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The most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide, curated by the Third Coast Festival's. Featuring audio treats such as producer profiles and more experimental work.


New episodes twice per month.



Listen to our entire podcast archive or visit our audio library of more than 1,500 audio stories from all over the world at ThirdCoastFestival.org

    Re:sound #143 The Centenarians Show (rebroadcast)

    Re:sound #143 The Centenarians Show (rebroadcast)

    Stories about people who lived to be 100, from the NPR series One Hundred Years of Stories (originally aired in 2000) by producer Neena Ellis.


    Hen and Bill Boardman
    At an age when most people are simplifying their lives and settling into old age, Helen Boardman was opening a new chapter - traveling to Europe, writing her memoirs, and falling in love (at age 90) with a younger man.


    Ruth Ellis
    Having no children, and having been shunned by her family for being gay, Ruth Ellis found herself alone in old age. That is, until a brand-new community embraced her, and helped her make the most out of the final years of her life.


    Abraham Goldstein
    Retirement was never in the cards for Abe Goldstein, who taught law at Baruch College in New York well into his 100s.


    Roy Larkin Stamper
    Cattle rancher, coal miner and preacher are just a few of the vocations R.L. Stamper pursued over the course of his 100 years. In the last years of his life, R.L. believed the Rapture was imminent and he wanted just one more thing: a wife.


    Marion Cowen
    Marion Cowen worked in theater and film with some of the great stars of his time and still remembers a few stories, though many memories have faded. Having outlived his entire family and almost all of his friends, Marion's primary end-of-life companion was a beloved 26 year-old cat named Soho.


    Anna Wilmot
    After her husband died, Anna Wilmot chose not to re-marry, believing "when you've had the best, forget the rest." Although she had many friends who she visited often, she spent most of the last three decades of her life alone. Soltitude didn't bring her down however - on the contrary Anna found many things to love about her life.


    This episode of Re:sound was originally produced by Katie Mingle, and updated by Isabel Vázquez.


    Find more stories like these in the book If I Live to Be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians by Neenah Ellis, which was rereleased in hardback in 2019.


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    • 58 min
    Re:sound #155 The List Show (rebroadcast)

    Re:sound #155 The List Show (rebroadcast)

    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 thing.


    The Feltron Annual Report
    by Roman Mars and Nate Berg (99% Invisible, 2011)
    Anaylizing the data of life's minutiae.


    They Didn't Get Along
    by Rick Moody and Michael Hearst (Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge/Re:sound, 2006)
    A list of things that clash.


    First Love and 27 Other Firsts
    by Whitney Jones (Cowbird.com, 2012)
    A love story, in the form of a list.


    This episode of Re:sound was produced originally by Katie Mingle, and updated by Isabel Vázquez. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 57 min
    Re:sound #130 The Chicago Show (rebroadcast)

    Re:sound #130 The Chicago Show (rebroadcast)

    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 Tree by Sean Cole
    - Studs and Jimmy by Alan Hall
    - Riding Through the Summer by Katie Mingle,
    - Elevated (Grand Chicago) by Aaron Ximm
    - Chicago's Gangster by Heather Radke
    - Beat Street by Chris Sewell
    - The Big City by Sean Hurley
    - I've Never Lived in Chicago by Jonathan Mitchell


    Tripping the Light Fantastic with Abraham Levitan by Delaney Hall and Jacob Anderson.
    A visit to Chicago musician Abraham Levitan's apartment, in which he explains the process he goes through to write songs with just a few minutes of preparation.


    To find out what these producers have been up to since we first aired the show, visit ThirdCoastFestival.org


    This episode of Re:sound was produced by originally produced Delaney Hall and updated by Isabel Vázquez. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 57 min
    Re:sound #68 The Big Show Show (rebroadcast)

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

    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 Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, featuring fireworks, a flying santa, an indoor snowfall, and of course the world-famous Rockettes.


    The Tristan Mysteries: The Five-Hour Mystery
    by Amy O'Leary and Limor Tomer (WNYC, 2007)
    Opera, by its very nature, is synonymous with extravaganza: the huge voices, the sweeping music, the epic story-lines, the performance that lasts hours. Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, a five-hour opera, is no exception and it has one of the most colorful histories around.


    Tristan und Isolde Act 1
    by Ed Herrmann (2007)
    For someone who doesn't like opera, there is nothing worse than sitting through Wagner. For those who just can't take it, here's act one of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde in three minutes, plus a summary of the action.


    What Brought Down the House
    by Brendan Greeley (2004)
    In our country, one of the biggest shows around is a constitutionally mandated annual spectacle starring one of the biggest actors around, the President of the United States. Each year he (or she) is required to give a State of the Union address to Congress. In 2004, producer Brendan Greeley decided to do a brief analysis of the address to see what kind of sentiment got what kind of response.


    Saturday Night Klein
    by Sean Cole (Weekend America, 2007)
    One of the hottest tickets to one of the longest running shows in New York is absolutely free. All you have to do is wait in line. Louis Klein usually arrives at the line for standby seats to Saturday Night Live by Friday afternoon. The tickets are given away at 7 AM the next morning. And he's pretty used to the all-night sitting. He's been waiting on the line since the show was popular enough to merit a line.


    This episode of Re:sound was produced by originally produced Roman Mars and updated by Isabel Vázquez.


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    • 57 min
    Re:sound #273 The Birth of Being

    Re:sound #273 The Birth of Being

    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 statistic.


    The Being Sound
    by Stephanie Rowden for ShortCuts from BBC Radio 4.
    Over the years, Stephanie Rowden has been chasing after her son's voice. The timbre and cadence always about to slip away, and into something new. She uses the microphone as a kind of butterfly net. If you're lucky, you catch a tiny miracle or two. Or perhaps one big riddle.


    Give His Voice Back to Him
    by Audrey McGlinchy for KUT.
    In 2016, a black teenager was killed by an Austin Police officer. His name was David Joseph. He was 17 years old. A few months later, his cousin Vanessa Bissereth decided to do something about it.


    This episode of Re:sound was produced by Isabel Vázquez.


    Tracklist
    “Sentimental” Genki The Producer [Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International]
    “The adorned fathomless dark creation” Lee Rosevere and Daniel Birch (Event Horizon)
    “Halo” Lee Rosevere and Daniel Birch (Event Horizon)
    “Lunar Orbit” Lee Rosevere (Lunar Orbit)
    “Airport (no drums version)” Genki The Producer [Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International]


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    • 57 min
    Re:sound #272 Radio Residents

    Re:sound #272 Radio Residents

    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 Watch sometimes gets a bad rap. Some people complain about it being useless, a dumb, frivolous toy. But one person thinks differently.


    Gargling
    by Erisa Apantaku (Re:sound debut).
    After moving back in with dad, producer Erisa Apantaku notices a strange sound coming from the house.


    This episode of Re:sound was produced by Isabel Vázquez.


    The 2019 Third Coast Radio Residency begins on May 14. Learn more about this year’s Residents.


    Tracklist
    “Can You See the Light?” Genki The Producer [Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International]
    “Pulse” Lee Rosevere and Daniel Birch (Event Horizon, 2019) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 59 min

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