Episode 19: So Long

Illustration by Antwan Williams

Illustration by Antwan Williams

Leaving an organization or community often calls for an exit strategy — even in prison. In this final episode of season two, four men who are preparing to leave San Quentin share stories about what they’ve learned on the inside, and their aspirations, big and small, for life on the outside.

Thanks to Chayne Hampton, Gus Lumumba Edwards, Michael Thompson, and Anouthinh Pangthong, aka Choy, for sharing their stories with us.  

Learn more about Re:store Justice, the organization that Choy now works for.

Ear Hustle is produced by Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods with help from outside producer Pat Mesiti-Miller, who also comes in to lead the sound design team. “So Long” was scored with music by Antwan Williams and contributions from David Jassy. Here's a transcript, and you can download the episode here.

Our story editor is Curtis Fox and our executive producer for Radiotopia is Julie Shapiro. And here's one last season two shout out to Lt Sam Robinson and Warden Ron Davis, for their support of the show.

Thanks so much for hanging with us this season! We’ll be back with more stories in September. In the meantime, stay current on all things Ear Hustle by signing up for up for our monthly newsletter, The Lowdown. Or tell us what you want to hear more about next season, by sending a kite.

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