11 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.

Hooked Apple TV+ / Campside Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 1.7K 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.

    Series Wrap: A Conversation With Josh and Tony

    Series Wrap: A Conversation With Josh and Tony

    After the final episode of the Apple Original podcast Hooked, Josh Dean and Tony Hathaway sit down with Shumita Basu, host of Apple News Today: In Conversation. Looking back at the series, they discuss the impact it’s had, the public response, and how hearing his story told through a podcast felt for Hathaway.

    If you’d like to hear more interviews like this one, check out Apple News Today on Apple Podcasts.

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    • 20 min
    Papa Tony

    Papa Tony

    In an alternate reality, Tony Hathaway never took an OxyContin pill. That Tony kept his dream job, never encountered heroin, and enjoyed the fruits of a long career. The Tony of this world, however, has debts to square: with his family, with society, and with Purdue Pharma.

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

    Apple.co/hooked

    • 36 min
    The Pink Cloud

    The Pink Cloud

    Tony reenters the world—and reunites with his son—only to find himself locked in at home during a pandemic. He battles boredom and depression and addiction rears its head again.

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

    Apple.co/hooked 

    • 34 min
    The End Is Near

    The End Is Near

    A break in the case allows law enforcement to close in on, and ultimately catch, Tony at last. After a harrowing detox in jail, Tony fights for a sentence he feels is justified before heading off to prison to do his time.

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

    Apple.co/hooked

    • 41 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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Li11 ,

Well Done

Death to the Sacklers - cheers to Tony’s family

Sunstar151 ,

Painfully Honest

This hits close to home for me as I have watched my Dad turn into a mere shell of the man he once was before his back injury in the 90’s when he was also prescribed OxyContin. Tony and Connor stay strong. I wish you the best.

thispodcastisanogo1467 ,

Why?

I have no doubt that Tony had excellent health coverage and could have sought treatment while he had his high-paying job. He chose not to. Every step of the way, he made his choices. He chose to go deeper into his addiction, to rob bank after bank, to use drugs with his son and to have a sick, codependent relationship with him. So much so, that his son seems to think he can’t be without him and must watch out for him lest he use again. They have a very unhealthy relationship, and when one may slip up and use, the other is sure to follow-codependence. Tony, it’s not Connor’s job to make sure that you don’t use and overdose. You are the father-start acting like it. How sad that Tony is now influencing yet another generation! He’s so narcissistic, it’s incredible. Tony, other people would have gotten life in prison robbing 30 banks. You have been given a lot of lucky breaks. Be grateful for them and stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. It doesn’t become you. You don’t even talk about giving back to the community for the damage that you’ve done and don’t seem grateful for not getting life in prison. You made the poor choices, no one else. Act like an adult and take some responsibility.

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