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Len Bias Legacy Podcast To Be Released by Early December

GoGrady Media  has entered the final production phase of its groundbreaking podcast

series on former Maryland basketball star Len Bias.  The series, called

Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy, will make its debut by early December.

The podcast is based on the book, Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias  and are  part of the 34 + 1  Campaign, an ongoing effort to promote effective decision making among teenagers and young adults.  GGM is working with Octagon Entertainment to produce the podcast. 

"The release of this podcast series is the culmination of a decade of work promoting the legacy of Len Bias," said GoGrady Media president Dave Ungrady, who is the author of the "Born Ready" book. "It's been our mission since the book was published in November, 2011 to use Len's legacy as a teaching tool to create awareness of the importance of learning decision making skills. The podcast is another tool that will help us accomplish that mission."

The series includes 14 segments and will be distributed into three sections: 1 - Len's life; 2- the impact of his death on Maryland athletics; 3 - and the impact of his death on American society, the NBA, his friends, and his family. 

 

The series includes an introduction segment and a segment on the importance of effective decision making. produced in partnership with the Decision Education Foundation.  Sections will be released about a week apart.  

Producers have interviewed more than 70 people for the series. The include: former Maryland head basketball coach Gary Williams; ESPN basketball and analyst and former Duke start Jay Bilas and former Georgia Tech star and four-time NBA champion John Salley (both Bilas and Salley played four years against Bias); award winning poet and criminal justice advocate Dwayne Betts. 

See a list of those interviewed for the podcast series

Len’s death at the age of 22 drastically altered lives and also saved lives and changed the course of athletic history. His death convinced many to stop abusing drugs and others to never use drugs. His death also created drastic social change, prompting the passage of laws that have led to long-term criminal sentences against young black men in America.

Both GoGrady Media and Octagon Entertainment are working together to produce a documentary about Len's legacy. The documentary is expected to focus on Len's death as it impacted criminal justice reform connected to prison sentences and drug abuse.

Watch the Sizzle Reel Below

Podcast producer Dave Ungrady explains the purpose of the Len Bias legacy podcast and documentary on the Kevin Sheehan Show podcast.