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A music and true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. Jerry Lee Lewis, Ozzy Osbourne, Cardi B. Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Led Zeppelin: The true crime connections of these artists and more—from murder, arson, the occult, drug trafficking and countless other scandal and high stakes drama—is recounted in this one-of-a-kind podcast narrated and produced by award-winning podcaster and author, Jake Brennan. If you love true crime and you love music then get ready to love this podcast. Disgraceland is not journalism. It is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true crimes and events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most other dramatic storytelling mediums. Disgraceland releases full episodes weekly. Subscribe here for regularly-scheduled mini episodes, bonus content, plus curated full episodes. To hear all seasons of Disgraceland, follow Disgraceland on the Internet and elsewhere @disgracelandpod. Sources for each episode are available at disgracelandpod.com.

A music and true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. Jerry Lee Lewis, Ozzy Osbourne, Cardi B. Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Led Zeppelin: The true crime connections of these artists and more—from murder, arson, the occult, drug trafficking and countless other scandal and high stakes drama—is recounted in this one-of-a-kind podcast narrated and produced by award-winning podcaster and author, Jake Brennan. If you love true crime and you love music then get ready to love this podcast. Disgraceland is not journalism. It is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true crimes and events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most other dramatic storytelling mediums. Disgraceland releases full episodes weekly. Subscribe here for regularly-scheduled mini episodes, bonus content, plus curated full episodes. To hear all seasons of Disgraceland, follow Disgraceland on the Internet and elsewhere @disgracelandpod. Sources for each episode are available at disgracelandpod.com.

Location:

United States

Description:

A music and true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. Jerry Lee Lewis, Ozzy Osbourne, Cardi B. Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Led Zeppelin: The true crime connections of these artists and more—from murder, arson, the occult, drug trafficking and countless other scandal and high stakes drama—is recounted in this one-of-a-kind podcast narrated and produced by award-winning podcaster and author, Jake Brennan. If you love true crime and you love music then get ready to love this podcast. Disgraceland is not journalism. It is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true crimes and events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most other dramatic storytelling mediums. Disgraceland releases full episodes weekly. Subscribe here for regularly-scheduled mini episodes, bonus content, plus curated full episodes. To hear all seasons of Disgraceland, follow Disgraceland on the Internet and elsewhere @disgracelandpod. Sources for each episode are available at disgracelandpod.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

6172832665


Episodes

Diving into David Bowie (Bonus Episode)

2/24/2021
Craving more out-of-this-world content following Disgraceland’s recent episode on the Starman himself? Disgraceland’s host, Jake Brennan, and executive producer Carly Carioli take a deep dive into all things Bowie. From Major Tom to the Blackstar and everything in between, go deeper into Bowie’s music, iconography, and eternal influence with this candid conversation on one of Disgraceland’s endlessly fascinating subjects.

Duration:00:28:37

Where Is Disgraceland? (Bonus Episode)

2/22/2021
Want to know where Disgraceland is? Literally? Figuratively? Then listen to this. From the where to listen to the award-winning music and true crime podcast called Disgraceland to the where it all began, down the road a piece from the King’s home, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis to the home of the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis’ home in Nesbit, Mississippi that the locals called “Disgraceland”. Don’t miss out on this special episode and don’t miss out on all of the upcoming Disgraceland...

Duration:00:27:37

The Ramones (Mini Episode): TV Bombs, Psycho Therapy, Toilet Syringes, Turning Tricks and Saving Rock ‘N’ Roll

2/16/2021
Sniffing glue, hooking for drug money, hurling rocks at the Beatles, and writing infectious sunshiney melodies about their grimy reality, the Ramones were what the world needed in 1976. As rock ‘n’ roll was getting bloated with excessive experimentation and unfortunate forays into disco, four cretins from Queens stripped it all away to two-minute three-chord anthems with hard, fast backbeats and buzzing guitars. They adopted the same surname to solidify their brotherhood, and they lived like...

Duration:00:02:26

David Bowie (Mini Episode): The occult, cocaine, orgies, arrests, exorcisms, a weird flirtation with fascism and a dead body.

2/9/2021
No musical artist better personified the hedonism of the ’70s than David Bowie. He captivated the imaginations of music fans all over the world with a dizzying array of creative alter egos; Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke among them, and his obsession with occultist Aleister Crowley drove him down a dark, excessive hole filled with cocaine, orgies, arrests, fascism, death and madness that very nearly destroyed him. This is a mini episode of Disgraceland. To listen to the...

Duration:00:02:41

Tupac Shakur Pt. 2 (Mini Episode): Life Behind Bars, Suge Knight Saves The Day, East Coast/West Coast Beef, and What Could Have Been

2/2/2021
In part two of the Tupac Shakur story, we see the young star trying to deal with life behind bars and giving in to the patronage of the notorious Suge Knight of Death Row Records while getting into the mud with the Notorious B.I.G. in a deadly game of East Coast West Coast beef. We also get a glimpse of what Tupac Shakur might have achieved had he not gone to Las Vegas on that fateful night back in 1996. This is a mini episode of Disgraceland. To listen to the full episode as well as all...

Duration:00:02:33

Interview with Jake Brennan, Disgraceland Host

2/1/2021
A Disgraceland state of the union — where we are, how we got here, and what to expect next. Jake Brennan, host and creator of Disgraceland, sits down with executive producer Carly Carioli for an in-depth conversation on how the show got started, the creative and production process, and where the show is going. And of course, Jake answers listeners' questions.

