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Episode #34 | 6.25.19

Jim Morrison, Zodiac Killer Qu'est-ce Que C'est

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This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland that is satire and not true crime. Originally released on April 1, 2019 as an April Fools joke, this episode fooled many. However, it was quickly taken off the Internet. The joke worked too well for some. After editing the episode lightly to protect the identity of the victims, here is the episode as it originally appeared in its entirety along with the original episode description below:

A special emergency episode of Disgraceland that hopes to contextualize today’s fast developing story about America’s most mysterious serial killer and his relationship to one of the most infamous musicians of all time. Warning; this story is currently breaking. Information is coming in fast and furious. The episode will be updated periodically throughout the day to reflect new info as we get it.

Extra Credit

This episode was co-written with Taylor Bettinson. Editorial and writing assistance by Pat Healy.

Sources

Vallejo City Chronicle: At Long Last Zodiac Killer’s Identity Revealed

The Doors: When You’re Strange

Zodiac

Zodiac timeline (true crime fans hot tip: this book is by Gyllenhaal’s character in Zodiac)

Doors Touring Schedule

Rear Admiral George S. Morrison NYT obituary

Disgraceland is a podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. It melds music history, true crime and transgressive fiction. Disgraceland is not journalism. Disgraceland is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes.

Music

Score by Jake Brennan.

Mixed and engineered by Sean Cahalin. Disgraceland theme song, “Crenshaw Space Boogie” written and produced by Jake Brennan. Performed by Jake Brennan, Jay Cannava, and Evan Kenney. Mixed and engineered by Adam Taylor. Additional music and score elements by Ryan Spraker. Episode mix doctoring by Pat Dicenzo. Godfather baptism cue by Bryce Kanzer. Ad music by Ian Kennedy.

*illustrations by Avi Spivak @avispivak