2014 Third Coast Conference


November 7-9, Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, Chicago

Conference Sessions


These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Up With Bad

Founding producer of This American Life Nancy Updike on the inspiration she finds in the power of vice, foible and inappropriateness on radio, podcasts, TV and in books.

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Public-powered Journalism

Learn how sharing the mic and megaphone can expand your beat, your stories, and your craft.

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  • 01:11:09

The Amazing Radio Vertikalisator

Inspired by a Lego time machine her son built, Iceland-based independent producer Rikke Houd created a tool to help producers take advantage of the vast space radio offers.

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  • 01:10:25

Sound Design 101

Brendan Baker and Kaitlin Prest pull back the curtain on the alchemical process of combining stories and sound.

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  • 01:18:04

Three Shows/Three Techniques

NPR reporter Alix Spiegel incites a riot among audio producers... in praise of stealing others' storytelling techniques and adapting them to create a style of one's very own.

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  • 01:13:20

Leave No Trace

There's a slip of paper hanging in Dave Isay's office at StoryCorps with a quote scrawled across it: "A good craftsman leaves no traces."

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  • 01:20:10

Getting to Yes: The Art of the Pitch (Part 1)

A bonafide Third Coast tradition! This session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story.

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Getting to Yes: The Art of the Pitch (Part 2)

A bonafide Third Coast tradition! The second installment of this session once again pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story.

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  • 01:12:17

HowSound Live! Part I

Discover the backstory to this year's TC/RHDF Competition winners!

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  • 01:22:08

HowSound Live! Part 2

Discover the backstory to this year's TC/RHDF Competition winners!

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  • 01:17:49

Finding Your Visual Voice

How do you take your storytelling instincts and translate them into the land of photography?

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  • 01:31:43

Own Your Thing (Part 2)

More than ever you can own your podcast - make it, distribute it, sell it. How is it done?

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Own Your Thing (Part 1)

More than ever you can own your podcast - make it, distribute it, sell it. How is it done?

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