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This week for the Spotcast Sunday feature, I am reviewing the true-crime podcast, Hostage. This podcast released episodes from October 2018 to November 2020. This podcast can be found exclusively on Spotify. There are 153 episodes available as of the time of writing this. The following overview is provided from the Spotify show page: Some terrorists use weapons. Some use information. The scariest use hostages. Every Tuesday, 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.

Some of these stories I had heard before listening to this podcast. However, most of them I was hearing for the very first time. The impact that these experiences left not only on the person but the world around them is fascinating. I enjoyed the format of the episodes. Each of the stories no matter how complicated is told in a way that is easy to understand. This podcast is great for history fans and anyone that wants to know how and why situations like this occur. I feel like these stories are important to be heard so history does not repeat itself. I just wish there were more episodes.

I give this podcast 4 out of 5 stars.

Tomorrow for the Movie Monday feature, I am reviewing the holiday film, The Christmas Chronicles. Next week for the Spotcast Sunday feature, I am reviewing the language podcast, Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day. Until then keep listening on; Nerd out!

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