Kim Kardashian’s The System: The Case of Kevin Keith

4.8/5

Critic Rating

4.0/5

Listener Rating

In February of 1994, Kevin Keith was arrested and charged with a triple homicide in Bucyrus, Ohio. There is no physical evidence exclusively tying him to the crime, yet he has spent 28 years of his life behind bars, with many of those on death row. Kevin’s brother Charles, has always been convinced of his innocence, and to this day, works relentlessly to clear Kevin’s name. Over 8 episodes, Kim Kardashian and team will take a deep dive into the case, raise important questions, and try to shed light on a legal system that is often puzzling. Though it’s said, ‘innocent until proven guilty’, was Kevin Keith truly given a fair shot? Draw your own conclusions in this twisted and at times, unbelievable story. This is The System: The Case of Kevin Keith.Visit our resource page for more information about the show, including visual aids, access to court documents, and other materials used in Kevin's case.For additional information about wrongful conviction work and criminal justice reform, please visit colorofchange.org. (Only on Spotify) Kim Kardashian Podcast


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

PR Staff • The Podcast Review Blog Nov 2, 2022

"That the show works at all shouldn’t be surprising, given that Kardashian has perfected the art of making engrossing entertainment out of little more than matte grey surfaces and face-to-camera “confessionals.” Kardashian’s instantly recognizable voice make this show easy to binge. The System is a series with real potential."

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Score: 4.7

Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ Oct 15, 2022

"This seems to have been said without much self-awareness around how Keith’s fate within the justice system could well be influenced by the whims of a billionaire, but perhaps that reflection might still come in later episodes. …"

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Score: 5

Alice Duthie • Women Love Tech Oct 6, 2022

"...twisted, heartbreaking, and at times, unbelievable story."

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Score: 4.5

Hollie Richardson • The Guardian Oct 6, 2022

"It’s not the best true crime podcast you’ll ever hear (and is, of course, heavy with vocal fry), but that isn’t really the point. This is Kim Kardashian’s big rebrand as a legal expert, and she … kind of pulls it off. I wouldn’t normally praise celebs coming after yet more of the podcast ecosystem, but in this case more attention on the flaws of the US justice system surely cannot be a bad thing."


Score: 4.8

Gina Wurtz • Screen Rant Oct 5, 2022

"The System is heavily produced, proving Kim has put a lot of effort into her show in order to be taken seriously and get her message across. Everyone has a right to dislike Kim for whatever reason they choose, but The Kardashians star's new podcast has everyone talking about Kevin's case, and this is exactly what he and his family wanted."

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Score: 4.8

Candice Ortiz • Mediaite Oct 3, 2022

"...the first two releases have been surprisingly captivating...it’s evident that Kardashian and her team studied the medium and made an effort to craft an interesting audial story. The System touches upon the classic nuances of true crime storytelling... The sound design and editing of The System is a testament that interesting true crime shows can still be made. "

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Listener Reviews

Score: 4

Imran A. Oct 4, 2022

"My initial hot take on Kim Kardashian new podcast: Interactions with Kevin Keith, the calm narration, and conversations with others were very Serial-like."


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