12 episodes

When Tony Hathaway was arrested outside a Seattle bank in February 2014, it brought an end to one of the most prolific bank robbery streaks in American history. Hathaway robbed 30 banks in a single year, all within a 30-mile radius of his suburban home. But that’s not the most surprising part of this story. Before Hathaway was a masterful bank robber—a shape-shifting professional who confounded multiple police departments and the FBI—he was a top design engineer at Boeing, one of America’s most important companies. Hathaway traveled the world in business class, working on the 747, while hiding a gigantic secret: an OxyContin addiction that ultimately unraveled his life. Based on three years of conversations between Hathaway and journalist Josh Dean, Hooked is a different kind of crime story that takes listeners on an exceptional and very personal tour of America’s opioid epidemic.

New Episodes on Wednesdays. 

Hooked is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 214 Ratings

When Tony Hathaway was arrested outside a Seattle bank in February 2014, it brought an end to one of the most prolific bank robbery streaks in American history. Hathaway robbed 30 banks in a single year, all within a 30-mile radius of his suburban home. But that’s not the most surprising part of this story. Before Hathaway was a masterful bank robber—a shape-shifting professional who confounded multiple police departments and the FBI—he was a top design engineer at Boeing, one of America’s most important companies. Hathaway traveled the world in business class, working on the 747, while hiding a gigantic secret: an OxyContin addiction that ultimately unraveled his life. Based on three years of conversations between Hathaway and journalist Josh Dean, Hooked is a different kind of crime story that takes listeners on an exceptional and very personal tour of America’s opioid epidemic.

New Episodes on Wednesdays. 

Hooked is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    The Fatal Funnel

    The Fatal Funnel

    A former airplane engineer named Tony Hathaway prepares to strike his 30th bank, using the clever tools and tricks he’s perfected over one of the most prolific bank robbery streaks in American history. But after a year of hunting him, the police are finally zeroing in. 

    Hooked is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts

    • 40 min
    The Spiral

    The Spiral

    As Tony Hathaway comes down from his wild robbery bender—as well as his last heroin high of his life—detectives are surprised to discover their suspect is actually a former Boeing engineer who led a dream life, until he didn’t.

    Hooked is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    • 45 min
    Disneyland Dad

    Disneyland Dad

    Tony’s addiction struggles become intertwined with those of his teenage son Conner. While heroin shrinks Tony’s world smaller and smaller, he tries to hold onto the one thing keeping them afloat, his job at Boeing. 

    Hooked is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    • 31 min
    How Not to Rob a Bank

    How Not to Rob a Bank

    No gas, no money, no cigarettes, no heroin. Out of options, father and son attempt to pull off a bank robbery.

    Hooked is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

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    • 35 min
    A Legend Is Born

    A Legend Is Born

    With his son gone and his life unraveling, Tony forms a precarious survival unit with his mother. As his addiction drains both of their livelihoods, Tony resorts to extreme measures and begins a new life as a serial bank robber.

    Hooked is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    Apple.co/hooked 

    • 30 min
    Robbery Addict

    Robbery Addict

    Tony falls into a steady rhythm of robberies, and committing bank heists becomes his new habit. For teller Christa Kemp, the aftershocks of being robbed are still with her.

    Hooked is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    Apple.co/hooked 

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

JLHK33 ,

Intelligent & Honest

A personal and honest narrative about the opioid crisis. Purdue pharmaceuticals should be held to account.

TeacherSDR ,

Heartbreaking, Honest and Unforgettable

Tony’s story sheds a light on the tragic consequences of a pharmaceutical industry that cares more about profit than healing. Tony and Connor were so incredibly honest and brave to tell their truth and share it with the world. They own their crimes but one cannot listen to this story and not walk away furious that once again a huge corporation is responsible for the death of countless people yet barely faces the consequences of their actions. It’s an unconscionable tale of corporate greed committing mass murder of citizens and the humans behind it shielded from faces of their crimes. These people should be tried for every death they caused! Thank you to Tony and Connor for the heartbreaking and honest truth everyone should hear.

yyccrimejunkie ,

Honesty makes this story relevant

Such a traumatic and sad reality. Very well produced and captured the struggle that touches so many people.

I was struck by the episode where you mentioned you were surprised you hadn’t noticed Tony was drinking. I heard the change in tone of his voice immediately and it brought up some very real and painful memories. I used to call this “losing his tongue” when someone close to me was drinking and started slurring his words. Your honesty in telling your reaction to the situation was well communicated. Thanks for your commitment to this podcast.

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