Western Sound is led by Peabody Award-winning podcaster Ben Adair

Western Sound is a Los Angeles-based podcast production company.

We create original podcasts with a heavy emphasis on story — both episodic and serialized long-form narrative storytelling.

Western Sound is led by Peabody Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and podcaster Ben Adair.

In the last few years, Adair has created, executive produced or otherwise helped launch six top-ten hits, including Doctor Death (#1),  Dirty John (#1), American History Tellers (#1), Young Charlie (#1), A Piece of Work (#2), and John August’s Launch (#9).

Adair won a Peabody Award for the very first episode of Reveal, the hit investigative reporting podcast he created in 2013 for the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Western Sound won two 2020 Webbies for The Bank Robbery Diaries and ESPN’s The Sterling Affairs. The Western Sound team has racked up LA Press Club Awards, Edward Murrow Awards (both regional and national), and, even more importantly, over 75 million downloads between us all.

Our Team

Ben Adair
Founder, Executive Producer

Alex MacInnis
Sound Designer

Annet Rangel
Production Assistant Emeritus

Cameron Kell

Dan Leone

Hayley Fox
Reporter / Producer

Lori Galarreta

Sabrina Fang
Production Assistant