Best Incarceration podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Prison Radio records and broadcasts the voices of prisoners, centering their analyses and experiences in the movements against mass incarceration and state repression.
 
Tessaku (iron fence) is a collection of stories from the Japanese American incarceration during WWII. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States went into a state of shock and with poor political leadership, forcibly removed all Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast into isolated camps. These are the stories and memories of the people who lived it. ✿ Read more stories and find resources to help in tracking down your own family's camp history at https://tessa ...
 
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Caught
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All kids make dumb mistakes. But depending on your zip code, race or just bad luck, those mistakes can have a lasting impact. Mass incarceration starts young. In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, hear from kids about the moment they collided with law and order, and how it changed them forever. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
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Caught
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All kids make dumb mistakes. But depending on your zip code, race or just bad luck, those mistakes can have a lasting impact. Mass incarceration starts young. In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, hear from kids about the moment they collided with law and order, and how it changed them forever. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
Beyond the Bars Radio is a podcast where we want to bring professionals and the community together to talk about real issues and solutions regarding addiction, recovery, incarceration and transformation!You will hear from experts in the field, legislators, individuals and families struggling with addiction on the journey to recovery, personal testimonies from people around the world who have been lifted from their ruts of addiction and now live a life of well-balanced recovery.
 
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Victory Over Sin
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Victory Over Sin is a show hosted by Mark Renick that addresses issues pertaining to returning citizens as they face the challenges of coming out of incarceration in Idaho. You can join Mark each Saturday at 12:30 PM MST on 94.1 The Voice. This program is funded by Systemic Change of Idaho.
 
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BackStory
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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities.There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histor ...
 
From New Orleans and Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, we will meet those serving time inside and outside the criminal justice system. 711070
 
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Ear Hustle
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Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
 
Life in the Balance is a monthly program that asks: What are the systemic issues in Baltimore that keep marginalized people from reaching their full potential – and what are the solutions to those problems?Each episode is rooted in an individual’s story about overcoming a personal hurdle related to one of these systemic issues. It might be homelessness, drug abuse, or a post-incarceration employment struggle. This narrative engages the listener throughout the program as concerned stakeho ...
 
Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening? This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.
 
County Attorneys (also known as District Attorneys) are some of the most powerful people in our criminal justice system. They decide who gets criminal charges filed against them, the severity of those charges, or if charges get filed at all. In this series, we dive into the roles County Attorneys play in mass incarceration, bail practices, and policing. Power to the Podcast, brought to you by the ACLU of Minnesota, takes a deeper look into this and other civil liberties you care about and em ...
 
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Team Never Quit
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Two Navy SEALs who’ve known each other for years sharing their amazing life experiences in a humorous, heartfelt and entertaining way. Never before have two people brought such substantial backstories to anchor their ability to pull the best out of the people they interview. Marcus Luttrell and David Rutherford are committed to their mission of helping people face their greatest challenges in order to learn the Never Quit mindset. The TNQ Podcast is the most authentic, positive, and inspirin ...
 
Join us every Wednesday night for weekly conversations surrounding prison slavery which became lawful in 1865 with the adoption of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution which made slavery and involuntary servitude legal as a punishment for crime.
 
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Drawing a Dialogue
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A podcast discussing comics in historical + educational contexts. Updates first Friday of every month, visit comicarted.com for more.
 
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The Bert Show
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Making your mornings bearable with the best morning radio show around!From entertainment news, celebrity gossip and sports to the tough issues and just shooting the breeze, start your mornings with The Bert Show!Be a part of the show: call us toll free at 1-855-Bertshow or visit www.thebertshow.com (http://thebertshow.com/)
 
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Forgotten Prison
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McNeil Island in South Puget Sound is the Alcatraz you've never heard of. The now-abandoned prison on McNeil operated for 136 years. Today, the island is home to the Special Commitment Center, which houses Washington state's "sexually violent predators." A collaboration between KNKX and the Washington State Historical Society, Forgotten Prison tells the stories of inmates, guards, and children who grew up on the island. The history of this forgotten place can tell us a lot about how and why ...
 
Intersectional feminist podcast series providing a platform to marginalised voices since 2016.
 
The Queen Sugar After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of OWN's Queen Sugar.Show Summary: "Queen Sugar" tells the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Louisiana. At the center of the family are Nova, a journalist and activist; Charley, the wife and manager of an NBA player; and formerly incarcerated father Ralph Angel, who is searching for redemption. Following a tragedy in the family, the siblings must put their complicated lives aside so that they can come together to run ...
 
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No Wrong Answers
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The conversations teachers are having in schools today could determine what our world looks like in the future. We give those teachers a voice through weekly conversations about the important issues of the day. Listen and get a teacherly take on the world. Hosted by public radio news anchor Kyle Palmer and a dedicated team of teachers.
 
