Johanna Zorn

As executive director and co-founder of the Third Coast International Audio Festival, Johanna Zorn has been committed to the development of contemporary audio culture for more than three decades.

Previously she spent 30 years at WBEZ, Chicago, producing and directing a wide variety of programs. It was during her tenure as executive producer of the award-winning public affairs series Chicago Matters that Zorn began working with audio documentary-makers and set her sights on creating a Sundance for Radio. In 2009, she led efforts to transform Third Coast into an independent media arts organization.

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Dollar Daze

Third Coast Festival artistic director Julie Shapiro describes her rendez-vous with Dollar Store founder Jonathan Messinger at Dollar Daze in downtown Chicago, where the Dollar Storeys items were chosen.

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 .

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