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!


Four Failing Lungs

For Beth and Brian, a lung transplant could extend their lives for years. Or, it could lead to rejection and continued suffering.

Three Shows/Three Techniques

NPR reporter Alix Spiegel incites a riot among audio producers... in praise of stealing others' storytelling techniques and adapting them to create a style of one's very own.

  • 2014
  • 01:13:20

Finding Your Visual Voice

How do you take your storytelling instincts and translate them into the land of photography?

  • 2014
  • 01:31:43

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

Looking For Love

M. is six years old and transgender. Marlo is her single mom and chronicles their life together in her podcast How to Be a Girl .

Sound Design 101

Brendan Baker and Kaitlin Prest pull back the curtain on the alchemical process of combining stories and sound.

  • 2014
  • 01:18:04

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Up With Bad

Founding producer of This American Life Nancy Updike on the inspiration she finds in the power of vice, foible and inappropriateness on radio, podcasts, TV and in books.

  • 2014
  • 01:08:29

2014 Getting to Yes: The Art of the Pitch (Day 2)

A bonafide Third Coast tradition! The second installment of this session once again pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story.

  • 2014
  • 01:12:17

The Amazing Radio Vertikalisator

Inspired by a Lego time machine her son built, Iceland-based independent producer Rikke Houd created a tool to help producers take advantage of the vast space radio offers.

  • 2014
  • 01:10:25

Public-powered Journalism

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

  • 2014
  • 01:11:09

2014 Getting to Yes: The Art of the Pitch (Day 1)

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

  • 2014
  • 01:13:32