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Last Seen

It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and t
Last Seen

Description

It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR and The Boston Globe.

Link: www.wbur.org/lastseen

Categories

True Crime

Episodes

Last Seen Presents: A Place Of Respite

Nov 4, 2019 00:14:51

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Last Seen's sister podcast, Kind World, recently produced a special series featuring stories of kindness and compassion at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Last Seen Presents: The Amber Room

Jul 30, 2019 00:30:20

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Last Seen fans, here's a story about one of the greatest missing treasures of all-time, The Amber Room, from our friends at WBUR's Endless Thread podcast.

The Amber Room was a treasure of kings and an architectural marvel before being stolen by Nazis and lost to history. So…what happened? It all depends on who you ask.

Last Seen Presents: 'Infectious', Part 1

May 28, 2019 00:38:18

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"Infectious: The Strange Past and Surprising Present of Vaccines — and Anti-Vaxxers" explores the weird, winding story of scientific innovation, medical disasters and online virality that radicalized new parents and created a movement that threatens to send us back to the disease-ridden dark ages.

Subscribe to Endless Thread wherever you get your podcasts.

Last Seen Presents: Kind World

Apr 22, 2019 00:11:25

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Last Seen wants to tell you about another great podcast: Kind World

Last Seen Presents Endless Thread

Dec 7, 2018 00:26:45

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We’re back in your feed to share a project we think you’ll love. There will be more from Last Seen in the new year. Until then, we wanted to share another mystery with you: an episode of the great WBUR podcast, Endless Thread. This story focuses on a young man who was last seen… in 1995. If you like it, subscribe to Endless Thread wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 10: 'Last Seen' Live

Nov 19, 2018 01:00:51

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A behind-the-scenes conversation about how we investigated the most sensational unsolved art heist in history.

Episode 9: 'The Big Dig'

Nov 12, 2018 00:38:17

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We follow a mobster's tip to excavate a lot in Orlando.

Episode 8: 'Flimflammer'

Nov 5, 2018 00:43:51

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After a parallel heist gone wrong, did Brian McDevitt succeed at the Gardner Museum?

Episode 7: 'I Was The One'

Oct 29, 2018 00:36:51

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Was the world's greatest art thief the inspiration, or actually the mastermind, of the Gardner heist?

Episode 6: 'Befriend And Betray'

Oct 22, 2018 00:32:04

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This is a story about how to plot an art recovery, and then blow it entirely.

Episode 5: 'The Bobbys'

Oct 15, 2018 00:33:02

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We trace the art's possible path from Boston to Connecticut to Philadelphia.

Episode 4: 'Two Bad Men'

Oct 8, 2018 00:40:36

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Were George Reissfelder and David Turner involved in the Gardner heist?

Episode 3: 'Not A Bunch Of Jamokes'

Oct 1, 2018 00:37:15

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Was the heist planned in the belly of Boston's criminal underworld operating out of a Dorchester auto body shop?

Episode 2: 'Inside Job?'

Sep 24, 2018 00:33:23

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On the night of the heist, security guard Rick Abath made the critical mistake of letting the thieves into the museum. In this episode, we ask if it was indeed a mistake.

Episode 1: '81 Minutes'

Sep 14, 2018 00:35:11

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In 1990, two thieves stole 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We take a closer look at what happened that night.

Introducing 'Last Seen'

Jul 16, 2018 00:03:12

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A look into the largest unsolved art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. "Last Seen" begins Sept. 17.