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!


The Happiness Project: Mrs. Morris

Musician Charles Spearin lives with his family in a lively neighborhood in downtown Toronto. A year ago, Charles decided to invite neighbors and friends over to conduct interviews loosely based around the topic of happiness.

Nocturne

The National Gallery, London, is one of the world's most prestigious art galleries. Every day, thousands of people pass through its doors to look at masterpieces by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and many others.

The Memory Palace: Lost Pigeons

In this episode of The Memory Palace, the passenger pigeon dwindles from five-billion strong in the first quarter of the 19th Century down to one lonely widow in the Cincinnati Zoo in less than a hundred years.

The Memory Palace: These Words Forever

In this episode of The Memory Palace, Guglielmo Marconi, the Father of Radio, dreams of a super-radio that would allow him to hear every sound ever made. Melancholy ensues.

The How Are You Doing Project

The How Are You Doing Project is an interactive audio experiment that invites anyone and everyone to call an anonymous hotline and respond to the most frequently posed question of them all.

Nina Black

Imagine being so hyperactive and distractible that you can barely keep track of where you are, who you're talking to, and what you're talking about.

Survivors

Tens of thousands of inmates in American prisons live in total isolation. They don't see anyone. They don't talk to anyone. They are completely alone, sometimes for years, in a cell the size of a small bathroom.

The Ashes of Oakridge

A wildfire swept through Oakridge Mobile Home Park in Sylmar, California in November 2008, destroying more homes, and displacing more families, than any California blaze in decades.

Listening to Ghosts

In the past, radio was the most ephemeral of all art forms - it slipped by the ear and then vanished into the air forever.

PCAF

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

My Way or the FBI Way

A year ago, a swat team broke down the door of a home in downtown St. Paul and found eight Molotov cocktails inside.

Battle Flagging Father

In 2009, Brisbane-based writer and documentarian Hamish Sewell traveled to Alabama to meet his estranged father for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Three Records From Sundown

Nick Drake died in 1974, an unknown songwriter with three failed folk albums to his name. But fast forward to the present, and Drake is considered among the most important musicians of his time.

Gone

About 12,000 students drop out of Chicago Public Schools each year despite efforts by administrators and teachers to keep them on track.

Death Comes Home

Death Comes Home is a portrait of three families who have chosen to forego the funeral director and prescribed memorial to instead care for their dead at home.

Fidele Musafiri: Miner

Cell phones and laptops rely on a particular mineral called colombite tantalum – coltan for short - and the growing demand for the material in the west has had ramifications in some pretty distant corners of the world.

Chicago's Gangster

Every July 22nd, a group of Chicagoans gather to memorialize the death of infamous and beloved bank robber John Dillinger, who spent a year evading the authorities and winning American hearts before he was shot dead in July, 1934.

Lovable Losers

Feel the passion, feel the pain of the faithful followers of Chicago's Lovable Losers.