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American Hostage
Based on a true story, American Hostage stars Jon Hamm as Fred Heckman, a beloved local radio reporter who is thrust into the middle of a life-or-death crisis when hostage-taker, Tony Kiritsis, demands to be interviewed on his popular radio news program. Kiritsis has tied a shotgun to his banker’s neck in grim fashion, but through Heckman's radio show he gradually becomes a media sensation and unexpected anti-hero during a nail biting 63-hour standoff.American Hostage is an 8-episode scripted psychological thriller from Amazon Music & Criminal Content...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 885 ratings
Well Done
Except voice acting, interesting story that was fast-paced and engaging, but wanted to hear more of the original and real discussions, good listen
Al-Russ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/23
Pulp fiction?
The most gratuitous amount of cursing I’ve ever heard in a podcast, totally unnecessary
Jerdpaul via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/22
Best so far
This podcast is by far the best true crime series that I came across. The voice actors all do an excellent job making the story come to life. I never knew this even happened in the 70’s. It was really intriguing.
P-Nutt_17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/22
Recent Episodes
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Published 05/04/22
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Published 05/03/22
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