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Written Inside

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Cockroaches. Clean freaks. Cardboard pianos. Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell.

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Cockroaches. Clean freaks. Cardboard pianos. Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell.

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58 Ratings
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Awesome

By SuperficiallyCooperative - Oct 13 2019
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I happened to listen randomly and it really stuck with me. Great idea. Rewarding listen.

beautiful

By berliner1000 - Feb 23 2018
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Thank you so much for this intense project. I found the stories fascinating, insightful, moving.

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
50
5
2
1
0

Awesome

By SuperficiallyCooperative - Oct 13 2019
Read more
I happened to listen randomly and it really stuck with me. Great idea. Rewarding listen.

beautiful

By berliner1000 - Feb 23 2018
Read more
Thank you so much for this intense project. I found the stories fascinating, insightful, moving.
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Written Inside

Latest release on Apr 13, 2017

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 21 hours ago

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: Ep 2: At War With The Roaches

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These roaches don’t run when the light turns on. In the second episode, inmate Oscar “Smiley” Parham describes the reason he started a two-month war with super vermin in his prison cell.

Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.

Mar 23 2017

13mins

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Rank #2: Ep 3: On The Move... Again

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Pack your stuff. You’re moving. Howard
Keller Jr. has been transferred over two dozen times to different prison cells.
In this episode, Howard describes the anxiety he experienced before meeting his
37th cellmate.

Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.

Mar 28 2017

8mins

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Rank #3: Ep 8: A Visit From An Outsider

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He noticed something moving in the back of the cell. In this final episode, inmate James Trent describes an encounter that he'll never forget. Plus: An interview with the co-creators of Written Inside, Alex Kotlowitz and Jennifer Lackey. 

Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.

Apr 13 2017

16mins

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Rank #4: Ep 7: What Isn't Here

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No privacy. No space. No quiet. No furniture. In this episode, inmate William Jones describes his prison cell, which is notable for what is not there rather than what is. 

Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.

Apr 11 2017

7mins

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Rank #5: Ep 6: A Place Kept Clean

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Ramon Delgado rises before dawn to thoroughly scrub his cell each morning. In this episode, an inmate describes his obsessive cleaning routine in a space caked with dust and dirt. 

Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.

Apr 06 2017

7mins

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