Brought to you by Prison Arts Collective (PAC), Outside:Inside Radio showcases artists whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. Guests share their personal journeys, transforming through the power of the arts, and advocate for art as a human right. The show airs on KSPC 88.7 FM on Fridays at 9 am and Saturdays at 1 pm.
PAC works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy by providing multidisciplinary arts programming in correctional institutions and the justice-impacted community.
Jimmy Wu is a writer and the Executive Director at InsideOUT Writers (IOW) in Los Angeles, California. Jimmy shares his experience with incarceration, how creative writing can help people, and about how IOW offers support for young people who are experiencing life during or after incarceration. Music by PureDesignGirl
35 min 40 sec
Co-hosts Ella Turenne and Kathie Foley-Meyer reflect on the podcast’s journey and introduce the new addition of having creative prompts that listeners can engage with this upcoming season. Music by PureDesignGirl
12 min 31 sec
Jesse Bliss talks to us about the Roots and Wings project and the reasons behind creating the book "I Love Myself Golden," both of which are projects created to help individuals acknowledge and overcome effects of violence and the carceral system.
42 min 15 sec
Musician Chris Lamoreaux talks with us about how reconnecting with his indigenous heritage and having access to a guitar while he did time helped him find his voice. Today, Chris uses music and storytelling to inspire others to seek remedies to injustice, as well as to advocate for people struggling with mental health conditions and substance misuse disorder.
38 min 56 sec
Laurie Brooks of the William James Association shares a bit about the history of arts in corrections, a field she's been working in since the 1980s and has reflected the tumultuous changes in policies and perceptions around incarceration that have been happening in California since then.
29 min 14 sec
Rapper Milagro Jones tells us about how growing up without stable housing influenced not only his artmaking, but also his choice to become involved in bringing visibility to his community through his voice and his talent.
29 min 42 sec
Author Belle Phelan tells us about how her involvement in programming during her incarceration helped her find her love and talent for writing, and became a way for her to make a living helping others and doing what she loves now that she's on the outside.
26 min 27 sec
Musician and sound designer Eric Abercrombie, AKA Maserati-E, talks to us about creativity as community building within carceral spaces, and shares some of his original music. While serving time in San Quentin, Eric helped produce films with First Watch, a project dedicated to exploring the truth about life on the inside. Eric is currently the sound designer for the podcast Uncuffed.
22 min 16 sec
Co-hosts Ella Turenne and Kathie Foley-Meyer talk about how their artistic journeys led them to Outside:Inside Radio, and what it means to create in carceral spaces.
26 min 36 sec
Visual storyteller Joanne DeCaro tells us about her work collecting and archiving stories from people impacted by COVID-19 while experiencing incarceration. Along with a coalition of fellow students and professors, she has spent the last year building the PrisonPandemic database at University of California Irvine, hoping to preserve history in the voices of those who have experienced it first-hand.
27 min 30 sec
Writer, former pastor, and practicing Quaker Judith Favor tells us about her experience befriending Rosie, a woman on death row whose friendship became the inspiration for Favor's latest book.
29 min 55 sec
We're joined by Rob Woods, a songwriter and musician whose original song Worthy (which you'll hear at the end of this episode) inspired his mission to bring free haircuts and meals to the residents of LA's Skid Row, and making sure that everyone he meets knows their own worth.
22 min 49 sec
Musician, writer, and social justice advocate Douglas Jessop joins us to talk about how he uses his work for self-expression and self-knowledge, as well as a way to process, heal from, and ultimately affect change and growth in the world around him. He also performs an original work.
24 min 35 sec
Missouri Artist Tara Dunbar shares her experience using art for contemplation, community, and healing.
28 min 30 sec
Marisa DeLuca's highly personal work deals with themes of temporality and loss, boundaries and the body, and draws inspiration from art history and the changing world around us.
32 min 50 sec
A conversation with two of PAC's long term contributors: Artist Heather Roessler and writer Mark Taylor talk about how they use their skills to bring the healing power of the arts to our participants on the inside.
38 min 7 sec
A conversation between our new host, Ella Turenne, and the founder of Prison Arts Collective, Professor Annie Buckley. This is the story of how PAC grew from a single art class into an organization that brings the transformative power of the arts to hundreds of students in correctional facilities across California.
26 min 10 sec
Rene Rodriguez is a pen and ink artist looking to help other people use art and creativity to break free from negative thinking.
25 min 8 sec
A conversation with Ernst Fenelon Jr., author of "Three Things Everybody Wants to Know About You: Five Step Plan for Live Success" and co-creator of the theatrical movement documentary "Angee's Journey", the story of a mother's 800-mile journey to visit her son in prison.
47 min 16 sec
Ezequiel Gonzalez is a photorealistic painter currently living in Mexico and curating shows in Southern California. He teaches art classes and collaborates with current and former students, maintaining a constant dialogue between artistic peers.
35 min 28 sec
Wendy Staggs is a poet and activist who turned her early experimentation with visual mediums into a lifelong commitment, advocating for the power of the arts in the lives of people affected by incarceration.
31 min 22 sec
Damien Aguilar is a painter who started as a graffiti artist in California’s Inland Empire. Damien learned the art of tattooing and now owns his own tattoo shop. His works on canvas have been featured in a recent music video by Canadian R&B pop artist Massari.
23 min 7 sec
"Carole Alden is a self-taught fiber artist that focuses on translating her life experiences into larger-than-life mixed media sculptures. She is currently living and working in Utah, and plans to travel the country teaching art to victims of domestic violence."
32 min 58 sec