Solitary Nation Podcast
By Matt Duhamel
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‘Solitary Nation‘, hosted by Matt Duhamel, is an interview style podcast with discussions from professionals, organization leaders, activists, dignitaries and everyday people. Topics include: the prison system, probation/parole, the criminal justice system in America, sex offender registration, the effects of incarceration on children and families, and more.
||CleanMy Husband is Incarcerated – Living as a Prison Wife (2-7)||Judee Reeves wrote in 1994, "Families of inmates have been called the "hidden victims of crime" (Carlson & Cervera, 1992, p.5). When a crime is committed, there are victims other than the primary victim(s).||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuicide and Depression Among Ex-Offenders – It’s Not All Bad! (2-6)||DOWNLOAD THE FREE TRANSCRIPT (PDF) - Who is the best guest to discuss suicide and depression? How about a comedian? In this episode of Solitary Nation, nationally recognized professional motivational speaker and comedian, Frank King,||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s It Like To Be a State Prisoner? (2-5)||Have you ever wondered what it's like to be incarcerated? What about being a prisoner in a state penitentiary? Matt Duhamel invites John Charles on the show, a handicapped man who served 2 years and 8 months in the Clark County Jail (Vancouver,||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJob Stability, Ex-Felons and Registered Sex Offenders (2-4)||Host, Matt Duhamel talks with Carolyn Esparza about his horrific experience with a Pacific Northwest employer over his criminal record from 10 years ago. Moving from Utah to Washington to take a full-time position with the company, Kraftwerk K9,||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSex Offenders and the International Megan’s Law (2-3)||Can registered sex offenders travel outside of the United States? If so, what are their restrictions? And, how does the registry restrict the offender and his/her family within the community? - Join host, Matt Duhamel and California attorney,||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Effects of Social Ostracism on the Formally Incarcerated (2-2)||In this unique episode of Solitary Nation, Matt Duhamel talks with Dr. Kipling Williams from Purdue University. He is the nation's leading authority on social ostracism and social rejection. The conversation focuses on how rejection effects everyday||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Redemption through Rescuing At-Risk Youth (2/1)||In this Season #2 opener, Matt Duhamel talks about Larry Lawton, the creator of the "Reality Check Program. " Larry Lawton is the only ex-con ever in the United States to be sworn in as an honorary police officer and only ex-con ever to be recognized||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMass Incarceration in America (1/2)||Nancy Nordyke Shelley, Coordinator for Justice For All, an Affiliate of the STOP Mass Incarceration Network, joins Solitary Nation for this powerful second episode. - Nancy talks about her son’s experience with the criminal justice system (he was arre||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Ex-Felons Be Community Leaders? (1/6)||JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) is dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in half by 2030, while reducing crime. One way they are succeeding is by investing in successful formerly incarcerated leaders from across the United States. Host,||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSex Offender Panic on Halloween (1/5)||Studies on registered sex offenders have shown no significant increase in risk for non-familial child sexual abuse on or just prior to Halloween, though states and cities continue to pass restrictions that most say are based on fear and moral panic.||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Running Man: Charlie Engle’s Redemption (1/3)||Charlie Engle is a survivor. He’s been through drug and alcohol addiction, 16-months in federal prison, and numerous ultra-marathon runs including a 111 day run through the Sahara Desert and 6 countries. - Host,||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFathers in Prison: Learning to Parent Behind Bars (1/4)||There are 2.7 million children with a parent in prison or jail in the United States. The number of children with a father in prison has grown by 79% since 1991. The problem has become so devastating among children that when they have a parent in pri||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSex Offenders in the Community 1/1||Host, Matt Duhamel speaks with Dr. Lisa Sample of Sexual Offense Policy Research (SOPR) about her latest research on registered sex offenders reintegrating and living in the community. Matt opens up the conversation about desistance from sex offending,.||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Sensitive thoughtful discussions about the often forgotten
Very much enjoy Matt Duhamel's provocative discussions with thought-leaders about life behind bars and life after prison. Not sensationalistic - but sheds light on a forgotten topic that affects so many. Highly recommend.