'Ear Hustle' Podcast Lives on After Creator's Release from Prison

28 min
at 10:30 AM
Antwan Williams (left), Nigel Poor (center) and Earlonne Woods (right) produce the "Ear Hustle" podcast, which focuses on life in San Quentin Prison. (Photo: Eddie Herena)

When he was an inmate at San Quentin State Prison, Earlonne Woods co-founded a podcast called Ear Hustle, which is prison slang for listening to things "that may not be your business." Over its first three seasons Ear Hustle documented everyday life behind bars -- from cellmate dynamics to "getting a date" (for a parole hearing) to parenting from prison. In November, Governor Jerry Brown commuted Woods' 31-years-to-life sentence for attempted robbery, citing his work on the podcast. Woods and Ear Hustle's co-creator and co-host Nigel Poor join Forum to talk about their experiences and what's next for the program.

Guests:

Earlonne Woods, co-host and co-creator, Ear Hustle podcast; released from San Quentin State Prison after serving 21 years for attempted robbery

Nigel Poor, co-host and co-creator, Ear Hustle podcast; photography professor, California State University Sacramento.

Sponsored

Sponsored

Volume
KQED Live
Live Stream
LATEST NEWSCAST
KQED
NPR
Live Stream information currently unavailable.
Share
LATEST NEWSCAST
KQED
NPR
KQED Live

Live Stream

Live Stream information currently unavailable.