39 episodes

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.

DISGRACELAND Double Elvis

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    • 4.6 • 11.8K 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.

    The Coolest to Ever Do It, New Fan Messages, and More Seasons About to Drop

    The Coolest to Ever Do It, New Fan Messages, and More Seasons About to Drop

    Jake does a deep dive on the one and only Miles Davis, touches on artists he isn't touching (for now), teases big things coming for Disgraceland in February, and replies to your texts DMs and VMs. Leave your message for Jake to respond to at 617-906-6638 and join the After Party.
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    • 35 min
    Miles Davis Pt. 2: Mountains of Pills, Bitches Brew, and the Reinvention of the Original Motherf#%*er

    Miles Davis Pt. 2: Mountains of Pills, Bitches Brew, and the Reinvention of the Original Motherf#%*er

    When it came to music, Miles Davis wasn’t about no safe, tired yesterday bullsh*t. After kicking his heroin addiction, he traded bespoke suits for fringe jackets and spearheaded an experimental blur of jazz and rock, eclipsing his contemporaries with a complete reinvention of himself. But the second act of Miles’ life came fraught with failures and new fixes, including a wrecked Lambo, two broken legs, and a mountain of coke and pills so massive that Miles almost never made it down the other side.
    This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of domestic violence.
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    • 39 min
    Miles Davis Pt. 1: Blasting Bebop, Blasting Racism, and a Devastating Heroin Habit

    Miles Davis Pt. 1: Blasting Bebop, Blasting Racism, and a Devastating Heroin Habit

    Miles Davis is jazz’s first and only rock star, with the rap sheet to prove it. He did enough cocaine to run down the entirety of 52nd street, and pimped out women when performing wasn’t paying the bills. At one point, his heroin habit was so public that clubs who had once welcomed his brilliant bebop instead froze him out completely. When he wasn’t vying to keep his rightful spot in jazz’s upper echelon, he was doing time at Rikers Island or dodging racist cops on the prowl for any junkie they could find. Miles Davis invented cool, but nearly destroyed himself in the process.
    This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of domestic violence.
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    • 41 min
    Bonus Episode: McCartney the Subversive, Neal Brennan Digressions, and Season 8 Goes Wide

    Bonus Episode: McCartney the Subversive, Neal Brennan Digressions, and Season 8 Goes Wide

    Jake comes in hot from a cold studio in snowy New England with this week's bonus episode. Flashback to Jake's hardcore zine days for a key Paul McCartney take, find out the ties between all the Season 8 episodes now binge-able in your feed, hear your calls, texts and Disgo community feedback, and share your pop culture recommendations with Jake at 617-906-6638.
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    • 37 min
    Derek and the Dominos: Clapton, Cocaine, Motorcycles, and Murder

    Derek and the Dominos: Clapton, Cocaine, Motorcycles, and Murder

    In 1960s London, for young guitar enthusiasts, believing that “Clapton is God” was practically the 11th Commandment. In 1970 he lent his big, sticky tone to yet another band: Derek and the Dominos. The group’s white-hot blues burned bright for barely more than a year, but their impact was massive. Guided by drug, alcohol and heartbreak free-fall, Eric Clapton created one of rock’s most recognizable guitar riffs, while drummer Jim Gordon contributed God’s great piano coda. Except Gordon was guided by something far more sinister — something that started with incessant voices in his head, and ended with a hammer, a butcher knife, and a dead mother.
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    • 42 min
    Woodstock Pt. 2: A Disaster Movie

    Woodstock Pt. 2: A Disaster Movie

    The original Woodstock was a literal disaster, declared so on its first day by the state of New York. There were fights, onstage, armed black-shirted hippie gestapo on patrol, and most notably, two dead kids on record. The festival was born of violence, sparked into existence out of organizer Michael Lang’s standoff with hillbilly armed guards and cops from down in Florida. The lasting image of Woodstock as a time of idyllic harmony is a nostalgic gimmick, as is the 1970 documentary about the events that took place up in Bethel, New York that fateful weekend. If any director were to make a truly realistic movie about Woodstock, their film would be an unhinged disaster movie.
    To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11.8K Ratings

11.8K Ratings

pasticciera ,

Obsessed.

And I am not exaggerating. Jake is an excellent storyteller. Music is my oxygen. I love learning about the people behind the tunes. Thanks, Jake!

CDT2JHK ,

Great storytelling

Love this podcast. Jake does a great job of creating images in your mind as you listen. Attention to detail is off the charts! Keep up the great work!

roseta2blues ,

How much of your stories are fiction?

A dramatization of true events. Great stories and story telling, but disappointing to think its not all true.

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