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Winners

Immerse your ears in the best audio documentaries and storytelling since 2001, the winners of the Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


Crown the King: Red Takes Black

2012 ShortDocs Winner! One block from Adam Kampe's apartment sits the Capitol Pool Checkers Club where, each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Razor gather to trash talk over heated games of checkers.

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.

Come Back to Afghanistan

In the summer of 2002, 17-year-old Hyder Akbar traveled from California with his father to their home country of Afghanistan. He took a tape recorder along on the trip to record his thoughts and experiences.

Couple Two Tree

A loving examination of the Chicagoan language by four non-etymologists.

Corrections, Inc.

The corrections industry has become a $50-billion-a-year business and one of the strongest influences on criminal justice policy in America.

Can You Say Haa?

As a girl, Reena Katz learned one story about the history of Israel and the people who lived there. As she grew up, an interest in cartography and her father's rare books about Palestine prompted her to dig deeper to understand the landscape of the Middle East.