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DISGRACELAND

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Disgraceland is the award-winning music podcast hosted by Jake Brennan that explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, David Bowie, Cardi B, the Grateful Dead, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, and more. Disgraceland is a scripted, single voice narrative storytelling podcast that melds true crime, music history, mystery, and misadventure. Disgraceland is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most scripted entertainment based on true events. Sources and credits for each episode are available at disgracelandpod.com. Full scripted episodes are released every Tuesday. Bonus “After Party” episodes are released every Thursday. Disgraceland is available wherever you get your podcasts.

Location:

United States

Description:

Disgraceland is the award-winning music podcast hosted by Jake Brennan that explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, David Bowie, Cardi B, the Grateful Dead, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, and more. Disgraceland is a scripted, single voice narrative storytelling podcast that melds true crime, music history, mystery, and misadventure. Disgraceland is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most scripted entertainment based on true events. Sources and credits for each episode are available at disgracelandpod.com. Full scripted episodes are released every Tuesday. Bonus “After Party” episodes are released every Thursday. Disgraceland is available wherever you get your podcasts.

Language:

English

Contact:

6172832665


Episodes

Anthony Bourdain: Junk, Romance, and a Lust for Life

2/20/2024
Anthony Bourdain had a lust for life. He went all in on adventure, indulgence, food, romance – including the romance of a heroin addiction that he chased through the restaurant kitchens and grimy rock clubs of 1980s Manhattan. For years he was a struggling cook and writer, but his first book, published when he was 43 years old, was an overnight success. He parlayed success as a writer into success as a TV host, traveling all over the world, dining with rockstars, presidents, and everyone in between. He dodged bullets, the real and the figurative kind, the figurative kind from the tabloids having the most impact. But in the end, he was unable to dodge the truth, which to a romantic like Anthony Bourdain, was hard to come to terms with. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including sexual assault and suicide. If you’re thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Enter the new DISGRACELAND contest to win exclusive prizes and unlock rewards. Visit DISGRACELANDCONTEST.COM Hurry, the contest ends on March 6th, 2024! Sign up for our newsletter and get the inside dirt on events, merch and other awesomeness - GET THE NEWSLETTER Follow Jake and DISGRACELAND: Instagram YouTube X (formerly Twitter) Facebook Fan Group TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:28

REWIND - Studio 54: Disco Decadence, a Dead Body and Bags of Cash

2/16/2024
In the late seventies, Studio 54 was the place to be for musicians and celebrities alike. John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and others all famously hung out at the notorious club where hedonism was part of the venue’s allure. The success of Studio 54 was sudden and massive, resulting in mountains of cash, cocaine, jealousy, revenge, an FBI raid, and an ironic ending for one of its owners. To view the full list of contributors, see the show notes at disgracelandpod.com This episode was originally published on May 26, 2020. Enter the new DISGRACELAND contest to win exclusive prizes and unlock rewards. Visit DISGRACELANDCONTEST.COM Hurry, the contest ends on March 6th, 2024! Sign up for our newsletter and get the inside dirt on events, merch and other awesomeness - GET THE NEWSLETTER Follow Jake and DISGRACELAND: Instagram YouTube X (formerly Twitter) Facebook Fan Group TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:06

Bonus Episode: Great Disco, New Rose Hotel, and Mission-Driven Bands

2/15/2024
This week in the After Party, Jake talks the new DISGRACELAND episode on The Clash, as well as this week's REWIND episode on Studio 54, and provides insight into next week's episode on Anthony Bourdain. Plus, your emails, voicemails, texts, and DMs. Who are your top five 70s punk bands? Let Jake know at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party. Enter the new DISGRACELAND contest to win exclusive prizes and unlock rewards. Visit DISGRACELANDCONTEST.COM Hurry, the contest ends on March 6th, 2024! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:52

