Conference Sessions

Dive into scores of Third Coast Conference sessions offering wisdom - on everything from production skills to journalistic ethics - from the best makers on the planet.


HowSound Live! Part 2

Discover the backstory to this year's TC/RHDF Competition winners!

  • 2014
  • 01:17:49

The Pit of Despair

For some people, making great radio is easy. Ben Calhoun has no idea what those people are talking about! For him, making radio is hard, beset by self-doubt -- and he finds it’s often easy to get stuck.

  • 2016
  • 01:19:41

Kickstarter for Radio 101

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Art program director Stephanie Pereira gives a primer on how to bring an audio-centric Kickstarter project to life.

  • 2012
  • 01:03:48

2010 Win/Win: AIR's Pitch Panel (Day 2)

This session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story.

  • 2010
  • 01:26:10

The Sound and the Blurry

Is it true? Are photographers secretly laughing at the multimedia efforts of audio producers?

  • 2010
  • 01:39:16

The Mysterious Production

To mark ten amazing years of celebrating sound and story, we're closing out this year's Conference with something a little different - a special conversation about inspiration, collaboration, creativity, and storytelling that will leave your ears ringing... in a good way.

  • 2010
  • 01:25:31

Late(ish) Night with Ira Glass

Ira Glass brought the first day of the 2012 Third Coast Conference to a close with an audio night cap, by sharing his favorite moments from the year's Third Coast winners and other stories.

  • 2012
  • 47:09

These Are a Few of Jad Abumrad's Favorite Things

Drawing from radio and beyond, Jad Abumrad shared the stories, sounds, people and projects that have most inspired him over the years, and talked about some of the creative challenges he's faced (and embraced) along the way.

  • 2012
  • 55:09

Whose Story Is It?

Over the past year, we've seen several major scandals cutting to the heart of journalistic and documentary ethics.

  • 2012
  • 01:15:05

AuRa: The Chemistry of Sound

Our digital age has catalyzed a kind of chemical reaction: the fission of radio into two related but distinct media, Audio and Radio.

  • 2012
  • 01:21:08

The Quick and the Deadline

Okay. So you don't have months to craft a perfect story. You have hours. But don't throw away everything you've learned at Third Coast just because you're on a tight deadline.

Radio 2.0

(Or: We couldn't change the world, so we changed radio.)

  • 2012
  • 01:12:59

Making Radio Against Most Odds

Imagine reporting in a culture that speaks a language your listeners don't understand, and covering issues your listeners don't totally care about - all in a country that doesn't even want you there in the first place.

  • 2012
  • 01:15:51

Parachuting In

(aka: State of the Re:Union's Secret Recipe for Serious Place-based Storytelling... in Practically No Time!)

  • 2012
  • 01:11:25

Own Your Thing (Day 2)

Independent producers have always had to fend for themselves, but today the building blocks for independent success - creating great work, reaching real audiences, making money, controlling your destiny - are falling into place in new ways.

  • 2012
  • 01:11:49

Own Your Thing (Day 1)

Independent producers have always had to fend for themselves, but today the building blocks for independent success - creating great work, reaching real audiences, making money, controlling your destiny - are falling into place in new ways.

  • 2012
  • 01:16:39