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BADLANDS

By: Double Elvis | Amazon Music
  • Summary

  • Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world’s most popular cultural figures. In an all new special season, Jake tells the stories of legendary athletes whose misdeeds off the field are as unbelievable as some of their record-breaking plays. New episodes explore some of the most notorious and controversial all-stars, featuring the insane true stories of Ray Lewis, Michael Vick, Diego Maradona, Joe Namath, and many more.

    Listen to new episodes of Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season exclusively on Amazon Music at amazon.com/badlands.

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Episodes
  • Nov 30 2022

    Fans loved everything that English soccer player Paul Gascoigne did, whether it was kissing the hand of Princess Diana or crying on the field as the national team lost the World Cup. He was the “unstoppable force.” He was Gazza. He was all over the papers, too, thanks to all of his arrests for drinking and drugs. So many arrests that British tabloid reporters began a dead pool and took bets on how much longer he had left to live. Everyone knew Gazza was bonkers - that was part of his appeal - but they had no idea just how bonkers until he showed up to rescue a cold-blooded killer from a tense police standoff, loaded on cocaine and armed with some bottles of lager, two fishing rods, and a rotisserie chicken.


    Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts to hear new episodes every Wednesday, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music amazon.com/badlands.

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    33 mins
  • Nov 23 2022

    Diego Maradona was busted for drugs, prostitution, and shooting an air rifle at reporters. He was also associated with one of the biggest and oldest organized crime families in Italy. Despite all of this, Diego Maradona somehow still showed up the next day and played a great game of soccer. He even turned a soccer match into a weapon during a centuries-long war between England and Argentina. Diego Maradona was more than one of the greatest of all time on the pitch – he was also one of the most infamous.


    Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts to hear new episodes every Wednesday, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music amazon.com/badlands.

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    34 mins
  • Nov 16 2022

    Robert Rozier’s tenure in the NFL and Canadian Football League didn’t last very long, but he may well have one of the most insane stories in professional sports. After being rejected by the big leagues, Rozier was drafted by a murder cult in Florida. He became one of the cult’s many “death angels,” disciples who carried out their so-called messiah’s instructions to kill – a messiah with a habit of ordering the beheadings of those who dared speak out against him. In 1986, as Devil’s Night gave way to Halloween, Robert Rozier found himself on the run – not down a football field, but into haunted woods - with authorities hot on his tail.


    This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including graphic depictions of violence.


    Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts to hear new episodes every Wednesday, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music amazon.com/badlands.

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    34 mins

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great stories well done

very well done with great stories & intriguing people. done in a way I haven't heard before

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love it

Very interesting topics. I cant get enough of this podcast. I am glad I stumbled across this

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a welcomed surprise

the subjects and Jake's story telling style are unique and draw you in. very good.

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Charlie Sheen!

Thanks for talking about this! I have enjoyed this! I will keep listening. Love your voice!

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I'm sick of my old pods. Found this one! Love it! Listen to this!!