Third Coast Pocket Conference

The Third Coast Pocket Conference is the start of your next great story — featuring sessions from Third Coast Conferences and more. Subscribe to learn about creating audio stories from some of the most creative and innovative minds in the podcasting world and beyond.

Total Episodes31
09/18/2017
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Diamonds are made under pressure! For this session Priya Ramu and Steve Wadhams, both formerly from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, presented their advice on how to make daily radio that shines and delights. Using examples from a wide range of daily information programming, they offered ideas and approaches that make interviews, news spots, and long-form reports more lively and memorable, no matter how tight the deadline. Recorded at the 2002 Third Coast Conference.
09/11/2017
about 1 hour
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On this episode we’re bringing you another session presented at the 2017 Audiocraft Conference, in Sydney, Australia. This talk features American producer Megan Tan, host and creator of the podcast Millennial, and Australian podcaster Sophie Townsend of the show Not By Accident. Not only do they both share their own personal stories on their shows, but they also have no commute from sofa to studio. In this session they’ll unravel their podcasting lives and talk about how they got started, their production processes, and the pros and cons of putting themselves centrestage. If you like what you hear, subscribe to the Audiocraft podcast for more great sessions from down under, or check them out at audiocraft.com.au
09/04/2017
about 1 hour
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This session explores "found narration" - archival tape, interviews, audio diary entries - and sound that can all be used to perform the job of the narrator. What do you gain and what do you give up when you throw away the script? Producer Joe Richman breaks down the process, from getting tape to editing to producing.
08/28/2017
about 1 hour
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On this episode we’re bringing you a session presented at the 2017 Audiocraft Conference, in Sydney, Australia! This talk features Jesse Cox and Belinda Lopez, who are part of the production team behind ABC Radio National’s podcast This Is About… a show that digs deep into issues that matter and tells stories of all the beautiful, awkward and messy stuff that happens to people. Through sharing their favourite works and techniques, Belinda and Jesse touch on how to produce compelling narratives through careful story pacing, structure and sound. And they dive into what a good pitch looks like. If you like what you hear, subscribe to the Audiocraft podcast for more great sessions from down under, or check them our at audiocraft.com.au
08/21/2017
about 1 hour
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How can a producer prepare to make radio stories about distant lands and the people who live there, and why tell those stories anyway? Stephanie Guyer-Stevens shares her experiences working in remote areas with Outer Voices, and talks about issues ranging from the pragmatic to the philosophical.
08/14/2017
about 2 hours
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You've pitched your story; you've collected tape; you've gone through your edits; you're ready to track. But how should you sound when you lay down your narration? What words to emphasize? What tone to take? Watch and listen while Emily Botein leads the way, as producers get "tracked" in real time by coaches with different styles and approaches to voicing. This session includes the brave trackers: Jesse Dukes, John Biewen, and Colette Kinsella.
08/07/2017
about 1 hour
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Now more than ever, you can own your podcast - make it, distribute it, sell it. How is it done? Discover if you have the interest - and the stomach - to be a radio entrepreneur, and learn what it takes. Own Your Thing (Part 2) was hosted by Lea Thau - who built The Moth from a small local series to a nation organization - with panelists Chris Bannon (WNYC), Alex Blumberg (Gimlet Media), and Kerri Hoffman (PRX/Radiotopia). Recorded at the 2014 Third Coast Conference.
07/31/2017
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Now more than ever, you can own your podcast - make it, distribute it, sell it. How is it done? Discover if you have the interest - and the stomach - to be a radio entrepreneur, and learn what it takes. Own Your Thing (Part 1) was hosted by Lea Thau, with panelists Daniel Alarcón (Radio Ambulante), Hillary Frank (Longest Shortest Time), and Nick van der Kolk (Love + Radio). Recorded at the 2014 Third Coast Conference.
07/24/2017
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Ira Glass brought the first day of the 2012 Third Coast Conference to a close by sharing his favorite moments from the year's Third Coast winners and other stories. He also mused about why, despite the popular opinion at the time that the medium might soon disappear, it was - and now even more so - actually an awesome time to be making radio. Recorded at the 2012 Third Coast Conference.
07/17/2017
about 1 hour
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Over the past several years, we've seen the journalism world take a hard look at itself. Reporters and documentary-makers have had to confront the relationship between cold, hard facts and the push to make compelling stories linger long after they’re heard. Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute moderated a panel at the 2012 Third Coast Conference to address the ethical dilemmas that pop up for journalists when producing stories. She was joined by Matt Thompson, now the deputy editor at The Atlantic, and documentarian Alex Kotlowitz. Together they discussed the common, shared ethical values of reporting and whether those values are absolute or if they can be bent. Recorded at the 2012 Third Coast Conference. Note: This session features a clip from Alex’s film, The Interrupters. You can watch it here: http://bit.ly/Pocket33