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It’s a wrap!

Always bittersweet ending a show – spending so much time with people and their stories and then – poof- you’re done. The Bank Robber Diaries was a great ride. I’ll always be humbled by and grateful to Joe Loya for partnering up to make it. I hope you can find the time to listen. And maybe this review, which I really appreciated, can help you see why.

Everyone at Western Sound worked their asses off to make this show — and it shows. It’s a truly remarkable. Click over to your favorite listening app.

Come see The Score: Bank Robber Diaries at Podcast Movement in Los Angeles

We’re super stoked to join Shannon Cason on stage at the conference. Find us on Friday morning at 10 am and come say hi.

The Score named one of 2019’s best podcasts

Thanks for the write up, Esquire!

The Guardian loves The Score: Bank Robber Diaries


Great write up from the British site on our first episode:

“Adair is a great interviewer, and Loya an excellent interviewee. And this opening episode of new series The Score: Bank Robber Diaries is utterly gripping, even though the robbery itself – he gets away with $4,500 – is hardly a great heist. Loya is a character, and I look forward to hearing about his mundane, interesting, criminal past.”

The Score: Bank Robber Diaries is out now

When I first interviewed former bank robber Joe Loya back in 2014, I had no idea how rich and engaging his whole story could be.

Out now, from Western Sound and Acast Studios, The Score: Bank Robber Diaries is a 15-episode deep dive into the life and times of Joe Loya, aka The Beirut Bandit, aka one of Southern California’s most prolific bank robbers.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Acast.

The Report Podcast is out now

The history of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program — and the effort by the US Senate to expose it — is the subject of the new Scott Z. Burns film, The Report.

We partnered with the film’s producer Topic and its distributor Amazon Studios to make the official companion podcast.

Hosted by NPR Embedded’s Kelly McEvers and Daniel Jones, lead author of the US Senate Torture Report, the show’s eight episodes tell the story of how the CIA program started, grew out of control and was reined in by Congressional oversight and public pressure.

Listen here on Topic’s website.

Two new comedies from Conan O’Brien, Team Coco & Western Sound

Conan O’Brien is getting big into podcasting. So his production company, Team Coco, turned to Western Sound to produce their first two scripted shows.

Frontier Tween and Smartr will be out soon on Luminary.

We’d never produced scripted shows before, but we found the process invigorating and creatively inspiring in all new ways.