Based in Chicago, the Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF) curates sound-rich audio stories from around the world and shares them with as many ears as possible - on the radio, on the Internet, and at public listening events all over the place. Operating year-round, Third Coast offers producers and listeners a multitude of ways to celebrate audio storytelling. Tune in to this special recording as Erin Fairbanks chats with Julie Shapiro about this years short documentary challenge, which is being organized in conjunction with the James Beard Foundation. Thanks to our sponsor, Whole Foods.

"We're always listening for things to share with other people." [1:30]

--Julie Shapiro of Third Coast Festival on