A range of podcasts made for African-Americans, the African Diaspora and English speaking African nations. Podcasters discuss topics from society and culture, news and politics, spirituality and countering racism.
 
A weekly show chronicling the life and times of Joe Baker. During Joe's time in prison he has written two books called Witnesses to Grace and Thinking Outside the Fence, started a website called, The Apology Project, to help other incarcerated citizens apologize to their victims, and now he is hosting his own podcast show. On the show he will conduct interviews with former incarcerated citizens to encouraging family and friends of incarcerated citizens to push their loved ones to stay positi ...
 
Each week, host Sarah Leonard talks with people at the crossroads of the new American politics.
 
In 2016, Washington Regional Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) launched Putting Racism on the Table for philanthropic CEOs and government officials to learn from leading experts on the many aspects of racism, including structural racism, white privilege, implicit bias, mass incarceration, and the racial mosaic of this country. This podcast series features audio from key presentations in the Putting Racism on the Table series.Listen to the podcasts while you drive or workout. We hope ...
 
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FREEDOM
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Welcome to the Ty Speaks podcast. My father has been incarcerated the majority of his life. I will be sharing and expressing my fathers words through the letters he sends. I will also be sharing master mind talks me and my brother have. They are very eye opening , motivating , influential , and inspiring.
 
Steven believes everyone should be Heard. He especially cares about the abused kids, foster kids, and anyone who has been incarcerated.
 
MALA is a podcast that unravels the notion of a "bad woman", the Spanish definition of MALA, a garland of flowers in Sanskrit, or in this podcast, Memory As Living Art. The first season of MALA features a house of formerly incarcerated women living in Queens, NY. The women interviewed for this project spent decades in the criminal justice system in New York State. We wanted to render their lives, before & after their convictions, as perfumes. Each fragrance is a composition of the scent memo ...
 
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Cara Live!
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An honest and intelligent journey through the political and social landscape of the country.
 
Feeling stuck? Become fluid via acquired "balance."Are you seeking a keen sense of direction? Perhaps, you're a stagnant student in limbo. A professional seeking your true "predestined" calling? Are you at a crossroads or someone merely aspiring for a passion-filled life to, name a few?My mission is to implore synchronized thinkers to acquire optimal fulfillment utilizing my crafted leap of faith (carpe diem ideology) and three-dimensional perspective/philosophy to yield and sustain relative ...
 
Welcome to the Shanti Helena Show, where amazing things happen. I will be discussing the 411 on today's relationships; life situations; self help; self development; recognizing phenomenal women who are in business; women who have a story to tell and ways to Boss Up Your Life. Visit www.shantihelena.com Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/shantihelena/support
 
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BLYSS Podcasts
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The BLYSS podcast is a network of different series from Generation Gap which explores the differences between a millennial and a Gen Z to Whoppin Wednesday which is focused around personal development with a currently incarcerated prison inmate. Other podcasts include “Real talk for The Real World,” “How to be productive with Cannabis” and “Movers & Shakers.” Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/experienceBLYSS/support
 
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Sherri Jefferson
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2019 - CONVERSATIONS WITH SHERRI JEFFERSON. Unlock Your Potential.Each episode is informative, inspiring, and innovative. Explore issues and challenges facing our homes, schools, and communities. Call 646-727-2566 LISTEN LIVE, ITUNE OR ON DEMANDMore about Sherri Jefferson#FemaleNOTFeemalewww.SherriJefferson.com www.SherriJeffersonPublishing.com
 
want to hear a 40min discussion about Jon's college years, his time incarcerated, some advice from Sha'mon and other tidbits?
 
The Ft. Bragg Stories podcast uses personal narratives to explore life on and around this country's largest military base. It's a collaboration between the Fayetteville Observer and WUNC's American Homefront Project.
 
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Quest for Truth
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Quest for Truth a place for inspiring conversations about spirituality, art, relationships, and culture. Subscribe. Download. ShareInstagram/Twitter @Sakina_World
 
Mrs. GE-6309 Time with Reesy Floyd-Thompson **LIVE WEDNESDAY NIGHT 8PM EASTERN - THREE WEEKS ON, ONE WEEK OFF**---- Reesy Floyd-Thompson loves crime stories and a good whodunit. When her husband was cast as the unsuspected bad guy, Reesy was forced to play a supporting role in her very own crime drama. She was no longer just Mrs. Thompson; she was now also Mrs. GE-6309. Reesy is the Founder and President of Prisoners' Wives, Girlfriends, and Partners (PWGP), an organization dedicated to part ...
 
Founded in August 2015, the mission of the UofL Center for Free Enterprise is to engage in research and teaching that explores the role of enterprise and entrepreneurship in advancing the well-being of society. Hear exciting presenters speak about topics related to economics and opinions about how it works around the world and how it affects all of us.
 
