28:26 | Jul 26th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
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 segregated from the general prison population. In thi...Show More
Really sad exposé about the torture of isolation units
23:33 | Jun 14th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
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 belongings. In our first episode of Ear Hustle, hear ...Show More
Really intriguing podcast produced from inside a prison.
41:57 | Jul 17th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
How does dating work in your 30s when you’ve been locked up since you were 15? How soon do you share your incarceration history with new love interests? And how the hell does online dating work? Recen...Show More
Just listened to this episode. They do a really great job of sharing people's stories and help me understand formerly incarcerated people's ...Show More
23:47 | Jul 12th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
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 your family and friends in prison this can be difficult...Show More
The role that animals can play in providing nurturance and some degree of emotional connection within a prison environment.
43:55 | Oct 16th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
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, a...Show More
@alysson I just came in here to warn people not to drive while listening to this episode, but you got there first. I was a total mess at th...Show More
27:36 | Jun 28th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
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 years later, he is still paying the price for giving ...Show More
32:26 | Sep 11th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
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 favo...Show More
The final part with all the remixes is so cool! Love it!
30:00 | Sep 13th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
The color of your skin influences your life in prison, from sharing food to celebrating birthdays. Meet Andrew Sabatino (Drew Down) and Arthur Snowden (AR), two guys whose close friendship often chall...Show More
The unwritten rules of race relations within the prison population. Plus, a felon with really good party planning skills who knows how to d...Show More