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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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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
Homemade bombs, bricks of weed, deranged stalkers, an old family curse, an attempted presidential assassination, and one of the most violent murder crews in American history. It's all happening in a brand new season of Badlands. Badlands Season 8: Hollywoodland launches August 9, 2023, with new episodes on Johnny Depp, Bill Murray, Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Brandon Lee, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Crawford, and Jane Fonda. New episodes are released every Wednesday, with bonus episodes released every Friday. Badlands is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anna Nicole Smith transcended the laws of celebrity. She was a blond sexpot who was famous for being famous, and that was reason enough for pop culture. People around the world recognized her Marilyn Monroe-esque curves filled out Guess jeans, and her squeaky baby speaking voice on The Anna Nicole Show. In the early 2000s, the FBI investigated her regarding an alleged hit she organized to take out her 60-year-old “stepson.” But when Anna Nicole and her grown son Daniel died under eerily sudden — and similar — circumstances, people started to wonder if the feds were barking up the wrong bombshell. To see the complete list of contributors, visit disgracelandpod.com/badlands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The mysterious woman on the cover of the breakthrough album ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ was a major influence on the legendary musician’s development, just as he was becoming “Bob Dylan.” He assimilated her art, influences, and politics into his persona and his songs, so many of which were written about or for her. They were intensely in love at a very young age in a time of social upheaval, all in the cauldron of Greenwich Village, and it forged and tested them both in myriad ways. SOURCES: ‘A Freewheelin’ Time’ by Suze Rotolo ‘Chronicles Vol. 1’ by Bob Dylan ‘Down The Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan’ by Howard Sounes ‘Bob Dylan’ by Anthony Scaduto ‘Dylan: The Biography’ by Dennis McDougal ‘Alias Bob Dylan’ by Stephen Scobie ‘No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan’ by Robert Shelton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One of the most significant songwriters since the late 1950s, Jackie DeShannon was responsible for writing dozens of hit songs, but struggled to make her own mark as a performer. Her early singles attracted the attention of the Beatles, who brought her on their first North American tour, but it would be a few years before she broke through with a pair of epic songs and a brilliant album. Meanwhile she crossed paths with significant musical icons Sources: Singer-Songwriter Jackie DeShannon Remembers the Late-1950s L.A. Music Scene Interview with Jackie De Shannon | Elvis Articles Jackie DeShannon talks about the early years Faithfull by Marianne Faithfull Speaking Freely: Jackie DeShannon Jackie DeShannon joins Chris Carter for Breakfast With The Beatles 30th Anniversary! Jackie DeShannon Interview 1973 Jackie DeShannon Interview (2012) Getting Stoned Cold Soul with Jackie DeShannon During Her Capitol Records Days | PopMatters Singer-Songwriter Jackie DeShannon Remembers the Late-1950s L.A. Music Scene #117 - Jackie DeShannon - When You Walk Into the Room - Icon Fetch Jimmy Page: The Trouser Press Interview - TeachRock Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page Recalls One Of The Career-Changing Days Ever Jackie DeShannon | Fresh Air Archive: Interviews with Terry Gross Mary Ann's singing on Gilligan's Island has a strong tie to Led Zeppelin Jackie DeShannon - New Arrangement Album Reviews, Songs & More | AllMusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pattie Boyd is one of the best known rock star partners, having married both Beatle George Harrison and then Harrison’s close friend Eric Clapton. She famously inspired the Beatles’ “Something” and Clapton’s “Layla.”. But less publicized is the infidelity and turmoil that infected both marriages. Find out how she responded and finally emerged from it all. Sources: Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door by Graeme Thompson Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton BeatlesBible.com Timeline Miss O’Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved by Chris O’Dell Jennifer Juniper by Jenny Boyd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Nikki Lynette returns with a new season of About A Girl, a show about women in music history. Stay tuned for a new episode on October 27, wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marjorie was the right hand of dance icon Martha Graham when she met Woody Guthrie. She took loving care of both as they each moved toward self-destruction, and especially of Woody, even after their divorce, while he succumbed to Huntington’s Disease. Sources: Woody Guthrie: A Life by Joe Klein MarjorieGuthrie.com https://www.nytimes.com/1983/03/14/obituaries/marjorie-guthrie-singer-s-widow-65.html The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women Jewish Standard / Times of Israel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Before there was Queen Latifah the actress, there was Queen Latifah the hip-hop star. She ascended to royal status in rap at a time when the genre revolved around putting women down – and keeping them down. Thanks to her reign, a generation of hip-hop heads learned that women could rule just as well as any man. But Queen Latifah’s legacy as one of the loudest, proudest voices in the game often gets buried by her pile of film awards and acclaim. