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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lester Young. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lester Young, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lester Young. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lester Young, often where they are interviewed.

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Stop, Look & Listen – Lester Young

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In this edition of Stop, Look & Listen, we sit down with Lester Young to discuss his “Path 2 Redemption” from serving 22 years in prison to an author, motivational speaker and life coach.

Stop, Look & Listen is The GOB Radio Network’s interview program airing on YouTube and wherever you listen to podcasts from The Good Ole Boys Radio Show channel.

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Oct 30 2020 ·
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Interview with Author, Speaker and Coach Lester Young: The Path To Redemption

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Hear the remarkable story of Lester Young, who at the tender age of 19, was sentenced to life in prison. After serving 20 years he has come out transformed. Now a man on a serious mission, he is an author and coach and now travels the country impacting and inspiring others to choose their Path To Redemption.


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Oct 18 2020 · 1hr 2mins

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Episode 3: A Cat Named Macaroni (Lester Young)

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Charlie guides us through the musical life of Lester Young, a tenor saxophonist who started out as one of Count Basie's star players. A fashion icon, he was the epitome of cool during his time and also had a cat named Macaroni.

Shellac Attack is a light-hearted, jazz podcast for the vinyl rabid and jazz-curious. Every month we discuss an artist or movement accompanied by a playlist for you to follow along with at home. Hosts are Lily Mac and Charles Iselin. 

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YT Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgUSr4GyjVs2yl9S5RAWgzHBr8QnjTb4v

Songs Featured

Track #1 "Oh Lady Be Good" by Jones-Smith, Incorporated 1936

Track #2 "Taxi War Dance" by Count Basie and His Orchestra 1939

Track #3 "He's Funny That Way" by Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra1937

Track #4 "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" by The Kansas City Six 1939

Track #5 "Beautiful Eyes" by Una Mae Carlisle with Orchestra 1939

Track #6 "Sometimes I'm Happy (Version 2)" by Lester Young Quartet 1943

Track #7 "D.B. Blues" by Lester Young and His Band1945

Track #8 "Tea For Two" by Lester Young Trio 1952

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Comprehensive lists of Lester Young's recordings and solos

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Oct 13 2020 · 1hr 27mins
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EP 31: Black Men On Justice In America with Lester Young

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At the age of 19, Lester Young was sentenced to serve life in prison for murder. During his time in prison, Lester began to create outlines, programs, and classes to instruct and mentor fellow inmates. He served a total of 22 years and 5 months before being paroled in 2015 at the age of 41. Today, Lester is a Transformational Speaker and Certified Coach.

Lester is a community leader in the Columbia SC area who is demonstrating the power within the human spirit to transform, heal and lead our community, country, and the world on a path to redemption that inspires us to be an agent for change towards the criminal justice system in America.

Listen to deepen your understanding of the black man's experience as it relates to justice in America and what we can to together in order to shift the narrative of African Americans in America, and what we can do as citizens to hold our elected officials accountable for creating reform in our criminal justice system.

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Jun 29 2020 · 1hr

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A Conversation About Life In Prison with Lester Young

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Gary. That is the name of the man Lester Young killed. Lester committed an entire life to honoring that man's life and found ways to, in his words, “not make up for lost time - but maximize the time that is left.”

Early Life

Lester has had quite the life. After losing his mother when he was 16, things came apart rapidly. To fill the void he turned to the streets and started using and selling drugs. Lester was sentenced to life in prison after killing a man in a drug related exchange.

Lester somehow found a way to rewire his mind. Knowing that he had a 3% chance of parole and only 19 years old when he entered prison, he still found a way.

A Turning Poing

During his time in prison he came across an episode of Oprah and started to write down five things that he was grateful for, despite how dark prison got for him. He also built a relationship with a chaplain who introduced him to reading and suggested As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.

Life After Prison

Paroled 6 years ago, Lester is now dedicating his life to helping those who are incarcerated. He helps them rewire their minds inside the prison walls and help them understand how to navigate life outside of prison.

His foundation, Path2Redemption is a nonprofit focused on helping prisoners transition back into society and provide those who have been incarcerated with the skills necessary to be successful in society. He also wrote a book about his experience during his incarceration called The Five Stages of Incarceration.

To learn more about Path2Redemtion, please visit path2redemption.org. Listen to his podcast on Apple Podcasts at Path2Redemption and order his book, click here.

Jun 22 2020 · 47mins
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At the Table with Lester Young of Path2Redemption

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Listen to this week's episode with Lester Young, Jr. as we discuss how to support formerly incarcerated people.

Lester Young, Jr is a native of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. At the age of 19, Lester was given a life sentence (with the possibility of parole after serving 20 years). During his time in prison, Lester struggled with finding redemption and often wondered what his purpose was. While journaling he asked himself this question, “What is the footprint you want to leave in this world?” It was then that he realized his purpose was to be “that” voice to help at risk youth. With approval from the warden, Lester along with the prison chaplain began meeting to create outlines, programs, and classes to instruct and mentor fellow inmates. This is where the idea of him establishing his non-profit organization “Path2Redemption” got its start. On May 15, 2014 (22 years and 5 months later), Lester was released on parole. Even after his release, the outlines of his programs are still being taught in prison.

Mr. Young is setting a new standard for “living a life of redemption”. His commitment to advocating for criminal reform is changing the way society has been proportioned to deal with incarcerated individuals transitioning back into society upon release from prison. As the “Statewide Organizer for South Carolina at JustLeadershipUSA, he specializes in developing and managing innovative campaigns in multiple cities. Lester is widely known for his work with the Mayor of Columbia, SC; in having the first statewide ordinance passed for JustLeadershipUSA’s current campaign entitled “#Banthebox”. This campaign gives incarcerated individuals the chance to complete applications, job and/or housing, without being discriminated against for past convictions

You can reach him at: 

Facebook - Lester Young

Twitter - lester972

Instagram - path2redemption

Email - path2redemption515@gmail.com

lester young - FB

lester972 - TW

path2redemption - IG


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Apr 29 2020 · 32mins
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Lester Young

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Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated harmonies, using what one critic called "a free-floating style

Love is supreme and unconditional like is nice but limited. – Duke Ellington
Dec 05 2019 · 20mins
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Lester Young- Revisited

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The great Lester Young is featured in this rebroadcast with a little treat at the end.

Nov 03 2019 · 33mins
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Lester Young

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Hear the early work of Lester Young and learn about the man.

Jan 25 2017 · 26mins
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Lester Young and the Jupiter's Moons Blues

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Lester Young and the Jupiter's Moons Blues by Gord Sellar, an Uvula Audio Production
May 08 2016 ·