Ian Bick was a nightclub owner at 18, federal inmate at 21, grocery store department manager at 25, and successful podcast host at 28. After turning a penchant for throwing parties into a booming business, Ian found himself in over his head. He was in debt, had a gambling addiction, and needed to answer to his investors. At age 21, he was charged with wire fraud and money laundering and sentenced to 36 months in federal prison. When he got out, he tried to live a normal life for a while. But ambition still lived inside of Ian. Now older and wiser, Ian put himself on the line and used the pieces of his life to build something magnificent. Rather than try to hide from the last decade, 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 the “Locked In with Ian Bick” podcast in 2023. 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. Ian is 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.