This podcast has the same problem podcasts across all genres have - not enough women featured! This reinforces society’s focus on men as the hero/antihero and women as the passive onlookers or love interests.
Absolutely one of the best podcast for music lovers. Subscribe, you won’t regret it!
This is unfortunately delivered as murder porn. The host is a total creep and delivers the stories like a pervert. It shocking that this is as successful as it is.
True crime of music. I love listening to Disgraceland. It’s so interesting to learn about musicians crazy lives. It’s even gotten me interested in some artists I hadn’t heard much in the past. ~Justine B.
I like the story telling and in-depth research but Jake is a little high on himself with his humble bragging. And WHY does iheartmedia/radio have clout to partner up with the US census bureau to release commencement speeches and speak to the youth of our country with a clear political/liberal lean. So tired of the infiltration of politics in the podcast world — do your research on the CEO of iheart he’s a liberal supporter and it’s clear something STINKS in podcast land. What graduate is taking this commencement speech garbage seriously?
When I initially heard of this podcast I passed on it thinking it wasn’t my cup of tea. But the 27 Club intrigued me and so I checked that out, LOVED it, and went over to iTunes and bought me some Jimi. So I came here, and I find it much to my liking. The April Fools’ day episode was pure genius! Irrespective of genre, among podcasters, Jake is one of the best in the industry as far as I’m concerned.now, i dare this man to make me fall in love with some Janis Joplin, yeah I wanna see that. You hear me Jake—I dare you!
I’m a HUGE music history junkie and this podcast gives me my fix. Every time I finish an episode I can’t wait to start the next one, when I’m caught up I just go back and listen again!
Very interesting to hear & learn things you never knew about people. I highly recommend!!
My boss mentioned this podcast so I started listening and it’s great storytelling and relevant about stars we know. I listen while riding my bike and it makes the time go quickly. A must subscribe!
I love your podcast. It’s actually the podcast that got me into listening to podcasts. With that said I was not happy with the Nipsey Hustle episode. You left a lot about his life out. You didn’t even explain what Nipsey had to turn himself in for in-order to sign a record deal. Nipsey Hustle could of easily been a two part episode. I almost feel like you mailed it in on this one.
With the best voice for the topic, the host keeps me intrigued.. My favorite is the April Fools John Denver story.. I almost fell for it..
Guess this dude, like nipsey, didn’t know you just can’t call a dude a snitch and expect nothing back.
The wild stories of rock n roll legends told with excellence!!
The cadence of the stories sounds like a storybook instead. Easy to follow and supremely human.
I really enjoy this podcast and appreciate the choices for each episode. The intro always confuses/annoys me... why not just tell us what the most popular song was at the time where you want to start instead of talking about a pre set loop and something something cheese...? Not a vibe
Love the content, and production. Please consider doing a show/series on CBGB. Lots of interesting history about that place!
Lowered themsevles to tabloid trash with Tiger King content - won't listen anymore.
also the Ramones and do a crossover episode with nodogsinspace :( also this podcast is by far the best music history podcast. Jake is an amazing storyteller and every episode is a nail bitter. 10/10 nothing less.
Like, I mean I like music but I don’t like, like music, ya know? Regardless, this podcast is great; it gives so much insight to the zeitgeist type stories we all kind of heard. Good stuff!
Jake B. hits exactly the right tone and rhythm with these delicious musical tales of debauchery. As a music journalist and a novelist who writes about that world myself, I’ve always appreciated the colorful folklore to be mined in the world of music. Jake does it up right. Whether I know the players and legends being featured or no, I wait each episode of Disgraceland with ‘bated breath! Rock on, Jake! - L.E. Brady, author “Lone Star Ice & Fire”
I am absolutely obsessed & in luv with this podcast (& have been 4A long time). I’ve listened 2 every episode so far Once, but this past weekend I (Sunday 2B specific) I re-binged all previous episodes (including all tha after parties). I luv how u can tell how wicked meticulous Jake is simply based on his word selection. Tha ambience he sets each episode by tha way he scores it really gets u in2 tha story. I’m flat out addicted 2 his voice & this podcast. From N.W.A 2 Jerry Lee Lewis this podcast has it all. This podcast may be called DISGRACELAND but it is truly anything but. I hope this podcast is around 4 many years 2 come ROCKA ROLLA
Great topics! Well written, well presented! Thank you Jake!
Let’s start with the subject matter. Idols, Legends, Gods. And the stories behind why they are and perhaps why they shouldn’t be. The storytelling is compelling, well researched and filled with appropriate humor, awe and disgust. Jake Brennan’s voice is a soothing presence along with his mellotron. I love so many podcast but I love this one the most.
Jake Brennan is a great storyteller. He approaches the stories in Disgraceland the way a friend relates an interesting anecdote while sipping a hard drink at our local dive bar. As a drummer, I appreciate his verbal rhythms, and get a kick out of the background music and sounds he produces. Indeed, there’s always a ”behind the story” of all the success and failures of our musical idols, Jake Brennan tells us the stories that matter... Disgraceland is awesome in that aspect and I can't wait for the movie version... Oh yeah... This show is that good.
as a music lover, a friend recommended this podcast to me and my grave mistake was not checking it out sooner. i love it! i’ve been binging it all day and i can’t wait for every next episode i listen to. keep up the great work!!!
This is podcast is fanfreakingtastic! Highly entertaining!
I don’t normally leave reviews but the writing on disgraceland is SO GOOD! I especially loved the run dmc episode. Keep up the great work!
Great atmosphere and storytelling really bring this show to life. Fantastic work on offering some interesting knowledge on some of my favorite artists. I started off listening to the artists I like and because the show is done so well I’ve started listening to all of the other episodes. Well done!!
I started listening because of the commercials. Although this podcast is a bit dramatic, I love the stories. They are well researched and told in a very interesting way. There is a huge variety of musicians, and have kept my interest throughout. I find myself telling others about what I’ve learned. I highly recommend.
I was reluctant to listen to this podcast as I am not into music or popular culture per se. However, Jake is a wonderful story teller. He makes me care about the people and stories he tells. No matter how dark the material, he has a way of humanizing it and making it into poetry. I’m not sure how it would read, his voice and cadence are integral parts of the whole. Well done!
...is contained in these wonderful storytelling podcasts. I had the “Who Killed Jimi Hendrix?” series recommended to me, and I was hooked upon first listen. Wild stories, and great attention paid to the details are why this podcast appeals to me. Thoroughly enjoying listening to these, as I deal with quarantine & social distancing. Thanks!🙂
You interject a great balance of humor in all your shows, but the John Denver episode is my favorite 😉.
I love, love everything about this podcast. The story telling is absolutely fascinating and impeccable. I am completely drawn into every episode and it’s so fun to find out about the secret world of rock stars. Would definitely recommend!
Disgraceland’s Little Richard episode gave me goose bumps. I think Jake Brennan’s producing/writing something of the best storytelling, in any medium, out there today.
Jake you continue to impress me with how you produce your shows and bring it with the content. You had me at DISGRACELAND but stole my ❤️ (& ears) with the 27 Club!!!! I can’t get enough of your podcasts. If your not listening to this podcast then what kind of cheese are you listening to?!
The man was so talented at so many instruments. Along with be one of the best song writers of our life time. Come on man. It’ll hit.
I F-ing wait #withbaitedbreath 4 every episode! I have been with U since day 1- the attention 2 details is one the best out there- the voice is #tatteredsilk & the movie that is running in my head is fueled by the dynamic realism of Ur #incomparablestorytelling -rock on mister man✌️
Ok Jake....fool me once. (Jim Morrison episode) Fool me twice. (John Denver) Fool me thrice? Probably. 🤣 Love this podcast....
I subscribed to this podcast a while ago. While doing a big cooking project, I decided to learn more about the dark side of my childhood Idol. The fake news that started steaming out of my speakers rattled me. I longed to turn it off, but my hands were deep in cooking. About the time I actually shook my head and told the computer to “shut up”. I heard: “This has been your April Fools podcast”. You got me! Good thing I made it to the punch line; would never have trusted these folks moving forward!
Loved the John Denver story. Awesome to the end then what a mind blow.
The early episodes were good but the host started interjecting his opinions too much. The host much ruined the podcast for me. Definitely unsubscribing.
One of the best podcasts around. Real stories about real people who happen to be famous. Entertaining, fun and enlightening. I loved every second of the Madonna episode especially. Great work! Seriously, check this podcast out. You won’t regret it.
