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.
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43 episodes
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43 episodes
There’s a magic to a podcast that evolves over time, not that it’s trying shock you but that it is a genuine journey. This podcast seems to be several things along the way but ends in such and honest and real place. I didn’t even realize the full impact until listening to all the subsequent bonus episodes
RFK a solid 4 stars + Billy Balls 5 stars, excellent stuff
The Ballad of Billy Balls is something that appears to be one thing at first and then morphs into something else. Sort of like S-Town. You start with a crime but end up somewhere different. Excellent production and a killer theme song are present in every episode and you cannot help but root for host IO Tillett Wright to get to the bottom of things.

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Podcast Details

Created by
Crimetown Presents
Podcast Status
Finished
Started
May 29th, 2018
Latest Episode
Jul 4th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
43
Avg. Episode Length
31 minutes
Explicit
Yes
Order
Serial
Language
English

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