Hostage

Hostage Podcast

Some terrorists use weapons. Some use information. The scariest use hostages. Every Thursday, Hostage tells electrifying crime stories culminating in intense, life-or-death negotiations. Within the stories, we examine tactics used by the FBI’s crisis negotiation unit, world governments, and even hostage’s parents, highlighting the techniques that saved lives, and the moments where everything went tragically wrong. Hostage is a production of Cutler Media, and part of the Parcast Network. New episodes every Thursday, listen exclusively on Spotify.

Hostage Now Exclusively on Spotify!
You can find all past and future episodes of Hostage exclusively on Spotify! And best of all, they’re free! Just download the Spotify app and simply type “Hostage” in the search bar to start listening. No payment is required! Follow Hostage only on Spotify to get new episodes as soon as they come out every Thursday!...

Hostage Bites: Murder M.O.s
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're discussing "M.O.s", or the "modus operandi" of murderers. We'll talk about the tactics killers use on their victims, and what those methods say about their psyches. Clips featured: Female Criminals: Marie Sukloff Pt. 2, Unsolved Murders/Kingpins: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Pt. 1, Unexplained Mys...

The Sacramento Hostage Crisis Pt. 2
The Nguyen brothers and Cuong Tran grew increasingly volatile as the authorities refused to give into their grandiose demands. As the 40 hostages feared for their lives, Sacramento’s Special Enforcement Detail plans a secret rescue mission....


Hostage Bites: Indoctrination
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re exploring cases of indoctrination. We’ll discuss how cult leaders, secret societies, and kidnappers gain control of their victims and what makes individuals vulnerable to malicious manipulation. Clips featured: Cults: Alamo Christian Foundation Pt. 2, Secret Societies: The Triads Pt. 1, Hostage: C...

The Sacramento Hostage Crisis Pt. 1
In 1991, 40 employees and customers were taken hostage at the Good Guys Electronics store in Sacramento, California. Their captors were three Vietnamese immigrant brothers along with a friend—all of whom were angry about the lack of opportunity in America....

Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!
Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Was there a special committee formed under President Truman to recover and investigate alien spacecraft? Sort through the details with Ashley and decide for yourself in...


Hostage Bites: Craziest Trials
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today, we're looking at some of the most fascinating criminal trials in history. We'll see how certain tactics used by attorneys influenced juries, changed outcomes, and provided some of the most unexpected legal twists and turns in recent memory. Clips featured: Crimes of Passion: Lorena Bobbitt Pt. 2, Femal...

The Montana Freemen
In the early 1990s, the Montana Freemen, an anti-government paramilitary group, used and abused legal loopholes to financially terrorize Montanans to fund their seperatist organization. But when the FBI finally arrested one of its leaders in March 1996, an 81-day standoff followed....

Hostage Bites: Abduction
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cases of abduction, and examining some of the most infamous kidnappings throughout true crime history. We'll hear clips from our shows across the Parcast Network, and look at the different reasons why a criminal would carry out such a heinous act. Clips featured: Serial Killers: Ted Bun...


Hostage Bites: Abduction
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cases of abduction, and examining some of the most infamous kidnappings throughout true crime history. We'll hear clips from our shows across the Parcast Network, and look at the different reasons why a criminal would carry out such a heinous act. Clips featured: Serial Killers: Ted Bun...

Parcast Classic: Shawn Hornbeck Pt. 1
Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! In 2007, Shawn Hornbeck should have been back to his family’s home in Missouri by dinnertime. But as 5pm came and went, his family realized something was horribly wrong....

Hostage Bites: Cannibals & Vampires
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cannibals and vampires. We’ll examine strange cases of predators who drink blood and feast on flesh, and delve into their unique psychology. Clips featured: Unsolved Murders: Atlas Vampire, Female Criminals: Tracey Wigginton, Serial Killers: Albert Fish Pt. 2...


Cheung Tze-keung Pt. 2
While Li Ka-shing desperately tries to meet Cheung Tze-Keung’s ransom demands for his son, Cheung works up the courage to kidnap his second victim, Walter Kwok. Meanwhile, the police are closing in on the notorious gangster....

Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!
Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown…Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Join Ash...

Hostage Bites: Wealthy Victims
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're looking into the crimes that affect wealthy victims. While we may assume the wealthy are most often the victims of crimes like robbery, in reality, the wealthy are less likely to be victimized than the poor. Why is this the case, and why do we find it so fascinating when the wealthy become the vict...


Cheung Tze-keung Pt. 1
In 1996, one of Hong Kong’s most ruthless crime bosses, Cheung Tze-keung, set out to kidnap the 10 wealthiest men in Hong Kong. His first victim was Victor Li, son of the business mogul Li Ka-shing....

Hostage Bites: Notorious Assassins
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. What motivates someone to assassinate a President, or their musical hero? Today we’re highlighting three notorious assassinations and the perpetrators behind them. Using clips from shows across the Parcast Network, we’ll see what motivated them to kill some of the most prominent figures in history, and explore...

Aldo Moro Pt. 2
As Aldo Moro adjusted to his new life in captivity, his captor Mario Moretti interrogated him. Meanwhile, the Italian government is at a standstill, as Aldo becomes increasingly frustrated with the people he thought were his friends....