I really liked the story telling at first. Listening to the tiger king just made me realize how much “fact guessing” actually takes place. The part about when Travis pulled the trigger really rubbed me the wrong way. He did not die as described. I fully agree with the “joe exotic” review. This is a crime show not a seductive phone sex line.
The story telling is second to none and I Love hearing about out of control rockstars. The only problem is when the host gives his opinions. He comes off like such a douchey hipster.
This podcast contradicts almost everything about the show Tiger King. Obviously the narrator is biased against Joe. He also sounds like he’s trying to seduce everyone listening. One star because you can’t leave a zero..
Quite possibly my favorite podcast. A brilliant reminder that nature has balance so genius comes at a cost.
I’ve listened to every episode. I love the variety of disgraced people we get to hear about on a weekly basis. Very entertaining, I listen weekly while I clean :)
Brilliant episode on John Denver. Must listen!
Love the way Jake makes this podcast so easy to listen to. Every episode is suspenseful, informative and captivating. I find myself recommending this podcast to everyone so often. People are probably tired of seeing it on my Instagram story 😂😂
Jake and his extremely talented crew have made one of the most amazing podcasts to indulge into .. Jake is the master of storytelling and has that rare ability to put you square in the mix of all the craziness going on... if you desire one interesting and perfectly done podcast?! Look no further than DISGRACELAND
I have been listening to Disgraceland since day one and have never been disappointed. I always finish an episode with more than just a couple factoids about some musicians. Jake some how picks need up and drops me into somebody’s head space for a time. It become a crazy whirling cascade of colors, emotions, jarring thoughts, hedonism, abuse, narcissism, depression, violence, self doubt, guilt, and addiction. Thank you for all you and your crew have done and continue to do. All ready subscribed to the 27 club and can’t wait to listen.
Why do I love DISGRACELAND? It’s spoken music.There’s a beginning, music to let us know we have reached the main conflict, the speed of the story, how does he even breathe? Just when I think I can’t take any more, the synth music let’s me know I have reached the climax. I loooove this podcast. There should be a warning on part one of The Beach Boys, even though I know this story by heart, the storytelling made it all new. EPIC STORYTELLING
As a fan off music and the lives of the humans behind it, there is no better Podcast!! Rock and Roll soap opera !
The moral of every story is don’t do drugs except when you can’t help it and in that case, don’t kill anyone, except when you can’t help it. So don’t do drugs. But it’s way funnier than that. Loved this podcast! I want the narrator to be my friend.
Great voice, enjoyed every episode!!
Seems like more personal opinions then facts. Somehow the author of this podcast has intimate knowledge of personal conversations and the history of the subjects being reported on. More than can be obtained from normal research. There is no way to tell what is truth and what is made up. A lot of literally licenses are taken when making this podcast. Instead of telling an interesting story in plain language the author chooses to tell it with fancy turns of phrases and flourishes which really amount in the end to absolutely nothing. Many times when recounting a conversation, the subjects vernacular is filled with lyrics from their songs. This just comes off sounding extremely corny and stupid. I would give this podcast listen for entertainment purposes only. Not for truth.
Awesome, true tales of music icons and their infamous behavior, as told by Brenner. Well researched and told in a compelling manner. I am a fan and I’m Jonesing for more.
Love hearing the other side of people/celebrities
Jake Brennan’s voice is a remarkable mixture of soothing and sinister. With every episode he draws you in, gently guiding you into a space you instinctively feel is dark and dangerous but that voice, his calming presence, compel you to follow him. The writing is stark and cool and filled with graphic details that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Was this really what one of my favorite artists was up to behind the scenes? Tell me more. This podcast is my “go to” when I need to get away from the monotony of daily life and the car wreck of politics. It is a reminder that there is a dark (sometimes demonic) underbelly to some of the most amazing music and musicians. Jake could use his talents for evil, and I suppose he does. But exposing and humanizing it in a most entertaining way.
Who knew what I was missing until now! Jake, your voice is perfect for storytelling! There are some people who just have a specific pitch, tone and delivery that are necessary in order to tell a story and keep the audience captivated. YOU, have that kind of voice. You can thank Chelsea Webber Smith for her plug of your pod cast, I would have never listened or found your podcast without it and [email protected]$*ing LOVE it! Thank you!
With an almost inexhaustible realm of stories to tell, it’s a real shame JB can’t stop talking about himself. Drop the tired tropes, or at least come up with a few new ones. I was so excited when first I found this ‘cast, but over time it’s devolved into a real - what’s the word?
My brother and sister both recommended this podcast and I was hesitant because I love true crime but not really big on bands and music. I’m so glad I started! I love it! So interesting!
Addicted. My heroine. Beautifully spoken.
Ease up on Philly and Eagles fans Jake, you are throwing shade on a part of your fan base. Maybe it’s time to do a DISGRACELAND sports podcast that features the Patriots and all their cheating scandals, Kraft & Hernandez.
Intelligent, yet poetic. Informative, yet sublime. All woven together by Jake’s mesmerizing voice. Wonderful!
I always learn something when I listen to Disgraceland—even when the subject matter is an artist of band I've been interested in since I was a teenager devouring Rolling Stone each week .The Beach Boys-Manson two parter is absolutely riveting. Thank you Jake.
This show is amazing to listen to. As a fan of true crime and a big time music person this podcast has combined my two loves and morphed them in to something incredible. The musicians are all across the board so there is something for everyone. If you’re looking for something new then give this one a try.
Great writing delivered with humor and style
Jake has the ability to tell a story that makes you see the moment as it happens. I’m not hip on modern music but, I’ve listened to each podcast whether or not I’m a fan of the musician. I’ve learned a lot about people I had no prior knowledge of and I’ve learned a lot about musicians that I have enjoyed listening to. The stories are enlightening and enjoyable. Do yourself a favor and give this one a listen. Doesn’t matter where you start you will be hooked.
I love listening to this show and learning about my music hero's and learning about artists I know little or nothing about. It opens your eyes to how twisted some of musics most talented artists really were.
This gentleman defines “creative writing” amazing
This is the podcast I’ve been waiting for. CANT STOP LISTENING!😍
I LOVE this show. Yes some episodes are better than others, and I have to stop binging every few days because it just gets so dark, but I’m totally hooked. Excellent production value, love the writing and the story -telling. Well done! The only last thing that would put it over the top would be if the music of the stars could actually be used, I think that would cement the story and vibe, and surely some of the artists’s music are public domain by now? But when lacking the original music, it’s great ear candy and I thoroughly enjoy it .
You don’t have to be a fan of Yoko, but to repeatedly refer to a woman as a witch smacks of sexism. Generally when he talks about women, he seems like a guy I wouldn’t want to be alone with
I love how Jake Brennan weaves and tells each story. I have been hooked since the first episode and recommended this podcast every chance I get. When I run out of podcast to listen to, I read the book. Well worth every one of five stars. I’m kind of a big fan.
The bro voice trying to quote Cardi B and other hip hop artists makes me cringe. The way he tells stories sounds like a high school football player who is trying too hard on an AP essay. Pass.
This is an incredible podcast. Just when I thought I knew I didn’t. Keep up the great work. The Killer is still my favorite. Catching up. So the next review will be current material.
I’ve only listened to the episode on Jahseh, but the host seems to be adding details to stories he can’t possibly know are accurate, and that seems irresponsible. Feels like fanfic.
I’m a weirdo about which Podcasts I will stay with... even if I love the content, if they have an annoying voice, I am over it. Jake has a great voice, it’s a one man show and the content is amazing. I wish some episodes were longer but I won’t ding him for that. Keep up the good work!
We are so privileged to be able to enjoy these crazy rock n roll stories of drugs, crime and general bad decisions by titans of the rock n roll industry. These well researched accounts of terrible human tragedies and human waste in rock n roll will fascinate fans of rock and crime. I wish that I had thus 40 years ago, so I could put context to great rock n roll feats and go down those rabbit holes of great artists featured on Disgraceland. Thanks for the deep dives into the grisly side or rock and musicians and keep Rockin’!
After listening to more episodes, I wanted to update my review. There’s definitely some episodes that are more interesting than others — some are bland in their soapiness. The glib narration relating tales of sex and death in the music industry mostly works, though it’s occasionally tone deaf. This isn’t a journalistic show — its primary aim is to entertain, and the host certainly has his own opinions, which he has reached from reading news reports and various music biographies and autobiographies. The show is fun, but I wish it was a bit more professional.
