Dennis Funk

Dennis Funk joined the Third Coast Festival in February 2014. He produces Re:sound , makes features and directs live audio-narrative performances.

He also works as a sound designer and composer for radio, podcasts and theatre. Before coming to Third Coast, Dennis worked for London-based indies, helping develop documentaries and arts features for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. His work has appeared on Re:sound , Short Cuts , Outside Podcast and PRX Remix . Dennis is a graduate of the MA Radio Course at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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The Sitter Dispatch

Straight out of college, Maya was living in her cousins' attic and was working a part-time, unpaid internship. Then she took a job as a nanny that turned out to be nothing like she'd expected.

This hour, we celebrate the work of a great journalist — Matt Power, who died March 10, 2014 while on assignment in Uganda.

This hour we listen in on hearing — a complex system of circuitry that is vulnerable to all sorts of interruptions, misfires and breakdowns.

This hour, waiting. Waiting in line, waiting for an organ transplant and waiting for a bus that's never, ever going to come.

This hour we meander our way down three rivers in search of solace, spiritual healing and, of course, total domination.

This hour audio air conditioning — we’re turning down the thermostat and ushering in stories that give us the chills.

This hour, rabbit holes — stories that start exploring one small thing and unexpectedly end up telling a much richer story.

This hour we’re coming to you from inside the Third Coast Institute of Sound — a fictional museum we’ve dreamed up where all of the exhibits and artifacts are dedicated to things that make sound and noise.

Special Feature: Chance

Turn right and you'll meet the man or woman of your dreams. Turn left and you'll get hit by a car.

This week on Re:sound, a powerful story of love and loss... plus an interview with Australian producer Jaye Kranz

To kick-off Third Coast's summer fundraiser, we're doing what we do best — sharing great radio from around the world — with some extra special feature podcasts over the next two weeks.

S-Town Hall

On April 11, 2017, Third Coast held a public discussion in Chicago to discuss S-Town , the most-buzzed about podcast of the year, from Serial Productions and This American Life .

This hour, we’re sharing a few of Third Coast’s favourite stories that didn’t quite fit the mold of past episodes.

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Every other fall, the Third Coast stretches its wings, embraces a film festival model (minus the popcorn - too noisy) and presents the Third Coast Filmless Festival - a celebration of sound, story, and the art of listening.

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