Best of the Best: The 2019 Third Coast Festival Broadcast

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The Third Coast International Audio Festival is back with our annual Best of the Best broadcast, featuring the winners of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation competition. In this four-part special, host Gwen Macsai presents the top audio stories of the year — and dives deep with some of the producers for a behind-the-scenes look at making beautiful stories in sound.

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound.

This year's program showcases the winners of the 19th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. From nearly 500 entries and 23 countries, eleven stories were chosen as winners. On Best of the Best, we share each of these meticulously crafted and boundary-pushing stories, alongside behind-the-scenes interviews with the producers who made them.

The first two hours of Best of the Best are now available on PRX for half points through the end of November. The second two hours will be available on Tuesday, December 10 at 4PM EST.

Each episode of Best of the Best can air independently, or alongside the rest in any order.

All four hours of the program are 59’00” in length, with two minute-long breaks at approximately 20 minutes after and before the hour. A detailed rundown of timing & cues are available on each episode page. Hide full description

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound. This year's program showcases the winners of the 19th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. From nearly 500 entries and 23 countries, eleven stories were chosen as winners. On Best of the Best, we share each of these meticulously crafted and boundary-pushing stories, alongside behind-the-scenes interviews with the producers who made them. The first two hours of Best of the Best are now available on PRX for half points through the end of November. The second two hours will be available on Tuesday, December 10 at 4PM EST. Each episode of Best of the Best can air independently, or alongside the rest in... Show full description


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