Hostage Bites: Suspicious Celebrity Deaths
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Stars—they’re just like us. So why are we so intrigued by celebrity death, and why is the intrigue amplified when the death is unexpected? Today we’re discussing those high-profile cases. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, including Conspiracy Theories, Unsolved Murders, and Not Guilt...

Aldo Moro Pt. 1
On March 16th, 1978, Italy’s former Prime Minister Aldo Moro was kidnapped in Rome by communist revolutionaries known as the Red Brigades....

Hostage Rewind: The Dos Palmas Kidnappings Pt. 1
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Hostage that you might have missed!  On May 27, 2001 members of the Abu Sayyaf militant group took over a luxurious resort on a private island in the Philippines and took missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham hostage....


Hostage Bites: Unhealthy Relationships
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're exploring cases of unhealthy relationships and examining some of true crime's most notorious couples. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and look at how the twisted—often abusive—dynamic between two criminals shapes the crimes they commit. Clips featured: Crimes of Passio...

Alabama Bunker Hostage Crisis Pt. 2
From the moment Jim Dykes got on Chuck Poland's bus, his planned hostage situation went sideways. With law enforcement gathered around his underground bunker, Jim had to decide how far he was willing to go to make his voice heard....

Introducing PARCAST DAILY, A Parcast Original Series!
Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode: “Bohemian Grove P...


Hostage Bites: Childhoods From Hell
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're taking a look at what some of the most infamous criminals in history have in common: a brutal childhood. As we dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, we'll explore how their early years of abuse, neglect, and trauma all shaped these individuals into notorious offenders.  Clips feat...

Alabama Bunker Hostage Crisis Pt. 1
On the morning of January 29, 2013, school bus driver Chuck Poland dropped off some jam for his new friend, Jim Dykes. It was a simple, unremarkable exchange between two small-town neighbors. A few hours later, Jim was pointing a gun at Chuck’s face, demanding he hand over two of his students....

Hostage Bites: Elderly Criminals
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we explore the unique and shocking cases when elders we expect to respect defy society and commit crimes in their old age. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and discuss all the reasons a senior citizen may defy the norm and break the law. Clips featured: Con Artists: Bernie Ma...


Discovery Communications Headquarters
James Jay Lee was an environmental activist determined to make Discovery Communications change their television programming. On September 1st, 2010, Lee stormed the company’s headquarters and took several employees hostage at gunpoint....

Listen First! KILLER KNOWLEDGE, A Parcast Original Series!
Sure, you’re a fan of true crime—but are you ready to put your skills to the test and be crowned an undisputed expert? Then try your hand at our new trivia podcast, Killer Knowledge. Every Tuesday, two competitors go head-to-head to correctly answer multiple-choice true crime questions. Whoever gains the most points after 20 questions, wins! It’s all the murder, mystery, and suspense you’ve come to expect from Parcast, now in a fast-paced, interactive format. Play along in this exclusive clip from our pilo...

Hostage Bites: Victims Who Escaped
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're exploring those rare and hopeful instances where victims managed to break out of their captors' clutches and flee to freedom. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and discuss all the ways in which a victim might escape and the psychological effects their traumatic experience...


Father Lawrence Martin Jenco Pt. 2
On January 8th, 1985, Father Lawrence Martin Jenco was kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Beirut. Six weeks later, the priest was imprisoned high in the hills overlooking Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, hoping an important letter he had written to his sister Mae Mihelich would arrive soon....

Hostage Rewind: Maersk Alabama Pt. 1
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Hostage that you might have missed!  The “Maersk Alabama” was an American cargo ship whose crew was taken hostage by Somali pirates on April 8, 2009. What the pirates didn’t count on, was the determination of Captain Richard Phillips and his crew to escape....

Hostage Bites: Mothers Misbehaving
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're taking a closer look at women who subverted their maternal expectations to lead a life of crime. We'll analyze these instances with clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and discuss the different ways these mothers misbehaved. Clips featured: The Dark Side Of: Stage Mother, Con Artists: San...


Father Lawrence Martin Jenco Pt. 1
In 1985, Father Lawrence Martin Jenco was on his way to work in Beirut when armed insurgents hijacked his car. They kidnapped the Catholic priest, imprisoning him in the mountains of Lebanon as ransom for the terrorist group, Hezbollah....

Hostage Bites: Psychological Manipulation
In addition to new episodes of Hostage each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we explore the idea of Psychological Manipulation—the tactics criminals use to deceive, coerce, and exert control over their victims. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and discuss how these methods work, and most importantly, their dangerous consequences....

Aimee Semple McPherson Pt. 2
After returning home to Los Angeles in the summer of 1926, Aimee Semple McPherson and her mother testified in a grand jury hearing about catching her kidnappers. But when the hearing devolved into an investigation of Aimee, the evangelist went on the offensive—with her supporters committing perjury, blackmail, and even attempted homicide....


Aimee Semple McPherson Pt. 1
Founder of the Foursquare Church, Aimee Semple McPherson amassed hundreds of thousands of followers in less than a decade with her unique sermon style and revolutionary use of the media. But her fame may have also led her to tragedy when she disappeared one spring morning from the California coast....

Best of 2019: John Wojtowicz Pt. 3
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: As the 1972 crisis dragged on, thousands of people crowded the streets to watch a modern-day Robin Hood take on “The Man.”...

