49 episodes

Life on the Outside is a podcast that shares stories about returning to society after decades of incarceration. For many, the process of reentry is complex and they navigate society that is in many ways very different from the one they left decades earlier.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 141 Ratings

Life on the Outside is a podcast that shares stories about returning to society after decades of incarceration. For many, the process of reentry is complex and they navigate society that is in many ways very different from the one they left decades earlier.

    LOLA Part I

    LOLA Part I

    Diane spent 27 years in a men's prison, as a woman. Now she is out and finding her way in a world that is much different than the one she left behind nearly three decades earlier. 

    • 23 min
    Moral Compass Part II

    Moral Compass Part II

    Duncan's journey continues down a long and winding road through the California prison system. How did he get there? And what did he do to get out? Listen here. 

    • 34 min
    Moral Compass Part I

    Moral Compass Part I

    Duncan was on the run for 4 years before he was finally caught. After being convicted to life in prison, without parole, Duncan decided to get on a path to change his life. Why did he run for so long? And is he still running from something?  

    • 32 min
    The Journey Part II

    The Journey Part II

    Xanar continues recounting his journey through the California prison system. His commitment to change led to his freedom, but as Xanar explains it, he was free long before he was let out of prison.

    • 23 min
    The Journey

    The Journey

    Xanar was party of a party crew in South Los Angeles in the 1990s. They through underground parties with the hottest DJs and a swag and style that was unmatched. But things took a turn when Xanar found himself guilty of murder and facing the death penalty. Xanar is out of prison today, after entering the system at 19 years old and returning 23 years later. 

    • 23 min
    Girl Next Door

    Girl Next Door

    Lisa James served over 20 years in prison for murder. From the time she went in, to the day she got out, Lisa vowed to do better and be better. But will coming home derail her? Will she be able to navigate complex family relationships and establish herself as the transformed person she became in prison? 

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

olivecat ,

Authentic

This last episode, Lola, hit to the core! So we’ll raw and so we’ll done. Thank you!

LewBear987 ,

New Favorite Podcast

Deep and meaningful conversations through intriguing questions with incredible stories told in each episode. Love this

ClareTJCJR ,

This podcast is everything

Crystal’s love story took my breath away. Absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for this podcast. It is authentic and honest and I’m grateful for you sharing these stories.

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