Ear Hustle

Ear Hustle brings you the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with former San Quentin resident Antwan Williams. The Ear Hustle team works in the San Francisco Bay Area, both in San Quentin State Prison’s media lab and from offices on the outside, to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest. Episodes offer a nuanced view of people involved with the American prison system and those reintegrating into society after serving time.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 33m. Bisher sind 44 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


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episode 11: Ear Hustle Extra: Antwan Williams, Journeyist

Ear Hustle team update: Antwan is out!



episode 10: Tell Christy I Love Her

The violent encounter in 1997 between Tom, a cop, and Jason, a teenager in a gang, was inevitable. The decades-long aftermath was anything but.



episode 9: Chicken on the Bone

Receiving a death sentence in California doesn’t always mean you’ve reached the end of the road.


 02 October 2019  41m

episode 8: Catch a Kite 4

By now an Ear Hustle tradition, this season’s “Catch a Kite” episode tackles questions and shares theme remixes from listeners around the world.


 11 September 2019  32m

episode 7: Life Shows Up

Getting a job post-incarceration, with a criminal record trailing you, is all kinds of challenging.


 28 August 2019  37m

episode 6: Snack Money

Believe it or not, there’s more to prison jobs than pounding out license plates and slinging cafeteria food.


 14 August 2019  40m

episode 5: Inside Music

I think we can all agree: It’s high time we devoted a full episode to the music of San Quentin.


 01 August 2019  44m

episode 4: I Want the Fairy Tale

After serving a long prison sentence, it can take a while to get your mack back.


 17 July 2019  41m

episode 3: Kissing the Concrete

Everyone in prison dreams about the moment they’ll get out, but it’s the days, weeks and months after that make or break you.


 03 July 2019  30m

episode 2: Respect the Paper

Hardly anyone writes letters anymore... except in (and to) prison.


 20 June 2019  35m