Ear Hustle
Ear Hustle
Sep 27, 2017
Left Behind
Play episode · 35 min

“I’m a stupid idiot who stole some money.” Curtis Roberts was sentenced to 50 years to life, under the three strikes law, for committing three non-violent robberies. Over the years he has struggled to maintain a sense of hope in a situation many would consider untenable.

Big thanks to Curtis Roberts for sharing his story. And shout-outs to the many guys who showed up in yard talk: Michael Hudley, Stacy Bullock, Douglas Abado. Kevin Schrubb, Fanon Figgers Demitris McGee, James King, Mark Barger, Richard “Wembe” Johnson, Daniel Smith, John “Yahya” Johnson, Forrest Jones, Juan Haynes, Tommy Wickerd, Robert Richie (sang Amazing Grace).

Special thanks to Richie Morris, Dwight Krizman & Charles Spencer of Quentin Blue for performing "Trying to Carry On."

Ear Hustle is produced by Nigel Poor, Antwan Williams and Earlonne Woods with consulting editor Curtis Fox, outside production advisor Pat Mesiti-Miller and executive producer Julie Shapiro. Sound design in this episode is by Earlonne Woods, with contributing beats from Antwan Williams, JB Burton and David Jassy.

Find out more about the show at earhustlesq.com, including how to send us a question (by postcard) that might get answered in a future episode. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Lastly! Yet more thanks to Mail Chimp and Squarespace for supporting the show.

Criminal
Criminal
Criminal & Radiotopia
Episode 150: 76th and Yates
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34 min
This Is Actually Happening
This Is Actually Happening
Wondery
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“In these spaces I, as a vulnerable person, am suddenly given the gift of somebody else’s vulnerability.” Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com Today’s Guest: Mistress Blind. Twitter and Instagram @mistressblind. Email: mistressblind@protonmail.com Mistress Blind was originally interviewed on the podcast Off the Cuffs, hosted by Dick Wound and minimus maximus. Off the Cuffs Podcast: Twitter @DickWound. Instragram @DWPodHost or @OCPKink. Website: offthecuffs.org Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening Engage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/ Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.  Content/Trigger Warnings: violent fantasies, sexual fetish, masochism, explicit language Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper Music Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere   Services If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255  National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741
38 min
Ologies with Alie Ward
Ologies with Alie Ward
Alie Ward
Cucurbitology (PUMPKINS) Encore with Anne Copeland
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