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!


Own Your Thing (Part 2)

More than ever you can own your podcast - make it, distribute it, sell it. How is it done?

  • 2014
  • 01:19:49

Public-powered Journalism

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

  • 2014
  • 01:11:09

Leave No Trace

There's a slip of paper hanging in Dave Isay's office at StoryCorps with a quote scrawled across it: "A good craftsman leaves no traces."

  • 2014
  • 01:20:10

Who Do I Come From

My grandfather, John Frank Noyes, is the only person who remembers our family's homestead in Wyoming; he died this winter.

21 and Legal

Many young people look forward to turning 21 because they can finally go to bars to drink or see shows. For Erika Romero and her twin sister Andrea, it was an entirely different story.

Finding Your Visual Voice

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

  • 2014
  • 01:31:43

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

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

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

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 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.

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

HowSound Live! Part 2

Discover the backstory to this year's TC/RHDF Competition winners!

  • 2014
  • 01:17:49

HowSound Live! Part I

Discover the backstory to this year's TC/RHDF Competition winners!

  • 2014
  • 01:22:08

Dear Santo Toribio

After Oklahoma passed the toughest anti-immigration bill in the country, a Catholic church in Tulsa was looking for help, so they created a shrine to Santo Toribio, the patron saint of immigrants.