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Disgraceland is a music and true crime podcast that tells the jaw dropping stories of musicians behaving very badly… and some even getting away with murder. Named “Best Podcast” by the Webby Awards and multiple winner at the iHeart Podcast Awards, Disgraceland dives into the unbelievable histories of the world’s most famous musical artists. Jerry Lee Lewis committing murder? Guns ‘N Roses inciting a riot? Jay Z’s nightclub stabbing? Cardi B’s admitted robberies? Taylor Swift’s many stalkers? Host Jake Brennan gets into all of this and more. Listen to new episodes of Disgraceland every Tuesday wherever you get you podcasts. And for even more episodes, check out all nine seasons for free only on Amazon Music: amazon.com/Disgraceland.

Disgraceland is a music and true crime podcast that tells the jaw dropping stories of musicians behaving very badly… and some even getting away with murder. Named “Best Podcast” by the Webby Awards and multiple winner at the iHeart Podcast Awards, Disgraceland dives into the unbelievable histories of the world’s most famous musical artists. Jerry Lee Lewis committing murder? Guns ‘N Roses inciting a riot? Jay Z’s nightclub stabbing? Cardi B’s admitted robberies? Taylor Swift’s many stalkers? Host Jake Brennan gets into all of this and more. Listen to new episodes of Disgraceland every Tuesday wherever you get you podcasts. And for even more episodes, check out all nine seasons for free only on Amazon Music: amazon.com/Disgraceland.

Location:

United States

Description:

Disgraceland is a music and true crime podcast that tells the jaw dropping stories of musicians behaving very badly… and some even getting away with murder. Named “Best Podcast” by the Webby Awards and multiple winner at the iHeart Podcast Awards, Disgraceland dives into the unbelievable histories of the world’s most famous musical artists. Jerry Lee Lewis committing murder? Guns ‘N Roses inciting a riot? Jay Z’s nightclub stabbing? Cardi B’s admitted robberies? Taylor Swift’s many stalkers? Host Jake Brennan gets into all of this and more. Listen to new episodes of Disgraceland every Tuesday wherever you get you podcasts. And for even more episodes, check out all nine seasons for free only on Amazon Music: amazon.com/Disgraceland.

Language:

English

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Episodes

Jennifer Hudson: An American Idol, a Triple Homicide, and Undying Faith

9/20/2022
Jennifer Hudson shocked her hometown of Chicago when she was eliminated from American Idol in 2004, only to surpass everyone’s expectations when she later raked in awards and rave reviews for her role in Dreamgirls. Yet grief washed over Chicago again when her mother and brother were found slain in their Englewood home, and the smallest member of the Hudson family was declared missing. Their tragic story begins with betrayal and ends with a heartbreak so severe, only Jennifer’s long-standing...

Disgraceland Talks the Sex Pistols Part 2 (After Party Bonus Episode)

9/13/2022
Lol Tolhurst from The Cure and Budgie from The Slits and Siouxsie & the Banshees, the hosts of the podcast Curious Creatures, return to Disgraceland to share with Jake their first-person memories of London in the 70s, the birth of the punk scene, sharing cabs with Johnny Rotten and more. This episode was recorded on September 7th, 2022, a day before news broke of Queen Elizabeth's passing. All After Party bonus episodes are recorded live on Twitch at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalks See Privacy...

Duration:00:40:51

The Sex Pistols (Pt. 2): Crashing the Queen’s Jubilee, Shocking America, and Leaving a Trail of Blood, Spit, and Junk

9/6/2022
In 1977, the world’s most controversial band didn’t stop when they were dropped by their major label only months after they were signed. John Lydon, Steve Jones, and the Sex Pistols continued their feud with the corporate music world, the English monarchy, and a horrified public. It was a struggle made all the more difficult by the introduction of the group’s most volatile member, a junkie who was barely clean–or competent enough–to find his way around four strings. The band’s grand plan to...

