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Combining the suspense and drama of true crime podcasts with the stories of the most fascinating characters in music's history, Disgraceland is one of the most unique and entertaining shows on this list. Telling stories that range from the sex-crazed, drug-filled life of Rick James to the murder of John Lennon, host Jake Brennan has a flair for the dramatic that separates him from most podcast hosts. This is theater. Disgraceland is the kind of podcast that will suck you in and make you to binge half a dozen episodes before you realize what happened. Play the episode about satanic Norwegian black metal for anyone who claims podcasts are “boring.” —Eric Skelton