Winners

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


Mandela: An Audio History

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of South Africa's first democratic election, Radio Diaries produced this five-part series featuring newly discovered archival tape of Nelson Mandela, his supporters, and detractors.

Just Another Fish Story

Ten years ago, the people of Lubec, Maine, were met with an unpleasant surprise: an enormous finback whale had washed onto the beachfront of their tiny coastal town.

The Ambassador of Go

Most Americans have never heard of Go, an ancient board game that has simpler rules than chess but such complex strategy that computers can't even beat a talented amateur.

Tongues Twisting

Clapping games and tongue twisters in multiple languages turn into rich stories when Judith Sloan records young immigrants in a theatre workshop.

Rhapsody in Bohemia

"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen is one of the most ambitious and enduring pop songs of all time.

Dear Birth Mother

After waiting for Mr. Right (who has yet to arrive) and experiencing years of fertility treatments, Suzanne, a single woman in her 40s, decides to adopt an African-American baby.

Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices is a compelling and adventurous exploration of languages on the verge of extinction.

A Map of the Sea

For centuries, Newfoundland fisheries were hailed as the greatest in the world. Then, in 1992, their main export, the codfish, disappeared.

My Struggle With Obesity

Fifteen-year-old Rocky, a Palestinian American, lives with his parents and siblings in Brooklyn. Three times the size of his twin sister, Rocky is the target of his siblings' jokes and insults.