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Last Seen

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. With more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A production from WBUR and The Boston Globe.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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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?


1 Oct 2018

Rank #1

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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 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 4: 'Two Bad Men'

Were George Reissfelder and David Turner involved in the Gardner heist?


8 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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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 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 5: 'The Bobbys'

We trace the art's possible path from Boston to Connecticut to Philadelphia.


15 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 7: 'I Was The One'

Was the world's greatest art thief the inspiration, or actually the mastermind, of the Gardner heist?


29 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 6: 'Befriend And Betray'

This is a story about how to plot an art recovery, and then blow it entirely.


22 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 8: 'Flimflammer'

After a parallel heist gone wrong, did Brian McDevitt succeed at the Gardner Museum?


5 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 9: 'The Big Dig'

We follow a mobster's tip to excavate a lot in Orlando.


12 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 10: 'Last Seen' Live

A behind-the-scenes conversation about how we investigated the most sensational unsolved art heist in history.


19 Nov 2018

Rank #10