Heist Podcast



Welcome to Heist Podcast. The Podcast all about heists. We discuss Heists in the news and deep dive into famous heists and the colorful characters that play a part in them. From the criminals to the investigators.


  • Golden Oldie, Summer break and Crazy Heist News

    31/08/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    Heist podcast is taking the last weekend of the summer off but we didn't want to leave you hanging, so here is a re-issue of one of our favorite episodes The Dirt Biking Ninja, it's an amazing story. Also crazy news just came in from Brazil about a heist involving hostages strapped to the hoods of getaway vehicles so you know we're gonna cover that. We'll be back with a new episode next week. Hang in there Heist Nation and enjoy the weekend.   Heeeeeiiisssttt!

  • $13 million Purolator Heist [#184]

    24/08/2021 Duração: 45min

    In 1974 a crew pulled off a $13 million job at the Purolator head quarters in Chicago. And they did it all with out firing a bullet, or even showing a single weapon. This is a real classic heist story with some great twists are turns, like burning piles of cash ala the Joker and attending CrimeCon '74. Check it out, HEEEIST

  • $80 million Farmville Clone Heist [#183]

    17/08/2021 Duração: 32min

    Today we tell the sweet little tale about a lil' baby faced rapper named Mehmet Aydin who scammed tons of people into investing into his mobile game. But the real story here is what a hilarious and ridiculous character Mehmet is. Check it out. HEEEIIISST!

  • The Indiana Jones of the Art World - part II [#812]

    10/08/2021 Duração: 46min

    We pick up where we left off with our crazy international art smuggler Michel Van Rijn, this time he's pulling a fast one on a small time art dealer looking to make a name for herself. And at the same time trying not to get arrested and/or killed by his long time enemies. It's always a wild ride with MVR. HEEEISST!

  • The Indiana Jones of the Art World - Part I [#181]

    03/08/2021 Duração: 38min

    Today we tell the story of Michel Van Rijn, probably the biggest international art smuggler in history, this guy has lived a crazy life. He hung out with the Russian mob one minute and clinked glasses with the richest people in the world the next. At the height of his smuggling career Michel was making millions, owned a private plan, yachts and villas around the world. But you can't smuggle and forge art all around the world with out making enemies, and he has a lot of them.

  • $10 million in Microsoft Gift Cards [#180]

    27/07/2021 Duração: 47min

    Today we tell the story of the Microsoft quality assurance agent who stole millions and millions of dollars in gift cards from his employer. Think about how many sweet Minecraft skins you could buy with that!  

  • The Department of Justice Prosecutor that Became a Serial Bank Robber [#179]

    20/07/2021 Duração: 41min

    Captain Andrew McKenna was a DOJ prosecutor in Washington D.C. A few years later he was blasting 60 bags of Heroin a day and robbing banks to fuel his $300 a day habit. Don't do drugs kids.  HEEEIIISST!

  • The Mormon Mafia's $500 Million Government Heist [#178]

    13/07/2021 Duração: 45min

    The Order is a religious sect that broke off from the Mormon church after they got rid of their polygamy policy. These dudes run Salt Lake City maintaining hundreds of profitable business. Their most profitable business (up until a few years ago) was running a bio fuel factory for the soul purpose of milking the government out of millions and millions of dollars. BLEED THE BEAST! HEIST!

  • Mesrine, Full Blown Maniac - Part Two [#177]

    06/07/2021 Duração: 50min

    We pick up where we left off on Part One. Mesrine is an international fugitive and escapes back to his homeland to get into some even crazy trouble, like I don't know, using a judge as a body shield! Jacques Mesrine (1936-1979) was a french criminal who never met a crime he didn't like. Robbery, burglary, bank jobs, kidnapping, prison breaks outs, prison break ins, you name it he was down. Mesrine traveled the world pulling off jobs, avoiding arrest and seeking out the ladies...which were mostly prostitutes. He was also super okay with murder, so "not cool Mesrine." 

  • Mesrine, Full Blown Maniac - Part One [#176]

    29/06/2021 Duração: 43min

    Jacques Mesrine (1936-1979) was a french criminal who never met a crime he didn't like. Robbery, burglary, bank jobs, kidnapping, prison breaks outs, prison break ins, you name it he was down. Mesrine traveled the world pulling off jobs, avoiding arrest and seeking out the ladies...which were mostly prostitutes. He was also super okay with murder, so "not cool Mesrine." 

