Hosted By: Zac Stuart-Pontier & Bill Klaber
From the creators of Crimetown, The RFK tapes explores the confession tapes from the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1986.
While it appeared to be an open and shut case, the recordings and and interviews from that time show signs that there was more going on.
What really happened? That’s for you to decide.
The RFK Tapes Podcast Hosts:
Zac Stuart-Pontier is an American film editor, host and executive producer. He is known for his work on the HBO documentary The Jinx, Catfish and Martha Marcy May Marlene.
Bill Klaber is a journalist who earned a Golden Reel Award nomination in 1993 for The RFK Tapes, a nationally broadcast, one-hour public radio documentary on the murder of Robert Kennedy.
Praise from Listeners*:
- Thorough Research: Listeners appreciate the meticulous research that underpins each episode. The dedication to accuracy and attention to historical details have been commended, enhancing the credibility and educational value of the podcast.
- Compelling Interviews: The podcast’s interviews with key witnesses, experts, and individuals close to the case have been a highlight for many listeners. These interviews provide unique insights and personal accounts, enriching the storytelling experience.
- In-Depth Analysis: Listeners appreciate the podcast’s deep dives into the historical and social context surrounding RFK’s assassination. The exploration of broader implications and the impact on American society and politics adds depth to the narrative.
- Cohesive and Professional Production: Listeners have praised the overall production quality of the podcast, noting its polished and professional presentation.
Criticisms from Listeners*:
- Pacing and Length: Some listeners have found certain episodes or segments to be too long or drawn-out, leading to a slower pace that may test their attention span.
- Lack of Objectivity: A few individuals have expressed concerns about the podcast’s potential bias towards specific theories or narratives. They feel that a more balanced approach, considering a wider range of perspectives, would have been beneficial.
- Overemphasis on Conspiracy Theories: While the exploration of various conspiracy theories is one of the podcast’s strengths, a few listeners have felt that the focus on these theories overshadowed other aspects of the case. They desired a more comprehensive analysis that delves into other angles of the story.
- Repetition of Information: Some listeners have noted instances where information or details were repeated across episodes, which they found unnecessary and redundant. They felt that a tighter editing approach could have eliminated such repetitions.
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