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.


Audio montage featuring the voices of women protesters and a service man remembering life in the 1980s at Greenham Common, England, a miitary base for American nuclear missiles.

Lapsed Trappist

The gripping tale of a troubled Buddhist as he struggles with morals and mice in this short radio fiction based rather loosely on a true story.

Bike Bell Bandito

A short tale of youth and nostalgia, bringing back past memories of the notorious nerve racking bike bell that we loved -- and mom hated!

Tea for Matilda

Feminist historian Sally Roesch Wagner muses that well-behaved women rarely make history while mis-behaved radicals, such as 19th century women's rights and peace activist Matilda Joslyn Gage, seldom make history books.


One mother's attempt to fight off an invasion of mice just after her two-year-old son has been diagnosed with leukemia.

The Mousetrap

This is a highly fictionalized retelling of a real life tale of the trapping and killing of a mouse in Fresno, California.


Here's a story of newness and wonder and remembering experience before language.