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Speaker Profile: The Team from Ear Hustle

RDE Welcomes the team from Ear Hustle and Radiotopia to Podcast Day 2020

Ear Hustle offers insight into daily life inside prison and post-incarceration, shared by those living it. 

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. Woods has co-hosted Ear Hustle from inside prison until this year, where he is now co-hosting post-incarceration on the outside. 

Nigel Poor, Earlonne Woods, and Julie Shapiro––the team behind Ear Hustle–– will be joining us in London 2020 for Radiodays Europe Podcast Day.

Nigel Poor is the co-host and co-creator of Ear Hustle. Poor is a visual artist who explores the various ways people make a mark and leave behind evidence of their existence. Poor's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Earlonne Woods is the co-host and co-creator of Ear Hustle. Woods co-hosted Ear Hustle from inside prison until this year; now, post-incarceration, he co-hosts from outside San Quentin.

Julie Shapiro is the executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX, which includes a number of story-driven podcasts. Shapiro is also the Executive Producer of Ear Hustle. From 2014-15, Shapiro executive produced the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Creative Audio Unit. In 2000, Shapiro co-founded the Third Coast International Audio Festival, where she served as artistic director for more than a decade. 

Ear Hustle, part of the Radiotopia podcast network from PRX, has received a number of awards, including a 2018 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition award; the 2018 and 2019 Webby Award for Podcasts and Digital Audio in the Documentary category; the 2019 Webby People's Voice Award for Documentary; 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 in 2018.

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