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eudoxie thought she was escaping torment and horror when she emigrated from Gabon to the United States as a young girl. But even through her marriage to a huge star, even with her beautiful children, all of her joy, the dark shadow of her childhood continued to loom. Mother’s Day w/Angela Simmons, Nina Westbrook, and Eudoxie Bridges  Eudoxie Bridges speaks out to help abuse victims at event Saturday Atlanta Plugged In interview  Eudoxie Bridges On Nourishing Her Spirit In Eleuthera, Bahamas  Haute Living & Wine Access Celebrated Mother's Day Early With Angela Simmons, Eudoxie Bridges & Nina Westbrook (And Ludacris) Ludacris and Wife Eudoxie Celebrate The 10-Year Anniversary Of When They First Met at Ludaday Weekend - Essence  Ludacris Talks His Impact on Hip Hop – Kalisha Perera  What Happens During a Panic Attack?  Culture of Gabon - history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family  Ludacris And Eudoxie Bridges Met 10 Years Ago Today, And They've Had Quite The Glow Up Together See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Few musicians are as inescapable as the Beyoncé. But even if you’ve kept up with her immeasurable press coverage and airplay over the decades, this story reveals the things you don’t know about Beyoncé Giselle Knowles. As it turns out, men aren’t the only thing that can overshadow a women’s story and success; sometimes, their own larger-than-life fame is just as much to blame.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kelis’s musical light was undeniable from the start, but it was still a struggle to shine as brightly as knew she could. She did get there, but little did she know that the same people she thought were on her side were really just out for themselves. Between that and a messy first marriage she tried to keep private, it would only take one more straw to break her silence.   Nas: 5 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About God's Son Unmasked singer: Kelis on music, men and her missing money | Kelis | The Guardian Kelis on Finding Freedom Through Farming Kelis' Best Early-2000s Fashion Moments. List of Billboard Hot 100 number ones of 1999 - Wikipedia Kelis age, hometown, biography | Last.fm Kelis - Wikipedia The Neptunes Discography - The Neptunes #1 fan site, all about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo Milkshake (song) - Wikipedia Take a Look at Kelis and Nas' Full Relationship Timeline. Nas Denies Kelis Abuse Allegations While Pleading 'We Should Be Better Examples' for Son Knight Why Did Nas and Kelis Divorce? Kelis Opens Up On Violent Relationship & Custody Battle with Nas Kelis on Instagram: “I just heard the record everyone is saying has my sample . But it’s beyond this song at this point . This was a TRIGGER for me . Milkshake…” Kelis Speaks On Contract She Signed With The Neptunes At Beginning Of Her Career Wanderland - Wikipedia Flesh Tone - Wikipedia Did You Know that Nas, as in Nas the Rapper, is a Venture Capitalist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tashera loved Earl Simmons from the moment she first saw him when they were kids. They reconnected as adults, but Earl’s transformation into DMX and, worse, his alter ego ‘X,’ pulled her back into the cycle of emotional abuse and neglect she’d endured while growing up. Sources: Tashera’s speech at DMX’s memorial People Magazine Podcast interview You Think You Know But You Have No Idea by Tashera Simmons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shante Broadus steered her husband Snoop Dogg from hapless criminal to cultural icon long before she established herself as his official manager. The woman Snoop referred to as Boss Lady almost from day one truly ended up running the empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shirley Collie helped launch Willie Nelson’s solo career back before the name “Willie Nelson” meant anything to anyone. As a guitarist and singer who climbed to the top tier of the country music circuit as just a teenager, she traded her trajectory as a recording artist and staple of the silver screen for a life with the duet partner of her dreams. But it wasn’t long before her life with Willie fell out of harmony…and fell into a twister of stagnation, loneliness, and jealousy.  Scrapbooks In My Mind: Featuring Shirley and Willie Nelson and Many Others by Shirley Caddell Collie Nelson Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band by Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson Willie Nelson: An Epic Life by Joe Nick Patoski Shirley Nelson Obituary (Springfield Union Leader) Shirley Collie Nelson. Former Wife and Duet Partner of Willie Nelson, Dies (CMT) Wikipedia: Shirley Collie Nelson Country Music Hall of Fame: Willie Nelson  Interview: Willie Nelson (The Telegraph) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Victoria Mary Clarke was shocked to find herself in love with legendary Pogues singer Shane MacGowan, incurring the sprawling wrath of the Cobains, and sinking into depression before finding solace in the spiritual world. Sources: A Drink With Shane MacGowan by Shane MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke Kurt & Courtney documentary, 1998 https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/03/love-story-of-kurt-cobain-courtney-love https://ew.com/article/1992/12/04/kurt-cobain-courtney-love-unauthorized/ https://ghostarchive.org/archive/Auuu5 https://vmcjournalism.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/my-adventures-with-kurt-and-courtney/ https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/17/shane-mcgowan-victoria-mary-clarke https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/victoria-mary-clarke-tells-how-jealousy-of-partner-shane-magowan-stopped-her-marrying-him-for-three-decades-until-she-found-her-own-success-designing-angel-scarves-38754190.