Duration:00:40:44

Disgraceland Talks the Sex Pistols Part 1 (After Party Bonus Episode)

8/30/2022
Jake and episode writer Zeth Lundy trade tales of discovering the Sex Pistols, unpack the class struggles that birthed British punk, then Jake reads some classic reviews of punk written by Chuck Berry and gets Zeth and producer Taylor's takes on that *other* Sex Pistols docudrama out this summer, Hulu's miniseries Pistol. Join the conversation on social @disgracelandpod on TikTok and Instagram and catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalks See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:35:01

The Sex Pistols (Pt. 1): Anarchy, Thievery, and the Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll

8/23/2022
Punk rock’s greatest debut record was penned by a singer who saw traditional rock ‘n roll as a disease that needed to be eradicated and a sex-addicted guitarist who stole wallets, bikes, cars, and more than a few pieces of musical equipment to outfit the band. They cut their teeth performing for hardened criminals at a maximum security prison. They destroyed other bands’ gear and slept with their girlfriends. They scammed the working class system that had scammed them for years, by...

Duration:00:40:55

Disgraceland Talks Pink Floyd (After Party Bonus Episode)

8/16/2022
Filmmaker Tiller Russell (Nightstalker, Silk Road, The Seven Five) joins Jake to discuss Pink Floyd, Tiller's new podcast "The Dangerous Art of the Documentary," and what kind of music docudrama project they might like to work together on one day. Join the conversation on social @disgracelandpod on TikTok and Instagram and catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalks To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are...

Duration:00:25:57

Pink Floyd: Acid Overload, a Psychotic Breakdown, and a Crazy Diamond

8/9/2022
Pink Floyd’s original frontman, Syd Barrett, did so much LSD that he experienced a mental breakdown just as the band began to achieve mainstream success. His drug use began as mind-altering inspiration for his art, but quickly became a coping mechanism for the demands of commercial success. He became paralyzed in front of television cameras. He detuned his guitar until it was literally unplayable and refused to perform alongside his band. Then he stopped showing up at all. To hear all...

Duration:00:41:57

Disgraceland Talks Britney Spears: Pt 2 (After Party Bonus Episode)

8/2/2022
Jake, episode writer Victoria Wasylak, and producer Taylor hit you baby one more time with a report from Jake's performance at Newport Folk Festival, the latest real-life news from Britney-world, the comparisons between Britney's conservatorship and Elvis Presley's exploitive management, and more. Join the conversation on social @disgracelandpod on TikTok and Instagram and catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalks To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free,...

Duration:00:33:11

Britney Spears (Pt. 2): Lithium, Las Vegas, and a Long-Awaited Emancipation

7/26/2022
Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship was an arrangement so strict and unfeeling that it left her without any control of her career, loopy on lithium, and completely silenced for the sake of seeing her sons and boyfriend. As Britney suffered in silence, she worked nearly non-stop, generating more hits — and revenue — so her father could claim his cut of the profits. But after hundreds of shows in Las Vegas and $137 million in box office sales, Britney buckled and told her conservators...

Duration:00:40:49

Disgraceland Talks Britney Spears: Pt 1 (After Party Bonus Episode)

7/19/2022
Jake explores the toxic upbringing, harmful celebrity culture, and general creepy weirdness of the Dirty 00s that in hindsight have all played into the traumatic saga of pop queen Britney Spears. Sitting second chair is Double Elvis executive producer Carly Carioli, who covered it all as a music journalist. Catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalks See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:27:41

Britney Spears (Pt. 1): Family Trauma, Predatory Paparazzi, and Mrs-Extra-Extra-This-Just-In

7/12/2022
No musician owned pop music quite like Britney Spears at the turn of the century. After graduating from Mississippi tween queen to full-fledged American superstar, her fame exploded at a time when tabloids circled celebrities like prey. 30 to 45 predatory paparazzi would follow Britney’s every move during 12 to 14 hour shifts, eager to document the collapse of her marriage and social circle. As her public image crumbled, it’s no wonder Britney ended 2007 with a bald head and a “blackout.”...

