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Brand new podcast: Sex Talk

The PRA has published its first podcast series, and it promises to probe some intimate subjects.

Sex Talk is presented by Adele Roberts and Hilary Ineomo-Marcus, and it contains some remarkable stories and honest chat about sex.

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Ear Hustle joins National Prison Radio lineup

Ear Hustle, the podcasting phenomenon from San Quentin State Prison in California, is coming to the National Prison Radio airwaves.

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Prison Pod Picks: James Batchelor

Each month we bring you recommendations for must-listen podcasts and radio programmes.

James Batchelor was behind bars in HMP Brixton, where he presented on National Prison Radio. Having served his sentence, he’s now the radio tutor at HMP Swinfen Hall.

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What happened when Carl returned to prison?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend time in prison? Our unique documentary allows you to experience 24 hours behind bars, through the power of audio.

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Prison Pod Picks: Andrew Wilkie

Each month a member of the PRA team recommends their current must-listen podcasts and radio programmes.

The US is currently the podcasting Mecca, but this month, Andrew Wilkie, the PRA’s Director of Radio, brings us some programmes from closer to home – and one from Down Under.

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Making waves behind bars

James Batchelor has just been appointed the new tutor on the radio production course at HMP Swinfen Hall. It’s a complete role reversal for someone who not so long ago was himself behind bars and learning about radio.

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How National Prison Radio’s Rock Show saved my life

Since Gareth was released from prison last year, he’s flourished. But, he says, without National Prison Radio – and one programme in particular – it would have been very different. “I’ve no doubt The Rock Show saved my life,” he says.

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Listen to Man Booker-shortlisted author Jim Crace on National Prison Radio

Man Booker-shortlisted author Jim Crace has been telling National Prison Radio about how his book Harvest is about how we can grow to resent people who are different.

It’s being featured on January’s edition of Books Unlocked – a unique partnership which brings great literature into prison.

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Prison Pod Picks: Perri Hurley

Each month a member of the PRA team recommends their current must-listen podcasts and radio programmes.

This month, Perri Hurley, one of the PRA’s incredible production team, takes us Stateside for three examples of storytelling at its finest.

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Stop Loan Sharks

The Prison Radio Association has produced a hard-hitting new film in partnership with the Stop Loan Sharks initiative.

It’s a true story about Matthew*, who borrowed from a loan shark when he got out of prison, a situation which quickly spiralled out of control. Continue reading

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