Audio Under the Stars is a summer-long audio festival based in Durham, N.C. We collect fascinating stories from all over —with a focus on local flavor—and each month during the summer we invite you in to our garden to lean back and listen. Audio Under the Stars features the kind of audio stories you might hear on podcasts or public radio. We bring the listening experience out of your earbuds and into the outdoors, where audience members can share each twist, turn, tragedy or triumph together. Hosted in the garden at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Audio Under the Stars is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Audio Under the Stars is the creation of Jenny March and Elizabeth Friend, made possible with the support of the Center for Documentary Studies and many volunteers. It began as a venue to showcase local audio documentary work, and has grown to include radio-makers from around the world.

Launched in 2014, Audio Under the Stars returns for its seventh season in 2020.  Visit our ‘Share a Story’ page to learn how you can submit your work or nominate a piece you think should be a part of the listening series.  And remember to like us on Facebook, find us on Twitter, and follow us on SoundCloud to get our latest updates. Drop us a line at to connect by email.