Earlonne Woods

Earlonne Woods is co-creator, co-producer and co-host of Ear Hustle from Radiotopia.

Earlonne Woods was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. He is serving 31 years-to-life for attempted second degree robbery. Since being incarcerated, Earlonne has received a GED, attended Coastline Community College, received several certifications in vocational trades and has attended many self-help groups. He is a member of the San Quentin Chapter of the Northern California Society of Professional Journalism. Earlonne has a love for art and storytelling.


"We started with Cellies because we felt that people probably can’t relate to prison but they can definitely relate to a roommate, especially a roommate from hell." Earlonne Woods, co-host of Ear Hustle .

2018 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

Ear Hustle: Dirty Water

Ear Hustle is a unique creative partnership between Earlonne Woods, who is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and outside collaborator Nigel Poor. Together, along with other men at the prison, they produce stories about daily life behind the walls. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award.

Today we go from the pentagon to prison to philosophical musings about the sweet sound of the snow shovel.

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