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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Bringing Together Narrative and News (2017)

The Daily podcast has brought rich sound production and narrative storytelling together with daily news and New York Times journalism.Lisa Tobin, executive producer of audio at The New York Times , discusses what the team learned from nine months of The Daily : defining the storyline, crafting a script without scripting, and making print journalists SOUND good. She will also run through some standard radio practices that her team learned -- and then unlearned in making the show.Help us keep delivering free session audio on the Pocket Conference by donating to Third Coast today!https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/ThirdCoast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 41mins

12 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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Who You Talkin' To? Audience & Your Authentic Voice (2018)

Come hang with journalists Leila Day and Hana Baba, co-hosts of The Stoop Podcast: stories from across the Black diaspora.Born out of the side conversations they had while microwavin' their lunches in the kitchen of KALW where they worked together, The Stoop digs into things Black communities are living, but don't talk about enough. And throughout their podcast journey, Leila and Hana kept hearing the same questions: "who's you're audience?" and "Should audience affect the content and style of a show?"At the 2018 Third Coast Conference, Leila & Hana led an honest conversation about audience, identity and being a maker of color in an industry that's overwhelmingly lacking in diversity. Drawing from their own work and the inspirations of others, they presented some creative ways they’ve found for producers to own their own narrative.You can listen to all the sessions from previous years of the conference at ThirdCoastFestival.org. There you can also find a link to the full transcript of the this episode, thanks to Descript.We're sharing so much more each week - sign up for Producer News to stay in the loop! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 41mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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Just Listen to Yourself (2008)

A bad editor is a curse. Having a good editor is a blessing but can often be a luxury. In this session, Deborah George explains how to work effectively with the editor you've been dealt and how to be your own editor if you don't have one.It's all in the listening. Recorded at the 2008 Third Coast Conference. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 19mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #3

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Late Night Provocations (2017)

For the last two years, the Third Coast Conference has kicked off with Late Night Provocations: a series of short talks meant to challenge, ignite & inspire. Presenters - or provocateurs - come onstage to share one provocative idea in five minutes or less. The 2017 provocateurs were: Mia Lobel (Panoply's Revisionist History), Martina Castro (Adonde Media), Tobin Low and Kathy Tu (WNYC's Nancy), Maureen McMurray (New Hampshire Public Radio), John Biewen (Scene on the Radio), and Sarah Alvarez (Outlier Media). Plus a very special 'Halftime Rumble'...Note: Martina Castro's provocation is in English and Spanish. Visit ThirdCoastFetival.org or follow this link to see the subtitles for her bilingual talk: http://bit.ly/2j1LZSt See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

5 Dec 2017

Rank #4

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Local Radio (2010)

Strong local radio doesn't emerge from a moment of inspiration; it's the product of repetition, experimentation, even failure. It's about habit.At the 2010 Third Coast Conference, Dan Grech explored strategies for producing consistent, high-impact local radio, culled from his own experiences with WLRN's Under the Sun series. Does success mean getting stories heard nationally? Is local simply about geography? And how can you fit the habit of creativity into a too-busy day? Local producers Kenny Malone, Sylvia Gross and Alicia Zuckerman joined him to share tips from the trenches. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 35mins

16 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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Marie Kondo Never Worked in Pro Tools (2018)

Building a radio story often means hours (Dozens? Hundreds?) of tape, reams of written notes, photos, links, and research... It is very easy to get lost in this mountain of material — unsure of what or even where your best stuff is.Eric Mennel (formerly a producer of StartUp) has reported everything from spot news to serialized narrative seasons. At the 2018 Third Coast Conference, he shared some of the best tools he’s learned for keeping stuff organized. He also make the (strong) case that the very process of organization helps craft a better story, no matter the length. Spreadsheets! Field notes! File structures! It's all here.You can find a link to the spreadsheet template Eric made here or at ThirdCoastFestival.org.You can listen to all the sessions from previous years of the conference at ThirdCoastFestival.org. There you can also find a link to the full transcript of the this episode, thanks to Descript.We're sharing so much more each week - sign up for Producer News to stay in the loop! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 4mins

