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.

Umami to the Ears

Weirdo Records is a closet-sized vinyl shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts where Angela Sawyer hosts experimental music concerts, for those with a unique and unorthodox musical taste.

Umami Sunshine

An exploration of the role of appetite in elderly health as well as the scientific basis of umami (also known as L-glutamate or glutamic acid), with ukelele accompaniment.

Umami Love

A girl with a voracious appetite for chefs samples a taste of true love.

Umami Office

Researchers from the Egyptian TV show Al Bernameg are trying to lose weight, stay fit or just enjoy food at the office.

Umami Grease

In three courses, we discover the relationship between man and grease: the history, the culture and the conflict.

Umami and Daddy too!

Olga likes borscht. Ryan Poli at work, and Leah Cowen asks the musical question "Can You Feed My Appetite?"