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

Congratulations, winners!

The 2017 Third Coast/RHDF Competition awards 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. We won't know WHO won WHAT award until the Third Coast Awards Ceremony (November 11), hosted by Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist.

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:

Los Cassettes del Exilio

For much of Dennis Maxwell’s childhood, his father was living in exile, communicating with the family via cassette tapes.


S-Town is hard to describe. It’s a podcast that starts as a traditional investigation into corruption and wrongdoing in rural Alabama.

Quiet Revolution

It’s sometimes said you’re never too old to learn something new but is that really sensible advice?

The Discussion

For some friends there's no subject too secret, or content too confronting.