After serving a long prison sentence, it can take a while to get your mack back.
Everyone in prison dreams about the moment they’ll get out, but it’s the days, weeks and months after that make or break you.
Hardly anyone writes letters anymore... except in (and to) prison.
In the Reception Center at San Quentin, guys learn the prison ropes while waiting to find out where they’ll serve time.
Ear Hustle is back with season four, starting June 5.
Bonus episode! Earlonne’s out, and the crew drives to Sacramento to interview the man who made that happen: Governor Jerry Brown.
Earlonne meets a fan, Quentin Blue strikes a chord and one last Radiotopia plug.
In prison, life’s major milestones usually pass at a distance.
Earlonne and Nigel got some big news yesterday, from the office of California Governor Jerry Brown.
Stories of romance, dating and playing the field from prison.
When you’re incarcerated, falling in love with prison staff or volunteers is prohibited. But… it happens.
Ear Hustle responds to a gang of questions from listeners about daily life in San Quentin.
Built in 1852, San Quentin has its own story to tell.
Being an immigrant in an American prison can pose unique challenges.
On the heels of a summer lockdown, season three of Ear Hustle launches with an episode about... lockdowns.
Ear Hustle is back September 12! In the meantime, enjoy this preview of season three.
Leaving an organization or community often calls for an exit strategy — even in prison.
Inside San Quentin, if you’re gay you hide it, but if you’re trans you can’t hide it. In this episode, we dive into what it's like to be LGBTQ in prison.
Death row is almost like a prison within a prison.
You've asked (via postcard) and we have answers!
Parenting is never easy, but from prison it's especially challenging.
Looking good and feeling good matters just as much on the inside, as on the outside.
Sex trafficking crimes are hard to talk about. In this episode, Sara and LA share their individual experiences of being “in the life.”
“Firsts” in prison can be especially memorable.
Ear Hustle is back March 14! To tide you over until then, here's a taste of season two.
Just in time for the holidays! Meet some of the musicians of San Quentin, whose songs were featured in season one of Ear Hustle.
There are only a few ways to leave prison: serve your time, get out early on parole... or escape.
Dealing with aging and death is never easy. In prison, it's especially challenging.
How do inmates with profoundly long sentences cope with their realities, and maintain a sense of hope and well-being as the years pass?
The color of your skin influences your life in prison, from sharing food to celebrating birthdays.
Being married in prison is common. Opportunities to get intimate with your spouse are not.
Earlonne and Nigel answer questions mailed in via postcard, aka "kites," from listeners around the world.
The hole, the box, solitary confinement… stories from four men who spent years by themselves in prison.
Meet Rauch, a man incarcerated at San Quentin who has figured out how to “look out” for dozens of critters around the place.
While the perceived thrill and glamour of gang life are often too strong to resist, the hard consequences of this seduction can last a lifetime.
Finding a roommate can be tough. Finding someone to share a 4' x 9' space with is a whole 'nother story.
Meet the Ear Hustle team, get a taste for what the show sounds like and hear about what's to come in season one.
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