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By Crawlspace Media

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In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 81 minutes they stole 13 pieces of artwork, among the paintings stripped from their frames were works by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt. In this series Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (of the Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace podcasts) will dig as deep as possible into the case, theories, and social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art heist of all time had on the community.

Customer Reviews

Poorly done

I’m disappointed to say that I found this show really atrocious. The hosts ramble, and the show is ridiculously confusing; not a single person will listen to this and come away w/ a clear picture of the Gardner heist or the details surrounding the crime. Anyone interested in this topic should just listen to Last Seen, the WBUR podcast about the same subject matter. To the hosts — don’t assume the audience is as well versed as you guys! And ease up on the rampant speculation, please.

The actual event is way more interesting

The Gardner Heist is such a fascinating event. But this podcast is so poorly executed that I had to stop listening. I don’t want to listen to two guys insert themselves into the narrative.

Fascinating topic, poorly executed

This applies only to the first three episodes, as I gave up after that point. I love heist stories, find them fascinating, and was really excited about this series. But it so desperately needs a heavy-handed editor. The pacing is too slow, the story-telling is repetitive. It would be far better with the same content in half the time.