From the creators of ​Crimetown​ and Cadence13, this is ​The RFK Tapesan audio documentary series that takes a new look at the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. For the past fifty years, authorities have claimed that the case was open and shut. Sirhan Sirhan was captured at the scene, gun in hand. He admitted to the crime and is serving a life sentence. But some say there’s evidence of a larger conspiracy.


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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.

  • [1] 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.

  • [2] 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.


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From the Emmy and Peabody Award-Winning Creators of Crimetown and The Jinx 

Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier

The Hosts

  • Zac Stuart-Pontier is a journalist and filmmaker. He was the editor, co-producer and writer of the Emmy– and Peabody Award–winning HBO documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. He also edited the feature films Martha Marcy May Marlene, Catfish (the documentary) and Bleed for This.

  • William Klaber has researched the RFK case since 1990. He is coauthor of Shadow Play: The Unsolved Murder of Robert Kennedy. His novel, The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell, was published in 2015 by St. Martin’s Press and called “brilliant” by the New York Times. 

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