The Ballad of Billy Balls / The RFK Tapes

By Crimetown Presents

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.

  1. 1.
    S1 Trailer | The RFK Tapes
    4:11
  2. 2.
    S1 [1] June 5, 1968 | The RFK Tapes
    26:31
  3. 3.
    S1 [2] My God, the Cosmos Shook | The RFK Tapes
    32:21
  4. 4.
    S1 [3] You Do Not Destroy Evidence! | The RFK Tapes
    28:55
  5. 5.
    S1 [4] Reach For Your Gun, Sirhan | The RFK Tapes
    38:16
  6. 6.
    S1 [5] The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress | The RFK Tapes
    30:23
  7. 7.
    S1 [6] The Manchurian Candidate | The RFK Tapes
    27:33
  8. 8.
    S1 [7] He Didn't Think He Was Bulletproof | The RFK Tapes
    31:40
  1. 9.
    S1 [8] I Wanted to Solve This F*cking Murder | The RFK Tapes
    28:40
  2. 10.
    S1 [9] Here’s Where You and I Part Ways | The RFK Tapes
    39:32
  3. 11.
    S1 [10] You May Not Be the Same Zac | The RFK Tapes
    40:57
  4. 12.
    S1 [BONUS] Live in Brooklyn | The RFK Tapes
    42:06
  5. 13.
    S1 [BONUS] The Trial of Scott Enyart | The RFK Tapes
    27:51
  6. 14.
    S1 [BONUS] He Was Irreplaceable | The RFK Tapes
    32:40
  7. 15.
    S1 [BONUS] Follow the Lies | The RFK Tapes
    38:08
  8. 16.
    S1 [BONUS] That’s Not the Girl You Described | The RFK Tapes
    30:24
  9. 17.
    S1 [BONUS] Loose Ends | The RFK Tapes
    28:43
  10. 18.
    S1 [BONUS] Tom Jackman of the Washington Post Talks RFK and More | The RFK Tapes
    25:52
  11. 19.
    S2 Trailer | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    3:00
  12. 20.
    S2 [1] Billy Balls and His Babygirl | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    31:40
  13. 21.
    S2 [2] He's Not Done Yet | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    26:45
  14. 22.
    S2 [3] Billy the Kid | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    31:39
  15. 23.
    S2 [4] Get in the Wind | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    26:11
  16. 24.
    S2 [5] Those High-Powered Lawyers | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    38:33
  17. 25.
    S2 [6] Amanda | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    44:06
  18. 26.
    S2 [7] The Hunt for Paper | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    29:34
  19. 27.
    Introducing Gangster Capitalism
    5:49
  20. 28.
    S2 [8] Cops Tend to Shoot | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    39:08
  21. 29.
    S2 [9] Ophelia | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    38:24
  22. 30.
    S2 [10] Something Bigger Than Me | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    42:58
  23. 31.
    S2 [11] There’s Someone Under This Ground | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    36:01
  24. 32.
    S2 [12] The Guy in the Cowboy Hat | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    31:36
  25. 33.
    S2 [13] Life After Death | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    43:40
  26. 34.
    S2 [BONUS] Leave a Message | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    31:11
  27. 35.
    S2 [BONUS] I'll Call You Back | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    37:18
  28. 36.
    Introducing Crimetown, Season 2
    9:05
  29. 37.
    S2 [BONUS] The Lawslinger | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    35:32
  30. 38.
    S2 [BONUS] The Ballad of The Ballad | The Ballad of Billy Balls
    42:58
  31. 39.
    Introducing | Morally Indefensible
    4:04
  32. 40.
    Introducing | Firebug
    2:29

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