Hell or High Water

Although not directly related to Bitcoin, this podcast tells a story relating to the struggle for freedom, the abuses of power from oppressors, and how a family has been shattered by injustice. I hope that this brings awareness not only to my friends' unfortunate situation but also to the harsh realities of the criminal justice system and how it is continuously encroaching on the freedoms so many of us take for granted. 

Original Bic pen artwork by Nathan Jordan

A multi-series amateur podcast about a brother & sister fighting to be reunited despite the brother's 120-year prison sentence. Nathan & Allysa Jordan have been separated since Nathan was arrested for the last time 20 years ago. Even though no one was physically harmed on Nathan's way to prison, due to the then-existing Three Strikes law, he was sentenced the maximum penalties for his felonies, 120 years plus an additional 45 years running concurrent for a grand total of 165 years. Each episode is a recorded phone conversation between Nathan & Allysa, we follow up some episodes with a short dialogue and some of Nathan's poetry. Through these episodes we attempt to tell the story of their lives from childhood to current day. Nathan has made some bad decisions, but none that justify this kind of punishment, come hell or high water, we will continue fighting for Nathan's release.

EP01 - Yo Mama
00:00 / 35:23

EP01: In this episode, Nathan recounts his experience as a child taking care of his two younger siblings and their mother in the throes of her alcoholism. 

EP02 - The Trials
00:00 / 30:22

EP02: In this episode, Nathan recounts the 3-Strikes law and the charges he received starting at age 16. 

EP3 - The Last Arrest
00:00 / 49:50

EP03: In this episode, Nathan tells us about the day he was arrested for the last time. We reached out to the victim and she was gracious enough to share her side of the story with us even though 20 years has passed. 

EP04 - The First Day
00:00 / 29:21

EP04: In this episode, Nathan tells us about his first day in prison at age 17.

EP05 - Solitary part 1
00:00 / 16:17

EP05: In this episode, Allysa encourages Nathan to talk about an incident that resulted in Nathan spending 10 years of his sentence in solitary confinement. 

EP06 - Solitary part 2
00:00 / 21:03

EP06: In this episode, Nathan continues telling the story of his 10 years in solitary confinement. 

EP7 - Solitary part 3
00:00 / 21:33

EP07: In this episode, Nathan picks up where we left off before the pandemic, telling us about how he remained sane and survived more than 10 years in solitary confinement. 

EP8 - Out of solitary into a gang
00:00 / 21:52

EP08: In this episode, Nathan talks about going from solitary confinement back into general population and into a prison gang. 

EP9 - Blood in blood out
00:00 / 21:54

EP09: In this episode, Nathan talks about his involvement with the prison gangs, what the day-to-day is like, and how he started to develop into a leader. 

To learn more about Nathan & Allysa's story, please visit their change.org page or check their Facebook page for updates. Also check out their new website here for the full story.