The Disgraceland Podcast

By far one of the best new podcast series out there! I’m sucked in from the start of each episode with Jake’s modern-day/hipster – Casey Kasem-esque intro (which is a template for each episode) and glued for the next 30+ minutes! The audio production/sound effects and story telling are top notch. If you dig deep and dirty music history and true crime stories, this was made for you!

Bill Alatalo
cdeVision Owner / Member

Disgraceland is a true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly.

Rick James may have been born into a life of crime but he was determined to make his way in life through music. He intimidated George Clinton, inspired Prince and more than likely saved Jim Morrison’s life. Rick James was rock ‘n roll’s Zelig. He was also sex-crazed, dangerous and heavily addicted to crack cocaine. Three traits that led to two separate arrests for the kidnapping and torture of two different women.

Jerry Lee Lewis’ 5th wife? Dead. Sam Cooke 3AM in a seedy motel? Dead. Sid and Nancy? Dead. Why? Because musicians are crazy. Because insane things happen to them. Because we love them. And because we let them get away with it.

Murder! Suicide! Religious Cults! Tupac! Beck! The Stones sleeping with the first lady?—?wait… what?

If you love true crime and you love music get ready to love Disgraceland.

Bill’s Favorite Episodes

  • Rick James
  • G.G. Allin
  • Sam Cooke
  • Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes

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