Hooked

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Publisher:
Apple, Campside Media

Hooked

4.7/5

Critic Rating

5.0/5

Listener Rating

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...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Mr. Hipster • Mr. Hipster Blog Jan 12, 2022

"Three years is a long time to track a single subject, so we get some repetition, but the conversations are also exhaustive and probing. On a broader scale, this story really gives us a first-person account of the insidious effects of a singular thing. One little pill caused all of this. I do think the podcast is pretty eye-opening. And, yes, the bank robbing thing is pretty interesting, but definitely come for the human story, which it now feels like could happen to just about anybody."

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Score: 4.5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Nov 28, 2021

"The subject is a good one, so it’s a shame to find him glibly describing Hooked as “a story about cops and robbers, doctors and dealers, and getting high versus getting by” as if he’s pitching a film — although, in fairness, a film of Hathaway’s story would probably be a hit...this is an extraordinary story, grippingly told."

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Score: 5

George Fenwick • Stuff NZ Nov 28, 2021

"...is a fascinating and timely documentary...Hooked is a gripping listen that looks unflinchingly at the downfall of one man, but it also does so with empathy, putting a human face to an addiction crisis that will leave you furious and tearful for the lives it tears apart."

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Listener Reviews

Score: 5

Cara L. Jan 3, 2022

"I was, quite literally, hooked on this podcast. It follows the story of one man's addiction to opioids, mirroring what was happening to so many Americans at the same time. It's a really well-produced podcast, telling a fascinating story."


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