13 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.

The Score: Bank Robber Diaries Acast Studios & Western Sound

    • True Crime

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.

    Second Time In

    Second Time In

    After pleading guilty to robbing three banks, Joe is sent back to prison — only this time, it's maximum security, federal prison. New people, new rules, new dangers, and new opportunities. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 43 min
    Your Listener Questions

    Your Listener Questions

    A special AJA episode (Ask Joe Anything) featuring your questions. Sorry we didn't have enough time to get to all of them! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min
    Two Too Many

    Two Too Many

    After all these banks we’ve been hearing about, I’m sure you’re wondering, how far can one bank robber go? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    The Victims

    The Victims

    Is bank robbery a victimless crime? No. No, it's not. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 min
    Upcoming special AMA episode with Joe - send questions to thescore@western-sound.com

    Upcoming special AMA episode with Joe - send questions to thescore@western-sound.com

    In a couple weeks, Joe's going to sit down and answer YOUR questions in a special "Ask Me Anything" podcast episode.


    Send your questions to thescore@western-sound.com and we'll try to answer every one of them. You can also DM us on IG at @westernsound and @thescore.podcast


    Send those questions in — let's go!


    PS: this will probably be the only file in this feed NOT marked explicit, so enjoy the lack of f-bombs for a change :) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 min
    Big Bank Little Bank

    Big Bank Little Bank

    How many banks did Joe rob? A lot of effing banks! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

Danni_Denmark ,

WOW!

So great and exciting couldnt stop listening to this

NK1989DK ,

NK1989DK

Really great podcast! Cant see why some people rate with 1 star. Perhaps because of the heartbreaking background of the 2 brothers?

Cant wait till next episode!

Kasper frank ,

Love the story

A really Well-told story.
Only downside at the moment is, that there is only one episode a week ;)

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