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Diamond Babii
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Hello everyone, I'm Diamond & I'm a sassy, educated, young, African- American. I don't nobody's bullspit and I tell it like it is!
 
Rev. Kat Banakis hosts an interfaith ethics show on the wisdom of faith traditions in leading a good life.
 
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Back2Us Radio
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Back2Us Network where passion and purpose align to educate, empower, heal, and transform our community one show at a time. Back2Us Radio discusses a broad range of topics including sexual orientation, disability awareness, mental wellness, educational advocacy, emotional freedom, meditation, and the power of intention. We are YOUR community radio network...created for the community by the community.
 
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LULABEE LIVE
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Always dedicated to more than 250,000 federal inmates in her email database. Helping all inmates in the U S and from other countries by translating for them and discussing federal and state laws and Bills or pending legislature with family and friends of those who are incarcerated and who are affected by these laws and current events in the world. Visit lulabee.com to get details of how the Lulabee Inmatefone Package will help families save on phone calls and be sure to use the LULABEE promo ...
 
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Community Impact
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Nonprofits touch our lives every day, and the Community Impact series highlights their critical work and the difference they are making. Each week, New Orleans-based producer Eve Abrams brings you the stories of diverse groups working across southeast Louisiana. You’ll hear directly from leaders and staff on the frontline of important issues, from dedicated volunteers and from the people whose lives have been improved by these nonprofits.
 
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You Are Not Alone
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This is for those of you ladies that are dealing with an incarcerated spouse in the prison system. It is a show of support to let you know that you are not alone and others are going through the same struggle as you. Its a way to stand united against the nay sayers and those that want to judge you because of the situation you are in. Its a way to let you know that you got this sis and we got you!
 
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Last week, Kristin let Bert control her life for an entire day...and she ended up adding a heartbeat to the home - meet Seamus!And now, the tables are turning. For today, Bert is taking hands-off his life and is letting Kristin drive the Bert bus - she's making EVERY decision for him today!
 
Saturday, March 23rd 9:00PM Eastern/ 6:00PM PacificThe Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP ...…
 
Friday, March 22nd 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM PacificThe Context of White Supremacy hosts our Friday weekly forum on neutralizing Workplace Racism. This program is specifically produced to improve non-white people's problem-solving skills and refine how black people think, speak, act and manage emotions while on the job. Any listeners who've pieced ...…
 
Ed, Nathan and Brian explore the history of blackface, from its heyday as the most popular form of entertainment in America to its afterlife in the controversial images that appear in college yearbooks. What explains the long life of blackface in American culture? BackStory is funded in part by our listeners. You can help keep the episodes comi ...…
 
What are the weirdest food combinations that you came up with and LOVE to eat, even though they sound DISGUSTING to everyone else? Bert tried one he saw on Twitter....Coke with Milk...and it was actually GOOD. So that got us wondering - what other combos do people eat that might actually be delicious? Although...we're not sure we're buying pean ...…
 
Have you ever have a really bad experience with something, and then you have an opportunity to make it right, but you're too scared to get it right? Moe's got to give a very big speech tonight for someone really important to him...and it's not like it's a private family function; it's at a CHURCH. And the last time he gave a speech honoring som ...…
 
He is a NATIONAL sportscaster and a former professional athlete. She is a FOUR-year-old. Who will do better at their March Madness picks? If CNN & HLN's Coy Wire (who's been on assignment in Tokyo, who's covered the Olympics, who used to play professional football...you catch our drift) loses to Elizah, the 4-year-old daughter of Bert's girlfri ...…
 
Thursday, March 21st 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific The Context of White Supremacy hosts our second study session on James Loewen's classic, Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. Loewen, a White man, has authored a number of popular history books that address Racism. In addition to Sundown Towns, Loewen's Lies My Teachers Told M ...…
 
A college admissions cheating scandal has shocked America. Our teachers say…you think that’s bad…how about all the legal ways the admissions process is unequal. Plus, “grit”…our teachers say there’s a lot wrong with how it’s being used in the classroom.
 
The Thando Radio Show covers news and current events and how those events might impact our community and explore options to effectively respond to be in a position of advantage.
 
Fakebooking, (n). When you only post the AMAZING highlights from your life, thus lending to the illusion that your life is in every way perfect and way better than everyone else's, because you CLEARLY have it together, when in reality...you do not. Bert talked to one of his friends who had just found out they had been cheated on...and then late ...…
 
It's baaaaaack - join Kristin, Davi and Cassie at the legendary Q99.7 Girls Night Out on Saturday, March 23 from 8PM - Midnight at Buckhead Theater, in the heart of Buckhead at Roswell and Peachtree Road! We'll have a brass band kick-off parade with Shake the Hate Brass Band, DJ Yvonne Monet spinning the dance hits, and complimentary psychics, ...…
 
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