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Welcome to Empty Frames: an art crime experience. Season 1 is about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist: In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the 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.Season 2 looks at other angles of art crime. We speak with two men who have a wild story of returning a stolen painting, we talk with Turbo Paul about a stolen da Vinci, and we dig into more Gardner heist minutia.

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Welcome to Empty Frames: an art crime experience. Season 1 is about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist: In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the 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.Season 2 looks at other angles of art crime. We speak with two men who have a wild story of returning a stolen painting, we talk with Turbo Paul about a stolen da Vinci, and we dig into more Gardner heist minutia.

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By birdtrouble - Mar 02 2020
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Worst podcast with the most potential. They took an interesting subject and made it down right boring. No one wants this much Inane banter in a podcast. Very disappointed.

Sound quality is terrible.

By Leeny813 - Feb 09 2020
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Really difficult to listen to when it sounds like a fuzzy radio reception.

iTunes Ratings

311 Ratings
Average Ratings
141
36
35
40
59

Ugh

By birdtrouble - Mar 02 2020
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Worst podcast with the most potential. They took an interesting subject and made it down right boring. No one wants this much Inane banter in a podcast. Very disappointed.

Sound quality is terrible.

By Leeny813 - Feb 09 2020
Read more
Really difficult to listen to when it sounds like a fuzzy radio reception.
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Empty Frames

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Welcome to Empty Frames: an art crime experience. Season 1 is about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist: In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the 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.Season 2 looks at other angles of art crime. We speak with two men who have a wild story of returning a stolen painting, we talk with Turbo Paul about a stolen da Vinci, and we dig into more Gardner heist minutia.

Rank #1: The Turbo Plan

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In episode eleven Tim & Lance talk to former swindler Turbo Paul Hendry about his thoughts on the Gardner heist, and how the artwork can be recovered. Visit Turbo's blog: http://arthostage.blogspot.com/ In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990\. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. 

Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name.  https://chn.ge/2KLIKL9 Check out Turbo in the documentary Stolen: http://www.stolenthefilm.com/

Original music by Jared Janzen. Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. 

Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out Tim & Lance's other podcasts: Missing Maura Murray: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-maura-murray/id1006974447

 Crawlspace: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crawlspace/id1187326340

Talks about the security video from the night before: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/06/fbi-new-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-heist https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/historic-footage-connected-to-gardner-museum-burglary-released-public-assistance-sought About the reward: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/26/arts/design/gardner-museum-art-reward.html

About the extended reward: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/arts/design/isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-extends-reward-heist.html

About the heist: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/19/boston-art-heist-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-art-of-crimeus5a5e7a28e4b0c40b3e59752e

From the museum: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/organization/theft 

Jun 27 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #2: Woman Ochre Returns

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In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 1 of season 2 Tim & Lance talk to Buck Burns and David Van Auker - owners of Manzanita Ridge Furniture & Antiques of Silver City, New Mexico about the stolen de Kooning painting they randomly became owners of. This episode is called Woman Ochre Returns, and it's a hell of an art recovery story that you need to hear.

Go to GreenChef.us/EmptyFrames75 for a total of $75 off, that's $25 off each of your first 3 boxes!

In season 1 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name. https://chn.ge/2KLIKL9

Check out these great shows from Crawlspace Media:

MMM: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-maura-murray/id1006974447

Crawlspace: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crawlspace-true-crime-mysteries/id1187326340

True Crime Twins: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-twins/id1459114107

Jun 11 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #3: The Art Forger

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In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 2 of season 2 Tim & Lance talk to B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger. The Art Forger is a novel based on an art forger who is commissioned to recreate one of the Gardner Museum's stolen pieces. Check out The Art Forger and other B.A. Shapiro's books at BAShapirobooks.com, and follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ba_shapiro

In season 1 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: chn.ge/2KLIKL9

Jun 25 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #4: The Wild One

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In episode three Tim & Lance talk to author Jenny Siler about writing The Art of the Heist with her co-author (and criminal) Myles Connor. We talk about Myles's life and his possible relation and knowledge of the Gardner heist.  

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.  

Music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom.

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Mar 13 2018

41mins

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Rank #5: An Inside Angle

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In episode four Tim & Lance talk to author Ulrich Boser about his thoughts on an inside angle. And the idea that Bobby Donati stole the eagle finial as a calling card.  In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.  Music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. 

 Order Ulrich's book: https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Heist-Worlds-Largest-Unsolved/dp/0061451843/ref=sr14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519075332&sr=1-4&keywords=ulrich+boser

And follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ulrichboser

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Mar 20 2018

44mins

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Rank #6: The Rukus

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In episode five Tim & Lance talk to writer Lyz Lenz who wrote a great article about the scandalous legacy of Isabella Stewart Gardner.

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.

Music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom.

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Mar 27 2018

49mins

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Rank #7: A Night Watchman

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In episode seven Tim & Lance talk to former Gardner Museum night watchman Geoffrey Rockwell. Geoff talks about his experiences working at the museum. In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. 

Original music by Jared Janzen. Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. 

