22 episodes

14 months. 30 Banks. An all-access pass into the mind of one of Southern California’s most prolific bank robbers. 
On the show, Joe Loya - the so-called “Beirut Bandit” - reveals his story of transformation from abusive childhood to prolific bank robber, violent convict, ex-con, writer and ultimately, a reconciled son. 
Produced by Peabody-Award winning podcaster Ben Adair (The Sterling Affairs, Dr. Death, Reveal) at Western Sound in partnership with Acast Studios.

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The Score: Bank Robber Diaries Acast Studios & Western Sound

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 119 Ratings

14 months. 30 Banks. An all-access pass into the mind of one of Southern California’s most prolific bank robbers. 
On the show, Joe Loya - the so-called “Beirut Bandit” - reveals his story of transformation from abusive childhood to prolific bank robber, violent convict, ex-con, writer and ultimately, a reconciled son. 
Produced by Peabody-Award winning podcaster Ben Adair (The Sterling Affairs, Dr. Death, Reveal) at Western Sound in partnership with Acast Studios.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    First Time Out

    First Time Out

    Ever wonder what it's like to rob a bank?
    Breaking the rules at a young age set Joe Loya up for a descent into crime. From his first time robbing a bank, to a violent altercation behind bars, this is Joe Loya’s origin story.

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    • 44 min
    Mama's Boy

    Mama's Boy

    After his mom dies when he’s just 9 years old, Joe’s life begins to unravel. The death wreaks havoc on his home in ways that would affect him his entire life.
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    • 46 min
    Who's Your Daddy?

    Who's Your Daddy?

    Young Joe's relationship with his father pushes him in unexpected directions.
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    • 41 min
    The Wolf and the Sheep, Part 1

    The Wolf and the Sheep, Part 1

    Joe's troubled home life gets complicated with the arrival of his new step mom.
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    • 35 min
    The Wolf and the Sheep, Part 2

    The Wolf and the Sheep, Part 2

    The violence in Joe's household reaches a new level. And Joe makes a promise to his dad, his brother and himself.
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    • 41 min
    The Hunter

    The Hunter

    Joe's relationship with his dad comes to extreme and tragic violence. The result propels him in a completely new direction — towards power and crime.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

simnpop ,

The best

This is one of my favourite podcasts!! Joe is an incredible teller of incredible stories. Hilarious and often heartbreaking, this show has it all. Loved it.

Poppy Wayne ,

Last show may 2020!

Why am I getting spam on my feed !?

katiebarryk ,

Great listen

Sound work and audio are great! As well as the content. Glad I found this podcast :)

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