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Len Bias Podcast and Documentary
GoGrady Media has begun production on a podcast series that will examine the complex legacy of All-American basketball player Len Bias. GGM is working with Octagon Entertainment to produce the podcast. Both are also working together to produce a documentary about Len's legacy.
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.
The podcast and documentary are 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.
The podcast will be a series of broadcasts that examines Len's legacy related to his friends and family, Maryland athletics, the Boston Celtics and the NBA, and criminal justice reform connected to prison sentences and drug abuse. There will also be a segment on the importance of effective decision making, in partnership with the Decision Education Foundation. It will debut in the fall of 2021 before Len is inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in late November.
The documentary will 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.
Scenes from the Documentary Production