2017 Third Coast Conference

The 2017 Third Coast Conference (November 9 - 11) lives on through photos by Bill Healy, line drawings by Alex Kostiw and social media posts by Keisha (TK) Dutes on Third Coast's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And we'll be releasing a bevy of sessions over the coming weeks, here on this page, and via the Third Coast Pocket Conference podcast.



2017 Bitchin' Pitch Panel (Day 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: how to pitch...

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2017 Provocations

A series of short talks from producers who hope to dare and ignite.

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The Fact-checker

There’s an old journalism adage that says “if your mother says she loves you, check it out.” This American Life’s Christopher Swetala is the fact-checker who calls her to ask, and then let’s you know if it’s true… or not.

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Bringing Together Narrative and News

The Daily podcast has brought rich sound production and narrative storytelling together with daily news and New York Times journalism.

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The Past Isn't Past

We're living through a profoundly unsettled time, both politically and culturally, and a lot of journalists are asking, "how exactly did we get... here?"

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No One’s Source

After a lifetime in the system, Noel Anaya got unprecedented permission from family court to record the hearing where he’d age out of foster care--and worked with Youth Radio to, in his words, “blow it up on NPR.”

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Seven Things I’ve Learned

This American Life host Ira Glass talks about seven things he’s learned over the past 4 decades in radio...

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Complicated Characters

Dov Charney, the founder and ex-CEO of American Apparel, built the company through his charisma and force of will...

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The Tyranny of Good Talkers

Often, the first question a show or editor will ask you when you pitch them an amazing story is whether your subject is "a good talker."

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2017 Audio Doctors

Audio Doctor sessions are 25 minute private focused sessions with one of a roster of superstar producer/editors who will meet with patients to aid in the cure their audio ills...

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Shop Talks (Thursday afternoon small sessions!)

Between 2pm - 4:30pm on Thursday afternoon, producers can take their first dip into the Third Coast Conference with Shop Talks. Shop Talks are a chance for producers to take part in small sessions in business, education and more.

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