258 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.
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    • 4.6 • 12.3K Ratings

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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.
To listen to Disgraceland ad free and get access to a monthly exclusive episode, weekly bonus content and more, become a Disgraceland All Access member at disgracelandpod.com/membership.

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    REWIND -Van Morrison: Astral Weeks, Movement and Murder

    REWIND -Van Morrison: Astral Weeks, Movement and Murder

    In 1968, Van Morrison was hiding out from the New York City Mafia in Boston, Massachusetts. Recently the victim of a physical attack from a Genovese crime family member, Morrison was desperately trying to piece together a band to complete what would become his landmark creative statement, Astral Weeks. One of the musicians who would help him achieve this goal—a young, handsome guitar player from Emerson College named Rick Philp—would mysteriously go missing and eventually wind up dead. Disgraceland pieces together this story using, as one of many sources, the critically acclaimed book Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 by Ryan Walsh.
    This episode was originally published on April 3, 2018.
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    • 31 min
    Bonus Episode: Justin Timberlake, Eighteen Banners, and Ghostwriter Grandstanding

    Bonus Episode: Justin Timberlake, Eighteen Banners, and Ghostwriter Grandstanding

    This week in the After Party, Jake talks boring versus exciting news, charitable organizations, this week's DISGRACELAND episode on OJ Simpson, and of course your emails, texts, DMs, and voicemails. What charitable organization benefiting victims of drunk driving should Jake donate to? Which three disgraced athletes would you team up with for your fantasy charity golf tournament? Where were you when OJ Simpson was leading police on a chase in his white Bronco? Drop a line at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party.
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    • 27 min
    O.J. Simpson: Stolen Memorabilia, Armed Robbery, and Fake Gangsters

    O.J. Simpson: Stolen Memorabilia, Armed Robbery, and Fake Gangsters

    This is not the O.J. Simpson story you were expecting. This is the story of what happened after the former running back was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife and her friend. It’s an insane story that involves sports memorabilia, ex-cons, a gun, a simple plan gone horribly wrong, and one of the most unbelievable armed robberies in Las Vegas’s sordid history.
    This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and graphic depictions of violence.
    To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com.
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    • 39 min
    REWIND - XXXTentacion: Mellow Beats and Ultra Violence

    REWIND - XXXTentacion: Mellow Beats and Ultra Violence

    XXXTentacion was one of Generation Z’s most talented hip hop stars but his ascent was marked by violence and drama; beatdowns, beefs (what’s up, Drake?) and abuse. XXXTentacion’s music quickly rose from Soundcloud to the top of the charts due in part to the relative loneliness and alienation he repped in his lyrics, sentiments his audience quickly latched onto. XXXTentacion’s connection to his audience was (and still is even in death) unique and powerful. Their connection via social media-fueled him, inspired him and ironically alienated him, just like his penchant for violence. What, if any of it, all led to his untimely demise?
    For a full list of contributors, see the show notes at disgracelandpod.com
    This episode was originally published on April 30, 2019.
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    • 44 min
    Bonus Episode: The Punk-Rock Dock Ellis, Canseco the Troll, and "a Gorilla in a Zoo"

    Bonus Episode: The Punk-Rock Dock Ellis, Canseco the Troll, and "a Gorilla in a Zoo"

    This week in the After Party, Jake talks the super-fame of José Canseco, the exploits of Dock Ellis, performance... altering? drugs, this week's DISGRACELAND episode on José Canseco, and of course your emails, texts, DMs, and voicemails. What athletes embody the rock star vibe? Get in touch at 617-906-6638, disgracelandpod@gmail.com, or on socials @disgracelandpod, and come join the After Party.
    To hear an extended version of the After Party with stories about José Canseco's legendary trolling, and more from the DISGRACELAND community, become a Disgraceland All Access member at disgracelandpod.com/membership.
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    • 31 min
    Jose Canseco: SWAT Teams, Smuggled Drugs, and 'Roid Rage

    Jose Canseco: SWAT Teams, Smuggled Drugs, and 'Roid Rage

    Jose Canseco was a big league slugger who gave the people what they wanted. Not just massive home runs and a whole lot of stolen bases. He provided entertainment. And his audience, not just baseball fans but the world, ate it up. The private encounter with Madonna in her apartment that nearly cost him a spot on the roster. The obsession with performance enhancing drugs that made him the self-proclaimed godfather of steroids. But entertaining quickly spun out of control. Car crashes. SWAT teams. Smuggled drugs. Before too long, Jose Canseco found himself blacklisted, behind bars, and the focal point of a congressional hearing.
    To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com.
    To listen to Disgraceland ad free and get access to a monthly exclusive episode, weekly bonus content and more, become a Disgraceland All Access member at disgracelandpod.com/membership.
    Go to badlandsfood.com/DISGRACELAND to learn how you can see incredible changes in your dog’s health!
    Visit Tecovas in store or go to tecovas.com and find your new favorite pair of boots today!
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12.3K Ratings

12.3K Ratings

Acuna jr the goat ,

Great

Hey can you make a Eminem and nirvana and rage against the machine episodes I love this podcast.please

yantiarifin ,

Almost great

Great idea for a podcast. Great stories and well written. The dramatic and affected voice is annoying and unnecessary.

JRHassan59 ,

Manson episodes

Very off putting conclusions drawn about Charles Manson’s music. Going to tread carefully around a mind capable of that sort of thinking. Will listen other episodes based on subject matter. Jake is a hack journalist though. That’s clear.

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