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The Ballad of Billy Balls / The RFK Tapes

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Crimetown Presents is an investigative anthology podcast series created by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier. Every season they introduce you to a new serialized story that pushes the boundaries of storytelling, sound design and music.Season Two, The Ballad of Billy Balls*: it’s 1982, and a man bursts into an East Village storefront apartment and shoots punk musician Billy Balls. Author and activist iO Tillett Wright and Crimetown Producer Austin Mitchell unravel a mystery of love and loss, the tender binds of family, and the stories we tell ourselves just to survive. Season One, The RFK Tapes: Zac Stuart-Pontier and Bill Klaber take a trip down a rabbit hole surrounding the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Featuring never-before heard police recordings, The RFK Tapes starts out a murder investigation and ends up revealing the power of conspiracy theories, and why it’s human nature to believe in them.* scroll down to see the episodes of Crimetown Presents: The Ballad of Billy Balls.

Latest Episodes

S1 Trailer | The RFK Tapes

EFifty years after the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, questions about the crime still linger. The RFK Tapes will explore the case through rare recordings and new interviews to try to understand what really happened on June 5, 1968. A new ten-part documentary series from the makers of Crimetown. Premiering June 5.

4 MIN2018 MAY 30
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S1 Trailer | The RFK Tapes

S1 [1] June 5, 1968 | The RFK Tapes

EFifty years ago, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, moments after winning the California Democratic primary. A lone gunman was captured at the scene, pistol in hand. Police said the case was open and shut. But was it? Meet Bill Klaber (author, Shadow Play) - a researcher who has a very different idea of what happened on June 5, 1968.

26 MIN2018 JUN 5
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S1 [1] June 5, 1968 | The RFK Tapes

S1 [2] My God, the Cosmos Shook | The RFK Tapes

EAllard K. Lowenstein encourages Senator Robert F. Kennedy to run for president but ends up wheeling him into the morgue. Years later, when he picks up the autopsy report, Lowenstein is stunned at what he finds. Through intimate private recordings, we follow Lowenstein as he begins questioning the official version of his friend’s murder.

59 MIN2018 JUN 12
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S1 [2] My God, the Cosmos Shook | The RFK Tapes

S1 [3] You Do Not Destroy Evidence! | The RFK Tapes

EAs Allard K. Lowenstein continues his investigation into Senator Robert F. Kennedy's murder, he enlists the help of Paul Schrade, one of the surviving shooting victims in the case. Together, they force a reexamination of the evidence collected by the LAPD in an effort to determine, once and for all, if more than one gun was firing in the kitchen pantry.

31 MIN2018 JUN 19
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S1 [3] You Do Not Destroy Evidence! | The RFK Tapes

S1 [4] Reach For Your Gun, Sirhan | The RFK Tapes

EWas the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy a deliberate political statement or the act of a sick mind? As Sirhan Sirhan sits in jail awaiting trial, the prosecution sends in a psychiatrist to find out.

38 MIN2018 JUL 3
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S1 [4] Reach For Your Gun, Sirhan | The RFK Tapes

S1 [5] The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress | The RFK Tapes

EMoments after Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated, Sandra Serrano, a young campaign worker, says she saw a suspicious woman in a polka dot dress running away from the hotel screaming, “We shot him, we shot him.”

30 MIN2018 JUL 10
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S1 [5] The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress | The RFK Tapes

S1 [6] The Manchurian Candidate | The RFK Tapes

ETo prepare for Sirhan Sirhan’s 2011 parole hearing, his current legal team brings in an expert to investigate whether or not Sirhan was hypno-programmed to shoot Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

27 MIN2018 JUL 17
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S1 [6] The Manchurian Candidate | The RFK Tapes

S1 [7] He Didn't Think He Was Bulletproof | The RFK Tapes

EZac sets out on his own to talk with former aides to Senator Robert F. Kennedy about what that 1968 campaign was like, and what they believe happened the night of the California primary.

34 MIN2018 JUL 31
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S1 [7] He Didn't Think He Was Bulletproof | The RFK Tapes

S1 [8] I Wanted to Solve This F*cking Murder | The RFK Tapes

EInvestigative journalist Dan Moldea begins a quest to try to find evidence of a second gun in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel… by talking to the cops who were there that night.

