <a...

Re:sound #106 The Entrepreneur Show

1:08:30 | Apr 10th, 2009

This week: a worm digger in rural Maine, a remarkably effective citizen spy, and more. <img...

Re:sound #105 The Into the Music Show

1:09:00 | Feb 13th, 2009

This hour: a peek into auditions at one of the most competitive conservatories in Australia, and more. <img...

Re:sound #103 The Sean Hurley/Sherwin Sleeves Show

1:08:30 | Dec 19th, 2008

This hour: the work of producer Sean Hurley, a writer and musician who lives on top of a mountain in New Hampshire and has an alter-ego, Sherwin Sleeves, who's become central to Sean's radio storytelling. <a...

Re:sound #101 The Rock Show

1:08:30 | Nov 14th, 2008

This hour: an all-woman Led Zeppelin cover band and metal-loving children. <img...

Re:sound #95 The More Show

1:09:30 | Aug 1st, 2008

This hour: a janitor poet, a teenage psychic, and more. <img...

Re:sound #93 The Singing Show

1:09:29 | Jul 11th, 2008

This hour: a Japanese blues singer, an aging opera fan, and homemade recordings of a rural children's choir. <img...

Re:sound #92 The Water Show

1:08:00 | Jun 13th, 2008

This hour: a disappearing lake, a luxury liner on the Adriatic Sea, and more. <img...

Re:sound #91 The War and Peace Show

1:09:00 | Jun 6th, 2008

This hour: a radio station dedicates five days of air-time to a live reading of Tolstoy's War and Peace. <img...

Re:sound #90 The Repetition Show

1:08:00 | May 20th, 2008

This hour: earworms, mantras, and stories told again and again. <img...

Re:sound #88 The Messages Show

1:09:30 | Apr 25th, 2008

This hour: phone solicitors, bottle evangelists, a mysterious cassette tape unearthed in the attic, and more. <img...

Re:sound #86 The Death Show

1:08:00 | Apr 11th, 2008

This hour: a visit to a pauper's graveyard, three very short (but very big) questions, and more. <img...

Re:sound #85 The 2007 ShortDocs Show — Dollar Storeys

1:10:45 | Mar 28th, 2008

This hour: the wild and wonderful results of the Third Coast Festival's 2007 Audio Challenge: Dollar Storeys. <img...

Re:sound #84 The Girls vs. Boys Show

1:09:01 | Mar 21st, 2008

This hour: girls, boys, and sleepover reconnaissance. <img...

Re:sound #83 The Going Up Show

1:08:29 | Mar 7th, 2008

This hour: climbing, flying and facing your fears. <img...

Re:sound #82 The Borders Show

1:09:00 | Feb 15th, 2008

This hour: an isolated village experiences rapid cultural change, a "border blaster" transmits totally unregulated radio programs from Mexico into the U.S., and a tiny frog causes trouble. <a...

Re:sound #81 The Outfront Show

1:09:00 | Feb 1st, 2008

This hour: we celebrate ten years of Outfront, a groundbreaking show on the Canadian Broadcasting Corportation that invited listeners to tell their own stories. <a...

Re:sound #80 The Art Show

1:09:00 | Jan 18th, 2008

This hour: a young patient escapes his hospital bed through flights of imagination, a musician documents a city under siege, and more. <a...

Re:sound #79 The What Remains Show

1:08:00 | Jan 11th, 2008

This hour: a man transformed by illness, a house full of paintings left behind by an old friend, and a surprisingly complex story of old people in love. <a...

Re:sound #78 The Just Good Radio Show

1:08:30 | Dec 21st, 2007

This hour: a chronicle of European history through the sound of bells and a bizarre spectacle of endurance. <img...

Re:sound #77 The Edna Lavilla Show

1:09:00 | Dec 7th, 2007

This hour: a closely guarded family secret and the hidden history of long-deceased grandmother. <img...

Re:sound #76 The Being Deaf Show

1:09:30 | Oct 5th, 2007

This hour: sign language, lip-reading, and deaf culture. <img...

Re:sound #75 The True Crime Show

1:08:29 | Sep 28th, 2007

This hour: amateur sleuths and internet detectives. <img...

Re:sound #74 The Hospice Show

1:09:29 | Sep 14th, 2007

This hour: a surprising look at the relationship between a hospice worker and his patient. <img...

Re:sound #73 The Siblings Show

1:09:30 | Aug 24th, 2007

This hour: brothers and sisters contend with family illness. <img...

Re:sound #70 The Brain Show

1:09:00 | Jul 20th, 2007

This hour: the mysteries and complexities of the brain. <img...

Re:sound #69 The Body Image Show

1:09:55 | Jul 13th, 2007

This hour: a very personal take on a rare subculture, a young man forced to confront his obesity, a dinner with unabashed nudists, and more. <a...

Re:sound #68 The Big Show Show

1:09:30 | Jun 22nd, 2007

This hour: the Rockettes, the opera, congress, and other spectacles. <img...

Re:sound #67 The One-Room Schoolhouse Show

1:09:00 | May 25th, 2007

This hour: one room school houses from Maui to Maine, each with a unique culture and character. <img...

Re:sound #65 The Podcast Show

1:09:00 | Apr 13th, 2007

This hour: the intriguing world of experimental podcasts. <img...

Re:sound #63 The Conference Show

1:09:00 | Mar 2nd, 2007

This hour: excerpts from some of our favorite Third Coast Conference sessions from years past. <img...

