Third Coast Audio Library

Our vast — and ever-growing — collection contains thousands of carefully curated audio stories of all stripes, and Third Coast Conference sessions offering wisdom from the best makers on the planet. You can also dive into our Producer Index. Enjoy!


One-Minute Vacations

The world makes its own music, but we rarely listen with fresh ears says Aaron Ximm, sound artist, field recordist and founder of quietamerican.org.

Object Piece

Based on a short story by Drury Pifer, Object Piece is the story of a man digging his own grave after he loses his wife to a friend.

The Obscure News: Anatomy of a Punch, Part Two (INC)

The Obscure News podcast claims to feature "all the news the networks omitted." Dedicated to redeeming the ordinary, it's a chorus of anonymous voices telling those weird little anecdotes that are born every day, all tied together by a steadfast host, driving rhythm, and strategic bits of found sound.

Own Your Thing (Day 1)

Independent producers have always had to fend for themselves, but today the building blocks for independent success - creating great work, reaching real audiences, making money, controlling your destiny - are falling into place in new ways.

  • 2012
  • 01:16:39

Own Your Thing (Part 1)

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

  • 2014
  • 01:16:58

Own Your Thing (Part 2)

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

  • 2014
  • 01:19:49

Own Your Thing (Day 2)

Independent producers have always had to fend for themselves, but today the building blocks for independent success - creating great work, reaching real audiences, making money, controlling your destiny - are falling into place in new ways.

  • 2012
  • 01:11:49

Once Upon a Time . . . The End

So, you've got your assignment. You've done your research, you've collected your tape, and now it's time (oh god) to write. In this panel discussion, moderated by Robert Krulwich, we examine the Everest and K-2 of story telling: How to Begin and (assuming you can get past that one) How to End.

  • 2002
  • 01:23:00

Ordinary Brown Frogs

A couple from Amsterdam East talks about the brown frogs they introduced to the neighborhood. (You might find this english transcript handy!)

One Way Ticket to Mars

NASA is figuring out how to take the next great leap into space. The difficulty is, if we leap to Mars, we might not make it back.