• 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
  • 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)

Winner12_teencontender4_scaled Tcf-winner-award
  • 2013
  • 2:53
  • USA

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Sweet Chlorine

By Jessica Campbell

Julia Campbell needs to swim, like most people need to eat. (more)

Sd13_campbell_sweet
  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Mike Schmidt on a Purple Bike

By Amanda Culkowski & Andrew Trimbach

Old friends and newly neighbors, Andy and Amanda stalk their Brooklyn block to uncover the mystique of a neighborhood legend who curiously resembles one of baseball's greatest Hall of Famers. (more)

Sd12_purple_culkowski
  • 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)

2010ac_fowler_square Tcf-winner-award
  • 2015
  • 2:29
  • USA

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Where's My ACL?

By James Min

A young man loses his ACL but gains it back and much more. (more)

Sd15_min_where
  • 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
  • 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)

Sd13_thomson_sweet
  • 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
  • 2013
  • 2:44
  • AUSTRALIA

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Salty Eyebrows

By Tessa Dowdell

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

Sd13_dowdell_salty
  • 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)

Basketballdiaries_pidgey
  • 2015
  • 3:00
  • US

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Where Have All the Cars Gone?

By Hunter Bermudez and Becca Grumet

Becca and Hunter discover CicLAvia, a place where no cars go. (more)

Sd15_bermudez_3
  • 2011
  • 59:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #152 The Sports Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: the drama of sport, the history of sport, the sound of sport and more... (more)

Basketball_players-985
  • 2013
  • 4:01
  • USA

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COMPETITIVE EATING = UMI… OR UMAMI

By Jeng-Tyng (Jen) Hong

Legend has it that on July 4, 1916, four immigrants had a hot dog eating contest at Coney Island to determine the most patriotic; Crazy Legs Conti is the ultimate American. (more)

Sd13_hong_umami
  • 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)

Pigeons4
  • 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
  • 2015
  • 2:47
  • USA

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Why Did You Come Here?

By Sydney Beveridge

A bike lesson adventure. (more)

Sd15_beveridge_why
  • 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)

Zen_ornament
  • 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)

Sd12_white_coleman
  • 2012
  • 10:32
  • USA

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Everybody SCREAM!!

By Jonathan Mitchell

Spin class gets personal. (more)

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