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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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    • 4.6 • 12.2K Ratings

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.

    Anthony Bourdain: Junk, Romance, and a Lust for Life

    Anthony Bourdain: Junk, Romance, and a Lust for Life

    Anthony Bourdain had a lust for life. He went all in on adventure, indulgence, food, romance – including the romance of a heroin addiction that he chased through the restaurant kitchens and grimy rock clubs of 1980s Manhattan. For years he was a struggling cook and writer, but his first book, published when he was 43 years old, was an overnight success. He parlayed success as a writer into success as a TV host, traveling all over the world, dining with rockstars, presidents, and everyone in between. He dodged bullets, the real and the figurative kind, the figurative kind from the tabloids having the most impact. But in the end, he was unable to dodge the truth, which to a romantic like Anthony Bourdain, was hard to come to terms with.
    To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com.
    This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including sexual assault and suicide. If you’re thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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    • 59 min
    REWIND - Studio 54: Disco Decadence, a Dead Body and Bags of Cash

    REWIND - Studio 54: Disco Decadence, a Dead Body and Bags of Cash

    In the late seventies, Studio 54 was the place to be for musicians and celebrities alike. John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and others all famously hung out at the notorious club where hedonism was part of the venue’s allure. The success of Studio 54 was sudden and massive, resulting in mountains of cash, cocaine, jealousy, revenge, an FBI raid, and an ironic ending for one of its owners.
    To view the full list of contributors, see the show notes at disgracelandpod.com
    This episode was originally published on May 26, 2020.
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    • 43 min
    Bonus Episode: Great Disco, New Rose Hotel, and Mission-Driven Bands

    Bonus Episode: Great Disco, New Rose Hotel, and Mission-Driven Bands

    This week in the After Party, Jake talks the new DISGRACELAND episode on The Clash, as well as this week's REWIND episode on Studio 54, and provides insight into next week's episode on Anthony Bourdain. Plus, your emails, voicemails, texts, and DMs. Who are your top five 70s punk bands? Let Jake know at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party.
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    • 38 min
    The Clash: Guns on the Roof, Chased out of Kingston, and a Riot in Times Square

    The Clash: Guns on the Roof, Chased out of Kingston, and a Riot in Times Square

    The Clash were once described by their manager as a news organization first, and entertainers second. They were, as their record label put it, “the only band that matters.” They were on the front lines at the dawn of punk rock, but were adventurous enough to quickly branch out into reggae, dub, and hip-hop. They were arrested on suspicion of terrorism in London. Chased out of Jamaica by local drug lords armed to the teeth. Caused a near riot in Times Square when their week-long takeover of a disco was shut down by the city after night one. For Joe Strummer, one of the Clash’s two songwriters and the group’s political avatar, all this insanity came with the territory when you were disrupting the status quo. But the weight of it all, the importance of the only band that mattered, became too much to bear, and at the height of the band’s commercial success…their frontman went missing.
    To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com.

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    • 41 min
    REWIND - MC5: Dope, Guns, and F***ing in the Streets

    REWIND - MC5: Dope, Guns, and F***ing in the Streets

    MC5 embodied revolution in a way most bands only pay lip service to. The Detroit cops sent riot squads and even a tank to break up their shows, and even raided their house. They were the only band to play at the infamous protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Their radical manager, John Sinclair, wrote manifestos allying with the Black Panthers and declaring rock ‘n’ roll THE vehicle for revolution. But by the 1970s, all that idealism curdled into the classic story of broken record deals, drugs, crime, and jail, with redemption only possible through personal, not political, revolution.
    To view the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com.
    This episode was originally published on April 11, 2023.
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    • 39 min
    Bonus Episode: Manifested Demons, Supersoakers Full of Beer, and RIP Wayne Kramer

    Bonus Episode: Manifested Demons, Supersoakers Full of Beer, and RIP Wayne Kramer

    This week in the After Party, Jake talks this week's brand-new DISGRACELAND episode on Scott Weiland, our REWIND episode on MC5, and your voicemails, texts, emails, and more. Who are your top five 90s frontmen? Who are your top 5 proto-punk bands? Drop a line at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12.2K Ratings

12.2K Ratings

maracent ,

Love it!

Agree with other reviewers that this is the BEST… hugely entertaining. I’ve been binging this podcast and Badlands ever since I came across Jake Brennan on another podcast. The writing and delivery are so good! Keep up the great work Mr. Brennan!!

Metalgodshcb ,

Cheese.

Great Pod. Of the greatest story tellers I’ve ever heard. Jake can keep you interested episode after episode. And the Mellotron Cheese is a good touch too.

WhitjK ,

GOLD

One of the BEST story tellers EVER👌🏽

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