It breaks my heart to hear the stories of so many incredible men who have the potential for rehabilitation, have served years for non-violent crimes, and without any reasonable hope of being released before they die. I am thrilled that this podcast has allowed me and the many and increasing number of listeners, the opportunity to get to know some of the menâs stories. This podcast is truly a revelation and public service. My thanks to everyone who participates in sharing their stories and the geniuses whose idea it was to create this.
One of the best podcasts Iâve ever listened to
This is by far my favorite podcast. It gave me a whole new perspective and encouraged me to get back into fighting for prison reform.
Love this podcast!!!! You guys (and gal) are awesome!! Thank you!!
This is absolutely amazing!!!
As someone who's never been to prison, who'd have known it's as interesting as it is? They tell you all about prison life in a fun, thought-provoking, intriguing, and emotional way. I start missing Ear Hustle and looking for the next episode the minute each episode ends. Best hosts ever.
The guys do a really great job on this show but i have to say Nigelâs âgolly gee whiz really??â naive white girl schtick got old real fast.
Nothing like it!! ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥
I love that these men are able to use their time in prison productively. Very professional and I look forward to new episodes!
Love this show
This podcast gives the listeners a very interesting perspective into the life of inmates. The hosts are not trying to tout anyoneâs innocence, but rather let you see that the inmates are human despite their transgressions.
These episodes have made me go through every emotion. Iâve laughed, Iâve cried, Iâve been angry to see that some of these intelligent people have had their light dimmed. Iâve been subscribed since the day the first episode dropped and itâs just.. so incredible to be on this journey. I feel like Iâve learned so much already. Thank you x a million.
I canât NOT binge on this amazing show! Thank you to Earlonne and Nigel and the whole Ear Hustle SQ crew. The editing is strong and very tight, the music and sounds are supportive to each story, and the dynamic between the hosts is authentic. Thank you for this great gift of storytelling. Please keep creating!
My husband and I discovered this Podcast, and binge listened to every episode of the first season within a 48-hour time span on a road trip. We love it! Itâs very insightful and eye-opening, especially for my husband who volunteers with and serves the incarcerated. We highly recommend it!
I am listening to the program and thinking âwhy are these smart, charming people in jail?â How ironic. Really interesting program about a world I know nothing about.
Baby pee? You put baby pee on your face and black people should know this? Oh, no we donât! Donât drag the rest of us in that mess! Neutrogena works just fine thank you! Tell him, Earlonne! - 04/13/18First let me state that the people who rate the podcast negatively because people are rating it after the trailer and they think that the podcasters are paying for reviews.... are just as annoying as the fake news pundits. That being said, keep up the great work guys. Great way to be productive while you're in there. Great way to give back to society. Well done! - 06/18/17
The harsh world forgets these are our sons, brothers, and husbands. So honored to be invited into this private world. It is inspirational to see real people still trying, in every way, to create some kind of life in unbearable circumstances.
Couldn't stop listening. So much talent wasted in these prisons because of arcane sentencing rules.
This podcast is awesome. I love hearing others experiences and this is perfect! The art that comes out of this is amazing too! Please keep this going!
This podcast is great. Very insightful. Very educational. Itâs good to know the people in jail have this kind of outlet to let others know their talents and stories.
This is a wonderful project. I always look forward to the next episode.
We hear about convictions through news and social media but rarely hear about life after said convictions. This podcast is a wonderful listen and certainly an eye opener to the realities of prison and working through a sentence as an inmate and as a human being. Keep up the great work E and Nige!-LSAuburn, Al
He all have assumptions and judgement for why someone is an inmate. I so valued the stories, insights and voices to evolve my perspective.
Raw and uncut truth
This show strips the walls away and exposes not prison life but human life. You see things differently than what's portrayed on the typical prison documentary. Abdolutely love it!!!
This is a fantastic podcast. Love the insight into a forgotten population. The stories are genuine and touching. Look forward to each new episode.
Thanks to producers, podcasters for making this. Thanks to San Quentin for allowing them to.
Lobe the podcast one of my favorites!!
Sense the âWar on Drugsâ Americaâs prison system boomed. America has the biggest prison population making up 5% of the WORLDS prison population. America isnât downsizing prisons and doesnât allow a lot of encouragement to grow to inmates. This prison allowing the podcast and hearing about all the programs makes me excited that there is a change in Americaâs prison system. The level of freedom these prisoners can express is so refreshing to hear. A great professional, interesting, entertaining podcast. Amazing stories, sound work, and even knowledge about the system. Iâve began to care for these people and engage in their stories and life. Seeing these criminals as people is enlightening and they never pressure the listener to feel pity for these those who committed crimes. Keep up the great work and know so many people are here to support you.