The Clash: Guns on the Roof, Chased out of Kingston, and a Riot in Times Square

2/13/2024
The Clash were once described by their manager as a news organization first, and entertainers second. They were, as their record label put it, “the only band that matters.” They were on the front lines at the dawn of punk rock, but were adventurous enough to quickly branch out into reggae, dub, and hip-hop. They were arrested on suspicion of terrorism in London. Chased out of Jamaica by local drug lords armed to the teeth. Caused a near riot in Times Square when their week-long takeover of a disco was shut down by the city after night one. For Joe Strummer, one of the Clash’s two songwriters and the group’s political avatar, all this insanity came with the territory when you were disrupting the status quo. But the weight of it all, the importance of the only band that mattered, became too much to bear, and at the height of the band’s commercial success…their frontman went missing. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com. Enter the new DISGRACELAND contest to win exclusive prizes and unlock rewards. Visit DISGRACELANDCONTEST.COM Hurry, the contest ends on March 6th, 2024! Sign up for our newsletter and get the inside dirt on events, merch and other awesomeness - GET THE NEWSLETTER Follow Jake and DISGRACELAND: Instagram YouTube X (formerly Twitter) Facebook Fan Group TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:08

REWIND - MC5: Dope, Guns, and F***ing in the Streets

2/9/2024
MC5 embodied revolution in a way most bands only pay lip service to. The Detroit cops sent riot squads and even a tank to break up their shows, and even raided their house. They were the only band to play at the infamous protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Their radical manager, John Sinclair, wrote manifestos allying with the Black Panthers and declaring rock ‘n’ roll THE vehicle for revolution. But by the 1970s, all that idealism curdled into the classic story of broken record deals, drugs, crime, and jail, with redemption only possible through personal, not political, revolution. To view the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com. This episode was originally published on April 11, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:15

Bonus Episode: Manifested Demons, Supersoakers Full of Beer, and RIP Wayne Kramer

2/8/2024
This week in the After Party, Jake talks this week's brand-new DISGRACELAND episode on Scott Weiland, our REWIND episode on MC5, and your voicemails, texts, emails, and more. Who are your top five 90s frontmen? Who are your top 5 proto-punk bands? Drop a line at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party. Enter the new DISGRACELAND contest to win exclusive prizes and unlock rewards. Visit DISGRACELANDCONTEST.COM Hurry, the contest ends on March 6th, 2024! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:36

Scott Weiland: Psych Wards, Demonic Forces, and a Kidnapping in Paris

2/6/2024
Scott Weiland was sent to a psych ward when he was just 16 years old. Thirteen stints at rehab within the span of three years. In and out of two huge rock bands, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. On and off drugs. Addictions to heroin and cocaine that put him in harm’s way, not least of which were three muggers in Paris who abducted and tried to kill him. Addictions that also caused him to hallucinate “demonic forces.” Forces that Scott Weiland fought off, physically and mentally, thanks in large part to his robust survival instinct – one that served him well but could only hold all that trouble and evil at bay for so long. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including suicide. If you’re thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com. Enter the new DISGRACELAND contest to win exclusive prizes and unlock rewards. Visit DISGRACELANDCONTEST.COM Hurry, the contest ends on March 6th, 2024! Sign up for our newsletter and get the inside dirt on events, merch and other awesomeness - GET THE NEWSLETTER Follow Jake and DISGRACELAND: Instagram YouTube X (formerly Twitter) Facebook Fan Group TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:40

REWIND - Run DMC: Innovation, Evolution and the Mysterious Death of Jam Master Jay

2/2/2024
Run DMC is directly responsible for elevating hip hop to previously unimagined heights. They took rap music into an entirely different direction and helped mainstream the genre. They were beloved as musicians, innovators, and people – none more than their DJ, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, which makes understanding his senseless murder near impossible. Who killed Jam Master Jay and why? And why are there literally zero suspects when there were numerous eyewitnesses? To view the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com. This episode was originally published on April 14, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:33

Bonus Episode: Aussie Rock, Trailblazing Individualists, and a Boomer Blunder

2/1/2024
This week Jake talks the trailer and upcoming subjects in DISGRACELAND's Icons series, this week's REWIND episode on Run DMC, plus answers your DMs, texts, voicemails, emails, and Insta Live questions. Who do you want to see an episode on? Thoughts on the Jam Master Jay killing and current trial? Get in touch at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:44

