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2019 Provocations

On the first night of the 2019 Third Coast Conference, all 800+ attendees gathered for a series of short, provocative talks.

On the first night of the 2019 Third Coast Conference, all 800+ attendees gathered for a series of short, provocative talks.

2019 Late Night Provocations were curated, produced and hosted by Emily Kennedy & Maya Goldberg-Safir. Additional editorial support from Third Coast staff.

To view the visuals associated with the following provocations, click here.

  • "Be Trans, Do Radio: A Provocation for the Cis (Cis means you're not trans)" by Cassius Adair & Tuck Woodstock
  • "Just Say It: Your Thing is Bad" by Martine Powers
  • "Ike's Rapid-Fire Bias Check" by Ike Sriskandarajah
  • "When You Are Very Stuck" by Tom Howell
  • "You Are Not a Rig and Stories Are Not Oil" by Jenny Casas & Erisa Apantaku
  • "We're All Losing" by Liza Yeager
  • "This Happened" by Janey Williams
  • Audio Benediction by James Kim

Mixed by Neroli Price.


Featuring

Tuck Woodstock

Tuck Woodstock (@tuckwoodstock) is a queer journalist, audio producer, and inclusivity educator based in Portland, Oregon. Tuck will 'provocate' on how trans-affirming storytelling can make all of our stories — not just those explicitly about trans people — more accurate, more inclusive, and frankly more interesting.

Martine Powers

Martine Powers (@martinepowers) is the host of Post Reports, the Washington Post's flagship daily news podcast. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Martine will admit: "I'm tired of pretending that I love every single thing I make."

Ike Sriskandarajah

Ike Sriskandarajah (@RadioIke) is an Emmy award-winning radio producer and reporter at Reveal from The Center For Investigative Reporting. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Ike will give tips to keep bias out of your questions and your copy.

Tom Howell

Tom Howell (@_TomHowell) makes documentaries for CBC Radio's Ideas and The Doc Project , and is a series regular on the comedy news quiz, Because News. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Tom will introduce you to the mind-blowing concept of 'docu-musical.'

Jenny Casas

Jenny Casas (@jnnsmn) (she/her) is a reporter on WNYC's podcast, The Stakes. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Jenny will be joined by colleague & friend Erisa Apantaku for a short talk about the possibilities of making story-telling more generative and less extractive.

Erisa Apantaku

Erisa Apantaku (@erisa_apantaku) is a queer, Black audio producer and uninvited guest on the lands of the Miami, Peoria, Potawatomi peoples, and more (Checagou/Chicagoland.) As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Erisa will be joined by colleague & friend Jenny Casas for a short talk about the possibilities of making story-telling more generative and less extractive.

Liza Yeager

Liza Yeager is an audio producer and reporter based in New York City. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Liza will share allegorical tales about emerging producers seeking space for their own creative voices while stuck in audio purgatory.

Janey Williams

Janey Williams is the creator of the podcast This Happened, and has also produced for Scene On Radio and UnFictional. As a speaker at the 2019 Late Night Provocations, Janey will talk about how, while interviewing friends about their reactions to her sexual assault, she discovered an underlying blind spot in her friends, by extrapolation, in her society, and, shockingly, in herself.

James Kim

James Kim (@TooManyJames_s) is the creator of the fiction podcast MOONFACE. At 2019 Late Night Provocations, James delivered the final provocation, which we lovingly call: the benediction.