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September 23, 2020
Six cubic feet. That’s how much stuff each incarcerated person in California is allowed to have in his or her cell. The ..
Six cubic feet. That’s how muc..
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September 9, 2020
Being incarcerated doesn’t always mean staying in one place. Ear Hustle kicks off Season 6 with stories from inside the ..
Being incarcerated doesn’t alw..
July 22, 2020
Ear Hustle will be back with new episodes starting September 9. In the meantime, we talk with people experiencing the CO..
Ear Hustle will be back with n..
June 10, 2020
Getting out of prison means freedom, but this liberation often comes with caveats. In our final episode of the season, t..
Getting out of prison means fr..
May 27, 2020
Hollywood loves stories about fugitives on the run, but in reality that lifestyle is anything but glamorous, especially ..
Hollywood loves stories about ..
May 13, 2020
Every season we answer questions from listeners in our Catch a Kite episode. This time around, formerly incarcerated peo..
Every season we answer questio..
April 29, 2020
Four women share their stories of loving incarcerated men, and the challenges they face in maintaining their relationshi..
Four women share their stories..
April 15, 2020
One crime is treated differently than all others, both inside and outside prison. People who commit sex crimes against c..
One crime is treated different..
April 1, 2020
The relationships between incarcerated people and the correctional officers who guard their prisons are often as bad as ..
The relationships between inca..
March 18, 2020
As the Coronavirus pandemic locks down parts of America and the world, we revisit an episode from 2018, about how the Sa..
As the Coronavirus pandemic lo..
March 4, 2020
In prison, almost everyone has a nickname, and whether true or not, nearly every nickname has a story behind it. If that..
In prison, almost everyone has..
February 20, 2020
In honor of the launch of “Over the Road,” Radiotopia’s new show about long-haul trucking, Earlonne and Nigel talk with ..
In honor of the launch of “Ove..
November 27, 2019
Back in 2016, our podcast network, Radiotopia, made the Ear Hustle dream a reality. In honor of Radiotopia’s annual fund..
Back in 2016, our podcast netw..
November 15, 2019
Surprise! In this season four bonus episode, Earlonne sits down with Ear Hustle co-founder and sound design contributor,..
Surprise! In this season four ..
October 16, 2019
Tom was a cop; Jason was a teenager in a gang. One night in 1997, they had a violent encounter that Tom describes as “in..
Tom was a cop; Jason was a tee..
October 2, 2019
Historically, death sentences in California have led to eventual execution by the state. But these days, public opinion ..
Historically, death sentences ..
September 11, 2019
Sleep, soundtracks and signing in prison — the Ear Hustle crew tackles questions from listeners about these topics and m..
Sleep, soundtracks and signing..
August 28, 2019
Getting a job after serving time is crucial to rebuilding your life, but a criminal record inevitably gets in the way. F..
Getting a job after serving ti..
August 14, 2019
Running a prison takes a lot of work, and not just by the staff running the place. At San Quentin inmates work regular j..
Running a prison takes a lot o..
August 1, 2019
I think we can all agree: It’s high time we devoted a full episode to the music of San Quentin. Thanks to all of the mus..
I think we can all agree: It’s..
July 17, 2019
How does dating work in your 30s when you’ve been locked up since you were 15? How soon do you share your incarceration ..
How does dating work in your 3..
July 3, 2019
Serving a prison sentence is hard, but getting out isn’t exactly a cakewalk, either. A lot depends on who’s waiting for ..
Serving a prison sentence is h..
June 20, 2019
Hardly anyone writes letters anymore. On the streets it’s all texting, posting, sharing and liking. But in prison, pens,..
Hardly anyone writes letters a..
June 5, 2019
Ear Hustle is back with season four! Let’s get oriented: to a new format and a new inside host, and through the stories ..
Ear Hustle is back with season..
May 29, 2019
Ear Hustle is back with season four, starting June 5. Mark your calendars and tell your friends!