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Disgraceland is a music podcast that explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, the Grateful Dead, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, and more. Disgraceland is a scripted, single voice narrative storytelling podcast that melds music, true crime, and history. Disgraceland is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometime ...
 
Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media P ...
 
Jason Horton & Rebecca Leib discuss and explore some of the most mysterious and interesting events in history. Take a trip to haunted hotels, abandoned malls, deserted amusement parks, paranormal experiences, infamous true crimes, and weird historical and cultural events. This is Ghost Town. Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4.For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com
 
Coming out of the back wood’s in a little township in Ohio , far away from the city light’s, comes the musical talents of “Bobby Smith”. Being exposed mostly by the records his Father played of “Jerry Lee Lewis”and also the music of little country churches. At age 15 while sitting in church one evening, a visiting black gentleman by the name of “Jack Harris dropped by. When “Jack sat down and graced that old upright piano, everything in the building came to life. At that moment “Bobby” asked ...
 
Coming out of the back wood’s in a little township in Ohio , far away from the city light’s, comes the musical talents of “Bobby Smith”. Being exposed mostly by the records his Father played of “Jerry Lee Lewis”and also the music of little country churches. At age 15 while sitting in church one evening, a visiting black gentleman by the name of “Jack Harris dropped by. When “Jack sat down and graced that old upright piano, everything in the building came to life. At that moment “Bobby” asked ...
 
Beatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually, what do these endlessly argued-about pop music rivalries say about us? Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and music journalists/critics Steven Hyden and Jordan Runtagh know this firsthand. They’re both obsessed with the biggest (as well as the most obscure) rivalries in music history. Each week, they’ll break down the details of a different colorful feud, ...
 
Rock & Roll Pioneers like Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Ellis Lesley … changed the musical landscapes forever. Putting an end to segregation at least on the airwaves. Subcultures like The Teds in the UK, The Greasers in the US, Les Blousoins Noirs in France, Die Halbstarken in Germany changed attidude forever. Never again, was music so rebellious until P ...
 
Let's Talk Rock with Colin & Marty. Music, Memorabilia, and Mystery Guests Authentic Rock and Roll stories you won't hear anywhere else. Colin and Marty have toured the world with some amazing artists. You'll hear powerful performances and interviews from rock and roll legends. Discover really RARE records. PLUS! You'll laugh like crazy!
 
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The historically controversial yet strangely legendary Jerry Lee Lewis made waves with both his music and his many turbulent marriages. Cecil Hotel Video Cecil Hotel Shirt Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ghosttownpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghosttownpod Sources: http://bit.ly/2ZAMN67 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
In this re-cast of our 2019 interview, host Nate Wilcox talks with author Joe Bonomo about the rise, fall and comeback of rockabilly icon Jerry Lee Lewis with a particular focus on his album “Live at the Star-Club.” They cover Jerry’s amazing early hits, his fall from grace, long years in the wilderness, how he came to record a live album at the Ge…
 
Elvis Presley was the man to beat when Jerry Lee Lewis made the drive from small-town Louisiana to Memphis in 1956. The piano punisher had come for the King of Rock’s crown and was determined to show him up at every turn. Jerry Lee scored a deal on Elvis’ onetime label, employed the same management, and even some of the same songwriters. The pair d…
 
Dracula wasn’t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker… In this retelling of “The Judge’s House,” a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity — then dread — as he faces an evil man’s terrifying legacy. Listen to Part 1 right here, then search “Haunted Places: Ghost Stories” to hear Part 2, when the Judge himself comes cal…
 
Ethan Hawke discusses his fourth and latest novel, A Bright Ray of Darkness, about a famous actor who makes all the wrong choices. The stars of CBC's Pretty Hard Cases, Meredith MacNeill and Adrienne C. Moore, fill us in on the new buddy cop series. Actress-turned-filmmaker Emerald Fennell tells us why her new revenge thriller, Promising Young Woma…
 
PlayME is transforming the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. The Governor General award-winning play, Other Side of the Game by Amanda Parris puts a spotlight on the often overlooked work of Black women who organize communities, support their incarcerated loved ones, and battle institutions. This i…
 
Steven Yeun talks about his starring role in the new drama Minari, about a father who moves his family from California to rural Arkansas to follow his dream of starting a farm. Filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky explains why Russian audiences have had vastly differing reactions to his historical drama Dear Comrades. Actress Devery Jacobs talks about def…
 
A serial killer preys on vulnerable women in Tokyo, Japan. He will meet his victims on Twitter. (Caution: This episode contains the subject of suicide.) Resources: "Inside the mind of the Japanese serial killer who killed 9 people" by Walter Sim for The Straits Times, Nov 5, 2017. "Japan's 'Twitter Killer' Given Death Sentence for 9 Murders" by Ben…
 