Best of 2019: John Wojtowicz Pt. 2
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: The 1972 hostage stand-off between John Wojtowicz and the police attracts major attention....


Best of 2019: John Wojtowicz Pt. 1
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In the summer of ‘72, inexperienced criminal John Wojtowicz stepped into a Manhattan bank hell bent on carrying out a bold plan—rob the joint and smuggle his partner to Denmark for gender reassignment surgery....

Beslan School Crisis Pt. 2
After 24 hours, Russia’s hostage situation inside the Beslan School seemed hopeless. With time running out, the two sides needed to come to an agreement—fast....

Beslan School Crisis Pt. 1
On September 1st, 2004, 32 Chechnya rebels infiltrated a Beslan, Russia school holiday celebration. As the Russian government attempted to negotiate with them, more than 1200 terrified hostages, mostly children, hoped for a peaceful resolution....


The 1976 Chowchilla Kidnapping Pt. 2
After 3 kidnappers abandoned 55-year-old bus driver Ed Ray and his 26 students in an underground storage trailer, the hostages had to fight to stay alive. Law enforcement desperately searched, but with air in the trailer running out, time wasn't on their side....

The 1976 Chowchilla Kidnapping Pt. 1
Part-time school bus driver Ed Ray was making his afternoon drop-offs when three men boarded the bus, guns blazing. But their captors weren't criminals or terrorists. They were three young men from wealthy families looking to commit the perfect crime....

Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!
They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episo...


Ion Perdicaris Pt. 2: The Millionaire and the Outlaw Sharif
In 1904, rebel leader Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli kidnapped Greek-American millionaire Ion Perdicaris and his British stepson into the Moroccan mountains. The two men were held hostage for over a month, causing international headlines and involving the most powerful governments in the world....

Ion Perdicaris Pt. 2: The Millionaire and the Outlaw Sharif
In 1904, rebel leader Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli kidnapped Greek-American millionaire Ion Perdicaris and his British stepson into the Moroccan mountains. The two men were held hostage for over a month, causing international headlines and involving the most powerful governments in the world....

Ion Perdicaris Pt. 1: The Millionaire and the Outlaw Sharif
In 1904, 64-year-old millionaire Ion Perdicaris and his step-son were kidnapped from their Moroccan mansion by a band of political rebels. Led by outlaw Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli, the men were forced into the wild, having no idea that their abduction would become an international incident....


Listen First! MYTHICAL MONSTERS, A Parcast Original Series!
Dragons, serpents, giants, and demons… they aren't merely foils to a hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. The Parcast original series, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these legendary beasts, and explores what they represent to mankind. New episodes released every Monday. And now you can hear a special clip from the episode on the demonically-menacing Gargoyle. To finish this episode, subscribe to MYTHICAL MONSTERS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!...

The Norrmalmstorg Robbery Pt. 2: Stockholm Syndrome
Jan-Erik Olsson walked into a Swedish bank planning to hold a handful of employees hostage on August 23, 1973. As captives and captors bonded over the next 5 days, negotiations between Olsson and the police would intensify....

Par for the Crime: POLITICAL SCANDALS, A Parcast Original Series!
Every Tuesday leading up to the 2020 election, POLITICAL SCANDALS counts down the 52 most controversial events in American history—uncovering the crimes and deceptions by some of our most infamous elected officials. And now you can hear a special clip from the first episode on the cutthroat circumstances surrounding the election of 1800. To finish this episode, subscribe to POLITICAL SCANDALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!...


The Norrmalmstorg Robbery Pt. 1: Stockholm Syndrome
On August 23, 1973, Jan-Erik Olsson walked into a Swedish bank planning to hold a handful of employees hostage. During the infamous six-day standoff, the relationships built between the captors and captives inspired the phrase, “Stockholm Syndrome.”...

John Wojtowicz Pt. 3: A Dog Day Indeed
As the 1972 crisis dragged on, thousands of people crowded the streets to watch a modern-day Robin Hood take on “The Man.” Although the FBI would need to take drastic action to end the day-long stand-off, John Wojtowicz’s story would go on to inspire one of Al Pacino’s most memorable roles....

Listen First! VILLAINS, A Parcast Original Series!
Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.  In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Sp...


Listen First! VILLAINS, A Parcast Original Series!
Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.  In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Sp...

John Wojtowicz Pt. 2: A Dog Day Indeed
The 1972 hostage stand-off between John Wojtowicz and the police attracts major attention. The ordeal lasts almost 14 hours—broadcasted live on TV and drawing neighborhood crowds in the thousands....


John Wojtowicz Pt.1: A Dog Day Indeed
In the summer of ‘72, inexperienced criminal John Wojtowicz stepped into a Manhattan bank hell bent on carrying out a bold plan—rob the joint and smuggle his partner to Denmark for gender reassignment surgery....

Introducing: HOROSCOPE TODAY, A New Parcast Original!
Ever wonder how the stars correlate with our emotional blueprint? Gain insight in just three minutes with daily episodes that will help you navigate your day. Twelve signs, twelve podcasts. Delivering your destiny, daily. Find your daily briefing by searching the name of your sign, followed by “today,” or by visiting parcast.com/signs....