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kim Gordon, the soft-spoken, hard-edged heroine of the 1980s New York City underground became a beloved icon of the 1990s alternative rock boom. Her marriage with her Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore was the ultimate #relationshipgoals for Generation X and beyond, before it all fell apart. Sources: Girl In A Band - Kim Gordon 1991: The Year Punk Broke (https://youtu.be/LeCYXexOZEg) https://www.vice.com/en/article/683avr/nirvana-saint-vitus-april-10-2014-review https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/the-inside-story-of-nirvanas-one-night-only-reunion-185105/  https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/sonic-youth-and-the-business-of-keeping-a-dead-band-alive/  https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/10326-daydream-nation-deluxe-edition/  https://www.huckmag.com/art-and-culture/music-2/kim-gordon-interview-profile-sonic-youth/  https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/03/10/kim-gordon-solo-tour-sonic-youth See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Before she was a lightning rod television personality, Sharon Osbourne was a savvy music business operator under the tutelage of her maniacal father, the “Al Capone of Pop,” Don Arden. Together, Sharon and Ozzy just barely escaped his poisonous grasp, but that was only part of what she would have to survive. Sources: Extreme by Sharon Osbourne I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne Iron Man by Tony Iommi Mick Wall Interview See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Claudia Lennear’s affair with Mick Jagger led to her dubious distinction as an inspiration for the Rolling Stones’ classic “Brown Sugar,” but her incredible adventures in the music world reveal a much deeper story, including a long-lasting connection to David Bowie. SOURCES: ‘Faithfull’ by Marianne Faithfull ‘20 Feet From Stardom’ dir. Morgan Neville ‘Black Diamond Queens’ by Maureen Mahon ‘Rock and Roll Woman’ by Katherine Orloff https://www.dailybulletin.com/2016/02/06/david-bowies-lady-grinning-soul-claudia-lennear-of-pomona-remembers-her-friend/ https://www.messynessychic.com/2019/09/17/muse-du-jour-david-bowies-real-lady-grinning-soul/ https://ultimateclassicrock.com/rolling-stones-brown-sugar-inspiration/ https://www.spin.com/2021/11/claudia-lennear-rolling-stones-brown-sugar/ https://www.popmatters.com/claudia-lennear-interview-2495747896.html https://www.popmatters.com/claudia-lennear-interview-2495747896.html https://www.rocksoffmag.com/claudia-lennear-the-soul-singer-youve-probably-never-heard-of/ ‘Fillmore East’ by Frank Mastropolo https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/467453/Mick-Jagger-ex-Claudia-Lennear-interview https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/the-irish-mail-on-sunday/20160124/283085593199298 http://claudialennear.com/disco.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8gnqZfWO2A&t=246s https://archive.org/details/rocknrollwoman00orlo/page/86/mode/2up?view=theater https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2aVBMhCPmg https://www.45cat.com/record/nc813884us https://www.discogs.com/release/1522702-Various-Shelter-Skelter https://www.dailynews.com/2021/11/04/claudia-lennear-talks-about-joe-cocker-rolling-stones-at-claremont-event/ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/inside-tedeschi-trucks-bands-all-star-joe-cocker-tribute-concert-168931/ https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/10/15/the-rolling-stones-celebrate-the-late-charlie-watts-at-first-sofi-stadium-concert/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
About A Girl returns November 16th for a fourth season! Host Nikki Lynette brings to life 12 new stories of heartbreak and hope, detailing the lives of extraordinary women who have each played unique roles in music history. From household names to unsung heroines, every subject’s story adds a new dimension to the music we love. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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یکتا هادی زاده

انگلیسی خیلی عالی حرف میزنه حتما گوشش بدید

Mar 24th
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یکتا هادی زاده

خیلی زیبا ست

Mar 24th
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یکتا هادی زاده

این قسمت اولش خیلی عالیه

Mar 23rd
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یکتا هادی زاده

بچه ها حتما این داستان را گوش بدید

Mar 14th
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Steven M

please fact check. Dr Dre is NOT Warren G's step father.

Jan 7th
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drora gibson

is there a part 2 to sand o story? very good episode!

Dec 17th
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Ayn Carey

strange that this bio of Marianne completely omits her pregnancy with Mick and her very late term miscarriage

Jul 11th
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J G

I hope we're going to get some new episodes

Mar 11th
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SleepyCat

Forgot Jane was in Masque of The Red Death!! She was really good - absolutely loved that movie! Vincent Price and Roger Corman. Poor Jane - Paul acted appallingly😧

Dec 25th
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SleepyCat

Very much enjoyed this ep! A great love story told with affection. Looking forward to listening to more👍

Dec 13th
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J G

what an amazing love story.

Dec 10th
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