Love the new season. Beach Boys episodes are particularly interesting. Thanks Jake, keep 'er up!
Please do one on Mac Miller!!!
One thing I like about this podcast is after every episode I’m just so glad I’ve lived a fairly straight and boring life, and a 34 year marriage that’s still strong. The “Exciting life” lived by the “Stars” isn’t so appealing to me after Jake gets done telling their story! Thanks for helping us to see our boring life as something we should actually be very thankful for. I skipped The Beach Boys episodes, cuz I honestly don’t want to know. In my naive imagination I’ll just keep them pure. Thanks
Do boy bands like the Backstreet Boys have a dark history? Also the heavy metal Band Slipknot too.
The stories about Post Malone are insane. He ordered thousands of Popeyes biscuits, way more than he could possibly eat. I love Jake Brennan’s accent... Jake if you would, please read this sentence on the pod: “Leaving the door ajar, she darted out of the bar, past the art car parked at the far end of the yard and squeezed out a fart.”
I don’t remember how I found this podcast, but I downloaded a few episodes to try it out, and I was instantly hooked. These episodes don’t listen like a crime podcast, it’s a story, explaining how the area around the artist where, what inspired them, pieces of history you never knew, about artist you have at least heard of. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more captivated by a podcast then by the way these stories are set up and told.
His overly simplistic, not intelligent statements on life are a joke . Perfect for today’s limited attention span .
The author has some facts that he uses to create a story about the most intense and dark moments of the lives of these artists, but he makes up a lot of what people are thinking in these moments to the point where it’s largely fictional. Entertaining but not informative per se about the lives of these artists
Jake! My dad and I just listened to both parts of The Beach Boys episode and we absolutely loved it. I’ve listened to every episode and introduced it to my 72 year-old dad. We couldn’t get enough. My dad has never listened to a podcast until now. HE’S HOOKED bro!!! The writing, storytelling, and you voice are unmatched in our opinion. We can’t wait for next season and I can’t wait for any other content you produce. WE LOVE DISGRACELAND!! The the podcasts coming.
Awesome show with amazing stories. Love the voice as well. But cmon the same formulaic intro every time with different words. I LOVE THIS SHOW THOUGH!
I really enjoy this podcast, the production is excellent and the stories are great! I’ve been playing catch-up for the last few months and every episode is really interesting, thanks for such a great show!
Even if you are not an audiophile you will enjoy this podcast. Jake Brennan is a careful music historian who delivers the the details of the lives of real flawed individuals that just happen to be music stars. Behind the veil, when the footlights are turned off, when the stars cease to be rock gods and turn human again, there you will find DIsgraceland. The Beach Boys episodes are triumphant.
I don’t know how he does it, but I’m amazed at how Jake gets inside the heads of everyone in each episode. The episode about Dennis Wilson was particularly chilling in how he was haunted by Manson. I almost couldn’t take the description of the killing of Sharon Tate and her unborn baby, but I was I was too drawn in to turn it off. Bravo!
Really enjoying your great. Looking forward to future shows, love the 2 part episodes
Intelligent commentary, magnetic storytelling, this is one of the best podcasts in existence for its choice of great subjects and addictive tales of rock n roll royalty
Host is great at telling stories, but gets facts wrong and doesn’t do much research before telling tales that may or may not be true. The story of Dennis Wilson beating up Charles Manson is known to be unfounded and most likely a machismo take just to make Wilson feel better about Manson taking advantage of him
Best podcast out there!
Interesting subject matter with great writing and production. One of the best out there.
I’ve been listening to this podcast since the beginning and every one gets better and better. My favorite has to be the Grateful Dead episode. I really love how expansive it was as far as time goes. I would really like to hear a STP episode or one about Alice In Chains. Just some suggestions. But keep coming, man I really appreciate them.
I love DIsgraceland and I always wait with anticipation for the next episode. There’s not been a single episode I haven’t liked yet. Love the music Jake writes and his sexy voice. Great podcast all the way around!!
I love all of it, he really goes in depth and the Jim Morrison satire has to be the best one
I spent the weekend listening to entire library 😉 Information that reeks of foul fantastic truths about our most loved musicians. Delivered deliciously and Absolutely a Fantastic Podcast. Tell Everyone. Do It. Listen Now. You Won’t Regret the delights that fall into your ear holes.
DISGRACELAND is my go to ride home podcast after 14 hour days and an hour drive, it’s just what I need to listen to and enjoy on my way home!! Thank you and keep it up!!!
Not sure what’s going on... hard to follow me... editing is terrible... stories all over the place... cant listen anymore... and why so many stories about The Rolling Stones... over it
One of the best listens on the net. Love the quality, accuracy and even education. I find myself binge listening so I have to wait for a few to come out before I start again!
The storytelling is outstanding. I voice I can listen to ALL DAY. Come for Motley Crew, stay for NWA, Mo-Town and The Stones. Satisfies music fans and history buffs.
Learning so much about bands I love and discovering others!
I discovered podcast by accident and I have been addicted to the series, binge listening to each and every episodes with headphones on. Its that good. As a result, I needed a bigger fix and I purchased the book Disgraceland. I read entire book in a sitting. It is well-written in a style that is captivating and vivid just like the podcast. If you have not listened to Disgraceland: I urge you to drop everything and listen to each and every episode, a true rewarding listening experience. Thanks Jake!!!!!
After discovering this podcast I'm completely addicted!
I listen to a lot of different podcast, DISGRACELAND is by far the best written and produced I’ve heard. I look forward to every episode
This started off as a great podcast featuring captivating stories about rock stars. But it’s gone downhill over the last season or so. Many episodes seem like filler and they’ve run out of good stories. While some embellishments help keep the story moving, this has gone into the realm of complete fiction.
I love the way he tells the stories
I literally binged for the last two weeks from the start until I was caught up to waiting for the newest episode. The funky background music, the raw vulgar narration of the events that took place, and the look inside of how fame can sometimes be misery. I can’t explain it but it’s good stuff. Keep it up you have another listener
During an appointment with my Esthetician she started telling me about this podcast she was listening to about Big Lurch. I had never listened to a Podcast before. The story she told me about Big Lurch was interesting so I subscribed to “DisGraceland. I binged all Season 1abd 2, and here we are in Season 4! Congratulations on the new Season and the book! I love, love, love the ending tag line... “He’s a Bad, Bad Man”
Really great storytelling & engaging content! Loving it!
The rambling sentences and metaphors of the host are distracting and I find myself getting lost in the story – and not in a good way. Subject matter and overall idea of this podcast is great but the writing needs some tightening.
This pod is so well done I have recommended it to all my friends keep them rolling more a week would be great lol.
I love this podcast, I’ve tried others , but get bored easily, he’s a great story teller.👍
....For music fans, true crime fans, it’s so good. The stories are great and my guy here is a great story teller. If you haven’t heard it yet get on it. I was a little late myself but I binge listened and all caught up now. I type after listening to the newest one ( stones at antimont). I am a home delivery driver so I’m always in the truck at work and this podcast really makes it more fun keep up the good work!
Two favorite things, music and true crime. Glad I found this podcast.
It’s hard to hear what he’s saying for the annoying background music. Otherwise intriguing.
I listen to this the day it drops. It’s fascinating to learn more about these performers, some of whom I thought I knew well and some I’ve never heard of.
I don’t usually write reviews but I REALLY like this podcast but this season i can’t get through ten mins of them. It’s so boring now.
Started listening 2 years ago. Highly engaging incredibly well performed and well researched. 100% quality entertainment.
WTH? I’m done listening to this close minded opined IDIOT. Nothing about Kanye is great save for his grandiosity and self image! Eminem makes music tho u won’t say more, ur a josh
Hilarious, educational, and addictive; I can’t stop listening and recommending to everyone I know! You have to check it out.
Can’t say anything more than Awesome ! This is behind, Behind the Music.
I think Disgraceland has the potential to become a great podcast, and I love the subject matter at hand. However, the blatant embellishments of events by the host is irresponsible. Speculating about the musicians state of mind or putting words in their mouth while presenting it as fact is inaccurate and distracts from the overall story. This is more of a research issue than anything, and I hope the host takes more time to produce a historically accurate and engaging podcast.
