Last spring, Radiotopia held an open call-out for story-driven podcast ideas called Podquest. The contest sought diverse talent, new voices and sustainable ideas that align with Radiotopia’s mission: to support motivated, independent producers and original shows that champion creativity, narrative richness, and high production values. The winning podcast idea would join the Radiotopia network.
A year later, Ear Hustle is ready to launch. The show, chosen as the Podquest winner from over 1500 entries, shares stories of life inside prison — lived, told, mixed, mastered and produced from the perspective of those living it, at San Quentin State Prison.
Join co-creator Nigel Poor, Marshall Project Staff Writer Beth Schwartzapfel, and Radiotopia Executive Producer Julie Shapiro for a “sneak listen” of Ear Hustle's first ten-episode season (launching June 14th) and an open conversation about prison culture and the challenges of telling stories about the inside, from the inside. Plus, we'll hear from Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, Nigel's partners in Ear Hustle, via a video message produced especially for the occasion.