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Acast Studios & Western Sound
The Score: Bank Robber Diaries
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 2,002 ratings
Midway through and new obsession
Was looking for a story to take me out of my head and boy did this deliver. I love the way that the host decides to contract the stories and uses multiple perspectives to really fact check the narrative and the infectious laughter
Shawnie L via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/20
So enjoyed this podcast! Use this for whatever you need. A good story, therapy, motivation. I got all of it. Joe is resilient and I’m so psyched I listened. Hearts, hearts, hearts.
anrodun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/20
The only reason i gave this 3 stars is because maybe i didnt give it a fair chance. But it was so boring in the first 15 min I couldn’t take it. Plus the robber really cone across as a jerk.
dannaishungry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/20
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