Re:sound #62 The Long Haul Show

1:08:57 | Feb 16th, 2007

This hour: the work of Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions. Dan and Elizabeth specialize in stories that follow people over days, weeks, and even years. <a...

Re:sound #61 The I Hate This Show

1:09:00 | Jan 26th, 2007

This hour: a man grapples with the stillbirth of his son with surprising grace and clear-eyed honesty. <img...

Re:sound #60 The End as Beginning Show

1:08:00 | Jan 12th, 2007

This hour: Rebecca Sheir's The End as Beginning: An Audio Exploration of the Jewish View of Death, a trilogy that blends interviews, personal reflections, and music, and focuses on death and the Jewish tradition. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner...Show More

Re:sound #59 The Music and Memory Show

1:08:59 | Dec 22nd, 2006

This hour: music, memory, lost love, and John Denver. <img...

Re:sound #58 The 2006 Short Docs Show — 99 Ways

1:08:00 | Dec 8th, 2006

This hour: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story, an audio experiment orchestrated by the Third Coast Festival in collaboration with cartoonist Matt Madden. <a...

Re:sound #57 The Seeking Show

1:09:01 | Nov 10th, 2006

This hour: spiritual loss and pursuit, an isolated religious community in rural Montana, a grumpy minister, and more. <a...

Re:sound #56 The Haunting Show

1:08:29 | Oct 20th, 2006

This hour: the story of four small towns that were evacuated and flooded to create one of the biggest reservoirs of drinking water on the east coast. <a...

Re:sound #55 The Twenty Years Out! Show

1:09:00 | Oct 6th, 2006

This hour: a story about the bitter fight for gay rights in New Zealand, featuring a blend of rare archival tape of the speeches, rallies, and debates that marked the struggle and the personal stories of people affected by the fight. <img...

Re:sound #54 The Emergency Show

1:09:00 | Sep 15th, 2006

This hour: a town grapples with a young person's violent death, and a sound portrait of a chaotic emergency call center. <a...

Re:sound #52 The Books Show

1:08:00 | Aug 18th, 2006

This hour: readers, writers, literary performance artists, and the grammar police. <img...

Re:sound #51 The Travels Show

1:08:30 | Aug 4th, 2006

This hour: a visit to one of the most remote islands on earth, a woman who sings with crickets, a return to Zagreb, and more. <a...

Re:sound #50 The Feedback Show

1:08:56 | Jul 28th, 2006

This hour: a documentary composition by Alessandro Bosetti. <img...

Re:sound #49 The Stans Show

1:08:30 | Jul 21st, 2006

This hour: a group of tourists travels through Central Asia, where antics and misbehavior ensue. <img...

Re:sound #48 The Flux Show

1:08:30 | Jun 23rd, 2006

This hour: two stories from RTE's Flux with Ronan Kelly. <img...

Re:sound #47 The Pets Show

1:09:00 | Jun 9th, 2006

This hour: a beloved pig and a meditation on dogs. <img...

Re:sound #46 The Lemon Tree Show

1:08:30 | Jun 2nd, 2006

This hour: two decades after he was forced to flee, a young Palestinian man returns to his home to meet the Israeli woman who lives there now. <a...

Re:sound #45 The Nosce te Ipsum Show

1:09:30 | May 12th, 2006

This hour: a child beauty queen, a young transgendered man, and an obsessive teen. <img...

Re:sound #44 The Coping Show

1:08:59 | Apr 14th, 2006

This hour: a pizza chef travels to North Korea to cook for Kim Jong Il, a young man contemplates his release from "juvie," and more. <a...

Re:sound #43 The Music Show

1:08:30 | Apr 7th, 2006

This hour: time-lapse phonography, a much-sampled beat, and the only instrument you can play without actually touching. <a...

Re:sound #42 The Fake Doc Show

1:08:00 | Mar 31st, 2006

This hour: stories that bend, stretch, and downright fabricate the truth. <img...

Re:sound #41 The Dry vs. Moist Show

1:08:29 | Mar 17th, 2006

This hour: the captivating results of a transcontinental radio collaboration. <img...

Re:sound #40 The Wanderlust Show

1:08:29 | Mar 3rd, 2006

This hour: voyaging, wandering, and becoming a fanatic pedestrian. <img...

Re:sound #39 The Radio Show

1:08:29 | Feb 24th, 2006

This hour: the strange, storied, hodgepodge history of radio. <img...

Re:sound #38 The Games Show

1:09:00 | Feb 10th, 2006

This hour: tongue twisters, brain teasers, cheaters, and one of the worst high school football teams of all time. <a...

Re:sound #36 The X Meets Y Show

1:08:59 | Jan 20th, 2006

This hour: a seemingly mismatched but (mostly) happy couple, a wife who exacts revenge on her husband via beef broth, and more. <a...

Re:sound #35 The Dad Show

1:08:30 | Jan 13th, 2006

This hour: Dads. The good, the bad, and the complicated. <img...

Re:sound #34 The Echoes of War Show

1:07:30 | Dec 23rd, 2005

This hour: memories and reverberations of conflict. <img...

Re:sound #33 The Bollywood Show

1:08:30 | Dec 16th, 2005

This hour: a tall, white New Zealander heads to Mumbai to try and land a role in one of the hundreds of Bollywood films the industry churns out each year. <a...

Re:sound #32 The Hollywood Show

1:08:59 | Dec 2nd, 2005

This hour: an obscure director frets his way through Sundance, the accidental genre known as film noir, and more. <a...