18 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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The Confessional: When is a Personal Story Worth Sharing? (2017)

Turning the mic on yourself is not easy. Baring your heart and soul for anyone to hear can be a bit terrifying.At the 2017 Third Coast Conference, reporter Sally Herships retraced the making of her story, 'As Many Leaves.' She walked through the process of creating her meditation on loss and explained how to keep your journalistic integrity while opening yourself up to the world. She was joined by Alan Hall of Falling Tree Productions, who commissioned Sally's piece. Together, they shared their approaches to crafting this narrative and the challenges they faced in making a personal tale resonate more broadly. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 39mins

13 Feb 2018

Rank #7

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Calling the Shots with Steve and Nishat (2019)

The audio industry is changing -- and your role as a leader might well be changing with it. Making the transition from reporter to editor, from producer to executive producer, or from player to coach isn’t always easy. In this session from the 2019 Third Coast Conference, Steve Edwards (WBEZ) and Nishat Kurwa (Vox Media) shared their candid thoughts and experiences about the challenges of becoming leader, personally and professionally.From leading a production team to starting your own podcast shop, they shared tips on how to make the transition successfully - while continuing to foster creativity, and staying connected to the craft. Together, they explained why the same skills that it takes to be a great audio producer are actually the foundations of becoming an outstanding leader, too.Sign up for Producer News to stay up to date on the latest from Third Coast.The 2019 Third Coast Pocket Conference season was co-produced by Neroli Price and Isabel Vázquez. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 45mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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Audiocraft 2017: Under the Hood

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

28 Aug 2017

Rank #9

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Taking Risks in Radio (2001)

From the first Third Coast Conference in 2001, this panel, moderated by Arizona-based producer Joan Schuman, asked the questions about the consequences of taking risks and approaching audio in unconventional ways. Joining Joan to answer these questions were radio legend Scott Carrier and Priya Ramu, formerly of the CBC program Outfront.This will be the last Pocket Conference episode for a few weeks, but we'll be back in early December with sessions from the 2017 Third Coast Conference. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 25mins

30 Oct 2017

Rank #10

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Own Your Thing Part 1 (2014)

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 18mins

31 Jul 2017

Rank #11

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Gonna Make You Sweat (2019)

What does it feel like when artists challenge conventional radio and allow their lived experiences to inform their work?In their 2020 Third Coast Conference session, NK, Phoebe, Mara and Ari - the founding members of RADIO (R)EJECTS - employed Sara Ahmed’s term ‘sweaty concepts’ to explore first person narrative stories. Using feminist theory by women of color as a lens for listening, you’ll be part of a conversation that expands upon asking what artistic choices shape “experimental” radio? How and why does it make us sweat? Presented by RADIO (R)EJECTS, a collective based out of Chicago, LA, and New Orleans.This session intentionally carved out space for POC, femmes, people with disabilities, trans peeps, and queers who want to talk about how, why and for whom we tell our stories.Ari Mejia's SoundcloudMara Lazer's 2019 award-winning pieceBitchface PodcastSign up for Producer News to stay up to date on the latest from Third Coast.The 2019 Third Coast Pocket Conference season was co-produced by Neroli Price and Isabel Vázquez. Special thanks to Madeline Fox! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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The Script Disappears (2010)

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 29mins

14 Aug 2017

Rank #13

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Provocations (2018)

What are provocations? Imagine that you’re hashing out an issue you care deeply about in audio with a friend - except this time, it's live in front of a room of hundreds of people. Don’t be afraid to get shaken up.The 2018 Third Coast conference opened with provocations from: Stan Alcorn, Stacia Brown, Eula Scott Bynoe & Jeannie Yandel, Alex Laughlin, Ryan Natoli, Aliya Pabani, Sam Sanders and Lu Olkowski.You can listen to all the sessions from previous years of the conference at ThirdCoastFestival.org. There you can also find a link to the full transcript of the this episode, thanks to Descript (coming soon).We're sharing so much more each week - sign up for Producer News to stay in the loop! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Beyond True Crime (2018)