Duration:00:39:38

Disgraceland Season 10 Trailer

7/5/2022
Trigger-happy extremists, SWAT teams, hellhounds, and crazy diamonds: find out which music icons will be featured in Season 10 of Disgraceland. The latest season of the award-winning music and true crime podcast launches July 12, 2022. Check out the first 9 seasons of Disgraceland, only on Amazon Music. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:01:34

Introducing: Dead and Gone Season 2

6/28/2022
Despite the Grateful Dead’s ethos of peace and love and communal music, there is a darkness that surrounds the band. Across five decades, a string of unexplained accidents, murders and disappearances have befallen some of the band’s most dedicated fans; affectionately known as "DeadHeads." Some were last seen on their way to Grateful Dead concerts, others simply vanished or were tragically murdered while attending shows. Hosted by Payne Lindsey (Up and Vanished) and Jake Brennan...

Duration:00:05:00

Disgraceland Talks George Harrison with Lol & Budgie from Curious Creatures (After Party Bonus Episode)

6/20/2022
The Cure's Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees, fresh off the second season of their podcast Curious Creatures, join Jake to reflect on growing up as young rockers in legendary 70s London, the indefinable influence of The Beatles on all modern pop, the recent Get Back documentary, and what celestial supergroup George Harrison would form in the afterlife to achieve nirvana. It's a jam-packed season finale for the After Party, with season 10 of Disgraceland coming hot on its...

Duration:00:35:53

George Harrison: Surviving the Beatles, the London Drug Squad, and a Home Invasion

6/14/2022
George Harrison famously survived the dissolution of the Beatles, a bust by London’s drug squad, a potentially bloody visit from the Hell’s Angels, and a few rounds with cancer. But on the final day of the 20th century, his strength and faith were put to the ultimate test. A crazed fan, convinced that the Beatles were evil and George was a sorcerer who had possessed him, broke into George’s Friar Park estate in the dead of night with one goal: to murder George Harrison. To hear all episodes...

Duration:00:41:29

Disgraceland Talks The Temptations (After Party Bonus Episode)

6/7/2022
Who are the most notorious acts from Detroit? Why does fame act like a life destroying drug on some people and not others? Why do so many #1 songs in America wind up being lost-to-history cheese? Jake and writing partner Zeth Lundy hunt down every loose thread from the latest episode of Disgraceland. Catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalks See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:35:54

The Temptations: Fame, Drugs, and Paranoia

5/31/2022
The Temptations were one of Motown’s signature vocal groups, and they remain one of the most successful R&B acts of all time. But fame and drugs corrupted them from the beginning. Lineup changes were as frequent as their chart-topping hits. Eventually their rocky road led to drug addiction, crippling paranoia, routine backstabbing, and one of the most tragic deaths in the history of the Motor City. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including discussions...

Duration:00:45:08

Disgraceland Talks with Marc Rebillet (After Party Bonus Episode)

5/24/2022
One-man-band and internet funk breakout star Marc Rebillet joins Jake to talk creative work in the pandemic era, the pleasures and pains of social media, and of course, the greatness of Miles Davis. Catch all of Jake's After Party conversations live at twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalks See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:35

Miles Davis Pt. 2: Mountains of Pills, Bitches Brew, and the Reinvention of the Original Motherf#%*er

5/17/2022
When it came to music, Miles Davis wasn’t about no safe, tired yesterday bullsh*t. After kicking his heroin addiction, he traded bespoke suits for fringe jackets and spearheaded an experimental blur of jazz and rock, eclipsing his contemporaries with a complete reinvention of himself. But the second act of Miles’ life came fraught with failures and new fixes, including a wrecked Lambo, two broken legs, and a mountain of coke and pills so massive that Miles almost never made it down the other...

Duration:00:36:59

Introducing BADLANDS Season 4: HOLLYWOODLAND

5/13/2022
Introducing the true crime podcast Badlands— a show that dives deep into the real stories of the famous at their most infamous. Each season, host Jake Brennan, explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world’s most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films’ plot twists—like the story of Sharon Tate, who was caught up in a strange scene long before members of...

Duration:00:04:50