Love a good mystery? Add 'The Ballad of Billy Balls' podcast to your playlist

This limited podcast series, from the producers of Crimetown, investigates the suspicious death of a larger-than-life American musician in the '70s

08 September 2019 - 00:00 By
'The Ballad of Billy Balls' is a tale of 'obsessive love, unimaginable loss and the many faces of truth' promises the trailer for the podcast.
'The Ballad of Billy Balls' is a tale of 'obsessive love, unimaginable loss and the many faces of truth' promises the trailer for the podcast.
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What if the mystery surrounding someone you've never met became the foundation of your life? Would you go looking for the answers? And what would you do if you found them?

This limited podcast series, from the producers of Crimetown, investigates the mysterious death of musician Billy Balls during late '70s New York - and it takes in all the baggage that goes along with it.

Host iO Tillett Wright moves through the complicated New York wasteland with a lot of heart and some brutal honesty as he searches for answers that surround the mysterious Billy.

The interviews are in-depth and poignant as they straddle the line between awe-inspiring and gut-wrenching. But the true narrative is driven by the ghost of Billy Balls, who even after death is still too large for life.

There are more than a fair share of twists in this tale but in the end, it lands up being simply a beautiful vignette into love through loss, and how some stories are enough to give us the strength to survive.


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