• 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 where she finds inspiration for her radio work: in stories of people in over their heads in love, war, or life. 

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 Emcee Roman Mars

WHAT: It’s a glorious night for radio as emcee Roman Mars helps us fête the winners of the 2014 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. And while he bestows our handsomely crafted award, Mars takes a moment to explore the inner world of award creation. Mars, after all, is host/creator of 99% Invisible, a tiny - and beloved – radio show about design.

WHEN: Sunday, November 9th, 7:30-9:00pm

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

TIX: $15, buy them here.









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