Our favorite tradition on the opening night of the Third Coast Conference.... this time, with some SPOOKY energy!

Each Late Night Provocation is delivered by daring & thoughtful producer in audio. But what makes a Provocation, well, provocative ? Expect to hear conversations you've hashed out with friends, urgent ideas lingering on the tip of your tongue, and insights that will that shake you up & turn your point of view upside-down... in the BEST way.

Introducing the 2019 Third Coast Provocateurs:

Cassius Adair (independent, With Good Reason) & Molly Woodstock (Gender Reveal)
Erisa Apantaku (independent, South Side Weekly Radio) & Jenny Casas (WNYC)
Ramtin Arablouei (Throughline, NPR)
Tom Howell (CBC)
Martine Powers (Post Reports)
Ike Sriskandarajah (Reveal)
Janey Williams (independent, This Happened)
Liza Yeager (independent, Planet Money)

...and an "audio benediction" from a very special guest, TBA!

Featured in the 2019 Third Coast Conference

Erisa Apantaku

Erisa Apantaku (@erisa_apantaku) is a queer, Black audio producer and uninvited guest on the lands of the Miami, Peoria, Potawatomi peoples, and more (Checagou/Chicagoland.) As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Erisa will be joined by colleague & friend Jenny Casas for a short talk about the possibilities of making story-telling more generative and less extractive.

Cassius Adair

Cassius Adair (@cassius_a) is an audio producer, writer, and researcher who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a 2019 Late Night Co-Provocateur, he'll share how learning about trans storytelling changes the way we tell stories about: feelings and bodies and science and politics and... well, everything.

Jenny Casas

Jenny Casas (@jnnsmn) (she/her) is a reporter on WNYC's podcast, The Stakes. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Jenny will be joined by colleague & friend Erisa Apantaku for a short talk about the possibilities of making story-telling more generative and less extractive.

Molly Woodstock

Molly Woodstock (@mollywoodstock) is a queer journalist, audio producer, and inclusivity educator based in Portland, Oregon. Molly will 'provocate' on how trans-affirming storytelling can make all of our stories — not just those explicitly about trans people — more accurate, more inclusive, and frankly more interesting.

Janey Williams

Janey Williams is the creator of the podcast This Happened, and has also produced for Scene On Radio and UnFictional. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Janey will talk about how, while interviewing friends about their reactions to her sexual assault, she discovered an underlying blind spot in her friends, by extrapolation, in her society, and, shockingly, in herself.

Ramtin Arablouei

Ramtin Arablouei (@ramtinarablouei) is co-host and co-producer of NPR’s podcast Throughline , a show that explores history through creative, immersive storytelling designed to reintroduce history to new audiences. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Ramtin will speak on how the editorial demand for irony and humor in the podcasting world limits its reach and impact.

Martine Powers

Martine Powers (@martinepowers) is the host of Post Reports, the Washington Post's flagship daily news podcast. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Martine will admit: "I'm tired of pretending that I love every single thing I make."

Tom Howell

Tom Howell (@_TomHowell) makes documentaries for CBC Radio's Ideas and The Doc Project , and is a series regular on the comedy news quiz, Because News. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Tom will introduce you to the mind-blowing concept of 'docu-musical.'

Ike Sriskandarajah

Ike Sriskandarajah (@RadioIke) is an Emmy award-winning radio producer and reporter at Reveal from The Center For Investigative Reporting. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Ike will give tips to keep bias out of your questions and your copy.

Liza Yeager

Liza Yeager is an audio producer and reporter based in New York City. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Liza will share allegorical tales about emerging producers seeking space for their own creative voices while stuck in audio purgatory.