Ear Hustle Season One

Series produced by Ear Hustle

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From PRX's Radiotopia, Ear Hustle brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it.

The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist and Earlonne Woods, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with fellow inmate Antwan Williams.


10 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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There are only a few ways to leave prison: serve your time, get out early on parole ... or escape. Steve, Danny, Phillip and Ron are all trying to ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 31:15
  • Purchases: 2
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Dealing with aging and death is never easy. But in prison, these issues are fraught with extra challenges, both emotional and physical. Meet two in...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 24:09
  • Purchases: 2
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“I’m a stupid idiot who stole some money.” Curtis Roberts was sentenced to 50 years to life, under the three strikes law, for committing three non-...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 35:24
  • Purchases: 1
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The color of your skin influences your life in prison, from sharing food to celebrating birthdays. Meet Andrew Sabatino (Drew) and Arthur Snowden (...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 30:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Being married in prison is common. Opportunities to get intimate with your spouse are not, and — like everything else inside — are governed by both...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:25
  • Purchases: 1
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“Kite” is a common term in prison for a written note. Over the course of the season, listeners have been encouraged to send in their questions abou...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 27:18
  • Purchases: 1
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The hole, the box, solitary confinement. It doesn’t matter what you call it; doing time in the SHU (Security Housing Unit) means you are alone and ...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 2
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The need to nurture and show love for another living being (or, in San Quentin parlance, “looking out”) is an essential human impulse. Away from yo...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 23:51
  • Purchases: 3
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Tommy Shakur Ross grew up in South Central Los Angles in the 1980’s. As a boy, he was seduced by what he saw as the “glamour” of gang life. Thirty ...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 27:34
  • Purchases: 2
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At San Quentin Prison, the typical cell measures approximately 4’ x 9’ and contains a bunk bed, toilet, sink, two men, and their six cubic feet of ...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 23:38
  • Purchases: 2