Disgraceland is a true crime music podcast where host Jake Brennan tells the stories of some of our favorite musicians and their darker, sometimes sinister moments. This month, Brennan is taking the show on the road, with a stand-alone live performance in Denver at The Gothic Theatre on May 25th! For the upcoming show, Brennan will be telling the story of the Rolling Stones at Altamont.
Disgraceland melds music history, true crime and transgressive fiction. Disgraceland is not journalism. Disgraceland is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes.
Season 1 of Disgraceland was released independently on February 13, 2018 and within two days reached #7 on the overall ‘Top Podcasts’ chart on Apple Podcasts. It has since been downloaded millions of times in over 150 countries.
Season 2 was released on July 10th, 2018. Apple Podcasts named Disgraceland to their coveted “Best of 2018” list.
Disgraceland is released on a bi-weekly schedule with a few exceptions.
Disgraceland is for lovers of true crime. Disgraceland is also for music lovers.
Did Jerry Lee Lewis get away with murdering his fifth wife?
How did Sid Vicious and Sam Cooke really die?
Were Tay-K 47’s 100 million downloads aided and abetted by a murder charge and a nationwide manhunt?
Disgraceland explores these stories and more 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.
However, Disgraceland doesn’t tell these stories in a stodgy, self righteous way. These stories are too wild for that. Disgraceland is a bi-weekly adult storytelling podcast. Not “sit around the campfire” storytelling. More like “slightly buzzed guy at the end of the bar whose seen some shit” storytelling.
Disgraceland is a labor of love. It began in a basement and graduated to a former massage parlor of ill repute, where it remains, fittingly.