Knock Knock: Introducing the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs

In early 2012, Third Coast teamed up with the neighborhood-centric website EveryBlock, and issued a wide-open invitation to make radio.

In early 2012, Third Coast teamed up with the neighborhood-centric website EveryBlock, and issued a wide-open invitation to make radio.

The 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge invited anyone and everyone to produce three-minute audio stories featuring at least two neighbors, a color in the title, and three consecutive seconds of silence.

In this session, Third Coast's Julie Shapiro and EveryBlock's Sandor Weisz (neighbors, themselves!) present the four winners from the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, selected from 180 submissions from 20 countries. ShortDocs winning producers Luke Eldridge, Adam Kampe, John Musto and Abby Wendle joined the conversation, and shared their experiences in producing their ShortDocs.

Bonus! Weisz, also known in some circles as The Puzzler, closed the session with five public radio puzzles created especially for the occasion. Play along with the crowd in the last minutes of the session, by checking out the puzzles below, and guessing which shows they reference.


Featuring

Abby Wendle

Abby Wendle is an associate producer at Invisibilia.

Adam Kampe

Adam Kampe tripped and fell into audioland about 10 years ago as a volunteer at WPFW in Washington, DC.

John Musto

John Musto lives in Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago. He makes a living as a Union Electrician and is also a woodworker and furniture enthusiast.

Julie Shapiro

Julie Shapiro (@jatomic) is the executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX - a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven podcasts.

Luke Eldridge

Luke Eldridge is a first-time producer from the UK who found his calling with the 2012 ShortDocs Challenge.

Sandor Weisz

Sandor Weisz was a first-round judge for the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.