11 episodes

Between the years of 1967 and 1972 over 300 commercial airplanes were hijacked worldwide, with over 130 of those happening in the United States alone. This period would become known as "The Golden Age of Hijacking." American Skyjacker is the tale of a small-time crook named Martin 'Mac' McNally, who dreamed of the ultimate mile-high score: hijacking a plane and getting away with $500,000 in cash; but Mac's hijacking is just the beginning of a truly epic and incredibly wild true-crime saga.American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally is a ten-episode series.

American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally Imperative Entertainment

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 760 Ratings

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Between the years of 1967 and 1972 over 300 commercial airplanes were hijacked worldwide, with over 130 of those happening in the United States alone. This period would become known as "The Golden Age of Hijacking." American Skyjacker is the tale of a small-time crook named Martin 'Mac' McNally, who dreamed of the ultimate mile-high score: hijacking a plane and getting away with $500,000 in cash; but Mac's hijacking is just the beginning of a truly epic and incredibly wild true-crime saga.American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally is a ten-episode series.

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    Zihuatanejo | Chapter 10

    Zihuatanejo | Chapter 10

    After nearly 37 years behind bars, convicted skyjacker Martin 'Mac' McNally is released from prison into a world he does not recognize. As he tries to re-acclimate, we'll explore some of the lingering mysteries: Why did Mac do it? Why did he return to St. Louis? And where does he go from here?
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    • 50 min
    Hard Time | Chapter 9

    Hard Time | Chapter 9

    Now re-sentenced to two consecutive life sentences, Mac will settle into the rest of his life behind bars. Unless, of course, he has one more escape attempt left in him...
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    • 38 min
    Robyn’s Flight | Chapter 8

    Robyn’s Flight | Chapter 8

    After the prison escape fails, Mac and Trap are put back on trial for their latest crimes. And in a shocking turn of events, an unlikely ally demands their release at the last minute, utilizing a familiar tactic — the hijacking of another airplane.
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    • 38 min
    The Legend of Allen Barklage | Chapter 7

    The Legend of Allen Barklage | Chapter 7

    As the dramatic prison escape unfolds, we'll focus on the pilot of the hijacked helicopter — a local hero of the St. Louis area named Allen Barklage, who is forced to make a life or death decision.
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    • 39 min
    The Writer, the Mother, and the Con | Chapter 6

    The Writer, the Mother, and the Con | Chapter 6

    As Mac and Trapnell execute their brazen prison escape, we'll explore the motivations of the third hijacker in our story: Barbara Oswald, the woman helping them escape via helicopter.
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    • 47 min
    Trap, The Fox | Chapter 5

    Trap, The Fox | Chapter 5

    Mac meets another skyjacker in prison — the James Bond of career criminals — a man named Garrett Brock Trapnell. In this episode, we'll learn Trap's wild backstory as he and Mac plot an insane escape from the Supermax prison where they're incarcerated.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
760 Ratings

760 Ratings

jband420 ,

Bingeworthy

I binge this podcast once a month, probably top 5 podcast!

Ty$harp ,

Amazing people out there

Truly captures the lifestyle of this crazy man. I hope one day to meet up McNally.Will definitely recommend everybody I know

PacoSal77 ,

Excellent

So much detail, such an interesting story. I highly recommend....

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