True crime podcasts are everywhere. But in 2018, we listened to one murder mystery series that stood out in extraordinary ways. It’s called Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo. We were so impressed by the work of journalist Connie Walker and her team that we chose Finding Cleo as the winner of our first ever Best Serialized Story Award. So what made the series so exceptional?Quite simply, Finding Cleo upends the genre of true crime. And in this session from the 2018 Third Coast Conference, Connie Walker & producer Jennifer Fowler share how they did it - how to use one mystery to provide a deeper understanding of the causes behind injustice. By letting subjects lead the investigation, and using empathy and historical inquiry as a guide, Connie & Jennifer show how you can tell a richer, more thoughtful story - and even perhaps, challenge the very concept of 'true crime.’You can listen to all the sessions from previous years of the conference at ThirdCoastFestival.org. There you can also find a link to the full transcript of the this episode, thanks to Descript.We're sharing so much more each week - sign up for Producer News to stay in the loop! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 29mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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Mudslide Part 2: After the Avalanche (2017)

In November 2016, the Third Coast Conference kicked off with a panel discussion called "Mudslide." It reflected on what journalists had gotten wrong during that year's presidential campaign, only three days after Donald Trump was elected to office. At the 2017 Third Coast Conference, Kai Wright (WNYC's United States of Anxiety) hosted a continuation of this discussion on year later. Joining him were panelists Eve Epstein (Marketplace), Al Letson (Reveal) and Leital Molad (Intercepted). Together they explored the questions facing the media one year into the new presidency.Note: You can hear the original panel discussion here on the Pocket Conference, episode "Mudslide: The Election of 2016" (Published Dec. 12, 2016). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 49mins

9 Jan 2018

Rank #16

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Own Your Thing Part 2 (2014)

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 21mins

7 Aug 2017

Rank #17

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AIR's Bitchin' Pitch Panel Pt. 1 (2017)

AIR’s Bitchin' Pitch Panel puts three pitchers directly in front of a panel of editors, where they sell their stories and everyone gets a little insight in to the process. There to help the pitchers and moderate in 2017 was producer Leila Day, co-host of The Stoop podcast. This first of two Bitchin’ Pitchin’ sessions we’ll be sharing on this podcast features Alicia Montgomery the Editorial Director of WAMU, Reveal’s Executive Director Kevin Sullivan and Pineapple Street Media co-founder Jenna Weiss Berman. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

30 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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Podcasting Without a Net(work) Day 2 (2018)

Individual podcasters working with slim budgets and strained resources share how they create their best work while trying to grow audiences and raise money, often while holding down another full time job...At the 2018 Third Coast Conference, this session explore the “podcasting alone” terrain, including: how to choose a compelling narrative-based podcast concept worth your moonlighting hours, making the most of your limited budget, and how to find partners, audiences, and more support — all while maintaining a sense of creative joy about your show. Hosted by Julie Shapiro of Radiotopia (PRX), who fields questions like these nearly every day, and with panel of podcasters working with big ideas and slim budgets.Here's the panel from the second day of Podcasting Without a Net(work):Phoebe Unter (Bitchface)Tamar Avishai (Lonely Palette)James Kim (The Competition)You can listen to all the sessions from previous years of the conference at ThirdCoastFestival.org. There you can also find a link to the full transcript of the this episode, thanks to Descript (coming soon).We're sharing so much more each week - sign up for Producer News to stay in the loop! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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AIR's Bitchin' Pitch Panel Pt. 2 (2017)

AIR’s Bitchin' Pitch Panel puts three people directly in front of a panel of editors, where they pitch their stories and everyone gets insight into the process. There to help the pitchers and moderate in 2017 was producer Leila Day, co-host of The Stoop podcast. This is the second of two Bitchin’ Pitchin’ sessions from the 2017 Third Coast Conference. In this session, the panel features Shereen Marisol Meraji of NPR’s podcast Code Switch, senior producer of original content at Audible Millie Jefferson, and Sruthi Pinnamaneni, senior reporter at Reply All. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 7mins

1 Feb 2018

Rank #20