12 episodes

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 starring Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm and directed by Academy Award® winner Shawn Christensen.
Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.

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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 starring Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm and directed by Academy Award® winner Shawn Christensen.
Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Man with the Gun

    The Man with the Gun

    In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down.

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    • 27 min
    The Man with the Microphone

    The Man with the Microphone

    Tony and Fred’s negotiations heat up as WIBC and Indianapolis detectives contemplate the ramifications of letting a hostage-taker air his personal grievances live on the radio.

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    • 26 min
    The Lion's Den

    The Lion's Den

    As authorities surround Tony's apartment, Heckman continues to chip away at Tony and slowly inch toward his heart.

    • 28 min
    The Profiler

    The Profiler

    The FBI sends in their newest profiler to help Fred prepare for the most dangerous on-air interview of his life.

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    • 19 min
    The Interview

    The Interview

    Fred goes live on the air with Tony, knowing that with one wrong word, the gun goes off.

    • 22 min
    Playing with Fire

    Playing with Fire

    As the public joins the airwaves to sound off on Tony and the hostage crisis, local authorities send in SWAT, setting Tony off, and putting everyone's life at risk.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

diamondsonmywindshield ,

Compelling listen

Great performances, the actor who plays Tony is particularly good

Nookem83 ,

Entertaining

This was a really entertaining and interesting podcast. The cast did an amazing job in telling this story and I binged every episode in one day.

Ralph'smum ,

Excellent

Great story, incredible voice actors, evocative background sound effects. Really Enjoyable!

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