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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!


Presenting the 2008 TCF ShortDocs: Radio Ephemera

For the 2008 TCF ShortDocs Challenge, the TCF joined forces with the Prelinger Library, a one-of-a-kind collection of books, periodicals, and more, running the gamut from the concrete and tangible to the abstract and etherized.

  • 2008
  • 01:22:48

Podcasting: Believe the Hype

Join podcast pioneers and radio producers Benjamen Walker and Tod Maffin to discover how podcasting, in less than one year, changed broadcasting forever.

  • 2005
  • 01:22:10

Public-powered Journalism

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

  • 2014
  • 01:11:09

Parachuting In

(aka: State of the Re:Union's Secret Recipe for Serious Place-based Storytelling... in Practically No Time!)

  • 2012
  • 01:11:25

The Pirate

Morning sunlight streams through the blinds as John Ostoich (aka "Johnny O") pours his first bourbon of the day. A cigarette hangs from his lips; his parrot, Bok-Bok, rests on his shoulder.

PCAF

A Hoosier attends a show at the lofty, hipster-run Shape Shoppe recording studio, in Chicago.

The Pigeon Race

We may be a bit biased subject-wise, but here's a delightful, sound-rich exploration of an endangered sport and community in Maine that's got it all: history, suspense, expertise and devoted participants both human and winged.

Pushing the Boundaries of Daily Radio

Diamonds are made under pressure! For this session, Priya Ramu and Steve Wadhams from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation present their advice on how to make daily radio that shines and delights.

  • 2002
  • 01:26:42

The Paint Mixers

Wired with a low-fi tape recorder, performance artist Damali Ayo visited hardware stores and asked employees to mix paint to match different parts of her body.

Perfect Founders

The duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton rearranged for laughs and life lessons.