Announcing the winners of the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition!

Congratulations, winners!

On November 11, at the 2017 Third Coast Awards Ceremony hosted by Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist we crowned the best audio storytelling of the year in the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Directors' Choice), Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Skylarking and Best Foreign Language.

Read more about the judges who selected these audio documentaries as the best in all of radio/podcasting.

And listen to all the winning stories below:


S-Town is hard to describe. It’s a podcast that starts as a traditional investigation into corruption and wrongdoing in rural Alabama. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Directors' Choice Award.

Los Cassettes del Exilio

For much of Dennis Maxwell’s childhood, his father was living in exile, communicating with the family via cassette tapes. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Best Documentary: Foreign Language Award.

Quiet Revolution

It’s sometimes said you’re never too old to learn something new but is that really sensible advice? Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Best New Artist Award.

The Discussion

For some friends there's no subject too secret, or content too confronting. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Best New Artist Award.