By the time he formed Led Zeppelin in 1968, Jimmy Page was a rock and roll veteran with years of touring, gigs as a hired gun session man and a member of The Yardbirds under his belt. He applied the lessons he learned in the trenches to form the mightiest band of the rock era. Host Nate Wilcox discusses Jimmy Page with author Brad Tolinski, who has…
 
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo discusses the band's new orchestral pop album, OK Human, and shares how Spotify algorithms aid and influence his songwriting. Writer and showrunner Russell T Davies — the award-winning creator of the 2005 Doctor Who reboot — talks about his new miniseries It's a Sin, which looks at the lives of a group of young gay men …
 
Workin' Moms creator Catherine Reitman talks about addressing COVID-19 in Season 5, why she decided to fast forward to an imaginary post-pandemic world, and how the cast and crew dealt with the challenges of filming over the last year. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Cadence Weapon share their experience using the invite-only soci…
 
In this re-cast from 2019, host Nate Wilcox and Robert Gordon discuss the birth and rapid rise of Stax Records, the early hits of Booker T & the MGs, Otis Redding, and Carla Thomas, as well as the political, social and racial context of Memphis, Tennessee in the 1960s. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.…
 
Actor Stanley Tucci opens up about his new film Supernova, the challenge of playing a person with early-onset dementia, and what it was like working so intimately with his close friend and co-star Colin Firth. CBC Music's Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe tells us about her brand new gig hosting The Block, a two-hour weekday radio show dedicated to music by Bl…
 
In 2009, a strange and mysterious video was uploaded to YouTube that has lead to conspiracy theories of a possible murder. Cecil Hotel Video Cecil Hotel Shirt Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ghosttownpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghosttownpod Sources: http://bit.ly/3pkFytw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Jesse Jones and former MuchMusic VJ Master T discuss their virtual concert series Tribute to the Legends of Reggae: The Bob Marley Edition, explaining why the month-long initiative is as much a celebration of reggae music as it is the legacy of Jones's mother, Canadian reggae promoter Denise Jones. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on…
 
Musician Femi Kuti talks about following in the footsteps of his late father, Nigerian music legend and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and how his own son, Made Kuti, is now doing the same. Actress, director and producer Fabienne Colas discusses her work overseeing nine Black film festivals around the world in a mission to amplify Black voices and cha…
 
Two women meet a man on Match.com. After they end the relationship, Wade Ridley vows deadly revenge. Resources: 20/20: In an Instant - "Match Made in Hell", ABC Television, aired July 1, 2017 Dating App Horrors: The Untold Story, A&E Network, aired May 2, 2019. "Mary Kay Beckman Sues Match.com", The Huffington Post, Jan 24, 2013 Sponsors: Prose - w…
 
Host Nate Wilcox welcomes back author Joe Nick Patoski to tell us how musicians like Doug Sahm, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Butthole Surfers kicked off the transformation that turned a sleepy college town into ATX, the home of Austin City Limits and South by Southwest. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.…
 
Rupi Kaur talks about her new poetry collection Home Body and shares how sudden fame impacted her mental health. Sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim of the band HAIM open up about sexism, sisterhood and their latest album Women in Music Pt. III. Author Walter Mosley discusses his groundbreaking novel Devil in a Blue Dress on its 30th anniversary.…
 
The ambitious and expensive musical sitcom pilot about a strip mall was not well received in 1990. New Video: Miss American Vampire Los Feliz Murder House Shirt Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ghosttownpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghosttownpod Sources: http://bit.ly/3qgsaYv Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Actress Robin Wright talks about making her directorial debut with the film Land, her experience on House of Cards, and how she overcame her fears of being a "late bloomer." New York Times reporter Liz Day unpacks the story behind the new documentary Framing Britney Spears, which has helped renew public concern for the pop star's health and well-be…
 
We're re-casting Nate Wilcox's second 2019 interview with Dan Charnas about his book "The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip Hop.” In this episode, Dan tells Nate about the emergence of West Coast gangsta rap and the massive PR kerfluffles that followed the release of "Cop Killer" by Ice T's heavy metal band Body Count. Let It Roll is …
 
Director Shaka King discusses his new film Judas and the Black Messiah about the rise and fall of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, and tells us why it was important to set the record straight on the Black Panther Party's legacy. Pop superstar Harry Styles talks about experiencing a "big turning point" after leaving One Direction and releasing his…
 
The Dyatlov Pass Incident in 1959 which saw the unexplained death of 9 skiers in the Ural Mountains of Russia now has new information to help solve this puzzling event. New Video: Miss American Vampire Los Feliz Murder House Shirt Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ghosttownpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghosttownpod Sources: http://bit.ly/…
 