Disgraceland is a great podcast about music & musicians, but it’s also a good reminder that these people are just people who also may have been dealing with issues we’d never heard of (until this podcast) either because of their fame and how old we were when it happened or because of the times that it happened (Jerry Lee Lewis). This podcast is a true tale of never meeting your heroes, but also pulling back the curtain that some celebrities try so hard to put up because they’re troubled. The host narrates each story flawlessly, which I’ll undoubtedly hear as I read the book (with the same title). Bravo, and keep up the great work
Seriously. I have listened to every episode and there have been a handful of people ive never even heard of. This is not always a "history of the artist" type podcast. More like Jake picks a particular story and delivers a swift punch to your ears. Tons of great production, music, and just a lights out voice. There's a reason he glues you to your headphones when he reads from a phonebook....... 5 stars. All day.
I really love hearing these crazy tales I never knew about some of history's greatest musicians. The length of the podcast is perfect for binging. It's edited just right to give you a gripping story in 30 minutes and I'm here for it.
I like the concept BUT I wish it was longer and more details about the actual crimes I feel like is cliff notes podcast... it’s just a podcast of what happened but overhyped bad story teller
Liked this podcast till it went into politics
I am not even a big music fan but the author of this podcast is a phenomenal story teller. The podcasts are well produced and researched but I think this guy could do a podcast on paint drying and some how make it riveting!
If you like music at all or even just insane story’s about the real life’s of celebrities before the camera phone and the internet.... a lot of people you thought you knew all you could know you will come to find out that is incorrect. Great job of digging of the great stuff!!!!
I am totally addicted to this podcast. I actually fiend weekly until I can get my fix on Tuesdays. Absolute best show for a passionate fan of music. I push this on every music nerd that I know and will continue to do so. Keep making more episodes PLEASE!
This is the best podcast I’ve ever listened to! I am learning so much about artists I love (maybe a little bit too much)! I am so happy I found it because I am hooked and I’ve been getting my friends hooked too! DISGRACELAND IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST AND EVERY MUSIC LOVER NEEDS TO LISTEN TO IT!!!
One of the most consistently entertaining podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Jake is the undisputed king. Rocka rolla
Episode after episode Jake delivers the most beautiful rock n” roll disasters with a flow that feels like Kerouac just tumbled out of the pit at a Black Flag show. Jake takes a cautionary tale and, with the help of some great music and sound design, turns it into a fabulous and can’t-look-away-from-this-train-wreck epic. If pushed I’d say that Disgraceland works best when it focuses on the lesser known Disgraces like Big Lurch, Johnny Paycheck and Norwegian Death Metal but loses some bite with some some of the bigger names - while a compelling origin story you’ll never convince me that Madonna’s story could ever live in the same “Land” as GG Allin - but don’t let that deter you from this inspired ride. Missing out would be a disgrace...
Learned so much while being entertained
Jake your show is amazing. I love how you narrated the story, the music from the show. I feel like I’m right there with Madonna, Whitney and all the rock stars! Thank you for giving Madonna the credit that she deserves!!!
I listen to a lot of audiobooks as well as a variety of podcasts. In all that time, I’ve never left a review. The show is interesting whether it’s a pop icon or an old country outlaw that is featured. However, what I like best is the host’s presentation and skill as a storyteller. I often listen to podcasts to go to sleep, but I can’t use Disgraceland for that because I stay awake to see what will happen. Thank you for the hours of entertainment!
Man I love this podcast so much. After hearing about it on the radio I started listening to it and now i listen to it everyday for my drive to work. This has everything I love, music and history and the dark side of it all. I started with episode one and I hope to be all caught up soon!
Jake is the man. Probably my all-time favorite podcast.
This guys talks about artists being sell outs then in the same breath does a fill for best fiends and some other company I could careless about. The guy is a chode that can tell a story, but can’t write them. The only good thing about this podcast is the story writing. No facts, just interesting subjects.
I enjoy the content but that voice is the best
Whitney Houston earned more number 1’s than The Beatles? How? Other than that I enjoy the casts
I enjoy this podcast. Takes the weird facts of the music world and tells them in a great and sometimes dry humor way. Hearing things I never knew of some. Thanks for the great stories
Totally fascinating stories told by a very engaging story teller. Even tales involving artists about which I have no interest are made thoroughly listenable because they are delivered with the right combination of drama, humor and charm by storyteller Jake Brennan. Only thing I would do different if it were my endeavor, I’d rethink the content of the “After Hours” episodes. Too heavy on previous/upcoming episode promo and not enough new insight. An opportunity lost.
Jake, admitting that you do not like Eminem’s music, but carrying on with a good story, you rock brother. Keep up the wonderful work for all.
the only one of my podcasts hag skips and doesn’t load. i would give it 5 stars if it worked.
I can’t wait for each episode to drop! I also can’t get enough of Jake Brennan’s storytelling. As a music and history buff, this is pretty much my perfect podcast. Keep up the great work!
This podcast is annoying for sure, but a little addicting. I finally reached a breaking point listening to the Whitney Houston episode. Jake has a conversation in the voice of Whitney with a portrait of Marilyn Monroe on the hotel wall. Presenting this as “the” conversation she had, which no one will ever really know. It’s a simplistic solution to the last moments of a complex characters life. I somehow doubt Whitney was thinking about hotel art in the end.
Interesting podcast, the narration can get a little cheesy sometimes and some stuff seems hard to believe such as the Led Zeppelin podcast, couldn’t find much info on the things he was claiming about the band. It kept me entertained though.
My thirteen year old son and I totally love this podcast so much and look forward to listening to it together. Anything that gets me some cool mom points with my kid is alright with me. But really, I have been listening to DISGRACELAND for the last few months and it is honestly the podcast that got me into then period. I always thought I didn’t like them but Jake reeled me in.
So I have no choice but to keep listening.
A great throw back podcast.
My 3 fav genres are Old school hip hop, classic soul an R&B; and Classic Rock. But no matter your music taste, the rock n roll vibe and stories will pull you in. The host is great. I love all the background stories on the artists. He has perfect mixture of cool and enthusiasm. Background music is awesome. Crenshaw Space Boogie is now my new personal theme song for when I’m about to start work. Rock a Rolla!!!🎺🎸🎸🎸
The episode on Sid Vicious was fantastic! Thanks for the content!
I love this podcast and recently have been going back through the past episodes and trying to listen to every episode. On their website the podcast is described as “a new true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly.”. The stories are pretty wild and the episodes are short, after most episodes I go back and read their original sources which are also interesting. I look forward to each new episode, if you love true crime and music, this podcast is the perfect fit for you.
These stories sound like nothing but some made up bull crap and his terrible dramatic interpretation is just awful.
The absolute best podcast that I listen to on a nightly (overnight long hauling) basis. The style, production, music and most importantly the narration is exactly like the conversations that I have with my friends about the topics each week. I literally talk to Jake Brennan while I'm driving and usually am in awe of the facts that he is spewing. HIGHLY (& often) recommend.
This show is so fantastically well done and covers all genres. Just love it
I like the idea of this show and I really tried to like it. I just don’t think they have the right narrator for many of he stories told
Thanks for the awesome show!!!!!! Has been awesome from the jump have been listening from the beginning!!! The way he writes and presents the show is awesome gets you into the story from a unique perspective! Everyone I tell about discraceland is an instant fan! Keep up the AWESOME content! From a fellow MA boy.
Really interesting stories and extremely well written / produced.
This guy is in love with himself. He reads abridged Wikipedia entries while doing a James brown dance move on himself. Always going for the sensational tidbit over what is so easy to find out really happened. Gesturing. Poser. This is the man who beckons us that Brian Jones was only in the stones because he formed them, forgetting to mention that he shaped their sound and played 20 instruments. He’ll skim passed tons of real info to insert some made up sizzle that he thinks makes people like him. Sociopath, for sure. Check this review in 5 years and see if I am correct. It’s ok for a few listens but this is the guy you don’t want to corner you at a party. You’ll realize his fantastical stories are just that. Fantasy. Go ahead and listen but you’ll be sorry you didn’t listen to a more positive spin on music.
The narrator should be dosed.
