Discover hundreds of short audio gems produced in response to a prompt from Third Coast for the ShortDocs Competition, hosted between 2003 and 2016. Each year ushered in a new set of rules, new creative partners, and ever-more magical results.

Dinner at the Blind Cow

From the moment you enter the restaurant's dining room, you're in complete darkness. Blind waiters take your order, help you find your water glass, and lead you to the bathroom as needed.

Dollar Daze

Third Coast Festival artistic director Julie Shapiro describes her rendez-vous with Dollar Store founder Jonathan Messinger at Dollar Daze in downtown Chicago, where the Dollar Storeys items were chosen.

The Drumming Trip

A famous Romanian music therapist invites his clients deep into the wild where they express their most intimate feelings in a very original way.

Don't Gogh

Creative inspiration turns to obsession in the life of an artist.

Dust Bowl Revisited

Woody Guthrie backs up an interview with a Virginia National Guard soldier at an American base in Mosul, Iraq during early 2005.


You have to ask someone to dance with you, and you have to accept when they ask you to dance.

Duke's Street Corner Blues

Duke, one of the many artists in the historic African American arts district of the Fillmore neighborhood, discusses his surprising first step in becoming an artist.