John Paul Getty III Pt. 2: The Long Wait
As Paul languished in captivity, his family and fiancé desperately tried to navigate the Italian kidnappers demands. But first they had to convince Paul's grandfather, the notoriously stingy J. Paul Getty Sr. that the abduction wasn't a hoax. But after receiving a gruesome token in the mail, it was clear that Paul's kidnapping was not only real, but his kidnappers would take any means necessary to ensure they got what they wanted. Sponsors! Away - For $20 off a suitcase, visit AwayTravel.com/HOSTAGE and use...


John Paul Getty III Pt. 1: The Price of a Pound of Flesh
As teenaged John Paul Getty III sat captive somewhere in the Dolomite mountains, the world watched his family feud over who would pay his ransom. For five months, in the winter of 1973, the young heir waited for salvation that was seemingly never coming....

All Hostage Episodes Now Available!
Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts....

All Hostage Episodes Now Available!
Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts....


All Hostage Episodes Now Available!
Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts....

The Ariel Castro Kidnappings Pt. 2: Escape
By 2003, Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus had been kidnapped and held captive in a rundown house in Cleveland for years. They endured torture, abuse, and psychological warfare. Despite overwhelming odds, they found a way to survive, even as one of them delivered life-altering news that would change the means of their captivity--and their possibility for escape....

Introducing: SPORTS CRIMINALS, a new Parcast Original!
In our new show SPORTS CRIMINALS, we break down the crimes and careers of the most controversial sports figures in history. From kidnapping and murder to widespread corruption scandals, we give you the play by play of what lurks in the shadows of the sports world. New episodes come out every Thursday!  In this clip we introduce the incredible rise and precipitous fall of Oscar Pistorius, who captured the attention of the world by participating in the 2012 Olympic games as a double-leg amputee. To finish thi...


Introducing: SPORTS CRIMINALS, a new Parcast Original!
In our new show SPORTS CRIMINALS, we break down the crimes and careers of the most controversial sports figures in history. From kidnapping and murder to widespread corruption scandals, we give you the play by play of what lurks in the shadows of the sports world. New episodes come out every Thursday! In this clip we introduce the incredible rise and precipitous fall of Oscar Pistorius, who captured the attention of the world by participating in the 2012 Olympic games as a double-leg amputee. To finish this...

The Ariel Castro Kidnappings Pt. 1: Michelle Knight
In 2002, 21-year-old Michelle Knight was lost and panicked while on her way to an important custody meeting for her young son. But when a high school friend’s father offered her a ride to the appointment she thought she was finally catching a break. Instead, he would become her captor and tormentor, locking her away in a hell-like house in Cleveland, Ohio for eleven years....

Shannon Louise Matthews Pt. 2: “Beautiful Princess Daughter”
In 2008, the kidnapping case of 8-year-old Shannon Matthews dominated the news cycle in England. As the reward money for her safe return continued to climb, an expensive investigation into her disappearance waged on, and Shannon’s mother wept openly for her “beautiful princess daughter.” But Karen Matthews knew exactly where Shannon was, and she was determined to keep her there until the right moment. No matter the cost....


Shannon Louise Matthews Pt. 2: “Beautiful Princess Daughter”
In 2008, the kidnapping case of 8-year-old Shannon Matthews dominated the news cycle in England. As the reward money for her safe return continued to climb, an expensive investigation into her disappearance waged on, and Shannon’s mother wept openly for her “beautiful princess daughter.” But Karen Matthews knew exactly where Shannon was, and she was determined to keep her there until the right moment. No matter the cost....

Shannon Louise Matthews Pt. 1: The Field Trip
On February 19, 2008 in Dewsbury, England, nine-year-old Shannon Matthews waved goodbye to her friends and left school, but never made it home. This was just the beginning of a landmark kidnapping case that would grip England for weeks. But what appeared to be another tragic child abduction had a twisted secret – Shannon’s kidnapping was an elaborate scheme all planned by her own mother. Parcasters - Ervil LeBaron was convinced that he was destined to rule over Earth as god’s chosen disciple, but so did his...

Captain James Riley Pt. 2: Enslaved
After months of being enslaved in Northern Africa in 1815, Captain James Riley vows to buy his own freedom, and the freedom of his crew. His only option is to pray that a merciful stranger will take pity on him. It was a gamble, considering the fact that such a leap of faith is what enslaved him in the first place. Parcasters - This week on Crimes of Passion we take on the infamous case of Lorena and John Bobbitt! You won’t want to miss this one! Listen today on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts....


Introducing: TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, a new Parcast Original!
Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago.In this clip, we look back at August 19th, 1970, when John Norman Collins was convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Karen Sue Beineman. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!...

Captain James Riley Pt. 1: Shipwrecked
After their merchant ship, Commerce, was stranded off the Moroccan coast in August 1815, a brave captain decided that they only way to survive was to find help. James Riley would go on to lead his crew through the treacherous Sahara Desert, completely unaware of what their journey would hold. Parcasters - This week on Unexplained Mysteries we dive into the befuddling Shugborough Inscription, and what it could possibly mean. Can you be the codebreaker? Find out today on Unexplained Mysteries!...

Steven Stayner Pt. 2: Growing Up Dennis
After his abduction in 1972, Steven Stayner spent the next eight years hopping around California with his captor, Kenneth Parnell. The rest of his adolescence was a misery, despite being sent to school and having relative freedom under his new name, Dennis. But in 1980, Kenneth would sink to a new low that would finally give Steven the courage to escape. Sponsors! Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code HOSTAGE during checkout!...


