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Ear Hustle
Ear Hustle
Ear Hustle & Radiotopia

Ear Hustle brings you the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration.... more

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Ear Hustle Extra: Sam Quentin

Lieutenant Sam Robinson has been with Ear Hustle since day one. As he retires from his post as Public Information... more

11 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes

While she was in jail awaiting her sentence, Karen was housed with a pregnant cellie on the verge of giving... more

14 Dec 2022 · 37 minutes
What’s Dangerous About Trees

If you have to serve prison time, Norway is the place to do it … at least that’s what we’d... more

30 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
Wishful Thinking

The Ear Hustle music episode returns! We catch up with some guys at San Quentin who are longing for love,... more

16 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes

From 180s and 270s to “just one long-ass hallway,” different kinds of prison architecture leave different marks on the people... more

02 Nov 2022 · 40 minutes

Prisons are built with one thing in mind: surveillance. The architecture is designed to assert control and diminish privacy. But... more

19 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Some Darkness and Some Light

Stories from our first-ever international reporting trip! From the nightclubs of Oslo, to Norway’s first in-prison Pride parade, to an... more

05 Oct 2022 · 54 minutes

Sam Brown spent 24 years in prison not just denying his crime, but lying about it, over and over again.... more

21 Sep 2022 · 44 minutes
The Five Senses

Life in prison can mess with your senses. There are smells you can’t unsmell, and sounds you long to hear.... more

07 Sep 2022 · 36 minutes
Ear Hustle Presents: Uncuffed

A special episode from Uncuffed : During the COVID lockdown at San Quentin, Steve and Darren both got unexpected letters... more

24 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
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