This is one of the podcast I most frequently recommend to friends because it’s so well rounded. Musicians and music aficionados will of course appreciate it’s deep dive into controversial figures in popular music. They might hunt and peck, cherry pick, their first few episodes, but once they realize how Brennan operates, they’ll quickly start taking detours into artists they would have never given the time of day. The larger consumer of Americana will also find value here as Brennan guides his audience through historical periods and places giving context and space to the artists he describes in great detail. No one exists in a vacuum; DISGRACELAND would never present its audience such a sterile perspective. Lastly, to those of us who are drawn to chaos, struggle, hubris, and human frailty, each episode of DISGRACELAND is like a sermon on the 7 deadly sins with Brennan’s masterful storytelling/journalism at the helm. Brennan’s narratives bring chaos into order, give face to name, and bring distant figures into our view. He shows us the great cost of fame and the proud artists who think they can manage it. His narratives reveal the insatiable “demonic will” deep in the heart of rock n roll and where all its striving can lead...DISGRACELAND.
Never heard a bad episode.
most recommended: the gigi allin & big lurch episodes.
I love this podcast. Jake is a great storyteller and does a great job bringing you along these rides of the artists. I’ve even gone out of my way to listen to some of the music he talks about because of the podcast about them. Would be 5 stars if not for the more and more frequent cross promotions for other podcasts. I don’t really mind the ads within his actual episodes, but nothing is more disappointing than getting a notification for a new episode and finding it’s actually just 2 minutes of him talking up some other podcast.
This podcast is so good that I did something I’ve never done before on a podcast. I binge listened to every episode. Well produced, great material and a mellotron, what more do you need??? Do yourself a favor and listen
I always ready to listen to this podcast. This guy gives a great perspective on all his topics. I’m at work so can’t say all I want about this podcast. GIVE IT A TRY!!!!
Rock n Roll. I read it all and watch it all - all the time. DISGRACELAND is awesome, engaging, enthralling and addictive.
I just hate it that I could only give this podcast 5 stars. GREAT podcast, great topics and the host has an outstanding ability to tell a story.
This podcast is amazing. It was recommended by a coworker of mine and after the first podcast I heard I was hooked! So many things I didn’t know and so much “no way” moments. It’s got drama, mystery and action. It’s a must subscribe!
I first learned this from my best friend last year on our way to the river for our fishing trip 2-3 hr drive. Been hooked ever since. It’s perfect for my driving and traffic days in California. I cannot say enough about the energy from each episode. To be honest in those moments when I thought to change it, Jake comes with the left hook, wakes you up and pulls you back in. The music set up is excellent it enhances the story and sets the tone. I love that guitar tune/riff in each episode. I would like to know if there’s a complete song for it or if it was just for the episodes. By far best pod cast I’ve ever heard. Jake Thank you for all that you do. Keep em coming.
This show has all the ingredients of a good podcast, and rolls them into an addictingly tasty show. The host Jake Brennan has a detatched admiration of rock 'n roll, and the gravitas to make it a great listen. It gives us a real sense of schadenfreude -- mostly pleasure at hearing our idol's struggles.
Great and interesting podcast. Jakes words and descriptions put you right in the middle of the story. Keep it up! Rock a rolla!
Love the show, love the narration, love the writing. This podcast is written in a way that makes you feel like you are in the moments being described. AMAZING! A must listen for anyone who is a music lover.
So good. It’s very fresh and interesting.
I love this podcast. It’s so well written and narrated. I get lost in the world Jake builds with this words. It’s more than a story it’s an experience. I only gave it 5 stars cause I can’t give it 6. Keep um coming.
This podcast is the one I have on repeat! Jake does an amazing job vividly describing the artists downfall with words that dive deep into your imagination! Keep up the great work DISGRACELAND!
Phenomenal storytelling is this one! Music is very well used to set the tone and move the story along, voice work is excellent. A technical masterpiece and just incredibly enjoyable too!!!
I love this podcast!! The stories are...well fantastic and not in a good way. I can’t believe some of this actually happened. This podcast is a wild ride and I’m HOOKED. Jake Brennan is top notch as the host and I wish other podcasters could deliver similar thought, character, and humor. I like how Jake dramatizes some the events in each episode and goes beyond just telling the story. Keep up the great work, Jake!
Hooked to the gut like the knife Sid used on Nancy. Blown away like the bullet used to shoot the wonderful Sam Cooke. Can’t get enough of this podcast. Keep up the great work!
Thanks for making my work day a little bit easier! Enjoy listening to all the weird but interesting stories. Can’t wait to hear more stories in the future... Thanks for all the hard work!
well written and excellent content
No mention of the physical abuse Madonna suffered from Sean Penn? What the hell?
I am totally hooked. The stories are so bizarre sometimes and they are all excellent and so well-written. Love the voice also..only complaint is theme music played in breaks- super creepy and weird!
Wow !! I am loving this pod cast !! Live your voice to !!
I love this show! The history is fascinating and well covered. I have one critique: the most recent episode (Madonna) covers extremely heavy topics, and includes relatively graphic descriptions of a sexual assault. I turned it off in time, but you may want to include a content warning for those that may be in recovery or therapy for some of the more graphic moments, especially when it comes to sexual or domestic violence. Keep doing great work!
Recently discovered this gem and binged it. The haunting voice of the narrator adds so much more character to these already amazing stories. There are so many stories behind your favorite musicians and the music they make. I was in awe of The Rolling Stones episode and how even today the rumors follow Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. So many haunting and dark stories but also sad. It’s so beautiful.
I’ve listened every episode at least 2-3 times, can’t get enough. Keep doing a great job Jake! Rockarolla
The stories this podcast tells are insane. Taking podcasts to a new level. Exposing the darkest parts of our peculiar musical celebrities. Murder, sex, guns, violence drugs, and musical cheese. This podcast is pushing its way to greatness. That last podcast you listened to, that wasn’t a great podcast. And why would you listen to that specific slice of basic marble cheddar cheese of a podcast? Because you didn’t know that in 2019 Disgraceland is the greatest podcast that will enter your ears.
I just came across this podcast, it looked interesting so I decided to give it a listen . From the first sentence I was hooked. The voice, the stories, and the little known facts are what make this Podcast one of my favorites. Keep up the super great work.
I love getting to take a look inside the life of celebrities! Got hooked on this show about a week ago and have hinges on it ever since.
Great pod cast really enjoy listening
Each one is like a piece of art, perfectly done
I absolutely love this Podcast. Can't wait for new episodes to come out. It's always intertaining & you always learn something interesting . Would be very hard to pick a favorite episode. Rock On -look forward to many years of listening.
So glad that MFM turned me on to this podcast - my only regret is that I didn’t listen sooner. Jake is a fantastic host with the best radio voice. Even when he’s covering artists I don’t know super well , he makes it compelling. I love the variety, and how it combines two of my favorite things: true crime and music. 🤘🤘🤘
so i’ve actually never really listened to podcasts until last night.. stumbled across this podcast, and i’m so happy i did. addicting, gritty, i’m on the edge of my seat excited to hear what’s next. your voice is great, along with what your conveying. please keep doing what you’re doing. i’m a life long listener now! :)
I’ve recently found this podcast as I spend a lot of time in the car. The stories are fantastic. The music and smooth voice are what I crave for relaxing. As I’m now just binge listening, I just listened to the Jim Morrison episode (It’s October). You really had me. Kept wanting to pull over and google it. Keep up the great work!
Definitely recommend this podcast. Can you guys do a story on how crappy the mamas and the papas were?! Thanks
Jake- Thank you so much for all of your research!!! I really enjoy this podcast - I have mentioned Disgraceland to anybody who will listen to me. You have gotten me out of my comfort zone... I have started listening to some of the other musicians that you have covered. Thank you
You should do a Marilyn Manson episode
Great stuff always interesting.
Stumbled upon this podcast on accident and I couldn’t be happier I did! This is the best accident I’ve ever been in. I love learning so much but it’s also a short listen.
This podcast has combined two of favorite things!!! Drugs, Sex & Rock and Roll and True Crime! It’s so well produced and amazing stories! Love it!
Love this podcast!! We need a Marilyn Manson episode😍
I listen to a lot of podcasts. This is quickly turning into one of my favorites. Its everything you want in a podcast. Not too long. Not too short. Just right!
Can’t pronounce words correctly.
Is the best thing you’ve written yet!
Awesome podcast! Just one and you’ll be hooked!
I’ve been listening since the beginning and while there’s been some amazing episodes, the Iggy Pop one may be the best yet! Can’t wait to dig into the book and what’s to come for the podcast!
