Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland Launched a Podcast From Jail, and It Landed Him in Solitary Confinement

McFarland recently launched a podcast, but it got him in more than hot water – he ended up in solitary confinement due to his antics. Here’s the story of that podcast and what ended up happening to McFarland. 

Billy McFarland is in prison and will be there for quite some time after committing massive amounts of fraud concerning the Fyre Festival several years ago. McFarland may have done some bad things, but that doesn’t make his story any less interesting. In fact, it may make it more so – people want to hear what makes him tick after he’s continually attempted to con and trick people. 

McFarland eventually went to jail for fraud. Both Netflix and Hulu released competing documentaries about the Fyre Festival phenomenon shortly after. For whatever reason, people couldn’t get enough of the story. McFarland became a household name that, for better or worse, people did want to hear from.