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The RFK Tapes

By Crimetown Presents

Rank #16 in History category

News & Politics
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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.

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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.

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Way better than I expected

By rallycar27 - Nov 19 2018
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So glad I listened to this on a recommendation from another podcast.

Well done

By Stark-vegas - Nov 07 2018
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Excellent story telling and investigative work.

iTunes Ratings

4034 Ratings
Average Ratings
3187
421
159
132
135

Way better than I expected

By rallycar27 - Nov 19 2018
Read more

So glad I listened to this on a recommendation from another podcast.

Well done

By Stark-vegas - Nov 07 2018
Read more

Excellent story telling and investigative work.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Top 10 Episode of The RFK Tapes

Rank #1: [1] June 5, 1968

Jun 05 2018
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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.

Rank #2: [2] My God, the Cosmos Shook

Jun 12 2018
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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.

Rank #3: [3] You Do Not Destroy Evidence!

Jun 19 2018
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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.

Rank #4: [4] Reach For Your Gun, Sirhan

Jul 03 2018
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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.

Rank #5: [5] The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress

Jul 10 2018
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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.”

Rank #6: [6] The Manchurian Candidate

Jul 17 2018
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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.

Rank #7: [7] He Didn't Think He Was Bulletproof

Jul 31 2018
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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.

Rank #8: [8] I Wanted to Solve This F*cking Murder

Aug 07 2018
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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.

Rank #9: Trailer

May 29 2018
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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.

Rank #10: [9] Here’s Where You and I Part Ways

Aug 14 2018
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Investigative journalist Dan Moldea finds the man he believes assassinated Robert F. Kennedy.