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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 th...Show More
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Episode 1: '81 Minutes'

35:11 | Sep 14th, 2018

In 1990, two thieves stole 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We take a closer look what happened that night.
Last Seen Presents: 'Infectious', Part 1

38:18 | May 28th

"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 [...]
Last Seen Presents: Kind World

11:25 | Apr 22nd

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

26:45 | Dec 7th, 2018

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 [...]
Episode 10: 'Last Seen' Live

1:00:51 | Nov 19th, 2018

A behind-the-scenes conversation about how we investigated the most sensational unsolved art heist in history.
Episode 9: 'The Big Dig'

38:17 | Nov 12th, 2018

We follow a mobster's tip to excavate a lot in Orlando.
Episode 8: 'Flimflammer'

43:51 | Nov 5th, 2018

After a parallel heist gone wrong, did Brian McDevitt succeed at the Gardner Museum?
Episode 7: 'I Was The One'

36:51 | Oct 29th, 2018

Was the world's greatest art thief the inspiration, or actually the mastermind, of the Gardner heist?
Episode 6: 'Befriend And Betray'

32:04 | Oct 22nd, 2018

This is a story about how to plot an art recovery, and then blow it entirely.
Episode 5: 'The Bobbys'

33:02 | Oct 15th, 2018

We trace the art's possible path from Boston to Connecticut to Philadelphia.
Episode 4: 'Two Bad Men'

40:36 | Oct 8th, 2018

Were George Reissfelder and David Turner involved in the Gardner heist?
Episode 3: 'Not A Bunch Of Jamokes'

37:15 | Oct 1st, 2018

Was the heist planned in the belly of Boston's criminal underworld operating out of a Dorchester auto body shop?
Episode 2: 'Inside Job?'

33:23 | Sep 24th, 2018

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'

35:11 | Sep 14th, 2018

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'

03:12 | Jul 16th, 2018

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.