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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.


Hidden Problems of Silicon Valley

Since its founding 15 years ago, Tesla has become one of the most valuable car companies in the country. Tesla is worth tens of billions of dollars, and its all-electric cars have achieved cult status among enthusiasts. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Radio Impact Award.

Leaving a Mark

Emily Hsiao reads a Craigslist post about a man who wants his swastika tattoo covered up. And then she goes to meet him.

No Greater Love

London's little-known Memorial of Heroic Self-Sacrifice commemorates ordinary men, women and children who made a split-second decision to rescue another person – and died as a result.

Arthur's Story

After twelve years of rough living in Vancouver, Arthur is moving into an apartment in a new supportive housing project. But moving inside from a life outside isn't as easy as you might think.

Fault Line

Kevin (not his real name) is a likable guy who lives with his wife in New Jersey. And he's on probation after serving time in a federal prison for committing a disturbing crime.

The Hospital Always Wins

Back in 2004, Laura Starecheski visited a mental hospital in Queens, N.Y. called Creedmoor, where she met a patient named Issa Ibrahim.

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

The Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl seemed like a straightforward custody dispute: a birth father and a couple at odds over who would raise baby Veronica.

Help Wanted

There is currently no formal treatment or support for non-offending pedophiles who want help managing their attractions.

Burroughs at 100

Rock legend Iggy Pop presents an intimate portrait of William S. Burroughs on the 100th birthday of America's most cataclysmic author.

What makes a good marriage?

2015 ShortDocs Winner! My grandparents, now in their 90s and married for nearly 70 years, tell me about when they met and give their advice on a long and happy marriage.