By WBUR & The Boston Globe
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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.
||CleanEpisode 9: 'The Big Dig'||We follow a mobster's tip to excavate a lot in Orlando.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: 'Flimflammer'||After a parallel heist gone wrong, did Brian McDevitt succeed at the Gardner Museum?||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: 'I Was The One'||Was the world's greatest art thief the inspiration, or actually the mastermind, of the Gardner heist?||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: 'Befriend And Betray'||This is a story about how to plot an art recovery, and then blow it entirely.||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: 'The Bobbys'||We trace the art's possible path from Boston to Connecticut to Philadelphia.||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: 'Two Bad Men'||Were George Reissfelder and David Turner involved in the Gardner heist?||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 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?||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 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.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing '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.||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The trailer sounds like this is going to be fantastic - I am so psyched for a true crime show that is not a murder. And being from Boston, this hometown mystery has always fascinated me. Can't wait till the show comes out in September!
I thought it would be good but it’s gripping! And a little spooky, somehow. One episode and I am hooked. And if you can go to wbur.org/lastseen, watch the 6 min video. Wow.
True Crime - Boston Style!
Expertly researched and reported. Second best only to the book, Master Thieves!!! Boston, we have to find these paintings!!! Let’s all listen and get on this! Our city can do better.