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 season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films’ plot twists—like the story of Sharon Tate, who was caught up in a strange scene long before members of the Manson family came along. Or the story of how Judy Garland’s lifelong addiction to pills sent her over the rainbow much too soon. And the story about how Winona Ryder was connected to a child kidnapping case in her hometown. These and many more.
Listen to all 10 episodes of BADLANDS Season 4: HOLLYWOODLAND on Amazon Music, at amazon.com/badlands.
Join Jake Brennan in this no-holds-barred true crime docuseries as he investigates the truth behind the shocking scandals and real-life stories of some of the biggest names in sport and film. These timeless mysteries serve not only to entertain but also to shed light on the real and often traumatic events that these A-list stars had to endure.
Jake Brennan’s enviable job is to journey through their last days before deaths, trials, and convictions, leaving no journalistic stone unturned. Brennan investigates the highest-profile sordid stories in Hollywood—the ones that have given Hollywood hills their infamous reputation.
Like the series that preceded it, BADLANDS investigates what went on behind the scenes in the lives of some of TV and film’s most famous stars. The perennial question mark over Marilyn Monroe’s mysterious death—that's a headliner we'll all be familiar with—but Brennan does his best to uncover new narratives. And the Manson murders made their mark in the history books too, but what could possibly connect film legend Bruce Lee to the case? Listeners will be familiar with all the protagonists across these episodes as a hoard of household name celebrities goes under the lens.
As the second season of Badlands, Sportsland takes a similar line of questioning—with Brennan focusing on the highs and lows of some of the world’s most famous sporting legends. Do you know what happened to O.J. Simpson after he was acquitted of murdering his wife and her friend? And did figure skater Tonya Harding really plot to take out her competitor Nancy Kerrigan? Hit play on BADLANDS to learn the ins and outs of these scandalous events that remain a hot topic of discussion years later.read less