• 2010
  • 82:38
  • USA

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Oscar, Shmoscar! (Saturday)

By Gwen Macsai, Adam Burke, Adam Fowler, Bridgette McGee-Robinson & Joe Richman

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

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  • 2010
  • 89:07
  • USA

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"In the Moment" Radio

By Scott Carrier

Up a tree. Circling a mountain. Hitchhiking down a dusty road. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 56:34
  • UK

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Like Blackpool Went Through Rock

By Sara Parker

In the late 1950s, folk musicians Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger and BBC radio producer Charles Parker joined forces on a radio endeavor unlike anything the BBC (or the world, for that matter) had heard before. (more)

Rb
  • 2004
  • 78:24
  • USA

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Deadline Radio

By Allan Coukell

Most producers and reporters spend their days "feeding the machine" -- cranking out short-form work on a daily, sometimes hourly deadline, with no time for second guesses. However, a lot of news coverage is formulaic and, frankly, dull. (more)

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  • 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
  • 2003
  • 73:11
  • USA

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To Err (on the Air) Is Human

By Gwen Macsai, Katie Davis, Barrett Golding & Michael Johnson

No one likes to make mistakes, but the difference between you (brilliant producer) and the guy next to you (average producer) is in learning how to use those mistakes to your advantage. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 76:13
  • USA

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Just Listen to Yourself

By Deborah George

A bad editor is a curse. Having a good editor is a blessing but can often be a luxury. Deborah George explains how to work effectively with the editor you’ve been dealt and how to be your own editor if you don’t have one. (more)

08conf
  • 2007
  • 82:47
  • USA

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The Sounds Inside

By Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler

In certain radio stories, sounds exist only in the mind of the storyteller and can't be physically recorded -- like dreams, memories, and predictions. How do you create a soundscape that brings "the sounds inside" to life? (more)

07conf
  • 2010
  • 91:58
  • USA

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Local Radio

By Dan Grech

Strong local radio doesn’t emerge from a moment of inspiration; it’s the product of repetition, experimentation, even failure. It’s about habit. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 85:13
  • USA / Germany

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With a Bird's Eye

By Peter Leonhard Braun

Flying across the last 50 years of international feature production is like looking out of an aircraft at night. Looking down you see the illuminated cities, the many shining villages, but far more than everything else you see the sparkling spots of individual talent. (more)

07conf
  • 2008
  • 80:55
  • USA

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College: A Hotbed of Emerging Producers -- Part One

By Beverly Mire, Noe Cuellar, Lydia Hahn, Pendarvis Harshaw & Prudent Nsengiyumva

All around the country college students are asking for and receiving new courses that teach audio production. They're intent on finishing college with multi-media skills, and, lucky for us, they want to help shape the future of documentary audio. (more)

08conf
  • 2007
  • 73:51
  • USA

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When and How to Sell Out

By Daniel H. Steinberg

It’s hard enough to pitch a story to a public radio show -- are you willing to risk rejection from a whole new set of people? Daniel Sternberg talks about taking all of your talents, training, and neuroses and applying them to the world of podcasting. (more)

07conf
  • 2003
  • 92:07
  • USA

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The Music of Voices

By Ben Rubin

Creative sound projects are increasingly blurring the lines between radio, audio documentary, sound art, and music. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 27:08
  • USA

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The Auctioneer

By Ned Sublette

More than 20 years ago, musicologist Ned Sublette attended the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, and brought along his tape recorder. (more)

Auctioneer
  • 2005
  • 88:07
  • USA

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Presenting the 2005 TCF ShortDocs -- Stories About Games

By Michele Norris, Blake Eskin, Michael Kavanagh, Melissa Allison & Judith Sloan

For the 2005 ShortDocs Challenge, we asked producers to submit ideas for stories about "games." (more)

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  • 2012
  • 76:55
  • USA

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Radio Producers are from Venus; Photographers are from Mars

By Jesse Dukes & Maisie Crow

When radio producers and photographers team up on multimedia projects, it can often feel as if they come from different planets. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 78:02
  • USA

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Stand Tall

By Elizabeth Arnold

The best "real time" radio sounds live and spontaneous, but requires forethought and structure. This session focuses on how  to do "stand up" in the field -- what works and what doesn't. (more)

07conf
  • 2007
  • 81:58
  • USA

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In Praise of the Sandbox

By Jay Allison

What inspires those who inspire us? Seasoned producer Jay Allison shares work that inspired him a long time ago and inspires him today, work that contains a healthy measure of invention and play -- key ingredients of creativity, even in a serious world. (more)

07conf
  • 2006
  • 81:14
  • USA

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Presenting the 2006 TCF ShortDocs: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story

By Julie Shapiro, Matt Madden, Sasha Aslanian, Zoe Irvine, Carma Jolly & Jill Dorothy Summers

For the 2006 ShortDocs Challenge, the Third Coast was inspired by and collaborated with cartoonist and illustrator Matt Madden. (more)

99ways_mmjs
  • 2005
  • 70:30
  • USA

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Ask Away

By Susan Stamberg

Susan Stamberg, who figures she's conducted some 30,000 interviews in her brief career, plays examples of smart, dumb, informed, innocent, and baggage-laden questions, and discusses how to decide when each is appropriate. (more)

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