The RFK Tapes
By Crimetown Presents
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When Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, a lone gunman was captured at the scene, revolver in hand. It seemed like an open and shut case. So why did the police keep evidence hidden away for decades? Over ten episodes, hosts Zac Stuart-Pontier (Crimetown) and Bill Klaber (author, Shadow Play) comb through previously secret police tapes and track down the people who were there to investigate troubling questions about one of the most significant crimes in American history.
||Explicit[BONUS] Loose Ends||After a few months away from the RFK case, Zac sits down with producer Jesse Rudoy to discuss some loose ends.||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[BONUS] That’s Not the Girl You Described||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.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[BONUS] Follow the Lies||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.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[BONUS] He Was Irreplaceable||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.||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUp and Vanished, Season 2||Up and Vanished merges storytelling with investigation, highlighting a new missing persons case each season. Season 2 focuses on the disappearance of young mother Kristal Reisinger from a remote mountain town in Colorado. Follow along with host Payne Lindsey as he travels to Colorado to trace Reisinger's path.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[BONUS] The Trial of Scott Enyart||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.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[BONUS] Live in Brooklyn||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.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit You May Not Be the Same Zac||Zac goes back to Acidalia for one last interview with Bill.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSlow Burn, Season 2||Slate's Slow Burn excavates the strange subplots and forgotten characters of recent political history -- and finds surprising parallels to the present. Season 2 captures what it felt like to live through the saga of Bill Clinton's impeachment. And...The RFK Tapes will be live in Brooklyn on August 29! Zac and Bill will be joined by guest Dan Moldea to discuss the RFK case, take your questions and get into all the juicy details that didn't make it into the show. Tickets available at rfktapes.com/live||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit Here’s Where You and I Part Ways||Investigative journalist Dan Moldea finds the man he believes assassinated Robert F. Kennedy.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit I Wanted to Solve This F*cking Murder||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.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit He Didn't Think He Was Bulletproof||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.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit The Manchurian Candidate||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.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress||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.”||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit Reach For Your Gun, Sirhan||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.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit You Do Not Destroy Evidence!||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.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit My God, the Cosmos Shook||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.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit June 5, 1968||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.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrailer||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.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
They’ve done it again.
The editing, sound design, and music all keep you on the edge of your seat and right in the moment. Places you squarely in a world that seems eerily plausible.
The Highest Quality of Podcasting
The creators of Crimetown and Grimlet media have set a precedent, they’ve created a standard that others should want to reach, and they’ve given us another interesting story. While conspiracy theories aren’t for everyone, it’s still learning and seeing a new perspective. I can’t wait for more episodes. However, this review is mainly to praise the quality of story we are in store for. The quality is like an HBO documentary through your phone. They are major leagues when it comes to podcasts and I hope other creators follow suit.
The creators of Crimetown created a rich, crime-infested world in Rhode Island I knew little about. I'm pumped to see these guys cover one of the most contentious assassination cases in our history. First episode had me at MIND CONTROL!!!!!