Presenting the 2008 TCF ShortDocs: Radio Ephemera

For the 2008 TCF ShortDocs Challenge, the TCF joined forces with the Prelinger Library, a one-of-a-kind collection of books, periodicals, and more, running the gamut from the concrete and tangible to the abstract and etherized.

For the 2008 TCF ShortDocs Challenge, the TCF joined forces with the Prelinger Library, a one-of-a-kind collection of books, periodicals, and more, running the gamut from the concrete and tangible to the abstract and etherized.

Producers and radio fans alike were invited to produce short audio stories inspired by two books from the Prelinger Library, and including the voice of a stranger. Four submissions were chosen as the 2008 TCF ShortDocs and in this session were presented by their producers, along with a few other noteworthy submissions.

Presenting the 2008 TCF ShortDocs: Radio Ephemera was moderated by TCF artistic director Julie Shapiro and featured producers John Biewen, Sarah Boothroyd, David P. Earle, and Megan Vigeant.


Featuring

John Biewen

John Biewen is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where he teaches and produces the Scene on Radio podcast.

Julie Shapiro

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

Meghan Vigeant

Meghan Vigeant lives in Maine and is the owner of Stories To Tell, a self-publishing service specializing in personal history books and audio.