Ear Hustle

By Ear Hustle & Radiotopia

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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.


Episode Date
Are You Listening?
44:27

Incarceration doesn’t just separate a parent from his or her child, it changes that relationship forever, often leaving wounds that may never heal. We talk with kids who have incarcerated parents, as well as a formerly incarcerated mom of four, and hear why sometimes acceptance is the only way forward.

Oct 21, 2020
The Great Ear Hustle Cook Off
45:37

For our first-annual Ear Hustle Cook Off, four formerly-incarcerated people replicate meals they used to make inside their cells, using only the tools and ingredients they would have had access to in prison.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support of the show. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Find a full list of episode credits at  earhustlesq.com.

Oct 07, 2020
The Christmas Boxes
52:14

Six cubic feet. That’s how much stuff each incarcerated person in California is allowed to have in his or her cell. The few personal objects you keep with you in prison are precious. But what’s left behind can be just as meaningful, as relics of a former life.

Now available on our website: Ear Hustle face masks! Bonus: 100% of profits from merch sales through September 30th will go to the Prison University Project.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support of the show. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Find a full list of episode credits at  earhustlesq.com.

Sep 23, 2020
The Gray Goose
51:26

Being incarcerated doesn’t always mean staying in one place. Ear Hustle kicks off Season 6 with stories from inside the vans and buses that carry people to and between prisons.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com.

Aly Tamboura, who appears in this episode, now works for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which financially supports the production of Ear Hustle.

Sep 09, 2020
Ear Hustle Extra: Summer Listening
33:06

Ear Hustle will be back with new episodes starting September 9. In the meantime, we talk with people experiencing the COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin and other California prisons, firsthand. Plus, we’re not the only podcast sharing stories and highlighting voices from prison and post-incarceration. Here are a few other shows to check out over the summer:

The Secret Life of Prisons, from the Prison Radio Association in the UK

Featured in this episode: “The Arrival”

Birds Eye View, made by women in the Darwin Correctional Centre in Australia

Featured in this episode: “Making HERstory”

Uncuffed, produced by men incarcerated at Solano and San Quentin state prisons in California for KALW

Featured in this episode: “Sky Boii” and “Maserati-E”

More songs by Remus Sam Langi at the bottom of the page here

Life on the Outside, produced by Lucy Copp

Featured in this episode: “Mother California”

Snap Judgement’s story “The Officer”

Voices of San Quentin on Instagram @VoicesofSanQuentin

Jul 22, 2020
Nobody Comes Back
56:17

Getting out of prison means freedom, but this liberation often comes with caveats. In our final episode of the season, three formerly incarcerated people describe the unwelcome surprises that were waiting for them on the other side of the gates. Plus, Ear Hustlers respond to the murder of George Floyd and recent protests.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com.

Jun 10, 2020
Tired of Running
46:11

Hollywood loves stories about fugitives on the run, but in reality that lifestyle is anything but glamorous, especially for those who get pulled in along the way. One woman reflects back on six years spent on the lam in Mexico, after her husband was charged with murder and their family fled south.

We’re nearing the end of our first-ever spring fundraiser, and we need your help. If you can spare a little to support the show, go to earhustlesq.com/donate. Thank you!

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com.

May 27, 2020
Catch a Kite 5
43:12

Every season we answer questions from listeners in our Catch a Kite episode. This time around, formerly incarcerated people lend their experiences and lessons learned to a group of kids currently incarcerated at a juvenile facility in Madison, Wisconsin.

We’re in the middle of our first-ever spring fundraiser. If you can spare a little to support the show, go to earhustlesq.com/donate. Thank you!

And check out our new, limited-edition T-shirt, featuring an illustration by listener Anna Hicks.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com.

May 13, 2020
Hold That Space
46:24

Four women share their stories of loving incarcerated men, and the challenges they face in maintaining their relationships, staying hopeful about an eventual reunion, and carrying on with their lives on the outside.

We just launched a month-long fundraiser. If you can spare a little to support the show, go to earhustlesq.com/donate. Thank you!

And check out our new, limited-edition T-shirt, featuring an illustration by listener Anna Hicks.

Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support.

Apr 29, 2020
Sorry Means Nothing
53:00

One crime is treated differently than all others, both inside and outside prison. People who commit sex crimes against children are often ostracized, abused by fellow inmates, and deemed beyond rehabilitation. On this episode, we talk to victims and perpetrators about the causes for, and impacts of, these crimes.

A note: This episode includes disturbing content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Please use discretion in listening.

Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support.

Apr 15, 2020
Us and Them
56:08

The relationships between incarcerated people and the correctional officers who guard their prisons are often as bad as you might expect. But sometimes, they’re a lot more complicated.

Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com, where you can also sign up for our newsletter and or send a question (by postcard) that might get answered in a future episode.

We particularly want to hear from incarcerated people and their families about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting them. Information on how to get in touch is on our website.

Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support, and to CBSi’s “The Lost Tapes” for sponsoring this episode.

Apr 01, 2020
Locked Down Again
41:32

As the Coronavirus pandemic locks down parts of America and the world, we revisit an episode from 2018 about how the San Quentin community manages a prison lockdown.

During a San Quentin lockdown, the prison grinds to a halt, and men are confined to their cells 24 hours a day. What causes a lockdown, and how do guys survive the wait when boredom, uncertainty, hunger and isolation can push them over the edge?