Steven Stayner Pt. 1: A Hundred Yards Away
On December 4, 1972, 7-year-old Steven Stayner was kidnapped from his home in Merced, California, and stolen away to an isolated camping ground outside Yosemite National Park. Steven felt scared and alone, held hostage by a stranger hours from home. Neither of them knew, however, that Steven's own grandfather owned the cabin next door. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you ...

Introducing: CON ARTISTS, a new Parcast Original!
From counterfeit goods, to fake love interests, and even major financial fraud, you will find it all in our new show. In this Parcast Original, we examine the swindlers behind the scam, and the victims manipulated by their deceit. In CON ARTISTS you will learn about the art of the hustle, and the ways you can spot a con. In this clip, we explore the massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by fraudster Bernie Madoff. Subscribe to CON ARTISTS on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of thi...

Frank Sinatra Jr.: Along For The Ride
On December 8, 1963, Frank Sinatra Jr. was taken hostage just before a performance in Lake Tahoe. His captors expected his famous father to pay any amount in ransom. What they didn't expect was for Sinatra Jr. to be so thrilled by his own kidnapping, he decided to help. Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!...


Michael Scott Moore Pt. 2: 977 Days
As a journalist, he hoped to get an inside look at Somali piracy. Michael Scott Moore would get more than he bargained for in January 2012 when he was abducted by a criminal gang seeking a large ransom payoff. Beaten, bloodied, and lost in a foreign country, Moore had no choice but to hold on to the slim hope of rescue. Sponsors! Away - Go to AwayTravel.com/HOSTAGE and use promo code HOSTAGE at checkout for $20 off a suitcase!...

Michael Scott Moore Pt. 1: Pirate Reporter Captured
After receiving a research grant, Michael Scott Moore packed his bags for Somalia to dig into the ongoing pirate crisis. The nature of piracy had changed after several high profile abductions brought more international naval attention on the region. The pirates were getting craftier.  Sponsors! Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code HOSTAGE during checkout!...

Siege at Waco Pt. 2: Babylon at the Gates
In late February, 1992, the ATF laid siege to Mount Carmel, just outside Waco, Texas. Inside, David Koresh and his followers barricaded themselves, until Koresh finally found a bargaining chip that gave him carte blanche: his own children. Parcasters - On Unexplained Mysteries we jump into the second half of our exploration of the Shroud of Turin. Leave no stone unturned and tune in to Unexplained Mysteries, available on Spotify or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!...


Siege at Waco Pt. 1: The Prophecy
For years, cult leader David Koresh was abusing the young girls in his cult and stockpiling weapons for the apocalyptic war he believed was coming. But in early 1992, just outside Waco, Texas, two events sparked a chain reaction that would result in numerous casualties.  Parcasters - This week on Unexplained Mysteries we explore the Shroud of Turin, and the faint image of a man that appears on it’s fibers. Is it Jesus Christ? Let’s find out! Available now on Unexplained Mysteries, listen on Spotify or where...

Peter Weinberger: The Sideways M
When infant Peter Weinberger was stolen from his backyard in sleepy Westbury, New York, in 1956, a seven-week, state-wide manhunt ensued. But as false lead after false lead failed to pan out, police were shocked when a suspect emerged from a single, seemingly-insignificant clue: the letter M. Parcasters - Tune in to Not Guilty today to hear the first episode on Kristine Bunch, and decide for yourself if the house fire that resulted in her son’s death was an accident… or arson! Available now on Spotify or wh...

Colleen Stan Pt. 2: Hidden in Plain Sight
In 1981, after four years of captivity, Cameron gave Colleen a single gift: a weekend home with her family in Oregon. But he warned her, if she so much as hinted that she was his captive, The Company would murder her parents in cold blood, and torture her sister to death.  Parcasters - This week on Unexplained Mysteries we dig into the Zone of Silence, a patch of land where no radios or communication devices work. What is behind the phenomenon? Find out at parcast.com/unexplained...


Colleen Stan Pt. 1: The Girl in the Box
In May 1977, Cameron Hook abducted Colleen Stan while hitchhiking in Oregon, then kept her as a slave for the next seven years. Her ordeal earned her the nickname 'The Girl in the Box.'   Parcasters - Theodosia Burr Alston is more than a character in a song from Hamilton! Find out about her life and mysterious disappearance this week on Gone. Available now at parcast.com/gone...

Shin Sang-ok & Choi Eun-hee Pt. 2: The Chase
After four years in North Korea as prisoners, both Choi Eun-Hee and Shin Sang-Ok were reunited at a dinner party in 1982 and ordered to resume making movies together. But when they weren't planning their next North Korean feature, they were plotting escape.  Parcasters - Who was the Man in the Iron Mask? The king’s brother? The queen’s lovechild? A poor unlucky valet? This week we do our best to find out on Unexplained Mysteries! Available now on parcast.com/unexplained...

Shin Sang-ok & Choi Eun-hee Pt. 1: The Double Agent
Actress Choi Eun-hee expected to spend a week in Hong Kong on business in 1978. But she had been hoodwinked; abducted and thrown on a barge heading toward North Korea. It was only then that she learned who had ordered her capture.  Parcasters - This week on Not Guilty, we take on the notorious Central Park 5 case, you won't want to miss it! Available now on parcast.com/notguilty...


