Press Highlights

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Meet Rahsaan ‘New York’ Thomas, Ear Hustle’s new inside co-host
‘Ear Hustle’ Launches Season 3
Reflecting on Season 2 of ‘Ear Hustle’
‘Ear Hustle’ Returns with Season 2
5 Things That Amazed Me About Season 1 of ‘Ear Hustle’
Reflections on Season 1 of ‘Ear Hustle’
‘Ear Hustle’ in the Classroom
On the Lockdown at San Quentin
Inside the Podcast Studio: Ear Hustle
A New York Times Podcast Club Q&A with Nigel Poor, of Ear Hustle
Hear Radiotopia’s New Show: Ear Hustle
Radiotopia Presents: Doing Time
Your Podquest Winner: Ear Hustle!


Haaretz / Stories from jail: Earlonne Woods decided to give prisoners a microphone — and became a sensation (in Hebrew)
Associated Press / ‘Ear Hustle’ host is freed, but prison podcast will go on
The Guardian / Ear Hustle: how San Quentin's inmates made a boundary-breaking podcast
Vogue / A Matter of Justice
The New York Times Magazine / Nigel Poor Tells Stories from Inside Prison
The Atlantic / The Podcast Made From Inside Prison
The New Yorker / Podcast Dept. / “Ear Hustle”: The Podcast Made Inside San Quentin
Vulture / Ear Hustle Is an Utterly Fascinating Look at Prison Life
Al Jazeera / Ear Hustle: Prison podcast tells of life in San Quentin
Columbia Journalism Review / ‘Tough, frightening, funny, tender’: A new podcast chronicles life behind bars
Rolling Stone / ‘Ear Hustle’: How Two Inmates Created First Prison Podcast
The Marshall Project / Meet the Creators of the New Podcast From Inside San Quentin Prison


10 Things That Scare Me / Earlonne Woods
KQED Forum
/ ‘Ear Hustle’ Podcast Lives on After Creator’s Release from Prison
NPR’s Fresh Air / Host Of The Prison Podcast ‘Ear Hustle’ Reflects On His 27 Years Behind Bars
NPR’s All Things Considered / Earlonne Woods, ‘Ear Hustle’ Co-Host, Celebrates First Holiday Since His Release From Prison
The Takeaway / Earlonne Woods, Co-Host of Prison Podcast, Has Sentence Commuted
NPR’s All Things Considered / Earlonne Woods, Co-Host Of 'Ear Hustle' Podcast, Gets Prison Sentence CommutedCBC’s The CBC Spark / ‘Ear Hustle’ Brings Life Inside — to the Outside
CBS This Morning Podcast / Telling Stories from Behind Bars
Radio New Zealand / The Podcast Hour / Ear Hustle: a prison podcast
NPR's All Things Considered / Behind ‘Ear Hustle,’ the Podcast Made in Prison
It's All Journalism / Ear Hustle’s remarkable success in podcasting from prison featuring Nigel
WNYC's Werk It conference / Don’t Point session featuring Nigel
KPCC (California) / Ear Hustle — looking at life inside San Quentin State Prison
KQED Forum / Greetings … from San Quentin Prison
CBC Day 6 / ‘Ear Hustle’ podcast explores life inside San Quentin State Prison
Crime Writers On... / Ear Hustle Crushes It! (28:50 - 1:01:00)


The TODAY Show / ‘Ear Hustle’ podcast tells stories of life in and after prison
NBC Nightly News / 'Ear Hustle' co-host to carry on prison podcast that helped win his freedom
PBS NewsHour / What’s next for popular podcast ‘Ear Hustle,’ now that co-host has left prison
CBS Sunday Morning / Voices from inside San Quentin
PBS NewsHour / Prison-produced podcast ‘Ear Hustle’ lets you listen to real stories of incarcerated life
AJ Plus / Welcome to the first podcast produced in prison
The TODAY Show / ‘Ear hustle’ podcast reveals what life is like inside San Quentin
NBC News / ‘Ear Hustle’: Podcast Unchains Voices From Behind Prison Walls

2018 end of year lists

Constant Listener / Constant Listener’s Best Podcasts of 2018
Quartz / Quartz Casties: The Best Podcasts (and Podcast Episodes) of 2018
The Atlantic / The 50 Best Podcasts of 2018
CBC Podcasts / Trends, surprises and must-hears: 13 podcast experts weigh in on 2018
VICE / The Best Podcasts of 2018
San Francisco Chronicle / Year in review: Oakland filmmakers, Clusterfest tops Bay Area pop culture moments
BookRiot / Tell Me a Story: The 10 Best Story Podcasts
HuffPost / We Listened To A Lot Of Podcasts In 2018. Here Are 31 We Loved.

