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About A Girl

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.

About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.

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English


Episodes

Anita Pallenberg & Keith Richards

5/23/2022
A heat-seeking young beauty rockets through Europe, ricocheting off Fellini, Warhol, & Nico, before landing with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. But she falls for Keith Richards, and together they extricate her from Brian. Anita Pallenberg is with the Stones as they grow into world's premiere rock and roll band; she sings with them in the studio, makes films with Jane Fonda and Mick Jagger, her powerful aura a guiding force, but when things start to go bad, she discovers that a woman will...

Duration:00:49:29

Carrie Snodgress & Neil Young

5/16/2022
Carrie Snodgress turned her back on Hollywood so fast that she didn't even attend the Academy Awards when she was nominated for Best Actress. Her dream was never stardom; it was love and family. But it was hard to find the stability her own childhood had lacked when she went to live with Neil Young on his remote ranch, just as Neil's solo career went into high gear. Sources for this episode can be found on our website. For more info on About a Girl and other great shows, visit the Double...

Duration:00:41:39

Presenting Badlands Season 4 - Sean Penn: A Prison Escape, The Night Stalker, and Madonna’s True Blue Bad Boy

5/11/2022
In the summer of 1985, Sean Penn’s marriage to preeminent material girl Madonna was an epochal moment for ‘80s-era Hollywood. The bad boy from Bad Boys and the boy-toy pop superstar blissfully brought together the worlds of movies and music on a Malibu bluff overlooking the Pacific. But their subsequent attempt to make a movie together was anything but blissful. A wild film shoot in China would lead to even wilder things, like the time Sean dangled a photographer upside-down from a...

Duration:00:07:48

Introducing About A Girl Season 3

5/9/2022
Host Nikki Lynette returns on May 16th to bring you 12 fascinating and dramatic stories of women whose pivotal roles in music history and pop culture are not widely known. Learn about Bob Dylan's secret wife Carolyn Dennis, Rick James's protegee Teena Marie, and Jenny Boyd, the woman Mick Fleetwood loved so much he married her twice. Nikki delves into the private struggles, the triumphs, and the heartbreak that occurred alongside the creation of timeless music. See omnystudio.com/listener...

Duration:00:01:29

David Bowie: The occult, cocaine, orgies, arrests, exorcisms, a weird flirtation with fascism and a dead body (Best of Disgraceland Season 7)

4/18/2022
In honor of DISGRACELAND's 100th episode, we're sharing a highlight reel of crimes, career comebacks, and downright crazy scandals from the past 9 Seasons. DISGRACELAND is a fellow Double Elvis show that combines true crime and music history through immersive, leap-outta-our-seat storytelling. Dig this preview of "David Bowie: The occult, cocaine, orgies, arrests, exorcisms, a weird flirtation with fascism and a dead body," an episode from Season 7 that quite literally "has it all." To hear...

Duration:00:45:12

Meg & Jack White (Rerelease)

3/28/2022
In honor of Women's History Month, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes of About A Girl. The White Stripes. Jack and his sister Meg. His wife Meg. His ex-wife Meg. The non-musician who became a rock star. The unassuming, pretty, porcelain-complexioned woman who evoked thunder from behind the drum kit. Her silent intensity became a riddle and compelled millions of fans to puzzle for the solution. And her disappearance has made clear that none is forthcoming. Sources for this...

Duration:00:32:43

Robyn Crawford & Whitney Houston — Didn’t We Almost Have It All (Rerelease)

3/21/2022
In honor of Women's History Month, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes of About A Girl. Robyn Crawford met Whitney Houston when they were both just teenagers. From the moment their eyes met, Robyn was drawn in by Whitney’s warmth and beauty — and when she heard her sing, Robyn knew she wanted to be in Whitney’s life for good. But the price she would pay for Whitney’s success was their own romance. Sources for this episode can be found on our website. For more info on About a Girl...

Duration:00:30:56

Angie & David Bowie — The Prettiest Star (Rerelease)

3/14/2022
In honor of Women's History Month, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes of About A Girl. In the summer of 1969, people all over the world were gripped by space fever in the wake of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, which would successfully land men on the moon. In London, nineteen year old Angie Barnett, freshly out of boarding school, was searching for an identity of her own. She found it one evening in an up and coming singer named David Bowie, whose single “Space Oddity” was rocketing...

Duration:00:26:09

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3/8/2022
In honor of Women's History Month, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes of About A Girl. A songwriter and singer so erotic, raw, and ahead of her time that no one was ready for her. An earthquaking icon of feminism and Black power during a time when it was unheard of for a woman, let alone a Black woman, to own her sexuality so explicitly. Betty Davis pushed her legendary husband out of cool jazz and up to the cutting edge, before divorcing him and releasing three of the most...

Duration:00:27:54

Betty & Miles Davis (Rerelease)

3/8/2022
In honor of Women's History Month, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes of About A Girl. A songwriter and singer so erotic, raw, and ahead of her time that no one was ready for her. An earthquaking icon of feminism and Black power during a time when it was unheard of for a woman, let alone a Black woman, to own her sexuality so explicitly. Betty Davis pushed her legendary husband out of cool jazz and up to the cutting edge, before divorcing him and releasing three of the most...

