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DISGRACELAND

iHeartRadio & Jake Brennan

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DISGRACELAND

DISGRACELAND

iHeartRadio & Jake Brennan

2.5K
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21.5K
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Murder, infidelity, suicide, arson, addiction, religious cults, drug trafficking; this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, XXXTentacion, Cardi B, the Grateful Dead, Tupac, Biggie, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley and more. Why? Because real rock stars are more like feral, narcissistic animals than functioning members of society and that is precisely what makes them so damn entertaining. If you love true crime and you love music, you will love this award winning podcast. Disgraceland is a scripted, single voice narrative storytelling podcast that melds music, true crime, history and transgressive fiction. 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 mediums based on true events. Sources for each episode are available at disgracelandpod.com.

Latest Episodes

John Denver: A Folk Singer, a Sniper and America’s Darkest Day

E(A special bonus episode of Disgraceland during this prolonged period of Covid-19 lockdown to help you pass the time.) John Denver was arguably one of, if not the biggest star of the seventies. His easy listening mainstream folk and his squeaky clean, environmentally friendly image made him a favorite in homes all across America. But was John Denver hiding a dark secret? One born of a mysterious military upbringing? A secret he would do anything to protect? A secret, he took to his early grave but that may soon see the light of day depending on numerous Freedom of Information Act court challenges? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

61 MIN6 d ago
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John Denver: A Folk Singer, a Sniper and America’s Darkest Day

Little Richard: Sex and the Duality of the King and Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll

ELittle Richard is the originator. Without him it’s hard to imagine the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John or even Led Zeppelin. He blazed a trail through popular culture that previous to him did not exist. His music was completely original for the time, the essence of rock ‘n’ roll, filled with impassioned energy, fueled at times by large quantities of drugs and always brimming with sex. The sex, the drugs, and the party for Little Richard, it was as endless as the manic energy that drove his music and it all nearly derailed him––several times––landing him behind bars and on the wrong side of the gun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

45 MIN1 w ago
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Little Richard: Sex and the Duality of the King and Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Covid-19 Disgraceland Programming Check In

EChecking in. Here to help and keep you entertained and hopefully shine light on different ways we can all help one another get through this extremely anxious time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MIN1 w ago
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Covid-19 Disgraceland Programming Check In

E12: AURAL SKILLS

EIn this final episode of season one of Dear Young Rocker, young Chelsea starts coming up against some obstacles in her new chosen major of music and sound recording. She is feeling inadequate in her musical ability once again and it hinders her bonding with her classmates. Against her own instincts, she continues an internet-based relationship. Musician and poet Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz chimes in with a guest letter describing her own early songwriting experiences and influences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

48 MIN1 w ago
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E12: AURAL SKILLS

Jay Z: Street hustle, a Nightclub Stabbing, a Near Drug Bust and the God MC

EJay Z’s career defies easy categorization. His artistry and business sense are as influenced by his past career as a drug dealer as they are anything else. Jay Z has reached unprecedented heights as an entertainer and an entrepreneur, and it almost never happened. All because of a stabbing. A stabbing that was influenced by that same street hustle that created “Jay Z”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

48 MIN2 w ago
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Jay Z: Street hustle, a Nightclub Stabbing, a Near Drug Bust and the God MC

Guns N’ Roses (Part 2): Real life Rocket Queen, Raging Press, Recovered Memories and the Riverport Riot

EPost Appetite For Destruction, Guns N’ Roses defined the word “dysfunction”. As the band prepared for their follow up release, singer Axl Rose was losing a very public battle with the press while heroin and alcohol threatened to completely derail the band. Axl’s “recovered memories” continued to fuel his erratic behavior and thus he continued to drive his band closer and closer to the edge. It all came to a head in St. Louis at the infamous “Riverport Riot”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

42 MIN3 w ago
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Guns N’ Roses (Part 2): Real life Rocket Queen, Raging Press, Recovered Memories and the Riverport Riot

Guns N’ Roses (Part 1): Brawling with David Bowie, Juvenile Delinquency, Dealing Dope and Two Dead at Donington.

EFew hard rock bands lived the life portrayed in their songs as authentically as Guns N’ Roses. Singer, Axl Rose was driven by deep seeded demons that drove the creation of his band’s legendary debut album, Appetite For Destruction as well as his legendary bad behavior. His band was hardly any different. Nearly dysfunctional from drug use and excess, their record label feared they would all die before their first album was even released. Listen to part 1 of Guns N’ Roses saga in Disgraceland complete with highly entertaining cameos by David Bowie, Joe Perry, Mick Jagger and others. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

42 MINMAR 10
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Guns N’ Roses (Part 1): Brawling with David Bowie, Juvenile Delinquency, Dealing Dope and Two Dead at Donington.