DISGRACELAND Icons Trailer

1/30/2024
Welcome to DISGRACELAND in 2024. Jake Brennan will continue to bring you the most insane stories about rock stars getting away with murder and behaving very badly ... and will also tell other stories about icons from beyond the world of music who possess dangerously compelling rock 'n roll hearts. Like Anthony Bourdain. Andy Warhol. Hunter S. Thompson. Kobe Bryant. Garth Brooks. Public Enemy. Van Halen. And so many more. Get the scoop on the exciting 2024 we have planned for you, the biggest and most iconic year in DISGRACELAND history. Rocka rolla. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:44

REWIND - Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell: A Murderous Fan, Brotherly Love and Cowboys from Hell

1/26/2024
Gunned down onstage by a delusional fan who thought his metal heroes had stolen lyrics from him, Dimebag Darrell Abbott blazed a savage new trail in hard rock during his short time on this earth. Weaned on Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell would wow the guitar gods he bowed down to as a teenager and gave metal a groove that the music had been lacking before Pantera made their first definitive statement, Cowboys from Hell. Though they made mean music, Darrell and his brother Vinnie were always accommodating and accessible to their fans, which may have been their fatal flaw. This episode originally aired on August 3, 2021. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:16

Bonus Episode: Springsteen Switcheroos, Gun Gripes, and the Stuff of Nightmares

1/25/2024
This week on the After Party, Jake talks this week's new episode on Stu Sutcliffe, as well as the REWIND episode on Dimebag Darrell of Pantera and Damageplan. Plus, your emails, voicemails, texts, and DMs. Do you want more Beatles episodes? What should they cover? What's your favorite Beatles era? Let Jake know at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:26

Stu Sutcliffe (Beatles Chapter 9): Reeperbahn Debauchery, Gangs, and the Birth of the Cool

1/23/2024
Stu Sutcliffe was rock 'n roll's original Sid Vicious. Just like Sid, Stu was a bass player. But also like Sid, Stu could hardly play. What he did have in spades was style and attitude. He was by far the coolest looking member of the Beatles, back when the Fab Four were still a fab five (minus Ringo). These were the days of the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany, a violent landscape of gangsters, thugs, prostitutes, and vindictive club owners who ran their depraved joints with an iron fist. It was here that the Beatles played marathon sets at some of Hamburg’s rowdiest bars. It was where they first popped pills, were arrested for the first time – but also where they learned how to be great, and how to be effortlessly cool. That last one thanks to their bass player Stu Sutcliffe, whose days on this earth were finite, but whose impact would live forever. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com. Sign up for our newsletter and get the inside dirt on events, merch and other awesomeness - GET THE NEWSLETTER Support our Advertising Partners: Aura Frames: auraframes.com/disgraceland Code: DISGRACELAND Factor: factormeals.com/disgraceland50 Code: DISGRACELAND50 Fum: tryfum.com DISGRACELAND Liquid IV: liquid-iv.com/disgraceland Code: DISGRACELAND NextEvo Naturals: nextevo.com Code: DISGRACELAND Prize Picks: prizepicks.com/DISGRACELAND Code: DISGRACELAND Uncommon Goods: uncommongoods.com/disgraceland ZBiotics: ZBiotics.com/DISGRACELAND Code: DISGRACELAND Follow Jake and DISGRACELAND: Instagram YouTube X (formerly Twitter) Facebook Fan Group TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:02

Bonus Episode: Steve Earle's Mandolin, Model Punks, and 90s New York Movies

1/18/2024
This week Jake talks the new DISGRACELAND episode on Serge Gainsbourg and this week's REWIND episode on Madonna, plus some personal stories and of course your correspondence. What's your favorite Serge Gainsbourg music? Favorite Madonna era? Get in touch at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:57

