Last Seen

Last Seen

By WBUR & The Boston Globe

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.

Episodes

Last Seen Presents: 'Madness'

"Madness" is a new investigative series from our fellow WBUR podcast, Endless Thread. Told in 5 parts, "Madness" unravels the shocking history of CIA-funded mind-control experiments. In the first episode, Endless Thread presents powerful accounts of abuse at a psychiatric hospital in Montreal, and introduces the renowned doctor who conducted these disturbing experiments on his unwitting patients.
08/07/2020m 19s

Last Seen Presents: A Place Of Respite

Last Seen's sister podcast, Kind World, recently produced a special series featuring stories of kindness and compassion at the U.S.-Mexico border.
04/11/1914m 51s

Last Seen Presents: The Amber Room

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.
30/07/1930m 20s

Last Seen Presents: 'Infectious', Part 1

"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.
28/05/1938m 18s

Last Seen Presents: Kind World

Last Seen wants to tell you about another great podcast: Kind World
22/04/1911m 25s

Last Seen Presents Endless Thread

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.
07/12/1826m 45s

Episode 10: 'Last Seen' Live

A behind-the-scenes conversation about how we investigated the most sensational unsolved art heist in history.
19/11/181h 0m

Episode 9: 'The Big Dig'

We follow a mobster's tip to excavate a lot in Orlando.
12/11/1838m 17s

Episode 8: 'Flimflammer'

After a parallel heist gone wrong, did Brian McDevitt succeed at the Gardner Museum?
05/11/1843m 51s

Episode 7: 'I Was The One'

Was the world's greatest art thief the inspiration, or actually the mastermind, of the Gardner heist?
29/10/1836m 51s

Episode 6: 'Befriend And Betray'

This is a story about how to plot an art recovery, and then blow it entirely.
22/10/1832m 4s

Episode 5: 'The Bobbys'

We trace the art's possible path from Boston to Connecticut to Philadelphia.
15/10/1833m 2s

Episode 4: 'Two Bad Men'

Were George Reissfelder and David Turner involved in the Gardner heist?
08/10/1840m 36s

Episode 3: 'Not A Bunch Of Jamokes'

Was the heist planned in the belly of Boston's criminal underworld operating out of a Dorchester auto body shop?
01/10/1837m 15s

Episode 2: 'Inside Job?'

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.
24/09/1833m 23s

Episode 1: '81 Minutes'

In 1990, two thieves stole 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We take a closer look at what happened that night.
14/09/1835m 11s

Introducing 'Last Seen'

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.
16/07/183m 12s
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