Duration:00:40:39

The Rolling Stones in Disgraceland (Bonus Episode)

1/28/2021
It’s no secret that The Rolling Stones are one of Disgraceland’s favorite subjects. The long-running British rock group has been featured in one way or another in just about every season of the show to date. In this very special episode, Jake offers insight into Disgraceland’s special connection to the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band, with clips from shows about rolling into Altamont, swinging in London, recording in exile, and more.

Duration:00:33:22

Tupac Shakur Pt. 1: 1960s Radicalism Gives Way to Socially Conscious Rap, a Charismatic Screen Star, and Deadly Violence

1/26/2021
Tupac Shakur was many things. He was a supremely talented MC and was wildly charismatic in front of the camera. He was also violent, angry and completely unable to keep himself out of trouble. Part one of his story traces his rise through the radical influence of his Black Panther lineage, the deadly violence that seemed to follow him wherever he went and the inevitably of both prison and superstardom.

Duration:00:34:30

After Party 15 (Bonus Episode)

1/19/2021
A sneak peek at David Bowie and Beatles episodes airing in Season 7, a Michael Alig throwback and more coming attractions for 2021. And as always, Jake reads the phonebook.

Duration:00:25:59

Gram Parsons: A Stolen Body, Heroin, More Rolling Stones and Cosmic American Music

1/12/2021
Gram Parsons is one of the most influential musicians in rock ‘n’ roll that you’ve maybe never heard of. He created a form of music that has been copied by everyone from the Eagles to Ryan Adams. He directly influenced the Rolling Stones’ greatest album, possibly the greatest rock ‘n’ roll album of all time, Exile on Main Street. And when he died his body was stolen and unceremoniously disposed of. This is the story of Gram Parsons' life, death and very strange aftermath.

Duration:00:41:49

After Party 14 (Bonus Episode)

1/5/2021
A Sam Cooke throwback, a sneak peek at Gram Parsons and the rest of Season 7, and more coming attractions for 2021. Plus, we need your help naming a new award. And as always, Jake reads the phonebook.

Duration:00:25:45

Disgraceland Series Trailer

1/1/2021
A music and true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. Jerry Lee Lewis, Ozzy Osbourne, Cardi B. Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Led Zeppelin: The true crime connections of these artists and more, from murder, arson, the occult, drug trafficking and countless other scandal and high stakes drama is recounted in this one of a kind podcast narrated and produced by award winning podcaster and author, Jake Brennan. If you love true crime and you...

Duration:00:03:51

After Party 13 (Bonus Episode): Top Ten Disgraceland Episode Countdown Part 2

12/29/2020
In the second half of this year-end After Party, Jake counts down the top five Disgraceland episodes as chosen by listeners and staff. Also included are details on the next season of Disgraceland, along with another read of another phone book.

Duration:00:30:16

Disgraceland Season 7 Trailer

12/22/2020
Season 7 of the award-winning music and true crime podcast launches January 12, 2021. Listen to the trailer to hear the list of next season’s episode subjects.

Duration:00:01:30

After Party 12 (Bonus Episode)

12/15/2020
A very special edition of After Party in which Jake starts to count down the Top 10 episodes of Disgraceland, as decided by listeners and show staff. Also a sneak peek of what’s to come for the show in 2021. And of course, Jake reads the phone book.

Duration:00:33:19

After Party 11 (Bonus Episode)

12/8/2020
It's been 40 years since John Lennon was murdered. We’ll listen to About a Girl, talk about last week's Disgraceland episode on Chuck Berry, and take a sneak peak at an upcoming episode on Tupac Shakur. We'll also check out Dead and Gone, Jake’s new collaboration with Payne Lyndsey on the mystery surrounding murdered and missing Grateful Dead fans. And of course, Jake will read the phone book.

Duration:00:35:37

Reintroducing Dead and Gone, Episode 2: A Guy Named Bo

12/1/2020
Dead and Gone was originally released in October 2020 and all episodes can be listened to by searching for "Dead and Gone" in your podcast feed. Episode 2 is available here in the Disgraceland feed for a limited time only. Here is the episode's original description: Two fans of the Grateful Dead wind up violently beaten, shot at close range and murdered. Did the wrong man go to prison?

Duration:00:38:27

Chuck Berry: Systemic Racism, Sexual Depravity and the Invention of Rock ‘N’ Roll

11/24/2020
Chuck Berry was imprisoned numerous times. He was a victim of violent systemic racism and accused of horrific acts of sexual depravity. He also invented rock ‘n’ roll. Chuck Berry was as complex a character as he was influential as a musician. Throughout his career he found himself in numerous dust ups with authorities; some of them justified, most of them not. And through it all, whether he cared or didn’t, Chuck Berry made great music—literally some of the greatest music ever made.

Duration:00:41:13

Selena: Tejano, Deception, and the Death of the Madonna of Mexico

11/10/2020
Selena Quintanilla Pérez ushered in the Golden Age of Tejano music in Texas with a meteoric rise up the charts and into the hearts of her fans. Her fans saw her as more than just a pop star — she was family. Selena was about to take her fame and her family to the world stage when a tangled web of deceit, betrayal, and jealousy would result in her untimely death at 23.

Duration:00:48:47

Special Re-release - The Grateful Dead (Part Two): The Ballad of Pigpen and Old, Weird America - an Origin Story

11/3/2020
Bootlegging whiskey, acid tests, grass, and songs about murder. The origins of the Grateful Dead are fascinating and not what most people think. Born out of the tradition of “old, weird America”; bluegrass, jug band music and deadly folk tales, the Grateful Dead, as young adults, were into some strange sh*t and we are all better for it. The band would go on to create their very own “new, weird America” due in part to the cultural impact they would have over their near 40-year career. But...

Duration:00:46:39