86 episodes

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.

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    • 4.5 • 487 Ratings

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.

    Introducing "The First One" with DJ Khaled

    Introducing "The First One" with DJ Khaled

    "The First One," hosted by DJ Khaled, is a new interview podcast that goes behind the scenes with the world's biggest musical stars—artists like L'il Wayne, J Balvin, Big Sean, Jon Bon Jovi, and more— to learn more about their first big hit. "The First One" is produced by Lebron James' production company, Springhill Entertainment, and is available every Thursday, exclusively on Amazon Music.
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    • 1 min
    Introducing Dead and Gone

    Introducing Dead and Gone

    Dead and Gone, a podcast about missing and murdered Grateful Dead fans, is hosted by Jake Brennan and Payne Lindsey and premieres October 15th, 2020. Search for and subscribe to Dead and Gone on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 2 min
    The Grateful Dead (Part Two): The Ballad of Pigpen and Old, Weird America - an Origin Story

    The Grateful Dead (Part Two): The Ballad of Pigpen and Old, Weird America - an Origin Story

    Bootlegging whiskey, acid tests, grass, and songs about murder. The origins of the Grateful Dead are fascinating and not what most people think. Born out of the tradition of “old, weird America”; bluegrass, jug band music and deadly folk tales, the Grateful Dead, as young adults, were into some strange sh*t and we are all better for it. The band would go on to create their very own “new, weird America” due in part to the cultural impact they would have over their near 40-year career. But their connection to the traditional music that spawned them was due in large part to their harmonica player, singer, and keyboardist, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, who lived “the life” so authentically that he died at the age of just 27. This is the Grateful Dead origin story and the Ballad of Pigpen.
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    • 42 min
    Chet Baker: Heroin, Romance, Missing Teeth and the James Dean of Jazz

    Chet Baker: Heroin, Romance, Missing Teeth and the James Dean of Jazz

    Chet Baker, with his natural talent, unique voice and beautiful looks was known as “the James Dean of Jazz.” He was also a savage junkie and part time criminal. A one of a kind musician, his soft singing style and romantic playing enraptured Hollywood, the jazz world, and Europe. However, violence, crime, and drugs led to numerous prison stints and to one of the most mysterious deaths in music. Who or what killed the great Chet Baker?
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    • 40 min
    Content Update and Fall Check In

    Content Update and Fall Check In

    With so much going on during this insane year, Disgraceland checks in to keep you sorted on all the crazy rockstar content coming your way and how to make sure you don’t miss out on anything.
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    • 3 min
    Ice-T: Crip Rhymes, a Cop Killer, Thieving Jewels and Inventing Gangsta Rap

    Ice-T: Crip Rhymes, a Cop Killer, Thieving Jewels and Inventing Gangsta Rap

    Ice-T stoked the wrath of the President of the United States, led the life of a successful jewel thief, ran with one of LA’s most notorious street gangs, the Crips, was a soldier in the US Army, before that an orphan and along the way, he invented gangsta rap. But it wouldn’t be rap music that would threaten his career - it would be hardcore music, particularly the song “Cop Killer” from his band, Body Count.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
487 Ratings

487 Ratings

mrsgr1972 ,

Disgracefully Excellent

Wow! I love true crime and I love music so when I found this podcast, I was happy. After listening to host, writer, composer Jake Brennan, I’m pretty freaking ecstatic. This really is a must listen. DISGRACELAND is a show that is entertaining, informative, interesting and not to be missed.

Wokeuplaughing27 ,

DISGRACELAND

From the hosts whiney voice to the ugly music, listen to the John Denver episode (if you can get through it !) just utter drivel...

darth vapet ,

Lost a listener!

So from the new year I can only listen to disgraceland on amazon music?! I won’t be listening then!

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