28 MIN2018 AUG 7
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S1 [8] I Wanted to Solve This F*cking Murder | The RFK Tapes

S1 [9] Here’s Where You and I Part Ways | The RFK Tapes

EInvestigative journalist Dan Moldea finds the man he believes assassinated Robert F. Kennedy.

41 MIN2018 AUG 14
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S1 [9] Here’s Where You and I Part Ways | The RFK Tapes

Latest Episodes

S1 Trailer | The RFK Tapes

EFifty years after the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, questions about the crime still linger. The RFK Tapes will explore the case through rare recordings and new interviews to try to understand what really happened on June 5, 1968. A new ten-part documentary series from the makers of Crimetown. Premiering June 5.

4 MIN2018 MAY 30
Comments
S1 Trailer | The RFK Tapes

S1 [1] June 5, 1968 | The RFK Tapes

EFifty years ago, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, moments after winning the California Democratic primary. A lone gunman was captured at the scene, pistol in hand. Police said the case was open and shut. But was it? Meet Bill Klaber (author, Shadow Play) - a researcher who has a very different idea of what happened on June 5, 1968.

26 MIN2018 JUN 5
Comments
S1 [1] June 5, 1968 | The RFK Tapes

S1 [2] My God, the Cosmos Shook | The RFK Tapes

EAllard K. Lowenstein encourages Senator Robert F. Kennedy to run for president but ends up wheeling him into the morgue. Years later, when he picks up the autopsy report, Lowenstein is stunned at what he finds. Through intimate private recordings, we follow Lowenstein as he begins questioning the official version of his friend’s murder.

59 MIN2018 JUN 12
Comments
S1 [2] My God, the Cosmos Shook | The RFK Tapes

S1 [3] You Do Not Destroy Evidence! | The RFK Tapes

EAs Allard K. Lowenstein continues his investigation into Senator Robert F. Kennedy's murder, he enlists the help of Paul Schrade, one of the surviving shooting victims in the case. Together, they force a reexamination of the evidence collected by the LAPD in an effort to determine, once and for all, if more than one gun was firing in the kitchen pantry.

31 MIN2018 JUN 19
Comments
S1 [3] You Do Not Destroy Evidence! | The RFK Tapes

S1 [4] Reach For Your Gun, Sirhan | The RFK Tapes

EWas the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy a deliberate political statement or the act of a sick mind? As Sirhan Sirhan sits in jail awaiting trial, the prosecution sends in a psychiatrist to find out.

38 MIN2018 JUL 3
Comments
S1 [4] Reach For Your Gun, Sirhan | The RFK Tapes

S1 [5] The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress | The RFK Tapes

EMoments after Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated, Sandra Serrano, a young campaign worker, says she saw a suspicious woman in a polka dot dress running away from the hotel screaming, “We shot him, we shot him.”

30 MIN2018 JUL 10
Comments
S1 [5] The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress | The RFK Tapes

S1 [6] The Manchurian Candidate | The RFK Tapes

ETo prepare for Sirhan Sirhan’s 2011 parole hearing, his current legal team brings in an expert to investigate whether or not Sirhan was hypno-programmed to shoot Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

27 MIN2018 JUL 17
Comments
S1 [6] The Manchurian Candidate | The RFK Tapes

S1 [7] He Didn't Think He Was Bulletproof | The RFK Tapes

EZac sets out on his own to talk with former aides to Senator Robert F. Kennedy about what that 1968 campaign was like, and what they believe happened the night of the California primary.

34 MIN2018 JUL 31
Comments
S1 [7] He Didn't Think He Was Bulletproof | The RFK Tapes

S1 [8] I Wanted to Solve This F*cking Murder | The RFK Tapes

EInvestigative journalist Dan Moldea begins a quest to try to find evidence of a second gun in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel… by talking to the cops who were there that night.

28 MIN2018 AUG 7
Comments
S1 [8] I Wanted to Solve This F*cking Murder | The RFK Tapes

S1 [9] Here’s Where You and I Part Ways | The RFK Tapes

EInvestigative journalist Dan Moldea finds the man he believes assassinated Robert F. Kennedy.

41 MIN2018 AUG 14
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S1 [9] Here’s Where You and I Part Ways | The RFK Tapes

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