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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 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...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 17,906 ratings
That life
I listen to earhustle while traveling. Super interesting stuff. The hosts are awesome and the stories are captivating. Keep it up!
ToiletGamer1978 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/22/19
Honest, insightful and addictive
Can’t say how much I appreciate this story telling format and all the lives shared so honestly their story thus far.
Seona789 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/19
Love this so much
I love this podcast especially since I have a few friends in prison, now I can make them laugh when I ask about a “fi fi bag” and it helps me to remember that the little things like mail and answering the phone are not so little for them. Keep up the great work!
michaele99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/19
Recent Episodes
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...
Published 09/11/19
Getting a job after serving time is crucial to rebuilding your life, but a criminal record inevitably gets in the way. Four people share stories about how their time inside both helped prep them for jobs outside and impacted their getting back to work. Find a full list of episode credits at...
Published 08/28/19
Running a prison takes a lot of work, and not just by the staff running the place. At San Quentin inmates work regular jobs, earn pennies on the hour and often supplement their income with a side hustle. Find a full list of episode credits at, where you can also download and...
Published 08/14/19
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