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Death by Music Podcast Episodes are sorted into three categories: Regular Seasons, Mini episodes, and Patreon episodes. Listen to Patreon episodes by subscribing to our Patreon for $5 a month! 

Listen to our regular seasons and minisodes on your favorite podcast platform, or listen here directly on our website through Spotify. Note: archived mini episodes are available on our Patreon.

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Cassie also puts together playlists on Spotify for each episode so you can hear the music of each artist that we cover. Interested in hearing those? Click here!

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Past Seasons

death by podcast team 27 club patreon

Patreon: The 27 Club – Death by Music Podcast

The 27 club is a mysterious cultural phenomenon that many artists, musicians, and actors have joined by dying at age 27. Come with us on the Death by Music Podcast rollercoaster as we explore the musicians’ stories, with a smattering of poop talk, personal anecdotes, and profanity to lighten the mood. The list so far: Robert Johnson, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Mia Zapata (The Gits), Jimi Hendrix, Pete Ham (Badfinger), Amy Winehouse, Brian Jones (the Rolling Stones) Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison (The Doors).

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aretha franklin, norwegian death metal murders, leslie gore, roky erikson, kurt cobain, john lennon, phil spector, jim morrison, avicii, mozart

Season 4 – Death by Music Podcast

Season 4 covers a bunch of artists from all over the spectrum, and a lot of two parters. In Season 4, we’ve covered Aretha Franklin, the Norwegian Death Metal Murders, Leslie Gore, Roky Erikson, John Lennon, Phil Spector, Jim Morrison, Avicii, and Mozart. Jake has deemed the Mozart episode his favorite episode ever. The Kurt Cobain episode is a release from our Patreon 27 Club series. Also make sure to check out the 27 Club extras episode for information about other artists in the club that didn’t get full episodes. Cassie just had a bebe, so we paused for a while after this one. Find a host of minisodes recorded by Jake and Alex in the meantime on our Spotify.

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Death by Music Podcast Season 3

Season 3 – Death by Music Podcast

What a mix. Everybody welcome Jake to the team! In Season 3 we cover Wendy O. Williams (Plasmatics), Lynyrd Skynrd, Whitney Houston, Jaco Pastorius (Weather Report), Aaliyah, Jerry Garcia, Peter Steele (Type O Negative / Carnivore), Selena, Sam Cooke, and Layne Stanley (Alice in Chains). Find out the only kind of violence that Alex condones, how Jake feels about the beach, and what kind of Dairy Queen blizzard Cassie would do various things to get. Jake describes in vivid detail what fart spray smells like. The team attends a WrestleMania show. 

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Death by Music Podcast Season 2 Artist Collage

Season 2 – Death by Music Podcast

Season 2 is a doozy, covering some of the largest names in the world. We cover Prince, Cass Elliott (The Mamas and the Papas), Cliff Burton (Metallica), Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Bobby Fuller (the Bobby Fuller Four), David Bowie, Mindy McCready, Pearl Jam at Roskilde 2000, and Freddie Mercury (Queen). Cass tells you what to expect when Alex replies to an email. In case you were wondering, Cassie and Alex tell the weird things their sisters did as kids to annoy them and how they really feel about Bret Michaels. The team touches on how anxiety inducing packed crowds at music concerts can be.

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Death by Music Podcast Season 1 Artist Collage

Season 1 – Death by Music Podcast

Death by Music Podcast’s debut Season! In Season 1, we covered Buddy Holly, the Great White Station Nightclub Fire, Marvin Gaye, John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter, Dimebag Darrell (Pantera and Damageplan), The Beach Boys, Billie Holiday, and Elvis Presley. Cassie declares she’s a member of the Von Trapp Family, which makes Alex want to cringe and barf at the same time.  Find out what liquor Cassie would take ten shots of, plus the time that Alex did the Lemmy challenge for her birthday. Cassie tells Alex she makes a good Bret Michaels face. The team mulls over starting a second podcast exclusively for shit talking your sister.

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Minisodes & Extendos

Most of our archived mini episodes are moved up to Patreon. If you’d like to check out minis from the past year, listen to the playlist below.

The Beatles Rooftop Concert

Favorite Mini: The Beatles Rooftop Concert

Alex has deemed this one of her favorite minisodes of the show. It’s worth a listen. The Beatles Rooftop concert on 30 January 1969 was their last public performance ever. This concert was unannounced and a fascinating effort between members of the band and others.
The episode list on here speaks for itself. Some of our favorite episodes: The Beatles Scandalous Stories; Snoop Dogg & Martha Stewart’s Friendship; and Stories of Musicians’ Bodyguards. 

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