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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.


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

12 Episodes
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Introducing Hooked

Introducing Hooked

2021-11-0303:047

How does a successful airplane engineer become one of the most prolific bank robbers in American history? Short answer: His family doctor prescribes him some OxyContin.Hooked is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.
The Fatal Funnel

The Fatal Funnel

2021-11-0341:0415

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
The Spiral

The Spiral

2021-11-0345:103

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.
Disneyland Dad

Disneyland Dad

2021-11-0331:318

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.
How Not to Rob a Bank

How Not to Rob a Bank

2021-11-1035:016

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.Apple.co/hooked 
A Legend Is Born

A Legend Is Born

2021-11-1730:322

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 
Robbery Addict

Robbery Addict

2021-11-2430:022

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 
The End Is Near

The End Is Near

2021-12-0141:343

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
The Pink Cloud

The Pink Cloud

2021-12-0834:493

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 
Papa Tony

Papa Tony

2021-12-1536:228

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
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.https://apple.co/Apple-News-Today
Host Josh Dean (creator and host of Hooked) investigates the shooting of a senior Belizean Police Officer by a Canadian property developer who is part of one of the most powerful families in Belize. It's the tiny country's biggest news story in a generation, and one that -- over 12 episodes -- never goes where you expect it to. This is White Devil, a Campside Media Production, hosted by Josh Dean. Find out more about Campside Media at campsidemedia.com. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/white-devil/id1655521627?i=1000652930109
Comments (7)

loriwilburnmorris

I wish I could tell Tony thank you. I now understand a little bit about the addicts in my world when before listening to this podcast I understood nothing. Understanding produces empathy. Through his willingness to tell this story, he has impacted more people positively than he ever did negatively. You’ve tipped the scales Tony.

Jun 21st
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Mary Mandolin

Good luck to Tony, Connor and everyone affected by addiction to prescription drugs. Good podcast.

Oct 5th
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ID12643429

This has been one of the best things I’ve listened too. I really wish Tony Hathaway and his family all the very best life can give them after all they have endured. Amazing people and the true bond they had kept them alive.

Apr 13th
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Mark McCulloh

addictions usually starts innocently, an injury, curiosity. everyone thinks it's not a problem and they can stop when the want, until they try to stop and realize they can't. eventually the addiction take everything you have and everything you can get some times it takes your life...sad.

Mar 8th
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SandLady

gambling is an addiction. generational addiction.

Feb 22nd
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Rebecca Butcher

Beautiful podcast! Thank you!

Feb 17th
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andy harris

fascinating story. extremely well done.

Nov 16th
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