Simple items are off - like the spelling of “Hitsville USA” - most episodes have very simple but easily fact-checked moments that are off. It makes you question the rest of the story...
This is an absolutely brilliant podcast and a must listen for any real music fan. Jake Brennen script read is engaging, if not hypnotic. A music history lesson for the real listener. A 01 coarse for the casual listener and a masters course for the true music fan.
This is truly one of the best podcasts in its wheelhouse! Finally put my monster headphones onand that only enhanced my experience!my favorite Narrator and character,yes ,you,Jake 🤣🙃 Th g m r ❤️ I fo Ne fo. r th Le❤️d Zeppelin episode anks for Christmas w book r your asked
Heard the advertisement for DISGRACELAND on the local alternative radio station- curious, I looked it up. So glad I did- I have not stopped listening/relistening. Love the way the episodes unfold and I hang on every word. If you like music and like mysteries (murder) this maybe for you.
Everyone knows courtney love killed Kurt Cobain. Nice cover up story tho. All bs. I mean the bs oozes from you. disappointed af.
Two weeks after discovering this podcast I have plowed through all four seasons. The host is funny, clever and has clearly done his homework on these sometimes unbelievable rock/music stories. If you like sex, drugs and rock n roll then you’ve come to the right place. Do yourself a favor and crank it up. Patti price Sexauer
I just found this podcast and have almost listen to them all in just 4 days. I am also looking. Forward to the future episodes.
Engaging story lines, witty writing, and a super delivery style with a lite helping of Midwest vowels. If you are a music fan or if you are not this is consistently one of the best podcasts ever released.
Honestly, this WAS a great podcast and one that I look forward to. With the new season, the re-enactments/ridiculously long (in duration) sound effects really take away from the story that’s being told. There used to be a good balance. It’s gone too far the other way. I think it was the Cardi B episode that began to wane my tastes on the podcast. The episodes before that were pretty cool. If any of the producers ever read any of these reviews, please scale back the sound effects...
I love music and hearing story’s of music artists. He is also a very good story teller.
This is by far the best podcast going right now for us music fans. Not just because of the content but the way Jake presents it to the masses puts it over the top!!
Buddy of mine tuned me into this podcast and I got to say well done!! love all the Background music, craziness, and different cheeses! Keep em coming! Love the Rick James one!!
Low key the melotron is my favorite character from the show. Please never stop with your intro, because I assure you it’s top notch
Jake Brennan uses the same exhausting intro for all episodes and takes way too long to get to the meat of the story. I find his profanity and need to shock offensive.
I usually avoid listening to podcasts as much as I can because of how boring they are. I would read transcripts of podcasts for my classes because I couldn’t stand listening to someone without seeing them. I still hate podcasts but this is the one podcast I’ve ever listened to and enjoyed this much. The details Jake Brennan tells in disgraceland let me picture him telling the story and also let me see the story and the people. Best podcast I’ve ever come across with. 10/10 would recommend!! ♥️♥️
Can’t wait to get in the car in the morning to listen!
Awesome pod for all music fans out there. The stories are well told and awesome to listen to. It is a must listen for me each week.
... but it’s been a great ride! My only gripe is that I wish these were longer. Especially the early ones which were pure madness. Very well produced without being cliche. I binged just about all of them over some very awful moving/painting jobs. Thanks for the get away Jake. But please don’t mess with Springsteen!!!
I absolutely love this podcast, I’m a die hard Elvis fan and I liked that they kinda talk about him 😂 but yeah this one is pretty freaking amazing I’m still a podcast newbie but I fell in love with this one bc of the content, I love hearing how bad and crazy famous people are ! 🤘🏻🤘🏻 the new season is so good already I can’t wait for more!❤️
I never listen to podcasts before till I somehow found this one I went back and listened to every season and the stories are amazing I can listen to them everyday new and old. Keep them coming
High quality story telling at its best: well crafted, thoughtful and human. My only complaint is I think they could be a little longer.
Best podcast I’ve ever heard, the delivery is amazing! Excellent topics also. Keep up the good work!
lots of generalizations and connections where none exist. Typical millennial rewrite of true history.
This guy knows his research his narration skills brings back those creepy radio host stories from gotta love them keep it going when is the next one
When music, extravagance, egos, and tragedy collide into timelines that are all together intriguing, Disgraceland transports you and invites you to ride shotgun as you take a trip down the dark corners of music history. If you can’t live like a rockstar, you can listen like one.
Please stop telling us about the loop of your mellotron. Just play the crappy music and get to the story!
The elongated descriptions of specific situations (Amy's personification or Cardi B's subway train dance) come off cheesy in the worst possible way. They sound like terrible romance novels and often then bit feels like it goes on a little too long. Other than that, nice introspect on artists career.
I’m not exactly sure why, but my favorite part of every episode is the introduction. I think it’s because although it’s verbally the same, the tune is always different, representing the popular song of the time. Well done!
Really just don’t wanna hear Cardi’s words in his mouth. Grossssss goddam EWWW!!!
So well written. So well researched. Incredible narration. The narrator’s voice is like comfort food for your ears. Like cake batter. I’ve listened to every episode, some twice. I text people about this podcast. I tell clients and friends and neighbors about this podcast. I can’t get enough of it. I think I know everything about my favorite musicians and this podcast surprises me every time. Thank you Jake for your thorough and fanatical research.
As a music and music history lover, I went on a binge but had to stop. Jake Brennan doesn’t have much awareness about how the music industry—or society—works around race and gender, so his commentaries come across as flippant and uninformed. I hope he takes time to learn more about these issues because this podcast could be pretty amazing. He more than has the passion for the stories, and it’d be great for him to do them justice.
Fantastic narration, crazy stories. A quick and easy listen. I’ve never heard most of these stories. Keep them coming.
Disgraceland has gotten better with every season! As someone who loves music, music history, and true crime, this podcast is perfect. It has become my favorite podcast to listen to. Jake does a great job telling the stories. This is my go-to recommendation anytime someone asks what podcasts are good. #SubscribeToDisgraceland
Great podcast, my favorite episode was the Grateful Dead one.
From the very episode I was hooked by the story telling and finesse of word play and audio mastery of this podcast. DISGRACELAND is like no other, If you pour over the thoughts of becoming a rock star or what makes a rockstar or the pure debauchery of what brakes a rockstar this is indeed the podcast for you. If you have a desire to dive in to this guilty pleasure you will not me sorry. You will tell your friends and coworkers about all you have learned maybe then they will know how dark and twisted your mind actually is. Looks can be deceiving. Great podcast!! Continue the cheese.
Liked this podcast immediately, so do my friends
This podcast is like a fine wine, gets better and better with age. The content is awesome paired with the engaging story telling. Give it a try!!
Jake Brennan is a masterful storyteller of all the behind the scenes dirt you never knew you needed to know about your favorite musical artists. Jake weaves the story through the music while taking you back in time with such vivid storytelling that you feel like you’re there, with Jake, in the room, watching it all go down. His voice will take you to places you never dreamed of going and you’ll be sad when the episode comes to an end and you realize you’re still in your car, stuck in traffic. Give it a shot - you won’t regret it.
Wickedly, wonderful storytelling about all the best rockstar lore! When Jake begins to talk fast, hang on for a wild ride. There’s no one who can put you right in the moment like he can! Excellent!
I love this podcast!! I have turned all my friends on and we have established quite the work fan following. Lots of travel for our jobs and this podcast makes all that time in airports and on planes just a little easier. Jakes art of story telling such epic tales in phenomenal and I can’t get enough!! Do yourself a favor and make this podcast a part of your list, it will wasps creep to the top and you will find yourself counting down the days for new episodes! I’m so jealous of everyone I get to tell about it, they will Have SO many episodes to binge!!!
really like the topic overall and the passion the host brings to the topics.
I’m a little late to the party. But I did just binge the first season in two days while I was on the road. Plan to continue with all the new stuff. Super entertaining, and the host personality really brings the stories to life. Great work.
This is one of my favorite podcasts. Yes, I too could listen to Jake Brennan read the phone book😍 but much prefer to listen to him tell the crazy stories of the badly behaving musicians. Thank you for all your hard, impassioned work on this podcast!
At first, I didn’t care for the vocal cadence or the music used. But now, I love it. I take the long way home to get as much of the podcast in as possible. I even enjoy the episodes about artists I don’t care for or know much about. It’s great. I’ll be picking up the book also. 🤟🏻
But what’s the point of the host overusing profanity?
