The Ballad of Billy Balls / The RFK Tapes

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 Feb 7, 2019


 Nov 19, 2018

Shandra
 Aug 1, 2018
Breaking down the facts of the RFK assassination, this is well researched and well presented. love it!

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 Jul 20, 2018

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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.

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Introducing Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia
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When Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia, was brutally killed in 1947, it gripped the entire country. Many believe Dr. George Hodel was the killer, thanks to an investigation by Hodel's own son. But murder is just part of the Hodel family story, one filled with horrifying secrets that ripple across generations. In Root of Evil, the great granddaughters of George Hodel take a deep dive into their family history to try to figure out what really happened, and where do they all go from here?<br><br>Binge the entire season of Root of Evil wherever you get your podcasts.
Apr 18, 2019
S2 [4] Get in the Wind | The Ballad of Billy Balls
1691
iO explores a darker side of Billy - did it lead to his death?
Apr 11, 2019
S2 [3] Billy the Kid | The Ballad of Billy Balls
2091
As the investigation begins, iO explores Billy's journey to New York City.
Apr 04, 2019
S2 [2] He's Not Done Yet | The Ballad of Billy Balls
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After Billy dies, his body disappears and strange things start to happen. Rebecca insists the whole thing is a cover up and we set out to find the truth.
Mar 28, 2019
S2 [1] Billy Balls and His Babygirl | The Ballad of Billy Balls
2010
New York City. The 1970s. Artists flock to the East Village hoping to make a name for themselves. Enter Rebecca, an aspiring model, who meets Billy Balls, a rock and roll musician like no other. They fall madly in love and are inseparable, until one night, when Billy is mysteriously shot.
Mar 28, 2019
S2 Trailer | The Ballad of Billy Balls
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"Crimetown Presents: The Ballad of Billy Balls" premiers March 28th, 2019.
Mar 21, 2019
S1 [BONUS] Tom Jackman of the Washington Post Talks RFK and More | The RFK Tapes
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Zac talks to Washington Post reporter Tom Jackman about the latest in the RFK case. And then, Tom takes Zac through another of his stories about an old spy taking down a Jamaican scam... all caught on a wire.
Mar 15, 2019
S1 [BONUS] Loose Ends | The RFK Tapes
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After a few months away from the RFK case, Zac sits down with producer Jesse Rudoy to discuss some loose ends.&nbsp;
Dec 24, 2018
S1 [BONUS] That’s Not the Girl You Described | The RFK Tapes
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On the night of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, waiter Vincent DiPierro told police that he saw a girl in a polka dot dress standing with Sirhan in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel. Bill and Zac pay DiPierro a visit and hear an unbelievable story.
Oct 09, 2018
S1 [BONUS] Follow the Lies | The RFK Tapes
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Bill takes the reins as he goes through some of the additional evidence that convinced him a second gun was firing the night Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Oct 02, 2018
S1 [BONUS] He Was Irreplaceable | The RFK Tapes
1960
A collection of the best Robert F. Kennedy stories and speeches that didn't make it into the show, featuring speechwriter Adam Walinsky, special assistant William vanden Heuvel and campaign coordinator Steve Isenberg.
Sep 25, 2018
S1 [BONUS] The Trial of Scott Enyart | The RFK Tapes
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On the night of Robert Kennedy’s murder, a young photographer named Scott Enyart had his film confiscated by the LAPD. When Enyart sued the city more than twenty years later, Bill Klaber was there.
Sep 11, 2018
S1 [BONUS] Live in Brooklyn | The RFK Tapes
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Last week, Zac and Bill sat down in front of a live audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The show featured a heated debate between Bill and special guest Dan Moldea, plus musical performances by Rosaleen Eastman.
Sep 04, 2018
S1 [10] You May Not Be the Same Zac | The RFK Tapes
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Zac goes back to Acidalia for one last interview with Bill.
Aug 28, 2018
S1 [9] Here’s Where You and I Part Ways | The RFK Tapes
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Investigative journalist Dan Moldea finds the man he believes assassinated Robert F. Kennedy.
Aug 14, 2018
S1 [8] I Wanted to Solve This F*cking Murder | The RFK Tapes
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Investigative 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.
Aug 07, 2018
S1 [7] He Didn't Think He Was Bulletproof | The RFK Tapes
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Zac 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.
Jul 31, 2018
S1 [6] The Manchurian Candidate | The RFK Tapes
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To 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.
Jul 17, 2018
S1 [5] The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress | The RFK Tapes
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Moments 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.”
Jul 10, 2018
S1 [4] Reach For Your Gun, Sirhan | The RFK Tapes
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Was 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.
Jul 03, 2018
S1 [3] You Do Not Destroy Evidence! | The RFK Tapes
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As 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.
Jun 19, 2018
S1 [2] My God, the Cosmos Shook | The RFK Tapes
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Allard 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.
Jun 12, 2018
S1 [1] June 5, 1968 | The RFK Tapes
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Fifty 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.
Jun 05, 2018
S1 Trailer | The RFK Tapes
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Fifty 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.
May 29, 2018