20 episodes

Humanize. Educate. Elevate. Conversations on the re-entry process of people who have experienced incarceration. Author and scholar Michelle Alexander said that, "The system of mass incarceration is based on the prison label, not prison time." Learn what barriers people who have paid their debt to society face when they come out of prison and return to their communities. We all have a role to play to promote a more just society, one that is not forever punishing. You too can offer "second chances" to individuals who come out of prison. As one of our podcast guests said, "we are not monsters, we are humans who want to do the right thing and contribute to society." Become and agent of change! Start by educating yourself about the formerly incarcerated and the impact that mass incarceration has on families and communities. Subscribe on all major podcast apps. The One in Four production team is comprised of enthusiastic and talented individuals: Bea Spadacini, Host, Producer and Writer; Tim Nicholson, Visual Artist and Co-Producer; Michael Balasia, Sound Engineer. Senior Advisors: Tara Libert, David Sampe, and Kadija Clifton.

One in Four Podcast Bea Spadacini and Tim Nicholson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 17 Ratings

Humanize. Educate. Elevate. Conversations on the re-entry process of people who have experienced incarceration. Author and scholar Michelle Alexander said that, "The system of mass incarceration is based on the prison label, not prison time." Learn what barriers people who have paid their debt to society face when they come out of prison and return to their communities. We all have a role to play to promote a more just society, one that is not forever punishing. You too can offer "second chances" to individuals who come out of prison. As one of our podcast guests said, "we are not monsters, we are humans who want to do the right thing and contribute to society." Become and agent of change! Start by educating yourself about the formerly incarcerated and the impact that mass incarceration has on families and communities. Subscribe on all major podcast apps. The One in Four production team is comprised of enthusiastic and talented individuals: Bea Spadacini, Host, Producer and Writer; Tim Nicholson, Visual Artist and Co-Producer; Michael Balasia, Sound Engineer. Senior Advisors: Tara Libert, David Sampe, and Kadija Clifton.

    Aaliyah Polite in Conversation with Marcus Bullock

    Aaliyah Polite in Conversation with Marcus Bullock

    In this first conversation around the role of technology in reentry amidst a pandemic, community reporter Aaliyah Polite speaks with Marcus Bullock, Founder and CEO of the Flikshop App. This season is a collaboration with the Speakers Bureau of the Community Family Life Services (CFLS). Aaliyah is one of several community reporters who are working with One in Four to bring you these conversations. For more information about this second season, please visit our website www.oneinfourpodcast.com and consider making a donation to support the work of the reporters in training.

    • 34 min
    Education and Re-Entry

    Education and Re-Entry

    We are dedicating this episode on education and re-entry to all the seniors who had to graduate online this year due to Covid-19. May the stories of the students of The Goodwill Excel Center inspire you to achieve your greatest potential, because no matter what happens and how you got here, is a testament to your hard work and commitment. In this episode, you will meet several students from The Goodwill Excel Center, a tuition-free adult charter high school in the District of Columbia, which transforms lives and restores hope for a better future.

    The D.C. Goodwill Excel Center is part of a network that was started by Goodwill Industries in the state of Indiana back in 2010 with the goal of boosting education attainment levels. The Excel Centers are diploma-granting public charter high schools designed to fit the life circumstances of adults, including men and women who come out of the U.S. prison system.

    • 27 min
    Behind the Scenes Conversation at PRX

    Behind the Scenes Conversation at PRX

    This is the wrap-up conversation that the One in Four team had at the PRX Podcast Garage in Washington D.C. on February 29, 2020. The conversation was facilitated by journalist and proud Washingtonian Christina Sturdivant Sani. We were honored to have Christina facilitate our conversation and a big thank you to PRX for hosting us! This bonus episode contains the unedited conversation and includes a Q&A with the audience. Thank you to all those who came to support us! Enjoy and let us know your thoughts via social media or through our newly launched website: www.oneinfourpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    A Message of Hope: The Global Prison Ambassador

    A Message of Hope: The Global Prison Ambassador

    Dear Listeners, it is our pleasure to bring you a message of hope during these times of great global uncertainty by introducing you to Mr. Yinka Lawanson (stage name Lamboginny), an amazing Afrobeat musician who is a Global Prison Ambassador with the United Nations and a graduate of YALI, the Young African Leaders Initiative of the State Department. Lamboginny is passionate about the human rights of prisoners all over the world, and intentionally uses his music platform to draw attention to prison conditions in his native country of Nigeria as well as in the rest of Africa and also the United States of America, the country that has the highest number of people incarcerated in the world. We hope you enjoy this episode and you feel inspired to also use your talents and skills to bring love and compassion into this world of ours.

    • 26 min
    Corona Virus Special

    Corona Virus Special

    In this special episode, Senior Advisor and Reporter Dave Sampé is bringing you a conversation with a man who is locked up inside a facility managed by the Bureau of Prisons in Kansas. Hear what it is like to process the news about the Corona virus inside the US prison system and what is being done to prevent the spread of the disease inside the prison system.

    • 10 min
    Sidecast to Episode 10

    Sidecast to Episode 10

    Dr. Ronald Garrett is the Reentry Coordinator for Catholic Charities in Washington DC. He is an accomplished scholar and a deacon who got a Masters degree and a Doctorate in Ministries. His story is a testament of what is truly possible if we put our minds to it, regardless of the circumstances one faces. Check out Dr. Garrett's TEDx talk in the episode notes also.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

3liz@b ,

Opens your eyes

This podcast taught me a lot about something I was not particularly interested in at the beginning. You get to hear from a wide range of voices that draw you in. The interviewer has a style that makes everyone totally relatable. This is clearly a podcast for our times.

macuadrado ,

Insightful

Listening to this podcast has been an educating experience to me . It helps to understand better the unspoken reality of an inefficient prison system. The voices of returning citizens are compelling and courageous. They share their challenging experiences with us and the crew successfully put together a moving testimony to social justice. Can’t wait for season 2 ! Kudos for a great job!

ChiccaE ,

A must-listen

The One in Four podcast made me realize how unaware I was of so many crucial issues surrounding our prison system and more specifically the impact it has on these citizens’ lives and ultimately on us as a society. It is told with such empathy and openness that the emotions come through just as strongly as the issues brought forth. It is incredibly moving and inspiring to hear first hand stories that witness resilience at its finest. Kudos to the production crew who does a great job of using music to perfectly match the mood of each story. Start listening from the very first episode - you’ll enjoy the ride!

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