Last Seen

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 Nov 26, 2018

 Oct 18, 2018


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.

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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.
Dec 07, 2018
Episode 10: 'Last Seen' Live
A behind-the-scenes conversation about how we investigated the most sensational unsolved art heist in history.
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 9: 'The Big Dig'
We follow a mobster's tip to excavate a lot in Orlando.
Nov 12, 2018
Episode 8: 'Flimflammer'
After a parallel heist gone wrong, did Brian McDevitt succeed at the Gardner Museum?
Nov 05, 2018
Episode 7: 'I Was The One'
Was the world's greatest art thief the inspiration, or actually the mastermind, of the Gardner heist?
Oct 29, 2018
Episode 6: 'Befriend And Betray'
This is a story about how to plot an art recovery, and then blow it entirely.
Oct 22, 2018
Episode 5: 'The Bobbys'
We trace the art's possible path from Boston to Connecticut to Philadelphia.
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 4: 'Two Bad Men'
Were George Reissfelder and David Turner involved in the Gardner heist?
Oct 08, 2018
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?
Oct 01, 2018
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.
Sep 24, 2018
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.
Sep 14, 2018
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.
Jul 16, 2018