• 2008
  • 80:32
  • USA

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Mastering the Grill: Why Some Interviews Go Up in Smoke

By Brooke Gladstone

Some respond to praise, others to badgering, some the frontal assault, others when you sneak up from behind. Brooke Gladstone offers a few interrogation tips (and some audio examples) on how to get your guests to crack and make them like it. (more)

08conf
  • 2008
  • 72:22
  • USA / Canada

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Caging the Chaos: How to Produce Radio Stories That Aren't Exactly Stories

By Jonathan Goldstein

Common sense dictates that a good radio story should start with a firm sense of what the story is. But what if you only have the vaguest sense of the story -- whether it's a scenario, or an idea, or even a joke you'd like to tell? (more)

08conf
  • 2010
  • 95:39
  • USA

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Small + Big = Dynamite

By Berit Hedemann

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

Small_big
  • 2007
  • 59:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #63: The Conference Show

By Various producers

This hour: excerpts from some of our favorite Third Coast Conference sessions from years past. (more)

Flightseries_2
  • 2008
  • 95:19
  • USA

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Perfect Pitch -- Part One

By Neenah Ellis, Bob Boilen, Jane Feltes & The Kitchen Sisters

Perfect your pitching skills and present your ideas to program producers and editors - or just listen in - as AIR (Association for Independents in Radio) pulls back the curtain to let us in on how stories make it to the airwaves. (more)

08conf
  • 2007
  • 81:34
  • USA

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She Launched Channel Zero

By Mendi and Keith Obadike

In a time when commercial interests continue to stake a claim to audiences’ attentions on the Internet, artists continue to explore the narrowcast as a vehicle for simultaneously cultivating an audience and developing a body of work. (more)

07conf
  • 2014
  • 83:42
  • USA

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Journalism and Storytelling: Frenemies?

By Joe Richman, Brooke Gladstone, Roman Mars & Andrea Silenzi

How real does reality need to be? (more)

Tc2014sat-47
  • 2003
  • 58:52
  • USA / Australia

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Loose Tongues

By Natalie Kestecher & Susan Stone

Narrative deceptions, perverse fictions, audio portraiture: this conversation between feature-makers Natalie Kestecher and Susan Stone explores the interplay of story, character, and music, as well as the delights of creative ambiguity and communication in Kestecher's luminous, protean work. (more)

Loosetongues
  • 2005
  • 71:33
  • USA

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Explaining the World in Four Minutes

By David Kestenbaum

When David Kestenbaum tells people he covers science for NPR, they often say something like "it must be hard explaining such complicated ideas in such a short amount of time!" Well, it is. (more)

Davidk_pidgey
  • 2010
  • 76:28
  • USA

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Presenting the 2010 Third Coast ShortDocs - Book Odds

By Julie Shapiro, The Books, Niall Farrell, Matt Purdy, Andrea Silenzi & Frances Willick

In early 2010, the Third Coast teamed up with the incomparable pop / indie / experiemental band The Books, and issued an open invitation to make radio. (more)

Shortdocs_jsbooks
  • 2012
  • 55:12
  • USA

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

By Jad Abumrad

Drawing from radio and beyond, Jad Abumrad shares 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. (more)

Conf12_jad4_trimmed
  • 2014
  • 80:10
  • USA

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Leave No Trace

By David Isay & Michael Garofalo

There’s a slip of paper hanging in Dave Isay’s office at StoryCorps with a quote scrawled across it: “A good craftsman leaves no traces.” (more)

Isay_ftw
  • 2010
  • 74:51
  • USA

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Oscar, Shmoscar! (Friday)

By Gwen Macsai, Laurence Grissell, Virginia Millington, Sofia Saldanha & Shea Shackelford

Who needs the Academy Awards when you have the Third Coasties? (more)

Oscars_macsai
  • 2003
  • 85:45
  • USA

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Megaphone

By Damali Ayo, Ahri Birnbaum, Jonathan Mitchell, Dmae Roberts & Sandy Tolan

How do documentary producers and artists address the most common issues in the news and shed new light on them? (more)

Megaphone_pidgey
  • 2012
  • 85:33
  • USA

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How to Rock the Funky Story

By Glynn Washington

Here’s a conversation about the essence of story. Any story. (more)

Conf12_funky
  • 2003
  • 92:58
  • USA

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Sound Seizing: Recording in the Real World

By Michael Johnson

After a long day of taping in the field, have you ever felt that you failed to capture the true essence of your location? (more)

Seizingsound_web
  • 2008
  • 89:41
  • USA

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Noah's "The Classics"

By Noah Adams

From CF and SD memory cards back to 24-track - with stops for MD, DAT, and cassette - Noah Adams rambles through 30 years of radio production, playing the stories that inspired his own work and that of countless others. (more)

08conf
  • 2002
  • 83:00
  • USA

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Once Upon a Time . . . The End

By Alan Berliner, Gwen Macsai, Joe Richman & Robert Krulwich

So, you've got your assignment. You've done your research, you've collected your tape, and now it's time (oh god) to write. In this panel discussion, moderated by Robert Krulwich, we examine the Everest and K-2 of story telling: How to Begin and (assuming you can get past that one) How to End. (more)

Krulwich_web
  • 2010
  • 76:54
  • USA

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Found in Translation

By Gregory Warner

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

Foundintranslation_warner
  • 2005
  • 72:49
  • USA

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The Future of Radio Is Now

By Czerina Patel, Elvia Bautista, Emily Lafond, Quincy Mosby & Samr "Rocky" Tayeh

Teenagers are making some of the most engaging radio out there! Their refreshing perspectives and creative techniques are lighting up the radio and signaling good things for the future sound of the airwaves. (more)

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