• Third Coast Festival
  • Navy Pier
  • 848 East Grand
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 60611-3509

Listening out in the world

Third Coast listening events (often called "Listening Rooms") present unforgettable audio work in a public setting -- a theater, a coffee shop, a bar -- anywhere with a good set of speakers and where people can gather together and listen. Each event features a special guest and includes a diverse selection of documentary audio work. It’s a little like a book club for radio.

Also! Have docs, will travel. In fact, Have docs, love to travel. The TCF also sponsors and supports other types of audio events in Chicago and beyond. Want us to visit your city or town? Collaborate with your organization? Let us know.

Third Coast Story Plus Chocolate!

As you know, Third Coast is passionate about sharing the best radio stories and podcasts we discover worldwide. But you may not know, though we give plenty of hints, that in our spare time we’re chocolate-obsessed.

At Taste of Chicago’s Food for Thought tent, we'll bring our favorite pursuits together for a delectable pairing of stories and chocolate. Sweet, spicy, dark or salty, we’ll share treats for the ears and taste buds. 

WHAT: Delectable pairing of stories and chocolate

WHO: Special guests Katherine Duncan of Katherine Anne Confections and Monica Eng of WBEZ's Chewing the Fat podcast

WHEN: Thursday, July 9 / 5:30-6:30pm 

WHERE: Taste of Chicago / Jackson and Columbus

TIX: Free 

TLDR version: Yum! 

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Third Coast at the Fifth Province: An Evening of Irish Radio

Inspired by a trip last year to Kilfinane, Limerick for the Hearsay Audio Festival, Third Coast  presents a sonic sampling of Irish radio at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago.

We’ll listen together and discuss Irish storytelling tradition on and off the air over pints and a bite. Special guests to be announced. The Fifth Provence Pub opens for food and drink at 6pm, program starts at 7pm

WHEN: Thursday, September 17 / Pub opens at 6, program at 7.

WHERE: The Fifth Province Pub at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago.

TIX: $10, buy them here, and at door if available. 











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