Ian Bick has been around the block.
He’s experienced more at 28 than most people do in a lifetime–and he’s sharing his story to bring hope to others.
Want to talk about ambition? Ian owned a nightclub at age 18, throwing some of the biggest parties his hometown of Danbury, Connecticut, had ever seen. He booked huge acts like Steve Aoki, the Chainsmokers, and 21 Savage. Ian was on the fast road to success.
He’d just need to make a pit stop at federal prison first.
Business didn’t go as planned, and Ian got in over his head. The debt, gambling addiction, and stress of trying to keep his investors happy all pulled Ian onto the wrong side of the law.
From age 21 to 24, Ian served time as an inmate in federal prison, charged with and found guilty of wire fraud and money laundering.
When he got out, he returned home and put his head down, going to work a normal, quiet job. He was an innocuous twenty-something trying to put his past behind him.
But that ambitious person still lived inside of Ian, not smothered by his experiences. Now older and wiser, Ian wanted to put himself on the line and use the pieces of his life to build something magnificent. Rather than try to hide from the last decade of his life, Ian wanted to bare it all.
Using social media as his incubator, he grew a brand centered around telling stories like his. After creating content on TikTok, Ian launched his podcast, Locked In with Ian Bick, where he interviews former prison inmates, law enforcement officers, lawyers, and others who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.
Ian put everything on the line to produce a high-quality, in-person podcast. In less than one year and over 50 episodes, Ian has amassed hundreds of thousands of podcast downloads and millions of views on his short-form content.
But Ian Bick isn’t just talk – he’s dedicated to helping people like himself and like his guests. He’s a board member of the National Association for Re-Entry Professionals and has presented at conferences dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system in the United States.
APPLE AVERAGE: 4.8 ★
SPOTIFY AVERAGE: 4.9 ★
A Redemption Podcast
Came across this podcast through TikTok. Instantly became hooked. So many of these stories remind me of how fast things can turn in life and the struggles we each face. Each episode is a poignant reminder that our past does not define us, and redemption is always within reach. Thank you Ian for not just sharing your story but giving a voice to the voiceless.
Ran across this on accident and then binge watched them all. I work in a CA state prison as free staff and its super interesting hearing the perspective of former inmates that have really bettered themselves and not having the mentality of a lot of CO’s that just act like “once an inmate always an inmate” keep it up!
Love to Listen
I’ve only been arrested a couple times. It’s nice to hear people’s experiences behind bars and owning up to their past mistakes. I’m also a recovering addict. I connected to JDRelay the most. I keep looking forward to the show each week. It keeps me focused while I do chores or some kind of work cause of my ADHD brain.
‘I love hearing the intricacies of the criminals lives, what they’ve learned. It puts life in a totally different perspective!’
thegirlKG (Apple Music, ★★★★★)
I’m not sure why but hearing from people who have gone to prison and have turned their life’s around is so inspiring to me. Also hearing what actually goes on in prison is really interesting. I really enjoy this podcast.
I’m hooked on this podcast!
I am a housewife, that has my own cleaning podcast “clean with me”, and this isn’t my typical genre of podcast, but I came across you on tick tock and im hooked! I am binging your episodes
I look forward to the release days of the new podcasts. I learn so much and share with people on what I hear. Can’t wait for more
Just found this pod a few weeks ago. I love hearing the experiences of people from all walk of life! I also love that they produce local to my area; great job Bryce!
Inspiration with every episode
Ian's laid back, conversational interview style fits well with his guests who are there to tell their stories of redemption. It's hard not to be inspired by the men and women who, despite their struggles, have found their way back to become the best versions of themselves.
‘I've had my own recent struggles with grief and loss and it helps to hear the stories of people who have overcome so much adversity in their lives. Highly recommend Ian's podcast’
dave122793 (Apple Music, ★★★★★)
Favorite podcast to listen to
I drive daily 40 min to work and this is the podcast I listen to I love the authenticity to it and the content
Followed you on TT and started listening to the podcast awhile back and now have pretty much listened to them all. They have definitely gotten better as time progresses and you have learned to make them longer. I think you need to get the OG of YouTube and FB prison star Amiri King on here!