Ear Hustle: Prison podcast tells of life in San Quentin

Strickland, Patrick

Publisher:  Aljazeera
Date Written:  19/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21053

Recorded in the historic San Quentin State Prison, the new Ear Hustle podcast paints a human image of life in lockup.



...Ear Hustle, a new podcast supported by Radiotopia and produced by Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, inmates at San Quentin, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist.

Their anecdotes shed light on the day-to-day hardships prisoners deal with inside San Quentin State Prison, the oldest prison in California and home to the state's only death row for male inmates.

Ear Hustle, which is prison lingo for eavesdropping, is enlightening, sad and often chock-full of humour.

And most importantly, because most news consumers rarely hear about the situation behind bars unless there is a mass hunger strike or riots, the podcast informs listeners of aspects of life neglected in mainstream media coverage and popular culture.
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