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Inside Podcasting


May 27, 2020

In our second episode of season two, host Skye Pillsbury interviews Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, the creators and hosts of Ear Hustle. Ear Hustle, which was named a finalist for the first Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting this year, tells stories about daily life in San Quentin Prison. During this interview Nigel and Earlonne reveal:

  • How they knew they had nailed their pitch to podcast network Radiotopia;
  • What anxieties the team faced after Earlonne was released from prison;
  • Why the team has begun telling stories that are “harder to process";
  • The unique challenges of making a podcast inside a prison.

Get in touch:

Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury                         

Ear Hustle podcast on Twitter @EarHustlesq

Guest Earlonne Woods on Twitter @EarlonneWoods

Producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra

Inside Podcasting is produced and hosted by Skye Pillsbury. Evo Terra of Simpler Media Productions is Skye’s co-producer for season two. Charles Quilley is Skye’s sound engineer and Rachel Loden is our researcher. Thanks to Jason Calacanis for greenlighting this project, to Skye’s family for their unwavering support, and to all of YOU, the wonderful people who listen to this show.

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