This podcast is undoubtably one of the most touching, educational, and powerful things Iâve ever heard. Not only are these people gifted speakers, but excellent at conveying the obstacles they face in prison. Highly recommend. Well done.
Iâm loving this podcast! Iâm a criminal Justice major in grad school and this has changed my mind about various topics and reinforced some others. I look forward to future episodes. Keep up the god work.
I love it! Since I heard of it last week I downloaded them all and couldn't stop listening. The hosts are interesting and show such openness to share. Such a vulnerable and engaging topics too. I am hooked.
I love the unique perspective this podcast brings to the world. The stories are well put together, the hosts are smart and interesting and the content is awakening.
I listen to many podcast and this is my favorite. It has reminded me that what we think isnât always the way it is. This is raw and insightful. The individual stories show us the true life inside SQ.
Great show!!!! I can not believe that a shadow about prison brings so much light into my life. Being a full time mother is a can be very monotonous and I often lose sight of all the blessing in my life. This show gets to the heart of humanity and all the shades of beauty that every human possesses. Keep up the good work everyday an ear hustle episode comes out is a good day
I loveeeeee this podcast. Itâs such a good look into Americaâs prison system and what these men actually go through. Keep up the great work guys!
Each podcast touches me in some way. Youâve given voice to a population that we prejudge and often forget about and you do so in the most dignified manner. Iâm usually sorry when each podcast ends because I just want to hear more. Keep up the amazing job, Iâm excited to hear Season 2. Thanks!
This podcast has me constantly on the verge of tears. I only hope that the politicians working in criminal justice reform listen to the humanity caged inside our prisons. This podcast will allow to enter the prison walls, not through the perspective of Hollywood sensationalism, but through the eyes and hearts of the people trapped inside. I applaud the courage and candor of the show's hosts, producers and the entire team. May your podcast help to bring change to the American criminal justice system.
One of my favorite podcasts ever! So interesting, entertaining, and educational. And it serves as a great reminder that, as Bryan Stevenson says, every person is more than the worst thing they have done.
This was a change from my standard sports, history & SYSK. It has blown me away. Makes me think of things and people I had been quite comfortable not thinking about. Elon and his guests are open, honest and sincere bringing such humanity to the conversation about crime and punishment. Thanks so much.
Absolutely love this podcast! The episode Dirty Waters was incredibly moving. Excellent production! It was eye-opening to learn the lived experiences of those who turn to trafficking, rape, and prostitution. The work of Ear Hustle is important. We need to face what we have done to generations of people through âhard on crimeâ policies that ignore trauma. I hope the podcast contributes to accelerating justice reform.
I love this podcast. Iâve learned so much about what life is like in prison. Itâs like a little look into a world Iâve never had access to like that. Itâs funny and tragic. This podcast has 100% made me a less judgmental and more understanding person.
This podcast is great. It feels very real and authentic. It gets into tough prison stuff but doesn't get into anything that's gratuitious or staged seeming - it's just authentic stories and conversation. I love hearing how the incarcerated show creators/hosts have taken to this project, and they do a really phenomenal job. The stories are great, the cadence and feel is great, and the interlude beats bang.
A fascinating and enlightening look at prison life. Love this one!
Great emotional and awesome idea podcast. Listen!
This episode, Dirty Water, is incredibly hard hitting and truthful. One of the best episodes I have heard yet. This episode is worthy of an award. Keep up the great work
Bravo! The Dirty Water episode should win an award.
Canât stop listening to it!
Sooo, I listen to a LOT of podcast on a daily basis and yesterday I decided to check out the "featured" section on iTunes. The title captivated me instantly and the content didn't let me down. This podcast has COMPLETELY changed my perception of incarceration, growth, forgiveness and the US justice system. My daughter is a huge advocate for criminal justice reform and fair sentencing. This podcast has shown me that people are 1. A true product of their environment but 2. This doesn't mean they can't grow and change. The greed and racial injustice of the US government is extremely evident in the sentencing of people and it's evident in this podcast. Thank you for developing the podcast!
One of my Favorite podcasts, soooo good!!! Season 2 Episode 2 was incredible. I was crying in public. Awesome!