Winners

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


ROW-cub

A granddaughter and a grandmother try to communicate across generations, languages and phone lines.

The Return

Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador and his grandparents still live there. But visiting them didn't feel like the home he once knew.

Punks

Once upon a time, Kai Wright saw a movie called Punks. A romantic comedy about black gay men, it was like nothing he'd ever seen before. But then it disappeared.

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.