Ear Hustle: Creating Community Beyond Bars

Panel Join the team from the US-based Ear Hustle, as they discuss the craft and community of their much-acclaimed podcast.

Launched in 2017 from inside California’s San Quentin State Prison, Ear Hustle tells stories of incarceration and of life after release with wit, warmth and empathy. The podcast has garnered numerous honours from the Third Coast International Audio Festival and the Webby Awards, as well as being nominated for two Peabody Awards and the inaugural Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting.

Ear Hustle’s creators, artist Nigel Poor and her formerly incarcerated co-host Earlonne Woods, along with executive producer Julie Shapiro of Radiotopia, join us to discuss the art of audio storytelling, the impact of communities telling their own stories, and how they keep creating amid a pandemic that limits access to participants. Join host Santilla Chingaipe at ACMI as she interviews the Ear Hustle team via video-link, or watch the livestream online.


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Regional and interstate audiences are encouraged to stream the session via the Wheeler Centre here.

*Registered AIDC Pass-holders have access to this session via the AIDC online event platform, however a very limited number of free tickets will be made available to AIDC All Access and Focus Pass-holders 30 minutes before the session. Just show your pass at the ACMI Box Office.

This session is proudly co-presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre and ACMI.