2017 end of year lists

The New Yorker / My Best Podcasts of 2017 (from Sarah Larson)
USA Today / The best new podcasts of 2017
Vulture / The 10 Best Podcasts of 2017
Entertainment Weekly / The 10 Best Podcasts of 2017
The Guardian / Miranda Sawyer's best radio of 2017
Pedestrian / Here’s A Round-Up Of The Best New Podcasts To Grace Our Ears In 2017
Cool Material / The 10 Best Podcasts of 2017
The Guardian TV / The 25 best podcast episodes of 2017

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The Guardian / A gripping, intimate account of the moon landing — podcasts of the week
The Guardian
/ A sinister tale from the minds behind Dirty John — podcasts of the week
Vulture / Summer Podcast Preview: 6 Shows We Can’t Wait to Hear
The New York Times / A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Into Podcasts
The New Yorker / Podcast Dept. / Three Excellent Podcasts to Start the New Year
Harpy Magazine / Ear Hustle's Nigel Poor on Empowered Women and the Secret Life of Men
HuffPost / Earlonne Woods, Co-Host Of Ear Hustle Podcast, Has Sentence Commuted
BuzzFeed News / 22 Podcasts You Should Listen to for the Rest of 2018
IDEO / 15 Podcasts Playing in IDEO Ears Right Now
OZY / This Weekend: Why You Need to Plan a Trip to the Greenest Place on Earth
The Guardian / The Observer / The Observer’s ultimate guide to autumn culture
The Webby Awards / Winner Stories / If These Walls Could Talk: A Q&A with the Co-hosts of Ear Hustle
BuzzFeed News / 14 Podcasts You Need To Listen To This Summer
IndieWire / The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2018 (So Far)
The Irish Times / Podcast of the week: a human take on life behind bars
Kobo / Nigel Poor, prison expert and podcast creator tells us what to listen to next
Marin Independent Journal / San Quentin inmates win raves with podcast
Vogue / Burned Out by the News Cycle? 4 Things To Do This Weekend to Resensitize the Mind
Think Christian / The Ear Hustle Podcast and Remembering Those in Prison
USA Today / Podcast Picks: Ear Hustle
The Times of London / Prisoner podcast Ear Hustle gives the inside story of San Quentin
Mass Appeal / ‘Ear Hustle’: A New Podcast From Inside San Quentin Prison
IndieWire / 50 Best Podcast episodes of 2017 (so far)
Third Coast International Audio Festival / Ear Hustle, Episode One: Cellies
A.V. Club / Step inside San Quentin State Prison with the new prisoner-produced Ear Hustle
Mamamia / It’s the new binge-worthy podcast: San Quentin prisoners talk about life inside
DR (Danish Radio) P1 Podcaster / Prison behind bars
The Guardian / This week in radio…
Europe 1 E1 Matin / La prison vue de l’intérieur
USA Today / San Quentin — up close and personal
The Guardian / Ear Hustle: an incredible podcast from San Quentin prison’s inmates
Daily Dot / How the ‘Ear Hustle’ podcast tests the limits of free speech
KQED Arts / Producer of ‘Ear Hustle,’ Radiotopia’s New Podcast, On the Reality of Prison Life
TechDigg / Podcasting From Prison: ‘Ear Hustle’ Starts Today
Vibe / Two San Quentin Prisoners Amplify Their Voices with “Ear Hustle” Podcast
Quartz / True crime fans should listen to this new podcast created by San Quentin inmates
BBC North America / California Prisoners make podcast hit, Ear HustleABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) / My Feed on RN Drive  
Huffington Post / New Podcast Pairs Prisoners And Professor For A Look At Life Behind Bars
Poynter / Think Your Journalism Job is Hard? Try Making a Podcast from Prison
Sacramento News and Review / Nigel Poor, producer of prison podcast
Vulture / 9 Subscription-Worthy Podcasts for 2017
Wired / The Next Big Crime Podcast is Coming from Inside the Jail
Forbes / The Woman Who Podcasts from a Men's Prison
The Mercury News / Prison podcast: inmates getting out... the word
Bello Collective / Going Inside: How Audio Documentaries Can Connect Through the Prison Wall
KPCC (California) / Take Two
Capital Radio News / Ear Hustle: A Listen Inside San Quentin Prison
California Sunday Magazine / Podcasting from Prison  
It's All Journalism / Podcasting from Behind Bars