Norco 80

Futuro Studios, LAist Studios

Norco 80


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In May of 1980, the sleepy streets of Norco, California were turned into an all-out war zone in what is one of the most violent bank robberies in American history. From LAist Studios in collaboration with Futuro Studios comes the new podcast—Norco ’80 based on the book by Peter Houlahan. Listen as host and producer Antonia Cereijido tells the unbelievable true story about God, guns, survivalism and the bank robbery that changed policing in America forever. Using eyewitness testimony and never before heard police tapes, Norco ’80 takes listeners on a wild ride, and serves as a cautionary tale in the context of Ame...

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Score: 4.5

Wendy J. Fox • Mar 3, 2021

"From a production standpoint, Norco 80 suffers, in a minor way, from the same thing that many podcasts do: unneeded repetition. However, Cereijido’s hosting is overall extraordinary. It is under her direction that Norco 80 transcends a cops/robbers or good guys/bad guys binary, and instead leaves listeners asking their own questions. Especially considering our contemporary era of police brutality, she challenges the audience to consider how we got here in the first place."

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