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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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    • 4.6 • 10.6K 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.

    Special Re-Release - The Grateful Dead (Part One): Freedom is just another word for…

    Special Re-Release - The Grateful Dead (Part One): Freedom is just another word for…

    The Grateful Dead became one of the most influential bands of all time and propelled themselves with improvisation, LSD and an ethos of “freedom." Through drug busts and CIA surveillance, they thrived and created one of the largest, most fervent and commercially consequential fan bases of all time. Freedom, LSD and improvised blues in the key of bummed the f**k out on this episode of Disgraceland. 
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    • 46 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10.6K Ratings

10.6K Ratings

WKB86 ,

Great show

I love this show and wish I had discovered it sooner! Well-researched and engaging.

jack in PA ,

New to it

My brother just turned me into your podcast. I’m about 5 episodes in and really enjoying it. Motley Crue and Ice T were excellent.

Can’t wait to listen to more. Keep them coming

squallygirl ,

Bummer

This is a great podcast, but I'm super bummed to learn that we won't get to hear it unless we use Amazon. I guess this is the end. 😢 It was a good run though. Good luck at Amazon.

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