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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 release on Thursdays.
||CleanCynthia 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.||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHarold Nokes Pt. 1 - Crimes of Passion, a new Parcast podcast!||Sneak preview of our new podcast, Crimes of Passion!||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCynthia Ann Parker Pt. 1: Naduah||In search of a better life, the Parker family migrated West.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChiang Kai-shek Pt. 2: Captive in Exile||His ultimate exile in 1949 would give rise to Communist China.||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChiang Kai-shek Pt. 1: Civil War Bargain||In charge of the Chinese army in 1936, he was kidnapped during the invasion of Manchuria, where the Japanese invaded.||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShergar Pt. 2: A Racehorse Against Time||A race to save Ireland’s most prized racehorse turns deadly.||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShergar Pt. 1: The Stolen Stallion||Shergar’s kidnapping in 1983 sent the entire country of Ireland into a frenzy.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMunich 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.||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMunich 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.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe MV Maersk Alabama Pt. 2: Captain Phillips Ransomed||Somali pirates seeking a large reward, attempted to hijack the MV Maersk Alabama in 2009.||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIND’S EYE, Parcast’s First Psychological Thriller!||Search and subscribe to MIND’S EYE anywhere you listen to podcasts, or at Parcast.com/mindseye.||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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.||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatie Beers Pt. 2: A Lifetime of Perseverance||For 17 days, she was locked in an underground bunker the size of a closet.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatie Beers Kidnapping Pt. 1: A History of Betrayal||John Esposito, a family friend, kidnapped 9-year-old Katie Beers, locking her in a tiny cell under his garage in 1992||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moscow Theater Hostage Crisis Pt. 2: Rescue Rehearsal||The Russian Government reacted to terrorist leader Movsar Barayev’s demands, only after a rescue mission conducted by the Russian Spetsnaz turns deadly.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moscow Theater Hostage Crisis Pt. 1: Storming the Dubrovka||The state of Chechnya in the early 2000s only adds to the turmoil of the hostage situation.||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBobby Greenlease Jr. Pt. 2: False Ransom||One day after school Bobby was kidnapped by Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBobby Greenlease Jr. Pt. 1: A Trusting Boy||Bobby was taken from his school by a woman claiming to be his aunt in 1953.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dos Palmas Kidnappings Pt. 2: Island Rescue||Was this the trip of a lifetime or the last trip of their lives?||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dos Palmas Kidnappings Pt. 1: Trouble In Paradise||Were these innocent tourists able to survive?||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatty 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.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatty 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.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatty Hearst Pt. 1: The Kidnapping||Patricia Hearst lived every woman’s nightmare.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome Trailer!||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.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Good Content, Weird Choice of Narrators
This podcast does an excellent job at explaining the background of these hostage situations, and do an amazing job at pausing to look at the psychology going on behind the scenes. But what’s with the narration? Why are they alternating sentences read for no reason? It’s weird to have two people taking turns talking without having a conversation between them. The content is good enough that sometimes I can zone out and just focus on the story, but then my minds back on the narrators. Pick one for each episode or story. I’d enjoy things much better that way.
I’m sorry to everyone who can’t unhear them taking turns reading sentences now.
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