Each year for the past four or five years, I’ve stumbled across the wonderful Third Coast Audio Festival. This festival celebrates the finest audio documentaries, created by expert interviewers and sound crafters. I’ve always been drawn to audio, and when NPR takes the time to broadcast the winners of the festival, it brings my day to a screeching halt. The most I can do for the next few hours is sit and listen, or perhaps wash dishes – but not too loudly!
This year was just like the others; I’d forgotten about the festival, and just accidentally happened to be listening to the radio as the show began. Give yourself a treat and make time to do nothing but listen to the Gold Award winner, “Birth Mother”. I bet it will touch you as much as it did me. Here are all of this year’s winners (perhaps for a limited time only).