The Ballad of Billy Balls

21 EpisodesProduced by Crimetown Presents

Downtown New York, early summer, 1982. A man bursts into an East Village storefront apartment and shoots musician Billy Balls. The motive? Unknown. Billy’s body? It just disappears. Rebecca, Billy’s girlfriend, doesn’t know what to do and has no way to say goodbye. Now, thirty-seven years later, iO … read more

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The RFK Tapes: Trailer

May 29th, 2018


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 …

The RFK Tapes [1] June 5, 1968

June 5th, 2018


Fifty years ago, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, moments after winning the …

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

June 12th, 2018


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 …

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

June 19th, 2018


As Allard K. Lowenstein continues his investigation into Senator Robert F. Kennedy's murder, he enlists the help of Paul Schrade, one of the …

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

July 3rd, 2018


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

July 10th, 2018


Moments after Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated, Sandra Serrano, a young campaign worker, says she saw a suspicious woman in a polka dot …

The RFK Tapes [6] The Manchurian Candidate

July 17th, 2018


To prepare for Sirhan Sirhan’s 2011 parole hearing, his current legal team brings in an expert to investigate whether or not Sirhan was …

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

July 31st, 2018


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.

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

August 7th, 2018


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 …

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

August 14th, 2018


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

Slow Burn, Season 2

August 21st, 2018


Slate's Slow Burn excavates the strange subplots and forgotten characters of recent political history -- and finds surprising parallels to the …

The RFK Tapes [10] You May Not Be the Same Zac

August 28th, 2018


Zac goes back to Acidalia for one last interview with Bill.

The RFK Tapes [BONUS] Live in Brooklyn

September 4th, 2018


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 …

The RFK Tapes [BONUS] The Trial of Scott Enyart

September 11th, 2018


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.

Up and Vanished, Season 2

September 18th, 2018


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 …

The RFK Tapes [BONUS] He Was Irreplaceable

September 25th, 2018


A collection of the best Robert F. Kennedy stories and speeches that didn't make it into the show, featuring speechwriter Adam Walinsky, special …

The RFK Tapes [BONUS] Follow the Lies

October 2nd, 2018


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.

The RFK Tapes [BONUS] That’s Not the Girl You Described

October 9th, 2018


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 …

The RFK Tapes [BONUS] Loose Ends

December 24th, 2018


After a few months away from the RFK case, Zac sits down with producer Jesse Rudoy to discuss some loose ends. 

The RFK Tapes [BONUS] Tom Jackman of the Washington Post Talks RFK and More

March 15th, 2019


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 …

The Ballad of Billy Balls: Trailer

March 21st, 2019


"Crimetown Presents: The Ballad of Billy Balls" premiers March 28th, 2019.

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