Podimo and Message Heard Production "Who Robs A Banksy?" Launches Thursday 27th April 2023

The podcast about the man that went to war with the world's most elusive anonymous artist

From the creators of audio sensation Finding Natasha comes Who Robs A Banksy? 

Launching Thursday 27th of April, Who Robs A Banksy? is the podcast uncovering one of the most bizarre and notorious art heists in recent history: self-proclaimed ‘art terrorist’ Andy Link’s kidnapping of a Banksy statue… and its subsequent disappearance from his back garden.

In the new six-part series, host Jake Warren (Finding Natasha) speaks to ‘Tiger King of the art scene’ Andy and those closest to Banksy himself, exposing their two-decade-long feud and attempting to track down the world’s most elusive anonymous artist.  

In 2004, former porn star and football hooligan-turned artist Andy, along with his subversive art collective ‘Art Keida’ pinched Banksy’s ‘The Drinker’ sculpture from central London in broad daylight. The piece was held it to ransom in his back garden of all places, only for it to be snatched again and mysteriously auctioned over 10 years later with Sotheby’s

Who Robs a Banksy? tells this absurd story, taking listeners on a journey through UK’s most subversive sub-cultures, from 80s football hooliganism to the 90s illegal rave scene and even fetish parties.

But Andy Link’s vendetta is more than just a wild tale, it’s a starting point for interrogating the public’s perception of Banksy and asking, why is he perceived as the ‘Robin Hood’ of art when he makes millions out of ‘anti-establishment’ pieces?


Who Robs A Banksy? is available on all major podcast platforms from Thursday 27th of April 2023

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Notes To Editors

About Andy Link

Despite residing in East London, you won't meet a prouder Yorkshireman than Andy Link. Andy, AKA Linky is known as the Forrest Gump of the art world and there isn't a UK subculture over the last 40 years that he hasn't played his part in. From 80's football hooliganism, the 90's illegal rave scene, fetish parties and even terrorising the world of street art. After a long-standing feud with the world’s most infamous street artist, Banksy, Andy kidnapped one of the artist’s sculptures from its original location in central London in 2004. Andy is also artist in his own right, working under the alias AK47.

About Jake Warren 

Jake Warren is a journalist and podcast host who’s spent his career exploring stories at the extremities of human interest (or at least that’s what he says when he’s trying to impress someone). Really, it means spending time with nutters, extremists and weirdos of almost every persuasion. It was after hearing a friend ‘used to have a Banksy in her garden’ that he went on a journey to find out how it got there, discovering along the way Andy Link himself.

About Podimo

Podimo is a premium audio entertainment subscription service that offers original and exclusive ad-free podcasts, audiobooks, plus podcasts from around the world via RSS feeds. As a global production studio, Podimo creates original content that can travel and amplifies the voices of creators from around the world. Previous Podimo UK productions include “The Missing” with Pandora Sykes, “You Don’t Know Me,” with Chloe Combi, and “Letters From A Killer” with Sky Studios’ Transistor Films. The app is currently available in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, and across Latin America, and is expanding to more countries soon.

About Message Heard 

Message Heard is a multi-award-winning podcast company led by journalist and documentary maker Jake Warren (formerly of VICE and The BBC) and Head of Production, Sandra Ferrari (formerly of United Nations, CBC and The Guardian). We believe in creating podcasts with purpose. Since 2018 we have developed, produced and grown award winning and impactful shows including Conflicted (Nominated Best Co-hosts, The Lovies) Untold Killing (Silver winner Best Commercial Partnership, The Arias), Finding Natasha (Honoured Best Limited Series, The Webby Awards) and The Catch (winner, Best True Crime, The British Podcast Awards). We also continue to work both with and for numerous global brands, platforms and public bodies including Red Bull, Spotify, Amazon, The BBC Buffer and the UK Parliament. Message Heard believes in amplifying audiences, focusing on audio quality and championing creative storytelling.