• 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)

Sd13_thing_sweet
  • 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
  • 10:32
  • USA

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Everybody SCREAM!!

By Jonathan Mitchell

Spin class gets personal. (more)

Thetruth_disco
  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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Shaq + Kobe (Time Is Running Out)

By David Schulman

This piece retells (and remixes) the NBA soap opera of Shaq + Kobe in an audio cartoon created with the on-the-court assistance of the talented Kevin Smith and amplified by music from Shaquille O'Neal, sampled game sounds, and press conference audio clips taken wildly and egregiously out of context. (more)

Shaqkobe
  • 2008
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound # 83 The Going Up Show

By Various producers

This hour: climbing, flying and facing your fears. (more)

Going_up
  • 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
  • 2015
  • 2:25
  • USA

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Who is Betty?

By Benjamin Bombard

Carol found Betty abandoned in rural Utah and gave her a new, loving home. (more)

Sd15_bombard_who
  • 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)

Shortdocs06
  • 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)

2006pre200m
  • 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
  • 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)

Sd13_lu_sweet
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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The Gray Area

By Quinlan Kyp-Johnson & Luke Kyp-Johnson

After a grueling 35 min dance entitled "Little Mortal Jump" by Alejandro Cerrudo, resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, dancers Kevin Shannon and Alice Klock reflect on not only their young love duet but the thoughts that cross their mind after the lights have gone out. (more)

Sd12_gray_kypjohnson
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2015
  • 2:39
  • USA

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When in doubt?

By Elizabeth Friend

How to survive your first parachute jump. (more)

Sd15_friend_when_1
  • 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
  • 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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