  • $250 Million in Bitcoin, Vanished! [#175]

    22/06/2021 Duração: 45min

    Today we are telling the strange and mysterious Story of Gerald Cotten. A pioneer in the bitcoin world who held the cold wallets of thousands of people. Until he died in India four days after he wrote a will. Where is that bitcoin fortune now and is Gerald actually dead? Lots of questions on this episode of HHHEEIIISSSTT!

  • $3.5 million Rubens Heist [#174]

    15/06/2021 Duração: 48min

    In 1986 a mysterious man stole two Rubens sketches from the Fine Arts Museum in La Coruña, Spain then he disappeared. When one of the sketches showed up at an art appraisers office a year later, it kicked off a ten year mission to retrieve the second sketch and arrest the mysterious thief known only as Roman.

  • The $4.3 Million Halloran Hotel Gem heist [#173]

    08/06/2021 Duração: 41min

    Are you ready for twists, turns, British royalty and learning what a "push-in" robbery is? Well check out our latest episode about Darius Guppy (like the fish, as in it's named after his family) an aristocrat connected at the highest level, this dude was BFFs with Boris Johnson and was Princess Dianna's brother's best man. Darius and his buddy, Benedict Marsh were victims of huge gem heist in the big apple....or were they? Wait...What? Find out on this wild episode of Heist. HHHEEEIIIST!

  • The DuckTales Bandit AKA Dagobert [#172]

    01/06/2021 Duração: 45min

    DuckTales is HUGE in Germany and so was an inventive extortionist that used Scrooge McDuck as his calling card. All Arno Funke ever wanted was to become a successful satirical cartoonist but after numerous failed attempts and his 40th birthday looming on the horizon, Funke decided what he needed was merely time to focus on his art, and money...a bunch of money. How was he going to get it, crime.

  • The Oldest Heister There Ever Was [#171]

    25/05/2021 Duração: 44min

    Forest Tucker spent most of his life behind bars but that didn't stop him from breaking out multiple times, his first jail break was at 15 years old and he was on a chain gang at 16. Not only did Tucker run with a crew of older gentleman named the "over the hill gang" he pulled off heists into his 70s. Oh and he also lived two secret lives as a family man. This dude was in the dog house and the big house non-stop. HEEEIISST!

  • Burglar to the Stars AKA Michael Jackson's best friend's son[#170]

    18/05/2021 Duração: 51min

    During the 90s Blane David Nordhal was the biggest cat burglar in the united states, possibly the world. He robbed the mansion of the wealthiest people on the east, coast we're talking the Trumps, We're talking the Boss we're talking...American Sportscaster Curt Gowdy? The best part of the story, his crazy commitment to his MO and the fact he only stole one thing...Listen now to find out what.

  • The mastermind that used Point Break, Heat and Reservoirs Dogs like DIY Heist videos [#169]

    11/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    Today we talk about famous heist mastermind slash prison escape artist Redoine Faid. From stealing packs of gum at 6 to running a gang of thieves at 18 to robbing armored vehicles and escaping prison via helicopter, Redoine was a heister right out of the movies. Which makes sense because he used many of the classics as blueprints for his crimes.

  • The $690 Million Hollywood Ponzi Scheme [#168]

    04/05/2021 Duração: 55min

    F-list actor Zack Horwitz (Stage name Zack Avery) was on his way to becoming a big time actor and at the same time he was the head of a massive investment group that was selling movie rights to Netflix, HBO and Sony. Well at least that's what his investors thought, turns out Zack didn't know any one from the major studios. Zack Attack was actually just running a textbook Ponzi scheme. Come for the scam, stay for all the hilarious stuff we dug up about this ridiculous character. You may have heard this story from other sources but none of them are telling it the way we are. HEEEEIIISSST!

  • The Soccer player that stole the Scream [#167]

    27/04/2021 Duração: 49min

    Today we cover the crazy tale of Pal Enger a professional soccer player/career criminal that stole Edvard Munch's Scream from Norway's national museum on the night of their Olympic opening ceremony. The coolest part of this story, the criminal organization that hired Pal to steal it didn't give a crap what he did with it. It was all a distraction for bigger crimes.  HEEEIIISST!

  • One of the Biggest Heists in History, Still Unsolved, or is it? ...Probably [#166]

    20/04/2021 Duração: 37min

    Beirut 1976, in the middle of a civil war one of the biggest bank heists in history went down. $150 million in cash and gold was stolen, to never be seen again. To this day this highly skilled expert crew's identity has never been discovered, but after meeting a very secretive military source, one journalist believes he knows who pulled it off, and well it's crazy.

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