Shawn Hornbeck Pt. 2: The Missouri Miracle
Michael Devlin hadn't realized how hard it would be to keep a teenage boy hostage. In late 2007, just outside St. Louis, he finally resolved to kill Shawn Hornbeck--until Shawn made a surprising proposal.  Parcasters - Did Vikings reach the American Midwest on a secret exploratory mission? That's what the Kensington Runestone would see to imply, but is it a legitimate relic? Find out today on Unexplained Mysteries! Available on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!...

Shawn Hornbeck Pt. 1: The Missouri Monster
In 2007, Shawn Hornbeck should have been back to his family’s home in Missouri by dinnertime. But as 5pm came and went, his family realized something was horribly wrong.  Parcasters - Checked out Not Guilty yet? We’re following up our examination of the Robert Blake trial with a real corker, the trial of Cythia Payne, the Madam of London. Find out more at parcast.com/notguilty...

Michelle Renee Pt. 2: The Fall Guy
In November 2000, after being forced to rob the California bank she managed, Michelle Renee was quick to alert police and the FBI. But it wasn't until her third interrogation that she realized the police weren't trying to help her find peace of mind.  Parcasters - For more mystery and intrigue, you have to listen to Assassinations this week. What happens when a husband with something to hide finds out his wife knows too much? The story of Fred and Sara Tokars will have you at the edge of your seat, availabl...


Not Guilty, a new Parcast podcast!
In this new podcast, we dive into cases resulting in acquittal or exoneration, examining the crimes, trials, and verdicts that make us ask the question: what defines guilt? If you enjoy true crime, courtroom drama, and high stakes storytelling, you won’t want to miss an episode of NOT GUILTY. Subscribe today on Spotify, or wherever you get your shows!In this clip we introduce the unsolved murder of Bonnie Lee Bakley, and the suspicious actions of her husband, actor Robert Blake....

Michelle Renee Pt. 1: The Perfect Mark
Chris Butler had robbed banks before, but they heist had always gone awry. Then in the year 2000, he got an idea: have someone else rob the bank for him. All he needed was the perfect mark. A single mother with a child to lose. When he laid eyes on Michelle Renee of Needles, California he knew he'd found his dream girl. Parcasters - Check out our new show today! We cover the most intriguing exoneration and  acquittal cases in Not Guilty, now available at parcast.com/notguilty...

Charley Ross Pt. 2: The Kidnapper's Pen-pal
After Charley was kidnapped on July 4, 1874 in Philadelphia, negotiations took place for over a year, stymied at every turn by police, politicians, and the public alike. No one but Charley's own father seemed to care that the fate of a four-year-old boy was caught in the crosshairs of a political nightmare. Parcasters - We know you love stories where people overcome extreme odds, so you won't want to miss this week's episode of survival. Follow the story of the survivors who fought through one of the most i...


Charley Ross Pt. 1: America’s First Ransom Note
Two men earned Charley’s trust by bringing him and his brother candy every afternoon. One day in 1874, 4-year-old Charley and Walter Ross hopped into a carriage with these two men, thus beginning the first kidnapping for ransom in US History. Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/HOSTAGE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!...

Virginia Piper Pt. 2
In 1972, Bobby struggled to follow the intricate directions left for him by his wife’s kidnappers, while she sat in the woods of Minneappolis, praying she had been taken by men of their word. But as dawn began to break, Virginia Piper was given reason to believe her kidnappers had abandoned her to die. Parcasters - Thank you for listening to Hostage! If you're in the mood for another podcast with high stakes, check out Survival! Catch up on an incredible escape from a North Korean prison camp before next we...

Virginia Piper Pt. 1
When Minneapolis socialite Ginny Piper was kidnapped from her own home in 1972, the police struggled to unearth suspects. Her husband Bobby was prepared to pay ransom, but soon realized that one wrong move could leave his wife dead. Sponsors! Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Hostage a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Hostage.Robinhood.com....


SURVIVAL, Irma's new podcast!
Support Irma's new podcast Survival! This high intensity Parcast Original series features incredible stories of defying certain death and overcoming insurmountable obstacles, while taking you along for a fast paced thrill ride. To hear the rest how Shin escaped North Korea's Kaechon internment camp, subscribe to SURVIVAL on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Thank you for all of your support!...

Natascha Kampusch Pt. 2
By the time she turned 18, Natascha promised herself she would escape her kidnapper. Between 2004 and 2006, the beaten, emaciated, but courageous teenager schemed to escape the man who took her hostage at 10-years-old. It was either escape, or die in a dungeon.  Parcasters - If you haven’t checked out our new show, Crimes of Passion, you’re missing out! Listen to our newest episodes on the Jodi Arias trial at parcast.com/passion...

Natascha Kampusch Pt. 1
Children were being abducted all over Austria, however Natascha Kampusch never thought anyone would want her. Little did she know that on a fateful spring morning in 1998, Natasha would be thrown into a van and abducted on her way to school. She would spend over 3,000 days in captivity, held in a small concrete cell where no one could hear her screams. Parcasters - Hi Hostage fans! If you haven’t heard, Irma and Carter recently offered insight on a captivity oriented killer on our other podcast Serial Kille...


