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American Hostage

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Based on a true story, American Hostage stars Jon Hamm as Fred Heckman, a beloved local radio reporter who is thrust into the middle of a life-or-death crisis when hostage-taker, Tony Kiritsis, demands to be interviewed on his popular radio news program. Kiritsis has tied a shotgun to his banker’s neck in grim fashion, but through Heckman's radio show he gradually becomes a media sensation and unexpected anti-hero during a nail biting 63-hour standoff.

American Hostage is an 8-episode scripted psychological thriller from Amazon Music & Criminal Content starring Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm and directed by Academy Award® winner Shawn Christensen.

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Introducing: American Hostage
Feb 22 2022
Introducing: American Hostage
Based on a true story, American Hostage stars Jon Hamm as Fred Heckman, a beloved local radio reporter who is thrust into the middle of a life-or-death crisis when hostage-taker, Tony Kiritsis, demands to be interviewed on his popular radio news program. Kiritsis has tied a shotgun to his banker’s neck in grim fashion, but through Heckman's radio show he gradually becomes a media sensation and unexpected anti-hero during a nail biting 63-hour standoff.American Hostage is an 8-episode scripted psychological thriller from Amazon Music & Criminal Content, starring Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm and directed by Academy Award® winner Shawn Christensen.Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music, to hear all 8 episodes right now: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Introducing: American Hostage
Feb 22 2022
Introducing: American Hostage
Based on a true story, American Hostage stars Jon Hamm as Fred Heckman, a beloved local radio reporter who is thrust into the middle of a life-or-death crisis when hostage-taker, Tony Kiritsis, demands to be interviewed on his popular radio news program. Kiritsis has tied a shotgun to his banker’s neck in grim fashion, but through Heckman's radio show he gradually becomes a media sensation and unexpected anti-hero during a nail biting 63-hour standoff.American Hostage is an 8-episode scripted psychological thriller from Amazon Music & Criminal Content, starring Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm and directed by Academy Award® winner Shawn Christensen.Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music, to hear all 8 episodes right now: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The Man with the Gun | Episode 1
Feb 22 2022
The Man with the Gun | Episode 1
In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down.Follow American Hostage right here on Amazon Music to listen to all 8 episodes: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The Man with the Microphone | Episode 2
Feb 22 2022
The Man with the Microphone | Episode 2
Tony and Fred’s negotiations heat up as WIBC and Indianapolis detectives contemplate the ramifications of letting a hostage-taker air his personal grievances live on the radio.Follow American Hostage right here on Amazon Music to listen to all 8 episodes: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The Lion's Den | Episode 3
Feb 22 2022
The Lion's Den | Episode 3
As authorities surround Tony's apartment, Heckman continues to chip away at Tony and slowly inch toward his heart. Follow American Hostage right here on Amazon Music to listen to all 8 episodes: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The Profiler | Episode 4
Feb 22 2022
The Profiler | Episode 4
The FBI sends in their newest profiler to help Fred prepare for the most dangerous on-air interview of his life.Follow American Hostage right here on Amazon Music to listen to all 8 episodes: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The Interview | Episode 5
Feb 22 2022
The Interview | Episode 5
Fred goes live on the air with Tony, knowing that with one wrong word, the gun goes off. Follow American Hostage right here on Amazon Music to listen to all 8 episodes: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Playing with Fire | Episode 6
Feb 22 2022
Playing with Fire | Episode 6
As the public joins the airwaves to sound off on Tony and the hostage crisis, local authorities send in SWAT, setting Tony off, and putting everyone's life at risk.Follow American Hostage right here on Amazon Music to listen to all 8 episodes: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
To Kill or Not to Kill | Episode 7
Feb 22 2022
To Kill or Not to Kill | Episode 7
Tony pressures the tyrannical banking system to issue him an apology letter to read at the press conference as Fred mentally prepares to meet Tony in person, live on national television.Follow American Hostage right here on Amazon Music to listen to all 8 episodes: amazon.com/AmericanHostage.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Live: On National Television | Episode 8
Feb 22 2022
Live: On National Television | Episode 8
In the season finale of American Hostage, Tony pulls Fred in closer, as the TV cameras record his last hope for retribution.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
American Hostage Aftershow with Jon Hamm | Episode 9
Apr 19 2022
American Hostage Aftershow with Jon Hamm | Episode 9
What happened to the real Tony Kiritsis after the hostage crisis? Did he and Fred Heckman ever meet again? Plus, what drew Jon Hamm to step into this world and play Fred Heckman? In this special bonus episode, join us for a roundtable discussion about the making of American Hostage, featuring Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, director Shawn Christensen, writer CD Carpenter, and moderator G.G. Hawkins.Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music or wherever you find podcasts, to hear all 8 episodes right now: amazon.com/AmericanHostage. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Killer Psyche: Inside the Mind of Tony Kiritsis | Episode 10
Apr 26 2022
Killer Psyche: Inside the Mind of Tony Kiritsis | Episode 10
In this special Killer Psyche and American Hostage crossover episode, former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into the twisted mind of the real-life Tony Kiritsis. Candice surfaces new details from Tony's past, revealing who he was before this crime and what drove him to kidnap Richard Hall, strap a gun to the back of his head, and hold him hostage for 63 hours.Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music or wherever you find podcasts, to hear all 8 episodes right now: amazon.com/AmericanHostage. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
What To Listen To Next: American History Tellers
May 4 2022
What To Listen To Next: American History Tellers
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life - the words you speak, the ideas you share - can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? American History Tellers take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today.Follow American History Tellers on amazon Music, or wherever you get your podcasts: wondery.fm/AH_WTLTNSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at