• 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.


A Third Coast Double Header - November 9th, in Chicago

For the first time ever, we're opening up the final afternoon of the 2014 Third Coast Conference to listeners far and wide. Join us for one event or (even better) for both!

Nancy Updike's Favorite Things: Up With Bad 

WHAT: Nancy Updike, a founding producer of This American Life, talks about the inspiration she finds in the power of vice, foible and inappropriateness on radio, podcasts, TV and in books.

WHEN: Sunday, November 9th, 3:30-5:00pm

WHERE: Sauganash Ballroom, Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - across from the Merchandise Mart.

TIX: $15, buy them here


The 2014 Third Coast Awards Ceremony with Host Roman Mars

WHAT: Roman Mars crowns the winners of the Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Competition and performs an episode of 99% Invisible live!

WHEN: Sunday, November 9th, 8:00-9:30pm

WHERE: Wolf Point Ballroom, Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - across from the Merchandise Mart. 

TIX: $15, buy them here.









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