Third Coast Audio Library

Our vast and ever-growing collection contains thousands of carefully curated audio stories, episodes from Third Coast podcasts, educational sessions on craft from the best makers on the planet, and more.

We’ve also featured some incredible audio work beyond this audio library, in other ways and using other formats: don’t miss the 2021 Web Showcase, featuring a more in-depth look at the winners, judges and even a list of 40 finalists from the 2021 Third Coast/RHDF Competition.

The Lonely Funeral

Every year up to twenty people die completely alone in Amsterdam. They are illegal migrants, drug mules, or simply people who cut off all social contacts.

The Sleeping Fool

Art museum security guards spend their days in uniform, speaking quietly or not at all, surrounded by works of irreplaceable art.

The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper

British writer and radio presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli remembers the loneliness of being a goalkeeper, the player who spends 90 minutes looking at his colleagues' backs.

2010 Win/Win: AIR's Pitch Panel (Day 1)

This session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story.

  • 2010
  • 01:30:22

2010 Win/Win: AIR's Pitch Panel (Day 2)

This session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story.

  • 2010
  • 01:26:10

Found in Translation

Someday they'll figure out how to make radio with subtitles.

  • 2010
  • 01:16:54

"In the Moment" Radio

Up a tree. Circling a mountain. Hitchhiking down a dusty road.

  • 2010
  • 01:29:07

Small + Big = Dynamite

Back in 2009, one German documentary won both of Europe's most coveted radio prizes – the Prix Italia and the Prix Europa.

  • 2010
  • 01:35:39

Beyond the Frontlines

News correspondent Jamie Tarabay spent much of the past decade reporting from some of the world's most high-profile conflict zones, including two years as NPR's Baghdad bureau chief.

  • 2010
  • 01:28:20

The Script Disappears

You've pitched your story; you've collected tape; you've gone through your edits; you're ready to track.

  • 2010
  • 01:28:06

Audio in Space

Producing great audio experiences becomes challenging in entirely new ways when you go beyond the stereo field, and add the dimension of actual physical space (say, a person with an iPod in Central Park.)

  • 2010
  • 01:17:06

Tales of the Tools

New developments in both hard and software are making audio production much more affordable, flexible, and convenient.

  • 2010
  • 01:38:39

All You Need is a Wall (of Noise)

A personal account of Hendrick's adjustment to a hearing impairment, causing him to navigate a world of unwanted sound, is arranged with interviews of two friends recounting a noisy concert experience to help create a perception of what it's like to live behind a wall of noise.