A heads-up: this episode contains discussion of suicide and self-harm — listener discretion is advised. You can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Mar 18, 2020
Myths & Monikers
39:35

In prison, almost everyone has a nickname, and whether true or not, nearly every nickname has a story behind it. If that story is good enough, it might just become the stuff of legend.

A heads-up: This episode contains discussion of sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised.

Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com, where you can also sign up for our newsletter and get the details on our T-shirt design contest. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Bloomfield for their support of the new season, and to Native, Article, Sony Music Entertainment, Wrongful Conviction and Stanford Children’s Hospital for sponsoring this episode.

Mar 04, 2020
Ear Hustle Extra: In It for the Long Haul
11:12

In honor of the launch of “Over the Road,” Radiotopia’s new show about long-haul trucking, Earlonne and Nigel talk with a formerly incarcerated truck driver about being a woman in a male-dominated profession, and about how she stays safe on the open road.

This episode is part of a network-wide project to welcome “Over the Road” into the Radiotopia family. Head to overtheroad.fm for more information about the show.

Feb 20, 2020
A Message from Ear Hustle
05:59

Back in 2016, our podcast network, Radiotopia, made the Ear Hustle dream a reality. In honor of Radiotopia’s annual fundraiser, Nigel and Earlonne dream a little about what other podcasts they might make one day.

To support the network that supports Ear Hustle’s dreams, visit radiotopia.fm today.

Nov 27, 2019
Ear Hustle Extra: Antwan Williams, Journeyist
22:49

Surprise! In this season four bonus episode, Earlonne sits down with Ear Hustle co-founder and sound design contributor, Antwan “Banks” Williams, who was recently released from San Quentin after serving 13 years in prison. The two talk about Antwan’s time inside, the person he’s become during those years, his work with Ear Hustle and his musical ambitions for the future.

Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com, where you can also sign up for our newsletter and order a T-shirt, sticker pack or mug. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson, Warden Ron Davis and Krissi Khokhobashvili for their support of the show. And thanks to you, as ever, for listening.

Nov 15, 2019
Tell Christy I Love Her
43:55

Tom was a cop; Jason was a teenager in a gang. One night in 1997, they had a violent encounter that Tom describes as “inevitable.” In our season finale, Tom and Jason relate the story of that night, and the series of events that unfolded in the years afterward.

Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com, where you can also sign up for our newsletter and order a T-shirt, sticker pack or mug. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Warden Ron Davis for their support of the show, and Native, EPIX and BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode. And thanks to you for tuning in through all of season four!

Oct 16, 2019
Chicken on the Bone
41:11

Historically, death sentences in California have led to eventual execution by the state. But these days, public opinion and state protocol are in flux, and the future is uncertain for those on death row at San Quentin.

Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com, where you can also sign up for our newsletter and order a T-shirt, sticker pack or mug. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Warden Ron Davis for their support of the show, and Native, EPIX and BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode. And stay tuned for our season four finale, in two weeks!

Oct 02, 2019
Catch a Kite 4
32:26

Sleep, soundtracks and signing in prison — the Ear Hustle crew tackles questions from listeners about these topics and more, in this season’s “Catch a Kite” episode. Plus, we’ll share some of our favorite listener-generated Ear Hustle theme remixes. Spoiler alert: harps ahead.

Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com, where you can also sign up for our newsletter and order a T-shirt, sticker pack or mug. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Warden Ron Davis for their support of the show, and Lantigua Williams & Co. and BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode.

Sep 11, 2019
Life Shows Up
37:55
Aug 28, 2019
Snack Money
40:55
Aug 14, 2019
Inside Music
44:31
Aug 01, 2019
I Want the Fairy Tale
41:57
Jul 17, 2019
Kissing the Concrete
30:20
Jul 03, 2019
Respect the Paper
35:36
Jun 20, 2019
Excuse Me on the Tier
35:21
Jun 05, 2019
Season four preview
04:17
May 29, 2019
Road Trip
14:29
Jan 16, 2019
P.S. Asking and Giving
06:01
Dec 17, 2018
Bittersweet
45:08
Dec 12, 2018
Big News: It's Time
04:59
Nov 24, 2018
Prime Real Estate
37:21
Nov 21, 2018
The Big No No
36:27
Nov 08, 2018
Catch a Kite 3
30:04
Oct 24, 2018
This Place
38:35
Oct 10, 2018
Future on Ice
40:02
Sep 26, 2018
Birdbaths and a Lockbox
38:21
Sep 12, 2018
Season three preview
05:54
Sep 05, 2018
So Long
41:36
Jun 20, 2018
Down Low
33:22
Jun 06, 2018
The Row
42:22
May 23, 2018
Catch a Kite 2
32:14
May 09, 2018
Thick Glass
35:39
Apr 25, 2018
The Workaround
32:51
Apr 11, 2018
Dirty Water
36:02
Mar 28, 2018
Firsts
39:03
Mar 14, 2018
Season two preview
05:06
Feb 28, 2018
Ear Hustle Bonus: Songs From S1
22:35
Dec 20, 2017
Getting a Date
33:27
Oct 25, 2017
Gold Coats and OGs
24:05
Oct 11, 2017
Left Behind
35:19
Sep 27, 2017
Unwritten
30:00
Sep 13, 2017
The Boom Boom Room
28:19
Aug 30, 2017
Catch a Kite
28:03
Aug 09, 2017
The SHU
28:26
Jul 26, 2017
Looking Out
23:47
Jul 12, 2017
Misguided Loyalty
27:36
Jun 28, 2017
Cellies
23:33
Jun 14, 2017
Meet Ear Hustle
04:01
May 25, 2017