6 episodes

According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and for most people the case was closed. The MLK Tapes, a new true crime podcast from the creators of Atlanta Monster and Monster: DC Sniper, explores rare recordings of eye-witness testimony and new interviews with people who were there to reveal the true story of the plot to kill Dr. King.

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    • 4.5 • 619 Ratings

According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and for most people the case was closed. The MLK Tapes, a new true crime podcast from the creators of Atlanta Monster and Monster: DC Sniper, explores rare recordings of eye-witness testimony and new interviews with people who were there to reveal the true story of the plot to kill Dr. King.

    Sweet-Talking Percy [4]

    Sweet-Talking Percy [4]

    Famous criminal lawyer Percy Foreman talks his way in by telling Ray that his will be the easiest case he ever argued. Then, at the last moment, he informs Ray that he must plead guilty. Was Foreman working for someone offstage?
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    • 48 min
    Who Are You? [3]

    Who Are You? [3]

    Attorney Art Hanes Jr. and his father decide to represent James Earl Ray who says he didn't kill King. As they prepare for trial, they discover serious problems with the case against Ray.
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    • 59 min
    Setting for a Murder [2]

    Setting for a Murder [2]

    The black firemen across the street told to report elsewhere. The black detective surveilling King taken off the job. King’s all-black police security unit ordered to stand down. All this and more on just what happened to be the day Dr. King was shot.
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    • 51 min
    Death of a King [1]

    Death of a King [1]

    Who killed Martin Luther King, and why? While some answers have emerged over the past 50 years, others have been hiding in plain sight.
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    • 49 min
    The MLK Tapes - Official Trailer

    The MLK Tapes - Official Trailer

    Explore the rare recordings of eye-witness testimony that reveal the true story of the plot to kill Martin Luther King Jr. From the creators of Atlanta Monster, this is The MLK Tapes. The first two episodes are available now.
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    • 2 min
    The MLK Tapes Teaser

    The MLK Tapes Teaser

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
619 Ratings

619 Ratings

another "Graham" ,

Great podcast, but missing info

This is an interesting and engrossing podcast. However, a chunk of information is missing in the first episode—around the point where it had 10 minutes left.

falconidae ,

Lost Credibility for William Klaber

After listening to the RFK Tapes, a co production from Zac Stuart Pontier and William Klaber, I lost trust and credibility in William because the two ended up having different opinions after all of the evidence was revealed on the show. Klaber goes on to be dismissive of counter arguments and demeaning towards his colleague that he worked over a year with because of differing opinions. I feel like he is so set on a path of proving conspiracy in the case of RFK, he ignores other possibilities. If he would have handled their differences with more grace, or was able to hold an actual productive discussion with someone who differs in opinion, maybe I would have more trust in him. Hopefully he proves me wrong in this podcast. I will listen with a lot of caution, knowing that he has trouble looking at things objectively when he already has a preconceived conclusion.

vanishingpoet ,

Plagiarism

What about MLK’s long history of plagiarism including his doctoral thesis and other abuses towards women ?

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