Stories

Our vast - and ever growing - collection contains thousands of carefully curated audio stories of all stripes.


Someone's Screaming Outside

Someone's Screaming Outside revisits the rainy Florida night George Zimmerman met Trayvon Martin, using only 911 calls from that evening and musical samples from YouTube videos reacting to the tragedy.

Passing Stranger

Ron Padgett and Andrei Codrescu recall a night in 1968, when fellow poet Kenneth Koch was assassinated, or so it seemed, during a reading at St. Mark's Church in New York City.

American Dad

Growing up poor in Mexico City, Pilar dreamed of reuniting with her father who had moved to America years before.

ARTE Radio

It's French. It's all online. It's pretty much Radio 2.0...

Cowbird

While the Internet is teeming with storytelling portals - including the one you're on right now - some rise above the rest: in quality, spirit, and ambition.

Work in Progress

By now you've probably heard plenty of stories about "the transformation of a beleaguered Detroit" but we bet you've never heard one like Work in Progress.

The Glass Piano

At the tender age of 23, Princess Alexandra Amelie of Bavaria (1826-1875) was observed awkwardly walking sideways down the corridors of her family palace.

Dallas, Pitiless Universe

Dallas, the 1980s prime-time soap opera, may have disappeared from American television 20 years ago, but like J.R. Ewing, the show never really died.

Signal to Noise

What happens when you work with sound everyday -- listening to it, recording it, manipulating it -- and then one day, one of those sounds sticks around for good?

The Pigeon Race

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.

The Colors Show

This hour: a purple hotel, a family who argues over their skin color, a singing rainbow and more.

Locusts!

There's a feeling you get when you encounter a swarm of insects.

Dear Santo Toribio

After Oklahoma passed the toughest anti-immigration bill in the country, a Catholic church in Tulsa was looking for help, so they created a shrine to Santo Toribio, the patron saint of immigrants.

2013 TC/RHDF Competition Winners

Behold! The 2013 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition winners - a most stellar batch of radio documentaries from around the world.