Discover hundreds of short audio gems produced in response to a prompt from Third Coast for the ShortDocs Competition, hosted between 2003 and 2016. Each year ushered in a new set of rules, new creative partners, and ever-more magical results.


Audio montage featuring the voices of women protesters and a service man remembering life in the 1980s at Greenham Common, England, a miitary base for American nuclear missiles.

A Cold Freezin Night - 4

In which, to curb his kids' insatiable greed, the author's father takes it upon himself to call off one of the most anticipated holidays of the year.

All You Need is a Wall - 5

Since the 1880s Jews from all around the world have been called to Israel by the symbol of the Western Wall - but now there's a new wall where old friends meet.

A Cold Freezin Ni(g)ht

Spelling Bee Champion Sheena needs to track down, and bring back, the missing letter G for her new town in this radio drama for kids.

A Meditation on the Femme Fatale

This piece presents two powerful women: the original femme fatale, Lady Macbeth, and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, to meditate on society's fixation with the archetype in both fiction and real life.

All You Need is a Wall (I Too, Sing America)

A high school teacher imagines what might happen when poet Langston Hughes, in his poem "I, Too, Sing America," has a chance to leave the kitchen he's confined to and actually sit at the table when company comes.