By Ear Hustle & Radiotopia
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Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
||ExplicitRoad Trip||Bonus episode! Earlonne’s out, and the crew drives to Sacramento to interview the man who made that happen: Governor Jerry Brown.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitP.S. Asking and Giving||Earlonne meets a fan, Quentin Blue strikes a chord and one last Radiotopia plug.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBittersweet||In prison, life’s major milestones usually pass at a distance.||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBig News: It's Time||Earlonne and Nigel got some big news earlier this week, from the office of California Governor Jerry Brown.||11/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrime Real Estate||Stories of romance, dating, and playing the field in prison.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Big No No||When you’re incarcerated, falling in love with prison staff or volunteers is prohibited. But... it happens.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCatch a Kite 3||Ear Hustle responds to a gang of questions from listeners about daily life in San Quentin.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThis Place||Built in 1852, San Quentin has its own story to tell.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFuture on Ice||Being an immigrant in an American prison can pose unique challenges.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBirdbaths and a Lockbox||On the heels of a summer lockdown, season three of Ear Hustle launches with an episode about... lockdowns.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason three preview||Ear Hustle is back September 12! In the meantime, enjoy this preview of season three.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSo Long||Leaving an organization or community often calls for an exit strategy – even in prison.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDown Low||Inside San Quentin, if you’re gay you hide it. But if you’re trans you can’t hide it.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Row||Death row is almost like a prison within a prison.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCatch a Kite 2||You've asked (via postcard) and we have answers!||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThick Glass||Parenting is never easy, but from prison it's especially challenging.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Workaround||Looking good and feeling good matters just as much on the inside, as on the outside.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDirty Water||Sex trafficking crimes are hard to talk about. In this episode, Sara and LA share their individual experiences of being “in the life.”||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFirsts||“Firsts” in prison can be especially memorable.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason two preview||Coming March 14: Season two of Ear Hustle!||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEar Hustle Bonus: Songs From S1||Just in time for the holidays, meet some of the musicians of San Quentin, whose songs were featured in season one.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGetting a Date||There are only a few ways to leave prison: serve your time, get out early on parole... or escape.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGold Coats and OGs||Dealing with aging and death is never easy. In prison, it's especially challenging.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLeft Behind||How do inmates with profoundly long sentences cope with their realities, and maintain a sense of hope and well-being as the years pass?||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUnwritten||The color of your skin influences your life on the inside, from sharing food to celebrating birthdays.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Boom Boom Room||Being married in prison is common. Opportunities to get intimate with your spouse are not.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCatch a Kite||Earlonne and Nigel answer questions mailed in via postcard, aka "kites," from listeners around the world.||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe SHU||The hole, the box, solitary confinement… stories from four men who spent years completely isolated in prison.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLooking Out||Meet Rauch, a man incarcerated at San Quentin who has figured out how to “look out” for dozens of critters around the place.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMisguided Loyalty||While the perceived thrill and glamour of gang life are often too strong to resist, the hard consequences of this seduction can last a lifetime.||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCellies||Finding a roommate can be tough. Finding someone to share a 4' x 9' space with is a whole 'nother story.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeet Ear Hustle||Ear Hustle brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny, moving and honest
I’ve been a listener for a while, but just finished “This Place” (Season 3). It was so moving. Each of the stories those photographs inspired was insightful and I am consistently impressed with how well spoken your guests are. excellent podcast with a look into an institution that’s cultivating the talent inside.
This is different, but you’ll love it
After 2 episodes I was hooked on this podcast. A non scripted podcast into the lives of inmates in a California prison.
Paying for their crimes it dives into some of the inmates personal problems, struggles & makes you aware of every day life for them. How they cope with loosing their families through their mistakes in life.
A fresh! Different podcast, with different topics.
Fave new discovery
Just heard about this on the daily and now I’m obsessed. Perfect mix of heavy topics and humor!