Winners

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


Espera / Wait

Two lovers share an intimate conversation on the eve of their breakup, exploring loneliness and intimacy. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Directors' Choice Award Award.

Host's Fat

Meat podcast’s host Jonathan Zenti is an overweight man (technically “obese"). Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Skylarking Award.

God + The Gays

In her first radio piece, Phoebe visits Christians from her past and tries to understand whether queer people and homophobic Christians can have meaningful relationships. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Best New Artist Award.

Ear Hustle: Dirty Water

Ear Hustle is a unique creative partnership between Earlonne Woods, who is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and outside collaborator Nigel Poor. Together, along with other men at the prison, they produce stories about daily life behind the walls. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award.

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.

Man Choubam (I am good)

Sharon is a weirdo and refuses to conform to cultural standards. Her mom does not approve. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Best Documentary: Silver Award

Overnight in the E.R.

For most of the past decade, if a child or teenager got shot in Miami–Dade County, they would be taken to one place: the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Best News Feature Award

Uncounted Civilian Casualties in Iraq

The American-led battle against the Islamic State has been hailed as the most precise air campaign in history. But its airstrikes have killed far more Iraqi civilians than anyone has acknowledged. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award.

S-Town

S-Town is hard to describe. It’s a podcast that starts as a traditional investigation into corruption and wrongdoing in rural Alabama. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Directors' Choice Award.

Quiet Revolution

It’s sometimes said you’re never too old to learn something new but is that really sensible advice? Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Best New Artist Award.

Los Cassettes del Exilio

For much of Dennis Maxwell’s childhood, his father was living in exile, communicating with the family via cassette tapes. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Best Documentary: Foreign Language Award.

Why Do I Stay?

When Rainy was 17, she met a producer named Courtney Stein from WNYC’s Radio Rookies. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2016 Bronze Award.

The Double

Thirteen years ago, in Viborg, Denmark, lived two young men with the same name: Thomas Andersen. Winner of the 2016 TC/RHDF Best Doc: Foreign Language Award.