Good show, good stories!
II On my way!
In hopes of getting into a new podcast I decided to check this out. Xxxtentacion is one of my favorite artists so I started with that episode which was overall pretty entertaining and laid out the well known facts in a nice fashion, but a lot if the details of events were either inaccurate or totally falsified. Due to this I’m very skeptical about the given info on other episodes as well. That aside, it’s put together well and had my attention all the way through.
Favorite podcast of all time. ❤️🎧❤️#subscribetodisgraceland
The timelines are off, the facts are incorrect (cube didn’t write boyz in the hood about eazy es life.) the g funk sound didn’t come until the end of nwas recordings, yes he used the funky worm sample but it was not the defining part of nwas music at all. In fact they wanted to sound like the bomb squad more than anything at first. It’s kind of like you went and saw straight outta Compton while inebriated and tried to weave a story out of it. You can sort of get the idea, but it’s not the real story.
Love this podcast. The storytelling is outstanding. Very entertaining!
It took me a while to realize that this show is a gag. Good work doods.
The Disgraceland Podcast is one of the most exhilarating, detailed, and artistic pieces of podcasts literature I’ve ever heard. Each episode is a new adventure and the with the depth of detail, it’s like watching an episode on Netflix. I’m excited for Season 4 and what it beholds. Great show and I would recommend this to anyone wanting mystery, criminal, and underground information on some of the greater musicians of our life time! 5 out of 5 for sure!
Keep the stories coming! These get me through the work day on the road.
Love this podcast! The research and stories are fantastic and makes my work day go by faster. Always looking forward to new episodes. Keep up the great work!
The research is great, but the way these stories are told are horrible. The intro is so over done and is predictable and annoying as hell after 2 episodes. And it takes forever to get to the actual meat of the story. Stop trying to be so cool and just tell a story.
Great content but the background music and sound effects should be lowered or taken out; they compete with the narrator.
Awesome podcast. Great stories and excellent story-telling by Jake. Very entertaining and binge-worthy
This is my favorite podcast ever. Thanks for making my week better.
If you like brilliantly written stories, music, Or History this is a Must listen to podcast. @disgracelandpod is brilliant.
I have listened to almost all the episodes and have a question... when or are you going to do a episode on the country singer Keith Whitley??
Absolutely love the poetic way we learn about these musicians. I don't know how Jake finds the words, but it's wonderful to listen to. Being entertained while learning.
I’m reeled in. Can’t stop listening.
This podcast is my new favorite music podcast by far. The score makes it engaging and it’s really hard to turn off. 100% recommended.
Jake and his crew do a phenomenal job! The content, production quality, creativity and overall badassness is second to none.
I understand that maybe some people have had bad acid trips but don’t put that stigma on it like it’s a guarantee that you’ll be white knuckled and on a terrible ride. Let people make their own decisions my dude. Still love the show but come on
Because I, like many, have always had a fascination with our stars gone bad, I love this podcast. I mean who wouldn’t be titillated by the narrative of Jerry Lee Lewis’ disintegration into hell. The facts themselves elicit shock, but when our charming narrator fills in a few believable details, is when things really kick into high gear. I mean who would have imagined Courtney stuck Kurt in balls with needles in an effort to save his life.
I downloaded this podcast because my ex is really into music history and I’m really into true crime stories. I figured this podcast would be good talking points for us instead of the same old “how was your day”. We have since broken up, but I’m still addicted to this amazing show! In this day and age we think we know everything about anything and it’s so refreshing to hear new details about old stories.
Jake found you by accident. Totally love the stories and how you tell them. I’m 59 and turned on my 23 year old daughter and my 30 and 34 year old sons to your podcast. We all can’t wait for season 4! Keep them coming! Love discussing the episodes with my kids!!! Thanks again!! P.S. now I just need to get my wife my 27 year old daughter and 37 year old son on board!!! Keeping it all in the family!! 👌🏼🤪
Enjoy the well-researched and written stories of my favorite and newly discovered musicians. Jake puts an insightful and entertaining voice to the dark and painful histories of numerous musical genres antiheroes. Very enjoyable and informative.
Nice podcast! Really have enjoyed it!!!
Great podcast and even allows one insight into genres of music we might normally listen to. Even loved the April Fools spoof episode. Highly recommend!
Thank you for the amazing research you do, combined with your dynamic voice and story telling! You are the Jam, just love this Podcast!
I also consider myself a "music junkie", if you will. Found this podcast after hearing ads for it on other shows I follow. Became instantly hooked. Jake's got an easy voice to listen to, and the sounds from his Melotron (sp?) are quirky and fun. I actually love hearing the intro music for the show. Would recomment 100%!
I can’t believe the algorithms was not smart enough to recommend this to me. Luckily I found it via an ad at the end of another podcast. I don’t binge watch TV shows and don’t typically binge podcasts, however, I have binged every episode of this show in like 3-4 days. Like they say at the end people need to rate this so more people can find out what they have been missing. Allman Bro’s????
Let me start out by saying I love love love the content of this podcast. The only reason why I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I feel like every new episode gets shorter content wise and the ads just keep piling on.
Just discovered this podcast and I’m hooked!! Absolutely love this podcast, it’s what every true music lover needs in their life!
I love this podcast and it keeps so engaged the entire time! I look forward to this evey week/season!
Ok wowwwww this is awful I can’t hear anything over the obnoxious background noise/music. The dialogue is way too cheesy and dad like and honestly one of the worst podcasts I’ve ever listened to. I might be able to forgive the cheesiness if it weren’t for the background noise. I literally can not pay attention to the words because it is so distracting and loud!!
Once you start writing about xxxtentacion and cardi b you ruined the allure your podcast had.
As a huge music fan, as many of us are, I was psyched to hear about this podcast. I REALLY wanted to like it and would have loved to binge listen to it but after forcing myself to listen to 5 episodes, I couldn’t. Regardless of the topic, it’s corny, scattered and the jokes are like the bad kind of dad jokes. I’d rather watch paint dry or count grains of sand on a beach.
I never thought I’d know these kind of details about famous people. I love this podcast and would recommend it to all podcast listeners! Please can I have that free poster?
Freaking LOVE this podcast. Great host - the shows are written so well, my fav so far has been Sid Vicious. Just the way he describes the last events, makes me feel like Sid is telling the story himself. Hella interesting and addictive.
I love Disgraceland. Best stories!! Stories I have never heard. I love the format, love the host/creator. I tell everyone about this podcast!!! Looking forward to season 4!!!
Finally a podcast with storytelling and music that is good. Crime and salaciousness not for the sake of just dwelling on gore and tragedy. So happy I just found this and that there are so many episodes coming my way.
Disgraceland is my favorite podcast to listen to at work! I’m so stoked for season 4 and the new book!
Highly recommend! This turned into one of my favorite podcasts. I just discovered it and it is easily one of the best shows I’ve listened to! It is well put together and entertaining. The best combination of historical pop culture and true crime!
So glad I stumbled upon Disgraceland. The show is very informative and entertaining. Best story telling vocals and music score, hands down! Keep it coming Jake and Team!
I’ve been listening to an episode here and there and finally got to binge on a road trip. Got the hubby hooked now, too. Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll...and all the seedy underbelly that goes along with it!
I love rock and roll and it started out great. By a few podcasts in to just gets way too dramatic and starts to become imagination instead of facts. Ended up just deleting the whole thing.
I didn't discover Disgraceland until the third season was happening. I had a big project that was mostly grunt work and I needed a podcast to run while I worked. This is the most informative, intriguing, startling, terse, fun, well-produced thing I ran across. -I was actually glad I discovered it late so that I had so many to enjoy back to back. I'm not a crime fan, I'm not a music nut. I enjoy Disgraceland completely, though.
I literally found this podcast on a whim and now I can’t stop listening. Jake Brennen does a great job at his craft of giving a voice to his stories. Thank you for doing what you do and keep them coming!
I am on the road a lot for my job and listen to a lot of podcasts. This one has become my favorite. The subject matter and the flow make it very enjoyable listening. Informative and entertaining.
I have been listening to podcasts for about four years now. I must say, hats off to you jake! Everything from the tales you tell to the tone of your voice is perfect . Your style of story telling is with lack of a better word, authentic. Thanks Jake cant wait for season 3!