John McCain Pt. 2
After a year in captivity, John McCain had lost all hope of ever returning home. Then, in 1968, a new commander took control of the prison, and asked McCain to teach him English. McCain used his proximity to power to manipulate his North Vietnamese captors into special privileges, and established a network of secret communication throughout the Hoa Loa prison.  Parcasters - To learn about an iconic event in American history, check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your show...

John McCain Pt. 1
On October 26, 1967, young, audacious Naval Lieutenant John Sidney McCain III prepared for his 23rd mission over North Vietnam. This area was normally off-limits to fighter jets, but they had a mission to destroy a power plant in central Hanoi. Nobody thought the mission would result in McCain being held captive for close to 6 years.  Sponsors! Robinhood - Get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Hostage.Robinhood.com....

Cynthia Ann Parker Pt. 2: A New Identity
After his 9-year-old daughter was kidnapped in 1836, James Parker made it his life mission to find her. Twenty-four years passed and Cynthia Ann Parker had adopted the Comanche way of life and birthed three children. She refused to return to white society and considered herself part of the Tribe.  Parcasters - If you are interested in stories of captivity and thrilling escape, check out other podcast CULTS, where we discuss the followers Aravindan Balakrishnan held prisoner in the name of workers’ rights. L...


Harold Nokes Pt. 1 - Crimes of Passion, a new Parcast podcast!
They say there is a thin line between love and hate… in this podcast, we’re going to find out exactly how thin it is, by exploring the most incredible stories of murderous spouses, criminal couples, love triangles gone wrong, and so much more! Listen to the rest of Episode 1 on Edwin and Wilma Hoyt NOW! By searching for CRIMES OF PASSION and subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts, thank you!...

Cynthia Ann Parker Pt. 1: Naduah
In search of a better life, the Parker family migrated West. Their peaceful settlement in Texas was raided by the Comanche Tribe in 1836. Cynthia Ann Parker and other members of her family were kidnapped and held in captivity. Parker adapted the the Comanche lifestyle and lived with them for 24 years. Until she was abruptly taken from a world she had grown accustomed to.  Parcasters - Be sure to check out our newest podcast Extraterrestrial! It’s out of this world!  Listen at parcast.com/extraterrestrial...

Chiang Kai-shek Pt. 2: Captive in Exile
Desperate to flee the rebel soldiers, he dove out a window and headed through the mountains in the dead of winter. Freezing and exhausted, Chiang Kai Shek’s options were limited. His ultimate exile in 1949 would give rise to Communist China.  Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/HOSTAGE to find out how low your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!...


Chiang Kai-shek Pt. 1: Civil War Bargain
In charge of the Chinese army in 1936, Chiang Kai-shek was kidnapped during the invasion of Manchuria, where the Japanese invaded. He quickly becomes a political prop used to manipulate and influence free speech laws.  Parcasters - After you are free from this episode of Hostage, head over to our new show Extraterrestrial. Learn all about the abduction of Barney and Betty Hill. Listen at parcast.com/extraterrestrial....

Shergar Pt. 2: A Racehorse Against Time
A race to save Ireland’s most prized racehorse turns deadly. After Shergar was kidnapped from his stable in 1983, officials suspected IRA involvement. They negotiate with a man that goes by the alias King Neptune to attempt to save Shergar before it’s too late.  Parcasters - Once you’re done with this episode, gallop over to Kingpins to learn about one of Chicago’s biggest drug lords, “Diamond Jim” Colosimo. Listen now at parcast.com/kingpins...

Shergar Pt. 1: The Stolen Stallion
One of the most valuable races horses in the world won the Epsom Derby by 10 lengths, the longest win margin in the race’s 226-year history. Shergar’s kidnapping in 1983 sent the entire country of Ireland into a frenzy. The beloved horse was a mere pawn in a political chess match; abducted by an extremist group pushing Ireland towards the brink of civil war. Sponsors! Zola - To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to Zola.com/HOSTAGE....


Munich Massacre Pt. 2: Athletes Become Heroes
The world watched in horror as the heavily anticipated 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany turned into an international catastrophe. The Palestinian terrorist group Black September leveraged the lives of eleven Israeli representatives in exchange for the release of incarcerated comrades. German officials jumped into action even as the negotiations took a lethal turn. Parcast News - Be sure to check out Parcast’s first fictional crime show MIND’S EYE at Parcast.com/MindsEye!...

Munich Massacre Pt. 1: Olympic Tragedy
The Olympics are an event that is supposed to unite countries together, however that wasn’t the case during the 1972 Games in Munich, Germany. Eleven Israeli athletes, coaches, and Olympic officials were held hostage by eight commandos from the Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. It brought the Olympics to a halt, and focused the world’s attention both on the capital of the German state of Bavaria and on the Palestinian revolutionary movement....

The MV Maersk Alabama Pt. 2: Captain Phillips Ransomed
Somali pirates seeking a large reward, attempted to hijack the MV Maersk Alabama in 2009. Holding Richard Phillips for ransom, The U.S. Navy had to intervene and use new negotiation tactics with the pirates. Abduwali Muse was the only hijacker to live to tell the tale.  Sponsors! Sun Basket - Go to SunBasket.com/HOSTAGE today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!...


