Perilous Podcast

The Perilous Podcast features original interviews with prisoners and detainees who have participated in or witnessed protests, uprisings and other forms of unrest behind bars.  We also gather analysis and insight from researchers and advocates in an effort to build a better understanding of systems of incarceration, collective action, and strategy. 

Listen on all the major podcast hosting sites, or click the links below take you to our page. We current put out new episodes on an irregular schedule, but feel free to put us in contact with prisoners, participants, witnesses, or supporters that you think would have a story to tell about prisoner unrest.

Music by Pete Jon and Mala Mente.

Show Notes for Episode 11: ‘I Am An Anarchist’: Remembering Anarchist Prisoner Brian McCarvill

Show Notes for Episode 10: The First 90 Days of COVID Resistance

Show Notes for Episode 9: Rebellion and Bloodshed Amidst Oregon Prison Evacuations

Show Notes for Episode 8: African Immigrants Launch Black August Hunger Strike in ICE Detention 

Show Notes for Episode 7: “If they kill me in the hole, I’ll go out satisfied”: Protest at Winn Correctional

Show Notes for Episode 6: Hunger Strike at Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center

Show Notes for Episode 5: An Interview with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson

Show Notes for Episode 4: Hunger Strike in Guyama, Puerto Rico