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.

My God

Shalt thou dispute With Him the points of liberty? (Milton)

Sold 'Em Way Up High at 1200 (INC)

Melds the incredible auctioneering skills of Dan Skeels, the 2004 World Livestock Auctioneering Champion, with the electronic sounds of Nick Freilich, aka Epicte the Elemental.

Sister Christy

A brother reflects on his turbulent relationship with sister after hearing a phone message.

The Big Cookoff

Each year, the football teams from the U of California and Stanford U. play in The Big Game; now for the first time, they meet in the arena of cooking in The Big Cookoff.

Trouble in Vietnam

Robert McNamara, the Soviet Ambassador and President Lyndon Johnson face off in a historical remix.

Big Bang

Two lousy-sounding atoms can't get along, cause the Big Bang, and disrupt present-day international harmony.

Blind Date

A G-Rated ice-breaker that would be told during a female bonding session.

Dust Bowl Revisited

Woody Guthrie backs up an interview with a Virginia National Guard soldier at an American base in Mosul, Iraq during early 2005.