As both a music fan and a true-crime fan, Disgraceland is the dream podcast – an exploration of the insane criminal stories surrounding some of our favourite, most interesting and infamous pop stars.
From Jerry lee Lewis (who may or may not have got away with murdering his wife) to Beck (whose Church of Scientology may or may not have driven friends to commit suicide) via Sid Vicious, Van Morrison and so many more, Disgraceland explores these stories, and attempts to reckon the heinous acts committed by these musicians with our love for the amazing music they create, which is particularly relevant in the here and now. It’s storytelling done very, very right, with content provided by our very favourite artists, because, as host Jake Brennan puts it, ‘musicians are crazy. Because insane things happen to them. Because we love them. And because we let them get away with it.’
Hosted by Jake – an award-winning musician and songwriter whose audio productions have been featured in network television shows, broadcast commercials and feature length films, (he also writes, voice and scores the whole podcast), Disgraceland’s episodes are released fortnightly, with the first two out now. Season 1 will run until June, with season 2 set for a July release.
Listen to Ep. 1 & 2