Ear Hustle in Conversation Featuring co-creators Earlonne Woods, Nigel Poor, and Antwan “Banks” Williams

Thursday, October 29 5 – 6:30 p.m.

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A black and whtie drawing of inmates and podcast crew
Ear Hustle

Join us for an informal conversation with the co-creators of the award-winning podcast that began inside San Quentin State Prison. The Ear Hustle team works in the San Francisco Bay Area, both in San Quentin State Prison’s media lab and from offices on the outside, to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest. Episodes offer a nuanced view of people involved with the American prison system and those reintegrating into society after serving time.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jesuit Foundation and presented in conjunction with the exhibition, A Matter of Liberation: Artwork from Prison Renaissance, on view at the Thacher Gallery through Nov. 6.

More about Ear Hustle 

Ear Hustle won Radiotopia's Podquest contest in 2016, beating out more than 1,500 international entries. Since then, the podcast has received a number of awards, including a  2018 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition award for the episode “Dirty Water”; the 2018 and 2019 Webby Award for Podcasts and Digital Audio in the Documentary category; the 2019 Webby People's Voice Award for Documentary Podcast; the 2019 iHeartRadio Podcast Award for Best Social Impact; and the 2019 SPJ NorCal James Madison Freedom of Information Award for Audio Journalism. The show was also a Peabody Award nominee in 2017 and 2018, and a finalist for the inaugural Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting in 2020. Ear Hustle is a proud member of PRX’s Radiotopia, a curated network of extraordinary, cutting-edge podcasts.