• 2012
  • 15:40
  • USA

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Teen Contender

By Joe Richman, Sue Jaye Johnson & Samara Freemark

Sixteen-year-old Claressa Shields has a dream, to be at the 2012 Olympic finals and hear the announcer call out, "The first woman Olympian boxer at 165 pounds - Claressa Shields!" (more)

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  • 2011
  • 7:58
  • USA

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Runner

By Jonathan Miller

One of the most remarkable marathon finishes in recent history was recorded in 2009 in Boston. There, Kenyan runner, Salina Kosgei had her sights set on the finish line, having traveled half way around the world to get there. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 9:16
  • USA

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Dear Z,

By Julie Shapiro

By way of a love letter, Julie Shapiro recounts the incredible racing history of the astonishing, record-breaking mare named Zenyatta, who captured the hearts and imaginations of millions and shined a bright spotlight on the American horse racing industry in 2009-10. (more)

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  • 1996
  • 8:10
  • USA

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Swim Lesson

By Scott Carrier

In Scott Carrier’s family, learning to swim means spending a few weeks at Al and Betty Switzer's Aquatic School in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire. (more)

Swimlesson
  • 2011
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #138 The Running Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: Running on two legs, running on four, but most importantly, running with all your might. (more)

Runner
  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • UK

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Game, Set and Tennis Whites

By Jo Coleman

Jo’s boys love living on Elliswick Road because of the Tennis Club on the corner, where neighbor Veronica does her bit to help keep things running smoothly. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 9:20
  • USA

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We Believe We Are Invincible

By Ben Rubin

In sports, the margin of victory can come down to just thousandths of a second. Ben Rubin interviews several famous track and field stars to explore the mental edge athletes try to develop as they prepare for competition. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 7:01
  • USA

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The Pigeon Race

By Rachel James

We may be a bit biased subject-wise, but here's a delightful, sound-rich exploration of an endangered sport and community in Maine that's got it all: history, suspense, expertise and devoted participants both human and winged. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 2:29
  • Canada

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Icing Adversity

By Sherry Shute

The story of how the Canadian Women's hockey team overcame the odds and poor officiating to win the gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 59:00
  • USA

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Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, Hour 2

By Katie Mingle

Re:sound's Gwen Macsai hosts Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 59:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #38: The Games Show

By Various producers

This hour: tongue twisters, brain teasers, cheaters, and one of the worst high school football teams of all time. (more)

Game-of-go
  • 2009
  • 2:58
  • USA

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Lovable Losers

By Rich Halten

To celebrate the launch of our new website, the TCF presents the Chicago Sound Drops - short audio works that conjure the city through sound, story, and imagination. (more)

Shortdocs09
  • 2013
  • 2:57
  • DENMARK

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Sweet Muscles

By Julie Thing

70% of Tamara's life is about her diet, with one aim: to become the best female bodybuilder in the country. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 27:40
  • UK

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The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper

By Adam Fowler

British writer and radio presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli remembers the loneliness of being a goalkeeper, the player who spends 90 minutes looking at his colleagues’ backs. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Sweet Ratio(n)

By Sarah Lu

As he pursued a pro cycling career, the formula that helped J also hurt him, too. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Bittersweet

By Zac Strohfus

A golfer's drive and hunger to be great. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:44
  • AUSTRALIA

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Salty Eyebrows

By Tessa Dowdell

Tessa has Multiple Sclerosis and is running for her life. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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The Big Cookoff

By Nico Savidge

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. (more)

Shortdocs06
  • 1999
  • 5:23
  • USA

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Basketball Diary

By Katie Davis

Katie Davis takes along her microphone when she is drafted to "coach" a high school basketball team in her neighborhood, allowing us to listen in as she stumbles through the season. This piece is from an ongoing series called Neighborhood Stories, about Davis’s Washington, D.C., neighborhood. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:57
  • USA

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Pursuing Sweet Success: Running the Krispy Kreme Challenge

By Julie Thomson

Julie and Stacy run the Krispy Kreme Challenge: 5 miles, 12 donuts, 2,400 calories, one hour. (more)

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