The Ballad of Billy Balls

The Ballad of Billy Balls

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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. Created by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier.

Episodes

Introducing | Firebug

From the co-creator of The Ballad of Billy Balls, Crimetown and host of Morally Indefensible comes a new podcast, Firebug. In the early 1990s, a manuscript for a novel called “Points of Origin” lands at literary agencies across the country. It tells the story of a fictional serial arsonist who lights up southern California. The thing is… the fires described in the novel may actually be real. Was Points of Origin a work of fiction, or the confessions of a prolific arsonist and murderer? Host Kary Antholis goes on a journey to figure out where fiction meets reality. Listen now, wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/07/21·2m 29s

Introducing | Morally Indefensible

1979 is the year that Ex-Green Beret Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald is convicted of the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. It’s also the year he meets a new friend in famous journalist Joe McGinniss. Joe agrees to write a book about Jeff’s case. That book becomes a smash bestseller and a TV limited series watched by over 65 million people, but the story it tells isn’t quite the story Jeff expected and that sets off a series of events that ruin both men’s lives…Who’s the real bad guy here, the journalist or the murderer? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/20·4m 5s

S2 [BONUS] The Ballad of The Ballad | The Ballad of Billy Balls

iO, Austin, and Zac sit down for a very special behind-the-scenes bonus episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/08/19·39m 4s

S2 [BONUS] The Lawslinger | The Ballad of Billy Balls

iO and Austin pay a final visit to everyone's favorite lawslinger, Ron Kuby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/08/19·32m 2s

Introducing Crimetown, Season 2

From the same team behind The Ballad of Billy Balls comes Crimetown, Season 2. This season, Crimetown heads to Detroit, Michigan. From its heyday as the Motor City to its rebirth as the Brooklyn of the Midwest, Detroit’s history reflects a series of issues that strike at the heart of American identity: race, poverty, policing, loss of industry, the war on drugs, and our universal desire for a savior. Detroit’s a tough town, and its residents are even tougher. They’ve weathered riots, a drug epidemic, political scandal, and innumerable other hardships, but they’re still here—and they have stories to tell.Learn more at www.crimetownshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/08/19·9m 5s

S2 [BONUS] I'll Call You Back | The Ballad of Billy Balls

iO returns some of the many compelling listener calls, while Austin checks in with old friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/07/19·33m 5s

S2 [BONUS] Leave a Message | The Ballad of Billy Balls

In the afterglow of the season, we play some voicemails we've received from our wonderful listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/07/19·31m 12s

S2 [13] Life After Death | The Ballad of Billy Balls

As the show comes to an end, iO tries to figure out what the wisdom of it is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/07/19·41m 52s

S2 [12] The Guy in the Cowboy Hat | The Ballad of Billy Balls

The elusive character at the center of the mystery is found, and iO gets his story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/06/19·29m 21s

S2 [11] There’s Someone Under This Ground | The Ballad of Billy Balls

iO takes Rebecca on a trip 37 years in the making. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/06/19·33m 20s

S2 [10] Something Bigger Than Me | The Ballad of Billy Balls

iO's upbringing pushes him to a life or death moment, and his path toward healing leads straight to Billy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/06/19·41m 21s

S2 [9] Ophelia | The Ballad of Billy Balls

Rebecca's grief in the years following Billy’s death leads her to an unlikely source of comfort, and a big surprise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/05/19·36m 18s

S2 [8] Cops Tend to Shoot | The Ballad of Billy Balls

After months of anticipation, iO and Austin receive the biggest piece of evidence yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/05/19·35m 27s

Introducing Gangster Capitalism

Gangster Capitalism Season 1 is centered on the 2019 college admissions scandal that is exposing everyone from CEOs to celebrities. Award-winning documentarian Andrew Jenks uncovers the origins and inner workings of this unprecedented scam, introducing you to the people involved, and exploring the larger debate around higher education that is being brought to the forefront.Gangster Capitalism is a production of C13Originals, a division of Cadence13. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/05/19·6m 20s

S2 [7] The Hunt for Paper | The Ballad of Billy Balls

iO and Austin track down some concrete evidence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/05/19·27m 50s

S2 [6] Amanda | The Ballad of Billy Balls

Amanda, a game-changing character, tells her story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/05/19·40m 2s

S2 [5] Those High-Powered Lawyers | The Ballad of Billy Balls

Was there a conspiracy to murder Billy in order to keep him quiet? iO's search for an answer leads to a sobering reality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/04/19·35m 12s

S2 [4] Get in the Wind | The Ballad of Billy Balls

iO explores a darker side of Billy - did it lead to his death? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/04/19·23m 41s

S2 [3] Billy the Kid | The Ballad of Billy Balls

As the investigation begins, iO explores Billy's journey to New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/04/19·30m 22s

S2 [2] He's Not Done Yet | The Ballad of Billy Balls

After Billy dies, his body disappears and strange things start to happen. Rebecca insists the whole thing is a cover up and we set out to find the truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/03/19·24m 15s

S2 [1] Billy Balls and His Babygirl | The Ballad of Billy Balls

New York City. The 1970s. Artists flock to the East Village hoping to make a name for themselves. Enter Rebecca, an aspiring model, who meets Billy Balls, a rock and roll musician like no other. They fall madly in love and are inseparable, until one night, when Billy is mysteriously shot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/03/19·29m 15s

S2 Trailer | The Ballad of Billy Balls

"Crimetown Presents: The Ballad of Billy Balls" premiers March 28th, 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/03/19·3m 30s
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