Blondie: Punk vs. Disco, Held Hostage by Phil Spector, and Riding with Ted Bundy


21-11-2023 • 38 mins

Blondie got their start as part of New York’s fertile punk scene in the late ‘70s, a time of great musical innovation. Also a time of great fear. Violent crime had the five boroughs in a stranglehold. Muggers, rapists, thieves, criminal deviants of all stripes ran wild in the streets. Or so they said. True New Yorkers like Blondie were tough, jaded, immune to the fears foisted upon tourists. Blondie’s Debbie Harry, in particular, was not a victim and not a mark. But she nearly became a victim to a soon-to-be infamous serial killer when she accepted a ride from a stranger. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including depictions of sexual assault. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at Sign up for our newsletter and get the inside dirt on events, merch and other awesomeness - GET THE NEWSLETTER Support our Advertising Partners: Aura Frames: Code: DISGRACELAND Factor: Code: DISGRACELAND50 Fum: DISGRACELAND Liquid IV: Code: DISGRACELAND NextEvo Naturals: Code: DISGRACELAND Prize Picks: Code: DISGRACELAND Uncommon Goods: ZBiotics:  Code: DISGRACELAND Follow Jake and DISGRACELAND: Instagram YouTube X (formerly Twitter)  Facebook Fan Group TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit