9 episodes

The Death and Life of Kobe Bryant tells the tragic story of the helicopter crash that killed Bryant, his daughter and seven others. The docuseries explores lesser-known angles including real-time analysis of the radio chatter between the pilot and tower, the investigation into the crash, the lawsuits that followed, even artists who honor Bryant. The program also reveals parts of Bryant’s life seldom seen. The program is hosted and produced by award-winning journalist Steve Gregory and produced by Jacob Gonzalez from KFI News in Los Angeles.

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    • 4.5 • 37 Ratings

The Death and Life of Kobe Bryant tells the tragic story of the helicopter crash that killed Bryant, his daughter and seven others. The docuseries explores lesser-known angles including real-time analysis of the radio chatter between the pilot and tower, the investigation into the crash, the lawsuits that followed, even artists who honor Bryant. The program also reveals parts of Bryant’s life seldom seen. The program is hosted and produced by award-winning journalist Steve Gregory and produced by Jacob Gonzalez from KFI News in Los Angeles.

    Flight

    Flight

    Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others take a private helicopter from Orange County to the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, CA. This episode breaks down the conversation between air traffic controllers and pilot Ara Zobayan. 

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    • 22 min
    The Death and Life of Kobe Bryant-Trailer

    The Death and Life of Kobe Bryant-Trailer

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    • 2 min
    911

    911

    Hikers and bikers in the Lost Hills area of Calabasas saw an aircraft plunge into a hillside, others heard a loud pop. The terrain was so difficult to navigate that some firefighters had to be airlifted into the scene. In this episode we hear the actual 911 calls and the first briefing from the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments. It’s also Grammy night. 

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    • 26 min
    NTSB

    NTSB

    The National Transportation Safety Board has arrived at the crash site in Calabasas, CA. NTSB Investigators have also brought in the FBI. We also get official confirmation of the names of those on board the helicopter. 
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff has some choice words for an online news outlet.  

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    • 23 min
    MEMORIAL

    MEMORIAL

    A city says goodbye to one of its beloved icons. Friends, family, and associates of Kobe Bryant gather at the ‘House that Kobe Built’. We hear from those who were invited to attend, including a person who recounts the emotions felt backstage. A sports journalist analyzes the missteps of the media’s coverage of the crash.  

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    • 31 min
    MAMBA

    MAMBA

    The NTSB issues its final report on the probable cause of the helicopter crash and makes recommendations to prevent another one like it from happening again. We learn more about the Mamba Sports Academy, the intended destination of the group aboard the flight. And we meet Gianna Bryant's teammate.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

2Kids5Pets ,

What a huge loss!

Kobe's death has been truly such a huge loss for my husband and I.
We still cry
We still feel the pain
We still watch his games... repeatedly
He was the best human being
xo Mamba

Leela Menirva ,

Interesting

I’m a big Kobe fan, it’s been almost a year since his passing and I still can’t believe this tragedy happened. So far, it’s been interesting to hear some details about the flight.

Ocgirlsue ,

Respectful & professional

I’ve listened to Steve Gregory’s news reports, and I heard a trailer of this podcast last week. This was so well done...there is new information (non of it salacious). I’ll update as the series continues, but based on e1, it’s highly recommended

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