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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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    • 4.6 • 294 Ratings

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.

    Introducing: Blood on The Tracks - The Brian Wilson Story

    Introducing: Blood on The Tracks - The Brian Wilson Story

    Hi, About A Girl fans! We think you'll love the new season of Blood on the Tracks, which takes a deep dive into the life of Brian Wilson. You don't have to take our word for it, though. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself!

    About the show: In 1966, Brian Wilson planned to follow up the Beach Boys' groundbreaking album Pet Sounds with an even bigger musical statement. He was writing a teenage symphony to God. That album, Smile, was never finished. Instead, Brian slowly unraveled, as the pressure to make something profound weighed heavy on him. He worried that he wasn’t good enough. He worried that he was a failure in the eyes of the record company, his band, his peers, and his own father. He thought his house was bugged. He thought the music he was making conjured some strange voodoo that had a disastrous impact on the real world. He became paranoid. He self-medicated with amphetamines, hash, and LSD. He held meetings in his swimming pool. He imagined people who weren’t there. And eventually, in 1967, he went off the proverbial deep end. Did the real Brian Wilson ever resurface? Part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, and featuring the fictionalized voice Brian Wilson, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks.

    Listen to Blood on The Tracks: The Brian Wilson Story on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 2 min
    Presenting Badlands Season 5 - Lucille Ball (excerpt)

    Presenting Badlands Season 5 - Lucille Ball (excerpt)

    Let us tell you About A Girl who changed the face of television at a time when women weren’t really considered “main characters” on the silver screen. Lucille Ball made waves for leading ladies in entertainment due to the long-running success of “I Love Lucy” -- but then a certain red scare fanned by the United States threatened to drown this redhead’s career overnight. 

    Find and follow Badlands wherever you enjoy podcasts, and stay tuned for new episodes every Wednesday starting August 3.
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    • 4 min
    Mary Ford and Les Paul

    Mary Ford and Les Paul

    ​​Mary Ford did more for Les Paul’s career than most people know or care to admit. Before she met Les for a radio audition, Mary already had notoriety in the country scene as “Colleen Summers.” When the two musicians became entangled - both professionally and romantically - her plush vocals and quick pickin’ made them one of the most popular acts in America. But Les’ pride and workaholic lifestyle would eventually strip Mary not just of her love of music — but also the proper credit she deserved. 
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    • 38 min
    Linda Keith & Jimi Hendrix

    Linda Keith & Jimi Hendrix

    Linda Keith was so determined to make Jimi Hendrix a star that she dumped Keith Richards. She got Hendrix a manager and a record deal, but then felt compelled to let him go, even if he was never able to really let go of her.
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    • 39 min
    Britt Ekland and Rod Stewart

    Britt Ekland and Rod Stewart

    Britt Eckland became famous first as the wife of comic genius Peter Sellers, whose troubled and unstable inner life eventually drove her away. Then she became a Bond girl and international sex symbol, and hooked up with one of the world’s biggest rock stars, Rod Stewart. Together, they led a life of wild excess, but true contentment eluded her under Rod’s reluctance to commit and wandering eye.
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    • 33 min
    Gail Zappa & Frank Zappa

    Gail Zappa & Frank Zappa

    Frank Zappa ruled his kingdom of freaks, a prolific and obsessed man with many plans. But Gail was undeniably the woman behind the man, a role to which she felt duty-bound, and when Frank passed away, there was a new freak queen on the scene.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
294 Ratings

294 Ratings

Tooobaaaaddddd88 ,

Such a Good Show!

I love this podcast. It’s incredible. I was so happy to see Anita Pallenberg get some attention. Maybe one day an episode on Shane MacGowan & Victoria Mary Clarke? Thanks for the wonderful show!

qwtzl ,

Pleasantly surprised

The stories are interesting, it is very well produced and the narrator / host is very good.

wanderingbiscuit ,

Fabulous!!!

What an interesting subject!! All the ladies behind the scenes making it happen. Love Eleanor’s storytelling.

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