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.

'Til Death Do Us Part

2006 ShortDocs Winner! Producer Sasha Aslanian's divorced parents listen to audio of their 1963 wedding vows, remember what went wrong, but still can't get over each other.

Reel Noise

Surreal as it may seem, this rock band became very famous.


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

Hearing Things

A narrator tackles disembodied voices; admitting she seeks out the strange while actual Electronic Voice Phenomenon reverberates in a surreal background.

Bring on Jesus!

Superstition, money, rules, bullshit, loud guitars, talking Moses and Jesus, and Santa!

The Long Way Home

New light on the wanderings of Odysseus provided by the discovery of Penelope's answering machine tape.

Perfect Founders

The duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton rearranged for laughs and life lessons.

Eagle 202

The true story of Chris, who thought it would be a fun intellectual challenge to try to write a piece of air traffic control software his company had abandoned -- and what happened next.

Computer Drama

The computer talk show meets Saturday morning cartoons; featuring real live computer expert, Sarah Millen.


In a piece that captures the history of (aural) technology, text-to-speech engines prove that computers really can befuddle man.