[BONUS] He Was Irreplaceable

A collection of the best Robert F. Kennedy stories and speeches that didn't make it into the show, featuring speechwriter Adam Walinsky, special assistant William vanden Heuvel and campaign coordinator Steve Isenberg.
Episode Extras

Taking time off

Senator Kennedy takes a break from the campaign on an Oregon beach with his son and his famous dog, Freckles. (AP)

“Do they know?”

Robert Kennedy speaks in Indianapolis the night Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated. (Indianapolis Star)

The Great State of Kansas

Robert F. Kennedy delivers the first major speech of his campaign at Kansas State University on March 18, 1968. (Kansas Historical Society)

“My thanks.”

Robert F. Kennedy holds back tears as he is greeted with a 22 minute standing ovation at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. (AP)

In the Oval Office

Attorney General Kennedy meets with President Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. (White House)


President John F. Kennedy walks with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy outside the White House. (National Archives)

Episode Credits

Crimetown is me, Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling.
The RFK Tapes is made in partnership with Cadence 13.

This episode was produced by Ula Kulpa and Kevin Shepherd.
Our senior producer is Austin Mitchell.
Editing by Marc Smerling.

This episode was mixed and sound designed by Ernie Indradat.
Music by Kenny Kusiak. Additional music by John Kusiak.
Our title track is Maria Tambien by Khruangbin. Our credit track this week is Ambassador Hotel (3400 Wilshire Blvd.) by Gabriel Kahene.
Music supervision by Josh Kessler and Dylan Bostick at Heavy Duty Projects.

Archival footage courtesy of the California State Archives and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
Archival research by Brennan Rees.

Our website is designed by Curt Courtenay.

Thanks to Emily Wiedemann, Greencard Pictures, Alessandro Santoro, Peter Edelman, Chris Isenberg, Michael Schwartz, Murray Richtel, and the team at Cadence 13.

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