If you like rock and roll and you also like true crime, look no further. Jake Brennan does a hell of a job telling these stories.
I just found discraceland and I can’t put it down listening from the beginning forward. It doesn’t look like it will take me long to be in 2019 🤘🤘🤘🤘
Your take and viewpoint that you tell these stories from is absolutely brilliant. The raw truth and exposed nerve endings make it so realistic. Your truth in telling the story wether a fan of the individual or not is a breathe of fresh air in this age of biased journalism. The only compliant that I have about your podcast is that it isn’t longer....I just joined and didn’t get the humor in you reading a telephone book at first but after a super binge if hours and hours I completely understand . The fact that f*$k seems to be your favorite of the many “no no “ words I sooo dig! Looking forward to being a long time subscriber of a great production about the upper class of the music society !
Love this podcast! Just discovered and thus far? My favorites have been Michael Alig/Club Kids and Bob Marley. Really well researched and super listenable. I really dig the format; placing you in a time and placeby naming number one songs. Extremely cool. So many things that you never really think about while listening to your favorite music. Listening to the James Brown episode as we speak? Can’t wait to hear more!
I like the tone of this series and the storytelling is on point but morally I can’t enjoy it due to the callous attitudes toward the women decimated the the rock stars’ wakes. Sure, the podcast unveils their wrongdoings but the overall feeling is that “we” as a society like it when rock stars are “bad” and if bad means rape and murder, oh well. Anything for a great song, right? Kind of gross.
I keep asking myself “How do you even know that?” Over and over, the storytelling portrays real people’s thoughts and actions through nothing but pure assumption. I had just watched the Amy Winehouse documentary and found myself so frustrated by his messed up timeline and his assumptions about what she and her husband were both doing and thinking. Not to mention that he couldn’t interview most of his subjects if they’ve passed on. The over dramatic style and lack of facts seems so messed up to me, I don’t get it!
Jake’s love of music is contagious. Soooometimes it feels like sensitive subjects may be mishandled... but overall, love it!
Great idea for a podcast! Cool information! Just feels a bit to structured...like a kids tv show. He could change up the formula a bit. I always fast forward until after the bit about not having money to put real tracks on and explaining the lame music at the beginning. After that all is cool!!!!
It’s hard to find any holes here. It pulls you in and gives you the juiciest details about your favorite musical maniacs in a fashion that’s unique to anything I’ve heard before. I love this podcast, highly recommended.
The subject matter is fascinating, but the narrative style choices jarring. Do you really need to weave in the artists dong lyrics into the retelling?
I LOVE this podcast!!! I’m a fan of true crime so this is right up my alley!!! I’m still on season 1 😐 but I listen while I’m at work in ER, working nights...not a nurse but I’m Patient Access!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT 😊!
I’ve been listening to podcasts since the beginning. (1st one on my Zune no less. I know.. Ha Ha) I currently am subscribed to over 100. 100’s more have came and gone. Please please please listen to me when I tell You how lucky I feel to have stumbled upon this show. This is one of, if not THE most original, and entertaining things I have ever listened too. I’m a huge music fan and I’ve heard these stories told a million times. But the way Jake tells them is absolutely fascinating. It’s thoughtful and very cool. Jim Morrison is the Zodiac Killer? Come on.. That is priceless. Thank you Jake Brennan. Seriously. Thank you... xoxoxox
You can’t just say that Tupac was an objectively “bad man” and list allegations without context. Especially the part about him shooting 2 cops, you didn’t even explain the context of the LAPD and police brutality in the early 90’s, specifically targeting him multiple times. Also, the death of the six year old boy that was not directly his fault and the fact that no charges were filed? So odd on your part to exclude that and make it seem like he caused his death and settled it out of court. You must know that context is important if you’re going to claim objectivity. I recently started listening to this podcast and it seems to me that with that intro you lost credibility on every other story.
Overall great podcast. It’s the perfect blend of music and crime all in one perfect 30 min package. The narration is informative but not boring or monotonous. He really holds your attention and you don’t get anxious for the juicy details because he gets to the point pretty quickly.
Listened to the whole podcast in a week can’t wait to hear more very interesting and very easy to get into
I have a love/ hate relationship with this podcast. Sometimes I can over look the hyper sensationalized narratives and enjoy the base line story because its done really well. BUT it’s so over the top that I wish it viewed the subjects with some sincerity. It is a lot of idol worship and less humanizing of its subjects. It’s basically a regurgitated rolling stone editorial but with less bite. That said, the host does have great flow to the stories and does a great job of painting a picture. I just wish he would drop the annoying, eye rolling intro.
Really solid podcast, narration is above average, content is top notch. Good to hear stories that even as a music nerd I was hearing for the first time. Norwegian Black Metal, GG, and Michael Alig are must listens.
Clear, Entertaining, UN-OPINIONATED!!! Good sound, good backup audio and an excellent host. Please keep it up.
I can’t believe you have the audacity to slander Sam Cooke’s name like you have. This is ultimately the worst version of his death that I’ve ever heard, and I’ve heard all of them. The narrative and tone you take on Sams name and intentions is totally ridiculous. How can one nowhere close to he situation or either of the people involved give such detail on their intentions?! I’ll pray for you!!
Love the host’s voice and the music makes even stories you know well, very interesting. Happy I found this Podcast.
Bad research, especially on the Left Eye episode he put out random events that were false 👎🏽👎🏽
Entertaining and informative. The Rick James episode blew my mind. Keep up the great work. Loving this podcast.
Strangely Addictive. Added to my “filler” list for when I’m in between episodes of my “regular” podcasts. Looking forward to future episodes.
It's like some new drug I've never tried, and I'm already chasing the dragon. Warning: you must fight the urge to binge-listen if you're a new subscriber. Don't O.D. Drag it out over time. Savor each episode for maximum altitude. And at the very end, when the whole party-plane comes crashing down, there's Crenshaw Space-Boogie to bring you in for a very smooth landing. Ahhhhhh. Consider your thirst for RnR knowledge slaked!
Hearing someone speak passionately on a fascinating topic is what makes podcasts such a powerful medium. This podcast is excellent - I love that it covers all genres of music, and it’s funny and sad and incredible episode after episode. THANK YOU!
This has seriously got to be the best dark tales of people in all areas of life. Love the way it is told and gritty details. You feel you are transformed from reality to exactly where he is. Too good for words. A true passion for the way he works his podcast.
Fantastic writing and rad delivery! Love this podcast!
Becoming my favorite series! Fascinating details, without it feeling slow - a tough combo to master! Highly recommend for music lovers of any genre(s).
Couldn’t get passed the Cardi B intro. Why explicitly explain her while she’s stripping? We get it. Move on. I don’t need to hear about a old man beatin his meat in a strip club. Not for me.
Love the narrating, he has a great voice. Can’t get enough of this podcast, just discovered it and been listening at work instead of focusing. Thanks Now Gimme my poster -Yesi
First of all, him stating that he can’t afford the song he wants to play is SUPER ANNOYING. It really makes me roll my eyes so hard, I’m surprised they aren’t stuck in my head. We all know why you’re not playing the song, you don’t have to say it. I’ve listened to 3 episodes. The Snoop Dogg episode was the first one and it got down to like 4 minutes yet and I really didn’t understand what Murder he was on trial for. It was really hard to follow The two John Lennon episodes were kind of interesting. I didn’t like that he called Yoko Ono a witch. Kind of sounded a bit chauvinistic to me. The way he described both John Lennon and Yoko Ono made me cringe a bit. I guess I shouldn’t expect him to be unbiased but the host was sooo far against them I just kind of wondered why he wasted his time researching or recording an episode on him. Also some of the things said were REALLY hard to believe and I kind of wish it would have been stated in episode where this information was coming from. Where did you find out what Chatman was thinking all the time? Idk. Really disappointed. Great premise for a podcast but I was a little disappointed in the execution of it. I’ll give it another episode or two and will write a new review if I need to.
I’ve never been much of a podcast guy but now I am! Ron burgundy got me on to the podcast life and well after my standard radio show in the morning I NEED to listen!! This is a great podcast keeps me on my feet! Great job man, keep it up!! 🤟😎
Disgraceland has gotten bad since season 3 premiered. Listen to season 1
Since I stumbled upon this podcast, I have been hooked!! I can’t wait from one to the next, I had myself caught up within a day, that’s how good it is!! Keep ‘em coming!!!
Not great. Do more research.