Ear Hustle

Editors have impeccable taste. We shape writing so it lands with its target audience, but before that, we spot talent. It’s the literary equivalent of digging down deep in the record bins. (We also know a little about a lot, so you absolutely want us on your trivia team.)

Each Friday, I share a book, song, video *or whatever*…something that inspires me, with the goal that it will offer you a little #fridayinspiration too. My tastes are eclectic so heaven knows, anything goes.

This week: Ear Hustle, a proud member of Radiotopia.

From their site: “Ear Hustle brings you the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration.”

I’ve been listening to this podcast for a few years, and I donate money each month. I love the backstory of this podcast (read on below) and the production value is high in every episode. The season 9 finale was just released, and it’s about the last memories people have on the outside before they go to prison. Give it a try this weekend: https://www.earhustlesq.com/episodes/2022/6/8/last-memory-ryan-and-earlonne

“Ear Hustle launched in 2017 as the first podcast created and produced in prison, featuring stories of the daily realities of life inside California’s San Quentin State Prison, shared by those living it. Co-founded by Bay Area artist Nigel Poor alongside Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams — who were incarcerated at the time — the podcast now tells stories from inside prison and from the outside, post-incarceration. In 2019, Rahsaan ‘New York’ Thomas joined Ear Hustle as a co-host inside San Quentin.” 

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