The Score: Bank Robber Diaries

The Score: Bank Robber Diaries

By Acast Studios & Western Sound

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.

Episodes

Bonus Episode - Creating the Sound of the Bank Robber Diaries

Western Sound's Daniel Leone composed all the music and sound-designed the world of the Bank Robber Diaries. In this bonus episode, Ben talks with Dan about his creative process, the music and sound effects that brought Joe Loya's stories to life.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/2051m 25s

Bonus Episode with Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez is a writer and essayist who played a very influential role in Joe's own development as a writer in prison. He appeared a few times in the last episodes of the show. In this almost full length interview he talks about Joe, the power of story and how hard it can be to write yourself in or out of your own narrative.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/2036m 1s

Bonus Episode with Piper Kerman (Orange is the New Black)

What does Joe Loya have to do with Orange is the New Black? A lot more than you know!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/2016m 6s

Last Words

Everyone we've met in this season — Joe's family, friends, even the FBI agent who caught him — all weigh in on one, very complicated question: Has Joe really changed?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/2046m 39s

Fatal Peril

Joe returns from prison a changed man, but adjusting to non-institutionalized life is harder than he expected.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/2043m 22s

The Monster

After cracking in solitary confinement, Joe begins to transform into a different kind of inmate. A different kind of person.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/2040m 3s

Cracks in the Wall

After getting out of his handcuffs and stabbing another inmate, Joe is taken to solitary. And that's when he finally starts to crack.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/2041m 24s

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/2043m 58s

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!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/2038m 11s

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?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/01/2039m 45s

The Victims

Is bank robbery a victimless crime? No. No, it's not.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/12/1936m 39s

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.podcastSend 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 :)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/12/191m 56s

Big Bank Little Bank

How many banks did Joe rob? A lot of effing banks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/12/1935m 34s

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/12/1933m 39s

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/1941m 16s

The Wolf and the Sheep, Part 1

Joe's troubled home life gets complicated with the arrival of his new step mom.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/12/1935m 1s

Who's Your Daddy?

Young Joe's relationship with his father pushes him in unexpected directions.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/11/1941m 55s

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/11/1946m 28s

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/11/1944m 13s

The Score: Bank Robber Diaries Trailer

When is walking to a bank not just walking to a bank? When you’re walking to a bank robbery — and you’re the robber.The Score: Bank Robber Diaries — coming soon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/11/193m 30s
-
-
Heart UK