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.


Finding Your Visual Voice

How do you take your storytelling instincts and translate them into the land of photography?

  • 2014
  • 01:31:43

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

Found in Translation

Someday they'll figure out how to make radio with subtitles.

  • 2010
  • 01:16:54

"In the Moment" Radio

Up a tree. Circling a mountain. Hitchhiking down a dusty road.

  • 2010
  • 01:29:07

Small + Big = Dynamite

Back in 2009, one German documentary won both of Europe's most coveted radio prizes – the Prix Italia and the Prix Europa.

  • 2010
  • 01:35:39

Beyond the Frontlines

News correspondent Jamie Tarabay spent much of the past decade reporting from some of the world's most high-profile conflict zones, including two years as NPR's Baghdad bureau chief.

  • 2010
  • 01:28:20

The Script Disappears

You've pitched your story; you've collected tape; you've gone through your edits; you're ready to track.

  • 2010
  • 01:28:06

Audio in Space

Producing great audio experiences becomes challenging in entirely new ways when you go beyond the stereo field, and add the dimension of actual physical space (say, a person with an iPod in Central Park.)

  • 2010
  • 01:17:06

Tales of the Tools

New developments in both hard and software are making audio production much more affordable, flexible, and convenient.

  • 2010
  • 01:38:39

The Sound and the Blurry

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

  • 2010
  • 01:39:16

Parachuting In

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

  • 2012
  • 01:11:25

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.

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

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