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Ian Bick, at 28, boasts a lifetime of experiences that far surpass the average person's journey. His remarkable story serves as a beacon of hope for others navigating life's tumultuous waters.

Eager to discuss ambition, Ian's entrepreneurial spirit shone early as he became the owner of a nightclub at the tender age of 18. His venues hosted some of Danbury, Connecticut's most legendary parties, featuring renowned acts such as Steve Aoki, the Chainsmokers, and 21 Savage. Success seemed inevitable, but there was an unexpected twist on the horizon.

Ian's business endeavors took an unforeseen turn, plunging him into a world of debt, a gambling addiction, and the immense pressure of keeping his investors satisfied. These challenges propelled him into the complex web of the legal system, resulting in his incarceration from ages 21 to 24 for wire fraud and money laundering.

Upon his release, Ian returned home, determined to lead a quiet and uneventful life. However, the ambitious spirit that had driven him throughout his tumultuous journey remained unyielding. Older and wiser, Ian was ready to harness the lessons of his past to create something extraordinary. Instead of burying his past, he chose to lay it bare.

Ian leveraged social media as his incubator, cultivating a brand focused on sharing stories like his own. After gaining traction on TikTok, Ian launched his podcast, "Locked In with Ian Bick," where he engages with former inmates, law enforcement officials, lawyers, and others who have been touched by the criminal justice system and whose voices so often go unheard.

Ian took significant risks to produce high-quality, in-person podcasts. Within a year, his content garnered hundreds of millions of views, and he established a podcast production company that assists creators in crafting short-form content to build their platforms.

Yet, Ian Bick isn't just talk. He is committed to aiding individuals who, like himself and his podcast guests, are striving to overcome adversity. As a board member of the National Association for Re-Entry Professionals, Ian plays an active role in supporting those reintegrating into society after incarceration. He has also made impactful presentations at conferences dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system in the United States, cementing his dedication to creating a more just and inclusive society for all.





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.


Awesome pod

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, ★★★★★)


Great Podcast

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


Awesome Pod

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!

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