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!


Latin Mass

Long before the women's movement even had a name, some Oak Park girls began questioning tradition without even knowing they were doing so.

Miss Cholita Pageant

The "Miss Cholita" pageant celebrates a female ideal that is fast disappearing among Bolivian indigenous women. This year, the pageant was shaken by a scandal: the winner had turned out to have been wearing fake braids.

Avant Guardian

The Avant Guardian fights crime using the power of surrealism and his trusty P.S.M.G.

Can't Catch Us All

What mice find offensive is the fact that these traps are not only lethal, but also cheap, low quality imports. (Don't mess with the mice.)

Sidney

Of a cat, a Necessary, litter, and oh yeah, mice.

House Trap

"The best-laid plans of mice and men go oft awry"- Rober Burns, To a Mouse [The mousetrap set recalls a long-forgotten incident in the producer's first residence in Toronto.]

American Dream

The mice have invaded and are having some R and R... so I might as well help them enjoy themselves.

Mouse Trap Music

Composer Mark Applebaum describes the creative process he uses when inventing new instruments. He calls one of them "The Mouse Trap."

Life Plays On

An insecure boy discovers, through a saying on a mug, that there is more going on in the lives of others than meets the eye.

Red Baiting

Decommissioned Soviet mousetraps in Brooklyn's Little Odessa.

Big House / Disclosure

Big House/Disclosure is a multimedia project exploring the legacy of slavery, the genesis of house music, and Chicago's role as the first U.S. city to adopt a Slavery-Era Disclosure Ordinance (which requires companies doing business with the city to reveal if they profited from slavery in the past).

Leaps and Dunes

Summer sleepover camp means more than mosquito bites, sunburn, twig art, and bonfire gatherings. Camp offers many kids their first taste of independence -- which can be equal-parts blissful and terrifying.

Mr. Right

Searching for your ideal partner can be exhausting, even with the help of personal ads.

Little Black Train

Eighty-two-year-old Daphne Reed is married to and madly in love with a man 30 years her juinor. She's been thinking a lot about death recently, and about the future years her husband will likely spend without her.

Stiff Peaks

2007 ShortDocs Winner! The first step in making cookies is to purchase a metal bike jingle-bell in a western mountain town.