Disgraceland Season 5 Trailer

ESeason 5 of Disgraceland launches March 10, 2020 with episodes on Guns ‘N Roses, Jay Z, Prince, Selena, Little Richard and more. Hosted by Jake Brennan and winner of the recent 2019 “Best Music Podcast” award by iHeartRadio and named to Apple Podcasts “Best of 2019” list for the second straight year, Disgraceland is set to explode into your ears once more with all of the crime, grime, scandal and drama you’ve grown addicted to. Check out the trailer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

2 MINMAR 4
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Disgraceland Season 5 Trailer

Introducing Rivals

EStarting February 26th, join Steven Hyden and Jordan Runtagh as they explore the most notorious feuds in the music business. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MINFEB 27
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Introducing Rivals

After Party 9 (Mini Episode)

EA sneak listen to the upcoming 27 Club and a Guns 'N Roses episode tease. More Manson, Rick Rubin, Oscar nominated movies, Aaron Hernandez and a homicidal reason to hate the Patriots. Plus Little Richard, Bobby Blue Bland and Jake reading the phone book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

23 MINJAN 23
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After Party 9 (Mini Episode)

Latest Episodes

John Denver: A Folk Singer, a Sniper and America’s Darkest Day

E(A special bonus episode of Disgraceland during this prolonged period of Covid-19 lockdown to help you pass the time.) John Denver was arguably one of, if not the biggest star of the seventies. His easy listening mainstream folk and his squeaky clean, environmentally friendly image made him a favorite in homes all across America. But was John Denver hiding a dark secret? One born of a mysterious military upbringing? A secret he would do anything to protect? A secret, he took to his early grave but that may soon see the light of day depending on numerous Freedom of Information Act court challenges? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

61 MIN6 d ago
Comments
John Denver: A Folk Singer, a Sniper and America’s Darkest Day

Little Richard: Sex and the Duality of the King and Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll

ELittle Richard is the originator. Without him it’s hard to imagine the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John or even Led Zeppelin. He blazed a trail through popular culture that previous to him did not exist. His music was completely original for the time, the essence of rock ‘n’ roll, filled with impassioned energy, fueled at times by large quantities of drugs and always brimming with sex. The sex, the drugs, and the party for Little Richard, it was as endless as the manic energy that drove his music and it all nearly derailed him––several times––landing him behind bars and on the wrong side of the gun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

45 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Little Richard: Sex and the Duality of the King and Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Covid-19 Disgraceland Programming Check In

EChecking in. Here to help and keep you entertained and hopefully shine light on different ways we can all help one another get through this extremely anxious time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Covid-19 Disgraceland Programming Check In

E12: AURAL SKILLS

EIn this final episode of season one of Dear Young Rocker, young Chelsea starts coming up against some obstacles in her new chosen major of music and sound recording. She is feeling inadequate in her musical ability once again and it hinders her bonding with her classmates. Against her own instincts, she continues an internet-based relationship. Musician and poet Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz chimes in with a guest letter describing her own early songwriting experiences and influences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
E12: AURAL SKILLS

Jay Z: Street hustle, a Nightclub Stabbing, a Near Drug Bust and the God MC

EJay Z’s career defies easy categorization. His artistry and business sense are as influenced by his past career as a drug dealer as they are anything else. Jay Z has reached unprecedented heights as an entertainer and an entrepreneur, and it almost never happened. All because of a stabbing. A stabbing that was influenced by that same street hustle that created “Jay Z”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

48 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Jay Z: Street hustle, a Nightclub Stabbing, a Near Drug Bust and the God MC

Guns N’ Roses (Part 2): Real life Rocket Queen, Raging Press, Recovered Memories and the Riverport Riot

EPost Appetite For Destruction, Guns N’ Roses defined the word “dysfunction”. As the band prepared for their follow up release, singer Axl Rose was losing a very public battle with the press while heroin and alcohol threatened to completely derail the band. Axl’s “recovered memories” continued to fuel his erratic behavior and thus he continued to drive his band closer and closer to the edge. It all came to a head in St. Louis at the infamous “Riverport Riot”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

42 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Guns N’ Roses (Part 2): Real life Rocket Queen, Raging Press, Recovered Memories and the Riverport Riot

Guns N’ Roses (Part 1): Brawling with David Bowie, Juvenile Delinquency, Dealing Dope and Two Dead at Donington.

EFew hard rock bands lived the life portrayed in their songs as authentically as Guns N’ Roses. Singer, Axl Rose was driven by deep seeded demons that drove the creation of his band’s legendary debut album, Appetite For Destruction as well as his legendary bad behavior. His band was hardly any different. Nearly dysfunctional from drug use and excess, their record label feared they would all die before their first album was even released. Listen to part 1 of Guns N’ Roses saga in Disgraceland complete with highly entertaining cameos by David Bowie, Joe Perry, Mick Jagger and others. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

42 MINMAR 10
Comments
Guns N’ Roses (Part 1): Brawling with David Bowie, Juvenile Delinquency, Dealing Dope and Two Dead at Donington.

Disgraceland Season 5 Trailer

ESeason 5 of Disgraceland launches March 10, 2020 with episodes on Guns ‘N Roses, Jay Z, Prince, Selena, Little Richard and more. Hosted by Jake Brennan and winner of the recent 2019 “Best Music Podcast” award by iHeartRadio and named to Apple Podcasts “Best of 2019” list for the second straight year, Disgraceland is set to explode into your ears once more with all of the crime, grime, scandal and drama you’ve grown addicted to. Check out the trailer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

2 MINMAR 4
Comments
Disgraceland Season 5 Trailer

Introducing Rivals

EStarting February 26th, join Steven Hyden and Jordan Runtagh as they explore the most notorious feuds in the music business. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MINFEB 27
Comments
Introducing Rivals

After Party 9 (Mini Episode)

EA sneak listen to the upcoming 27 Club and a Guns 'N Roses episode tease. More Manson, Rick Rubin, Oscar nominated movies, Aaron Hernandez and a homicidal reason to hate the Patriots. Plus Little Richard, Bobby Blue Bland and Jake reading the phone book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

23 MINJAN 23
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After Party 9 (Mini Episode)

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