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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.

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This week Jake shares his sense of a deep connection to Gram Parsons, one of Disgraceland's season 7 subjects, formerly exclusive and now free to binge in your podcast feeds everywhere! Billie Holiday too. Meanwhile, Jake takes listener asks for future episodes and puts a call out to all Disgos to find him his next 30-minute, light, end-of-night TV show. Kick in your answers at 617-906-6638 by call or text, and join the After Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jake shares some HUGE news with you Disgos, responds to your messages (including a lead on the mysterious Paganini character from the last episode), and reviews what he's been watching and listening to at the end of 2022. Join the After Party and leave your own message at 617-906-6638 or on socials @disgracelandpod. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Got a Disgraceland pitch? Know a cover that beats the original? What are you reading watching and listening to? Jake closes out Season 10 of Disgraceland with a fan mailbag deep dive. Leave your own message at 617-906-6638 and join the After Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mama Cass’ role as Hollywood’s hippie den mother pulled her into the orbit of troubling company during the “Summer of Love.” The former singer of The Mamas and the Papas thrived in Laurel Canyon's social circles, which included her close friend Sharon Tate and Sharon’s husband, filmmaker Roman Polanski. But Cass’ alleged involvement in some of the long rumored-hedonistic events put her at the center of a counter-narrative that explosively disrupts the supposed motive for the Manson family murders. Decades later, there’s plenty to debunk about the final years of Mama Cass’ life— including a silly, fat-shaming myth surrounding her death that has persisted for nearly 50 years. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and graphic descriptions of violence and sexual assault. 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
The wildest on-stage freak outs (and even deaths), Jake's master movie list, your texts calls and emails, and of course... the down low on the latest episode in our extended Manson coverage: the Mamas & the Papas Part 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cass Elliot, AKA "Mama Cass" from The Mamas and The Papas, broke the mold of female pop superstardom and shattered expectations of what women in music “should” be. She also was arrested in London for theft, dated international drug dealers, and tanked what was supposed to be a career-defining solo performance while flying high on Iranian hashish. To this day, the biggest controversy swirling around the singer is her connection to the 1969 Manson Family murders. Her actions during the so-called “Summer of Love” might even be why the motive for the murders America has come to accept as fact…is actually entirely false. 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
Charles Manson the Music Man, the tale of Trent Reznor's time in the Cielo Drive murder house, and Jake's latest takes on All Quiet on the Western Front, White Lotus, and your listener messages. Leave your own message at 617-906-6638 and join the After Party! This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and graphic descriptions of violence and sexual assault. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In and out of juvie and jail since childhood, Charles Manson learned guitar in prison from the last of the great Depression-era gangsters. He also made music industry connections in jail like the Rolling Stones’ road manager. During the "Summer of Love", Manson bounced from prison and took his act to San Francisco, formed a drug-soaked sex cult, moved the whole Family to L.A., and before you could say “celebrity orgy,” he was hanging with Neil Young, the Mamas and the Papas, and the Beach Boys. Charles Manson was about to be the breakout star of 1969…at least in his own mind. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes graphic depictions of violence. 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
Got a Disgraceland pitch? Know a cover that beats the original? What are you reading watching and listening to? Jake closes out Season 10 of Disgraceland with a fan mailbag deep dive. Leave your own message at 617-906-6638 and join the After Party.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mama Cass’ role as Hollywood’s hippie den mother pulled her into the orbit of troubling company during the “Summer of Love.” The former singer of The Mamas and the Papas thrived in Laurel Canyon's social circles, which included her close friend Sharon Tate and Sharon’s husband, filmmaker Roman Polanski. But Cass’ alleged involvement in some of the long rumored-hedonistic events put her at the center of a counter-narrative that explosively disrupts the supposed motive for the Manson family murders. Decades later, there’s plenty to debunk about the final years of Mama Cass’ life— including a silly, fat-shaming myth surrounding her death that has persisted for nearly 50 years.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and graphic descriptions of violence and sexual assault.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Charles Manson the Music Man, the tale of Trent Reznor's time in the Cielo Drive murder house, and Jake's latest takes on All Quiet on the Western Front, White Lotus, and your listener messages. Leave your own message at 617-906-6638 and join the After Party!This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and graphic descriptions of violence and sexual assault.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In and out of juvie and jail since childhood, Charles Manson learned guitar in prison from the last of the great Depression-era gangsters. He also made music industry connections in jail like the Rolling Stones’ road manager. During the "Summer of Love", Manson bounced from prison and took his act to San Francisco, formed a drug-soaked sex cult, moved the whole Family to L.A., and before you could say “celebrity orgy,” he was hanging with Neil Young, the Mamas and the Papas, and the Beach Boys. Charles Manson was about to be the breakout star of 1969…at least in his own mind.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes graphic depictions of violence.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Robert Johnson didn’t just play the blues. He embodied them. He drank and womanized his way through the South, New York, and Chicago in the 1930s, until he finally met the devil at the crossroads for a little trade. So the legend goes, anyway. With the same soul he supposedly sold to the devil, Robert Johnson belted lightning blues that captured trouble in 12 bars. But the trouble he touted would eventually trickle into his own life, one bottle of poison at a time.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of racial violence and traumatic childbirth.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Will Dailey, host of the Sound of Our Town podcast, joins Jake to reflect on the very true crime heavy Jennifer Hudson episode. Jake and Will explore how to deal with dangerous people, the city of Chicago, the importance of live music, murder ballads and protest songs, and more. Join the conversation on social @disgracelandpod on TikTok and Instagram and catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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 faith could put it back together.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including graphic depictions of violence. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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 conquer America royally backfired and ultimately led to an explosive and bloody downfall. To paraphrase Neil Young, "this is the story of a Johnny Rotten," but it’s also a story about how great music can shock, scandalize, and galvanize the world. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of self-harm.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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 episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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/DisgracelandTalksTo hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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 “no.” Then her social media went radio silent in 2019. This is the story of what came next — and how Britney Spears finally broke free. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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/DisgracelandTalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Dman64

