Double Elvis and iHeartMedia Announce "Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story"

Jake Brennan Returns to Host the Second Season of the Part True-crime, Part Historical Fiction Podcast Exploring the Story of The Rebel, Radical and Revolutionary, John Lennon

“Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story” to Premiere August 19th With The First Two Episodes of the 10-Episode Series; Trailer HERE





Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story” will take a deep dive into the story of John Lennon’s post-Beatles years in the turbulent, political, and violent 1970s, told from the perspective of those who knew him best. The season will delve deep into Lennon’s ties with political revolutionaries, the demonization of his character by the FBI and President Nixon, the curdling of his relationship with former songwriting partner Paul McCartney, the 18-month period of debauchery in Los Angeles known as “The Lost Weekend,” and his untimely assassination at the age of 40.

Part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast, “Disgraceland,” the series will feature the fictionalized voices of Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, Richard Nixon, and Mark David Chapman. Just like John Lennon, this podcast sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks.

The narrative arc of this season will culminate in a truly transgressive way: first with an episode told from the POV of Lennon’s deranged assassin, and finally with an episode told from the POV of Holden Caulfield, a fictional character come to life who condemns the phoniness of Mark David Chapman and constructs a magically realistic portrait of Lennon existing in the 1980s.

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Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story” is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and will premiere with the first two episodes on August 19th. Subsequent episodes of the 10-episode series will be released every week on Thursdays on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.  For more information, please visit  


Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story” is brought to listeners by Double Elvis, an audio-first media company that explores life through the lens of music with hit podcasts like “Disgraceland,” “27 Club,” “Dear Young Rocker” and more, and iHeartRadio.


Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story” audio trailer HERE

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The first season of “Blood on the Tracks” focused on the story of murderer and musical genius, Phil Spector. Episodes of “Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story” include:

  • John Lennon and John Sinclair
  • John Lennon and Ringo Starr (Lost Weekend)
  • John Lennon and Phil Spector
  • John Lennon and Keith Moon (Lost Weekend)
  • John Lennon and Richard Nixon
  • John Lennon and Harry Nilsson (Lost Weekend)
  • John Lennon and Dick Cavett
  • John Lennon and David Bowie
  • John Lennon and Mark David Chapman
  • John Lennon and Holden Caulfield

Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story” will also feature fictionalized voices of Jerry Rubin, Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, John Sinclair, Paul McCartney, Chuck Berry and many more. 

About Double Elvis

Double Elvis is an audio-first media company that explores life through the lens of music. Rooted in podcasting, Double Elvis was co-founded by Brady Sadler and Jake Brennan, creator & host of the podcasts “Disgraceland” ​(#1 most downloaded music podcast),​ “27 Club,” “Blood On The Tracks” and more. The company specializes in storytelling about music and aims to provide both a platform for artists and a destination for music fans. Since its founding in 2018, the company has released an additional number of critically acclaimed podcasts, such as "Dear Young Rocker," "About A Girl,” their spinoff of Disgraceland,"Badlands,” and others, and has continued to expand on their existing audio series.

Double Elvis has also partnered with a number of notable podcast and music companies to produce new series. In 2020, Double Elvis collaborated with Tenderfoot TV to produce “Dead and Gone,” a true crime and music podcast exploring the various deaths and disappearances of Grateful Dead fans. In 2021, in partnership with Def Jam Records and iHeartRadio, Double Elvis launched "Here Comes the Break," a hip-hop and mental health podcast that fuses a fictional scripted narrative with real artist interviews and exclusive music releases from Def Jam artists.


About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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