Serge Gainsbourg: Brigitte Bardot, Bonnie & Clyde, and Orgasmic Pop Songs

1/16/2024
In the late 1960s, Serge Gainsbourg carried out an illicit affair with Brigitte Bardot, not only the world’s preeminent sex symbol at the time, but a sex symbol with a powerful millionaire for a husband. Her love inspired Serge to a creative breakthrough, transforming French pop music and the music of the world while their passionate fling was busy barreling toward a doomed ending - an ending as doomed and as shocking as the end of the two outlaws they modeled their romance and their music on. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com. Sign up for our newsletter and get the inside dirt on events, merch and other awesomeness - GET THE NEWSLETTER Support our Advertising Partners: Aura Frames: auraframes.com/disgraceland Code: DISGRACELAND Factor: factormeals.com/disgraceland50 Code: DISGRACELAND50 Fum: tryfum.com DISGRACELAND Liquid IV: liquid-iv.com/disgraceland Code: DISGRACELAND NextEvo Naturals: nextevo.com Code: DISGRACELAND Prize Picks: prizepicks.com/DISGRACELAND Code: DISGRACELAND Uncommon Goods: uncommongoods.com/disgraceland ZBiotics: ZBiotics.com/DISGRACELAND Code: DISGRACELAND Follow Jake and DISGRACELAND: Instagram YouTube X (formerly Twitter) Facebook Fan Group TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:36

Bonus Episode: French Crooners, 70s Mellow Vibes, and Seattle Sleepers

1/11/2024
On this week's second After Party, Jake sets up next week's brand-new episode on Serge Gainsbourg, gets in to more of this year's content, and of course responds to your voicemails, texts, DMs, and emails. What are your non-music episode recommendations for Jake? And what are some of the more weird Kinks songs? Let Jake know at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:12

Bonus Episode: Enforced Edits, Wild Coyotes, and There’s No ‘G’

1/9/2024
Today in the After Party, Jake lays out the year in DISGRACELAND, gives a primer and some insight into the production of this week’s Rewind episode on Johnny Cash, and responds to your texts, emails, and DMs. What are your 2024 episode suggestions? Do you have the scoop on Fred Neil? What’s your favorite Johnny Cash music? Get in touch at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:25

Bonus Episode: Funky Snakefoot, Following the Truth, and A Full Embrace of the Criminal Lifestyle

1/4/2024
This week on the After Party, Jake gets in to the Rewind episodes on the Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson, and the Manson zeitgeist surrounding them. Plus your emails, voicemails, texts, DMs, and more. Drop Jake a line at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:14

Bonus Episode: A Swinging Christmas, Electrocutions, and the Unbelievably Cool

12/21/2023
This week in DISGRACELAND is all about Christmas, thanks to our new episode on Mariah Carey and our REWIND episode on Derek and the Dominos, and it's got Jake talking Christmas music, electric shocks, and your emails, voicemails, texts, and DMs. How do you feel about "All I Want For Christmas Is You?" What are you doing -- or did you do -- for Christmas? Get in touch at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:48

Mariah Carey: Armed Guards, Gang Burglaries, and the True Meaning of Christmas

12/19/2023
Mariah Carey once lived under constant surveillance in her own home. Her husband planted cameras and recording devices around their prison-like mansion to watch her every move. He hired armed guards to follow her everywhere but the bathroom – the same armed guards who nearly shot Mariah’s collaborators when she unexpectedly dipped for a 30-minute joy ride. Despite her record-breaking five-octave pipes, Mariah Carey didn’t didn’t have a voice in her relationship for years. And when she did finally speak up to get a divorce, that’s when her husband’s stalking ended…and his sabotage on her career began. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com. Sign up for our newsletter and get the inside dirt on events, merch and other awesomeness - GET THE NEWSLETTER Support our Advertising Partners: Aura Frames: auraframes.com/disgraceland Code: DISGRACELAND Factor: factormeals.com/disgraceland50 Code: DISGRACELAND50 Fum: tryfum.com DISGRACELAND Liquid IV: liquid-iv.com/disgraceland Code: DISGRACELAND NextEvo Naturals: nextevo.com Code: DISGRACELAND Prize Picks: prizepicks.com/DISGRACELAND Code: DISGRACELAND Uncommon Goods: uncommongoods.com/disgraceland ZBiotics: ZBiotics.com/DISGRACELAND Code: DISGRACELAND Follow Jake and DISGRACELAND: Instagram YouTube X (formerly Twitter) Facebook Fan Group TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:59