This podcast is in my top 3

Jan 24th
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Curtis Massey

I'm stoked these came out on the free feed. Pantera is my favorite band of all time, and these episodes are fantastic.

Jan 20th
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Dman64

I got you on YouTube. Thanks a lot buddy love your program

Jan 19th
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Curtis Massey

Oh good man, I'm glad this show is coming back. I always planned to go over to Amazon and listen, and I did once or twice, but it's so much better when all my pods are in one place. It's the same with Joe Rogan. I just always miss a ton of his pods cause many aren't in my pod feed. This is definitely one of the best ones.

Jan 6th
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Justin

How can I listen to the Miles Davis episode(s)?

Nov 29th
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Curtis Massey

Jesus Christ, this poor family. So much loss. It's such a terrible price to pay. And for what?

Sep 22nd
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Leslie Nelson

Great job! As a woman who has survived a tiny part of this stalking/ abuse situation, it took me right back there. I can relax though, because the person who was doing this to me is deceased. (not from my hand. btw) But that is when we can truly let go. My heart goes out to her.

Aug 2nd
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ben feldman

never knew this stuff. great podcast

Jul 12th
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Baz Rüddick

I love the strokes and Albert Hammond Jr but this entire thing feels like a plug for a seltzer he is launching. I couldn’t be less interested in some commercial venture he is involved in.

Jun 21st
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Thomas Maggs

Amazon?? umm no thanks. thanks for letting us know where the episodes have gone. it was fun whilst it lasted.

Apr 5th
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Michael Gilmore

where are all the past episodes I know there was more than this, I was listening to this podcast a few years ago

Mar 30th
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Brian Lee

This guy needs a content editor

Mar 16th
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Brian Lee

This guy needs a content editor

Mar 16th
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Christian Robards

the tapping in the background is fucking awful

Jan 15th
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drora gibson

can we expect part 2 sometime soon? all these part 1 episodes are of putting and it is a pity.

Dec 10th
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Agnils

There seem to be a lot of episodes missing? Are they deleted? Moved? Can someone please tell me?

Jul 15th
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JML

great stories but this guys delivery is so bad the show is unlistenable.

May 21st
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Bianca Scott

.... where did all my favourite episodes go from the early seasons?! I've been a long time listener, came back to enjoy some classics - and nearly everything has been scrubbed clean... this a good way to alienate your audience sadly. Was in the mood for you Mr. Jake, but now I guess I'll be moving onto another podcast to fill the void while I game 🤷🏽‍♀️ too bad, I felt this was something special in the beginning, but now I'm honestly not so sure.

May 16th
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Setareh Afrasiabi

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Jan 25th
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Lavender Pixie

Can't believe he got a cop to help him snatch the body! Crazy story.

Jan 16th
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