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

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

The Western Sound team has years’ experience creating new shows from scratch, adapting television and film works for podcast, and working with all different types of storytellers to bring their vision to podcast audiences.

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

In the last year, Adair has created, executive produced or otherwise helped launch five top-ten hits, including 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. He also recently won a 2018 Webby Award for A Piece of Work, from the Museum of Modern Art and WNYC. The Western Sound team has racked up LA Press Club Awards, Edward Murrow Awards (both regional and national), and, even more importantly, almost 50 million downloads between us.

Our Team

Ben Adair, Founder, Executive Producer

Ben Adair
Founder, Executive Producer

Stephen Hoffman, Reporter / Producer

Stephen Hoffman
Reporter / Producer

Jenna Kagel, Producer

Jenna Kagel

Rachel Swaby

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