Jean Schulz talks about carrying on the Peanuts legacy with The Snoopy Show on Apple TV+ and shares some fond memories of her late husband Charles Schulz. Pianist, composer and visual artist Jason Moran explains how the late acclaimed writer Toni Morrison influenced his new solo piano album, The Sound Will Tell You. Canadian singer-songwriter Dan H…
 
American Vogue's former editor-at-large André Leon Talley discusses the magic of New York City's Studio 54, how the pandemic is changing our idea of formal wear, and what he thought of the fashion on U.S. presidential inauguration day. Artist Dan Pietens talks about his detailed graphite portraits of NHL hockey players and how drawing changed his l…
 
A Canadian man, inspired by the television show Dexter, lures his murder victims through online dating sites. Resources: Dateline: Deadly House of Cards, NBC Television, September 16, 2011. "Alleged First Victim Recalls His Escape" by Nahreman Issa for CTV News, April 1, 2011. "'Dexter Killer' Mark Twitchell among members of dating site for inmates…
 
Host Nate Wilcox welcomes Nadine Cohodas author of "Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records" to discuss the storied label. They cover the Chicago Blues and Rock and Roll that earned the label much of its fame but focus much of their attention on Etta James, Fontella Bass and other legends of soul music who cut f…
 
The artistic director of the Stratford Festival, Antoni Cimolino, shares his memories of the late Christopher Plummer from both on and off the stage. On this week's screen panel, Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang reflect on Christopher Plummer's career and also discuss the Weeknd's history-making performance at Super Bowl LV. Toronto actor and …
 
A mysterious red button in the Oval Office is a fast track to...Diet Coke. New Video: Miss American Vampire Los Feliz Murder House Shirt Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ghosttownpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghosttownpod Sources: http://bit.ly/36J220z Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Musician Dave Grohl talks about the Foo Fighters' new album Medicine at Midnight, what it was like performing at U.S. President Joe Biden's inaugural celebration, and how music saved him after the death of his friend and former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya discuss the backlash facing r…
 
Toronto singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman of The Weather Station talks about her new album Ignorance, which sees her grapple with climate grief over the destruction of our environment. Canadian filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall opens up about her highly publicized experience with racial profiling and how she channelled that trauma into a new short fil…
 
The 1991 murders in an Austin yogurt shop are still unsolved with dead ends and questionable suspects. New Video: 1950's Housewife on LSD Los Feliz Murder House Shirt Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ghosttownpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghosttownpod Sources: http://bit.ly/2MFSM6t Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc…
 
Author, public speaker and humourist Fran Lebowitz talks about her decades-long writer's block, New York in the 1970s and why she chooses to live a virtually technology-free lifestyle. Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson performs a few songs from his latest album, Wave, which was inspired by a long spell of melancholia. Glamour Ghoul author S…
 
The series premiere of 'Off the Record' explores the life — or, rather, lives — of David Bowie by examining each of his iconic personas. Major Tom. Ziggy Stardust. Aladdin Sane. The Thin White Duke. Taken collectively, these faces form a portrait of a one-of-a-kind rock legend. Follow his transformation from lonely London boy struggling to find his…
 
Author Robert Jones Jr. talks about his new novel The Prophets and the influence James Baldwin had on his life and career. Natalia Kaliada is the co-founder of Belarus Free Theatre, she talks about the radical art coming out of Belarus and Russia. Canada Reads is just over a month a way, so Kim's Convenience star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, who is defendin…
 
Host Nate Wilcox welcomes Gram Parsons biographer David N. Meyer to discuss Parsons' tragic life and innovative music. Nate and David discuss Gram's unique family circumstances, his beginnings as a teen rocker, transition to wannabe folkie, the International Submarine Band, the Byrds & Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou H…
 
YouTuber Lilly Singh talks about her Canadian roots, Kamala Harris, the pressure of late-night TV and what she's learned along the way. On this week's screen panel, Ishani Nath and Kathleen Newman-Bremang take a look at three new TV series that are getting a ton of buzz: Bridgerton, Bling Empire and WandaVision. Canadian actor and dancer Brennan Cl…
 
Despite its success, Apple's nod to Big Brother only aired twice. New Video: 1950's Housewife on LSD Los Feliz Murder House Shirt Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ghosttownpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghosttownpod Sources: http://bit.ly/39drXiS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Canadian actor brother duo Stephan James and Shamier Anderson talk about launching The Black Academy to support, empower and celebrate emerging Black talent across Canada. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya discuss how Adele's record-smashing album 21 has held up 10 years after its release. Colin Meloy of The Decemberist…
 
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