This Is the Author S6 E79 Image of Farah Stockman, Mark Oppenheimer, Nigel Poor & Earlonne Woods
On the Podcast: Farah Stockman, Mark Oppenheimer, and Nigel Poor & Earlonne Woods

In this episode, meet journalist Farah Stockman, author of American Made, journalist Mark Oppenheimer, author of Squirrel Hill, and co-hosts of the Ear Hustle podcast, Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, authors of This is Ear Hustle.

Listen in as these authors share insights into their writing and audiobook recording processes: Farah Stockman on the role work plays in our sense of identity and belonging, Mark Oppenheimer on how one of America’s renowned Jewish neighborhoods responded in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, and Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods on creating an audiobook about their Peabody- and Pulitzer-nominated podcast featuring currently and formerly incarcerated people, Ear Hustle.

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What happens when Americans lose their jobs? In American Made, an illuminating story of ruin and reinvention, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Farah Stockman gives an up-close look at the profound role work plays in our sense of identity and belonging, as she follows three workers whose lives unravel when the factory they have dedicated so much to closes down.

Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, is one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in the country, known for its tight-knit community and the profusion of multigenerational families. On October 27, 2018, a gunman killed eleven Jews who were worshipping at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill—the most deadly anti-Semitic attack in American history. Squirrel Hill is a piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of one of America’s renowned Jewish neighborhoods in the wake of unspeakable tragedy that highlights the hopes, fears, and tensions all Americans must confront on the road to healing.

In This Is Ear Hustle, Nigel and Earlonne share their own stories of how they came to San Quentin, how they created their phenomenally popular podcast amid extreme limitations, and what has kept them collaborating season after season. The result is an illuminating view of prison life, as told by currently and formerly incarcerated people, from the co-creators and co-hosts of the Peabody- and Pulitzer-nominated podcast Ear Hustle.

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