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.


2019 Provocations

On the first night of the 2019 Third Coast Conference, all 800+ attendees gathered for a series of short, provocative talks.

  • 2020
  • 01:13:57

Spotlight: ALL WORKPLACES ARE WORKPLACES ABOUT POWER

Swirling beneath every single one of this year’s breaking stories and major crises is work and labor: not only of the people in the headlines, but of the audio storytellers, ourselves.

  • 2020
  • 01:12:16

Trick: Part Two

This curated Listening Reel was screened at the 2019 Third Coast Conference in Chicago.

  • 2019
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The Right To Bear Data

Data has power but also serves power, which means it can be profoundly hard to navigate and understand.

  • 2020
  • 01:15:52

Sex Sells

Block C: Friday (3:45pm-5pm) / Saturday (9:15am-10:30am)

  • 2020
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AIR's 2019 Bitchin' Pitchin Panel

Hosted by AIR (Association of Independents in Radio), this session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer has to tackle: how to pitch.

  • 2020
  • 01:21:37

Calling The Shots With Steve & Nishat

The audio industry is changing -- and your role as a leader might well be changing with it. Making the transition from reporter to editor, from producer to executive producer, or from player to coach isn’t always easy.

  • 2020
  • 01:45:29

All That Lingers: Reporting On Aftermath

Hurricane Maria. The Pulse Nightclub massacre. Charlottesville. Philando Castile. Uproar over racism at the University of Missouri. Adrián Florido (Code Switch) has spent much of his time at NPR reporting on the aftermath of traumatic events in communities of color.

  • 2020
  • 01:31:15

Gonna Make You Sweat

What does it feel like when artists challenge conventional radio and allow their lived experiences to inform their work?

  • 2020
  • 01:02:58

Trick: Part One

This curated Listening Reel was screened at the 2019 Third Coast Conference in Chicago.

  • 2020
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Podcasting Without a Net(work) (Day 2)

Individual podcasters working with slim budgets and strained resources share how they create their best work while trying to grow audiences and raise money, often while holding down another full time job...

  • 2018
  • 01:01:00