GoGrady Media and Dave Ungrady
Teacher | Best-Selling Author | Journalist | Motivational Speaker | Professional Sports Coach
Listen to 16 Episodes of the Podcast Series
Len Bias - A Mixed Legacy
SECTION 1 - Len's Life
Episode 1 -Introduction
Episode 2 - Born Ready
Episode 3 - Barnstormer & Boston
Episode 4 - Final Hours
SECTION 2 - Impact on Maryland Athletics
Episode 5- Trauma and Transition
Episode 6 - Tragedy to Triumph
Episode 7- A Dark Cloud
SECTION 3 - Legacy
Episode 8- Mandatory Minimums/Maximum Impact
Episode 9- From Dynasty to Drought
Episode 10- The Team
Episode 11- The Family
Episode 12- Fame and legacy
Episode 13- Cultural Catalyst
EPILOGUE - Decision Making
Episode 14- Students Learn the Tools of Decision Making
Episode 15-High school coach Glenn Farello and former Terps star Travis Garrison discuss decision making.
Episode 16 - Former sprint star Justin Gatlin discusses decisions he made to return to competition after serving a drug ban.
The Len Bias Podcast Series is Complete
Epilogue Episodes Focus on Decision Making
Go Grady Media has completed production of the podcast series Len Bias - A Mixed Legacy. The series features 16 episodes and more than 700 minutes of total content.
"The completion of the podcast series reflects an unprecedented effort to chronicle the legacy of Len Bias in an audio format," said GoGrady Media president Dave Ungrady. "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."
Ungrady is the author of the book Born Ready - The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias. The podcast series is based on the book.
The narrative portion of series, episodes one to 13, presents information about Len's legacy related to his life; the impact of his death on Maryland athletics and the impact of his death on American society, including the NBA, his friends, and his family and black culture.
The series includes an introduction episode and includes epilogue episodes on the importance of effective decision making, produced in partnership with the Decision Education Foundation.
Producers have interviewed close to 100 people for the series. They 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.
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.
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Podcast producer Dave Ungrady explains the purpose of the Len Bias legacy podcast and documentary on the Kevin Sheehan Show podcast.