MIND’S EYE, Parcast’s First Psychological Thriller!
We have a holiday gift for you… Parcast’s first fictional crime show AD-FREE! In Mind’s Eye, a serial killer is back and homicide detective Kate McClay fights against psychology, unsolved crimes, and even her own family... The scariest monsters are those hiding inside our own minds. Continue the story of Mind’s Eye NOW by listening to the next episode - “Lost Forever.” Search and subscribe to MIND’S EYE anywhere you listen to podcasts, or at Parcast.com/mindseye....

The MV Maersk Alabama Pt. 1: Somali Pirate Hijacking
It had been nearly 200 years since a ship registered under the American flag was seized by pirates. However, the crew of the MV Maersk Alabama and its 19,000 tons of cargo presented too good an opportunity to pass up. On April 8, 2009 four Somali pirates overcame the anti-piracy maneuvers executed by the crew and boarded the ship, kicking off one of the most incredible hostage rescues in recent memory. Parcast Network - Check out our new podcast Assassinations at https://www.parcast.com/assassinations....

Katie Beers Pt. 2: A Lifetime of Perseverance
For 17 days, she was locked in an underground bunker the size of a closet. Katie Beers’ incredible psychological resilience allowed her to persevere during her captivity in 1992. Over the course of two weeks, authorities failed to find the man responsible.  Sponsors! Sun Basket - Go to SunBasket.com/HOSTAGE today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!...


Katie Beers Pt. 1: A History of Betrayal
Convincing her that she was going to an arcade, John Esposito, a family friend, kidnapped 9-year-old Katie Beers, locking her in a tiny cell under his garage in 1992. Word spread of the missing child, but it takes 17 days for Katie to be found. John’s predatory behavior was overlooked by authorities and Katie’s family, failing to protect her from the dangerous man.  Sponsors! Audible - Get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month by going to Audible.com/HOSTAGE or text HOSTAGE to 500 500....

The Moscow Theater Hostage Crisis Pt. 2: Rescue Rehearsal
Unable to leave the auditorium of the Dubrovka Theater for over four days, the orchestra pit becomes the bathroom. Despite immense pressure to open talks, Putin insists everyone will get out alive... but did they? Sponsors! Care/of - For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter code HOSTAGE....

The Moscow Theater Hostage Crisis Pt. 1: Storming the Dubrovka
As leverage to force President Vladimir Putin to withdraw Russian forces from Chechnya in 2002, a band of 40-50 heavily armed Chechen rebels took hundreds of innocent people as hostage. The man behind the chaos: terrorist leader, Movsar Barayev. The state of Chechnya in the early 2000s only adds to the turmoil of the hostage situation. Sponsors! Parcast - Rate, review and subscribe to our new show Assassinations which premieres November 19th!...


Bobby Greenlease Jr. Pt. 2: False Ransom
One day after Bobby was kidnapped by Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady, his parents received a ransom note for $600,000 in exchange for their son. They immediately turned to the FBI for help but was it too late? Sponsors! Parcast - We now have merch for sale! Head to Parcast.com/Merch now!...

Bobby Greenlease Jr. Pt. 1: A Trusting Boy
Bobby was taken from his school by a woman claiming to be his aunt in 1953. Within hours, the school realized its mistake, but it was too late. The Greenleases received a ransom note demanding $600,000 in exchange for Bobby’s safe return.   Sponsors! Parcast - Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to our new podcast Kingpins!...

The Dos Palmas Kidnappings Pt. 2: Island Rescue
While staying at a lavish resort in the Philippines, visitors were held hostage by the the Abu Sayyaf militant group. Was this the trip of a lifetime or the last trip of their lives? Sponsors! Parcast - Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to our new podcast Kingpins!...


The Dos Palmas Kidnappings Pt. 1: Trouble In Paradise
On May 27, 2001 members of the Abu Sayyaf militant group took over a luxurious resort on a private island in the Philippines and took missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham hostage. Parcast - Subscribe to our new show Kingpins by searching KINGPINS where ever you listen to podcasts!...

Patty Hearst Pt. 3: Captive of the SLA
After two months of fruitless negotiations, the FBI stopped trying to rescue a hostage, and started trying to catch a criminal. This week, we’ll look at the crimes Patricia committed under coercion, and her life on the run. How do you rescue a hostage who doesn’t want to be found?...

Patty Hearst Pt. 2: Girl on the Run
Blindfolded and locked in a closet for 57 days, Patricia Hearst was subjected to torture, abuse, and brainwashing. How did she survive? We examine her psyche, how she handled a death threat, and clips from the audio messages she was forced to record....


Patty Hearst Pt. 1: The Kidnapping
Patricia Hearst lived every woman’s nightmare. She was violently taken from her own apartment, tied up, and thrown in the back of a stolen car. For the next two years, Patricia was held hostage. In our first episode, we explore the dramatic lead-up to Patricia’s kidnapping, and why her kidnappers were able to snatch the heiress from her apartment in under four minutes. To listen Part 2 along with more episodes, head over to Spotify and follow HOSTAGE for more....

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Every Thursday, Hostage transports you to a heart-pounding situation where innocent lives hang in the balance. We analyze the tactics used by the FBI’s crisis negotiation unit, world governments, and even bystanders, highlighting the techniques that saved lives, and the moments where everything went tragically wrong. Hostage is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production....

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