Duration:00:32:16

Introducing: Blood on the Tracks

3/2/2022
Hi, About a Girl fans! iHeartPodcasts and Double Elvis are excited to announce Blood On The Tracks: Bob Dylan - hosted by Jake Brennan. A brand new season that talks about the story of Bob Dylan and all the true crime behind it, but don't just take our word for it. Check out the trailer to decide for yourself! About Blood On The Tracks: Blood On The Tracks is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the...

Duration:00:03:21

Presenting Badlands Season 3: Jack Nicholson: Hidden Drugs, Road Rage, and a Shocking Crime (Excerpt)

2/16/2022
In some of Hollywood’s best-loved movies, Jack Nicholson played jokers, sailors, inmates – even the Devil himself. But he never played by the rules. He allegedly mooned a crowd of thousands at a basketball game. His bedroom kinks were laid bare in the papers. He fought the MPAA and the LAPD. And in 1994, he attempted to establish his own set of rules when he attacked an idling Mercedes-Benz with a two-iron. BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the...

Duration:00:05:51

Disgraceland Season 9 Excerpt: Taylor Swift

1/18/2022
Deranged stalkers, heroin hounds, and the leering eyes of the FBI – find out who’s visiting Disgraceland this winter in Season 9 of the award-winning music and true crime podcast. Check out this excerpt from the upcoming episode on Taylor Swift. Listen to the all new season, as well as the first 8 seasons of Disgraceland,only on Amazon Music. For episode notes and other great shows, visit doubleelvis.com and join the Disgraceland community on Twitch and Instagram for behind the scenes talks,...

Duration:00:02:51

Double Elvis presents Women In Hip Hop with Jazzie Belle

11/17/2021
The Women In Hip Hop podcast with Jazzie Belle is a catalyst for discussing the importance of amplifying women’s voices and encouraging young girls to be both self-sufficient and confident through the lens of hip hop. Previous guests include rappers such as Roxanne Shante, Grammy Award nominated emcee Rapsody, multi-platinum R&B superstar Faith Evans, and Wendy Williams, “The Queen of All Media." Listen to Women in Hip Hop with Jazzie Belle wherever you get your podcasts or at...

Duration:00:00:40

Jake Brennan and Double Elvis Present: 4 All-New Music Podcasts

9/29/2021
Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast Disgraceland, introduces four new music-centric podcasts via his company Double Elvis. Home to podcasts such as 27 Club, Blood on the Tracks, Dear Young Rocker, About A Girl and more, Double Elvis now expands its roster of creatives to include a new slate of independent artist and hosts. In this preview, hear clips from three established podcasts (Washed Up Emo, Sounds and Vision with Andrew Loog Oldham, and...

Duration:00:18:54

Introducing BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland (Trailer)

9/22/2021
BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Beginning September 22, 2021, listen each week for wild stories about Mike Tyson, Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez, Evel Knievel, Tonya Harding, Pete Rose, Sonny Liston, Spider Sabich, Ty Cobb, and, of course, O.J. Simpson. Follow BADLANDS on Amazon Music, Apple...

Duration:00:01:24

Linda & Paul McCartney

8/23/2021
Linda Eastman was born a free spirit, but she was also the daughter of a strict and demanding father, a poor Jewish boy who became a wealthy lawyer and rebranded himself as a WASP. Linda fought her own nature to try and please him, and then her first husband, before finally breaking free to find success as a freelance photographer in Manhattan. Shooting and hobnobbing with ‘60s pop stars led her to Swinging London. Sources for this episode can be found on our website. For more info on About...

Duration:00:39:11

Rachel Humphreys & Lou Reed

8/16/2021
Lou Reed was fascinated and inspired by all kinds of real people who existed on the edges of society — junkies, street hustlers, gender non-conformists — but he fell in love with trans woman Rachel Humphreys, a beautiful mystery even to him. This episode contains references to heavy drug use, abuse, and suicide. Sources for this episode can be found on our website. For more info on About a Girl and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and...

Duration:00:35:19

Tammy Wynette & George Jones

8/9/2021
When Tammy Wynette was a young girl, she dreamed of singing with George Jones at the Grand Ole Opry. Her single-minded drive to be a star brought her to the top and to George Jones, and these two great voices of country music fell in love. But once seated as the queen of country, Tammy was lost, while George proved to be a troubled and dedicated alcoholic. Sources for this episode can be found on our website. For more info on About a Girl and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website...

Duration:00:39:21

Vivian & Johnny Cash

8/2/2021
Long before June Carter came along, there was Vivian. Johnny Cash and Viv were deeply in love, and had four daughters together, before... well, you probably know the rest. But you might not know the heartbreaking story of a young woman who went through hell to save her family, whose racial identity became a scandal emblematic of mid-century American strife, and who made it through the dark times, only to be insulted and written out of history. Sources for this episode can be found on our...

Duration:00:40:20