Link to Geoff's article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2012/01/15/gardnerguard/9JEzb43LEGsLKispD6uKhM/story.html

Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Apr 10 2018

48mins

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Rank #8: A Dotted Line

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In episode six Tim & Lance travel to Washington D. C. to talk to best selling author Ulrich Boser about his research and his fantastic book, The Gardner Heist. They talk about journalist Tom Mashberg's odd adventure to a storage warehouse in Brooklyn with antique's dealer William Youngworth, and try to zero in on the inside source.   

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.  

Original music by Jared Janzen.  

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom.  

Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/  Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Apr 03 2018

25mins

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Rank #9: Security Breach

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In episode eight Tim & Lance talk to former Gardner Museum gallery guard Marjorie Galas. Marj talks about her experiences working at the museum, and she has a few eye opening surprises for the hosts.  

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Original music by Jared Janzen. 

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/

http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Apr 17 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #10: Art Brand

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In episode nine Tim & Lance talk to the real life Indiana Jones, Arthur Brand, about his work and theories in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.  In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. 

Original music by Jared Janzen. Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. Article on Arthur Brand: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/art-detective-arthur-brand-stolen-dutch-a7170401.html

His Ted Talk talk: https://youtu.be/AUSHCTcfq-4

Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

May 30 2018

58mins

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The Hands Resist Him

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In this episode Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna are joined by artist Bill Stoneham, painter of The Hands Resist Him, a painting known as "haunted". We talk to Bill about his art, life, and this incredible painting.

Check out Bill Stoneham's work at https://www.stonehamstudios.com/

Check out our entire network at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Feb 07 2020

56mins

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Gardner Heist Minutia

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In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 6 of season 2 Tim & Lance again talk to the Muddy River Fact Checker. He helped us out on season one with keeping the Gardner heist facts straight. And now he's back to help us break down some Gardner heist minutia.

Our topics include the crime scene photos of Rick Abath, and the surveillance video that was shot the night before the heist. Crime scene photo: https://www.wbur.org/lastseen/2018/09/24/inside-job Night Before Heist video: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/historic-footage-connected-to-gardner-museum-burglary-released-public-assistance-sought.

In season 1 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach

Aug 20 2019

1hr 3mins

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Stolen da Vinci

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In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 5 of season 2 Tim & Lance again talk to Turbo Paul Hendry. He's a former "knocker" who went on to be a firewall between people who possess stolen artwork and their owners. We talk about the stolen Madonna of the Yarnwinder by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting was stolen in 2003 from Drumlanrig Castle by two thieves posing as tourists, who said "Don't worry love, we're the police. This is just practice" to two tourists from New Zealand as they exited through a window. Check out Turbo's blogs: http://arthostage.blogspot.com/, http://stolenvermeer.blogspot.com/.

In season 1 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach

Aug 06 2019

1hr 11mins

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Dr. No w/ Tubo Paul

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In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 4 of season 2 Tim & Lance talk to Turbo Paul Hendry. He's a former "knocker" who went on to be a firewall between people who possess stolen artwork and their owners. We talk about the idea of a Dr. No character who might possess famous stolen artworks. Do Dr. No's exist? Turbo has a few real life Dr. No examples for us. And what exactly is a Dr. Yes? Listen to find out. Check out Turbo's blogs: http://stolenvermeer.blogspot.com/, http://arthostage.blogspot.com/.  


In season 1 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach 

Jul 23 2019

1hr 10mins

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Shredding Banksy

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In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 3 of season 2 Tim & Lance talk to Aja Romano, internet culture reporter for Vox. Aja wrote a great article on Banksy's stunt at Sotheby's in London in October of 2018. Check Aja Romano's articles at https://www.vox.com/authors/aja-romano, and follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajaromano Her article on Banksy's shredding of Balloon Girl: https://www.vox.com/2018/10/8/17941350/banksy-trolls-sothebys-shredded-art-balloon-girl Banksy's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/BomXijJhArX/, his director's cut: https://youtu.be/9MezgOU9vRg

In season 1 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach

Jul 09 2019

1hr 2mins

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The Art Forger

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In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 2 of season 2 Tim & Lance talk to B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger. The Art Forger is a novel based on an art forger who is commissioned to recreate one of the Gardner Museum's stolen pieces. Check out The Art Forger and other B.A. Shapiro's books at BAShapirobooks.com, and follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ba_shapiro

In season 1 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: chn.ge/2KLIKL9

Jun 25 2019

1hr 3mins

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Woman Ochre Returns

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In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 1 of season 2 Tim & Lance talk to Buck Burns and David Van Auker - owners of Manzanita Ridge Furniture & Antiques of Silver City, New Mexico about the stolen de Kooning painting they randomly became owners of. This episode is called Woman Ochre Returns, and it's a hell of an art recovery story that you need to hear.

Go to GreenChef.us/EmptyFrames75 for a total of $75 off, that's $25 off each of your first 3 boxes!

In season 1 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name. https://chn.ge/2KLIKL9

Check out these great shows from Crawlspace Media:

MMM: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-maura-murray/id1006974447

Crawlspace: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crawlspace-true-crime-mysteries/id1187326340

True Crime Twins: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-twins/id1459114107

Jun 11 2019

1hr 10mins

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Empty Frames S2 Trailer

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Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna are back to tell you what's going in Empty Frames season 2.

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Jan 09 2019

3mins

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ISGM Heist Draft 2018

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In episode twelve Tim & Lance have a draft to converse over their thoughts on who pulled off the heist, current art location, darkhorse ally, and more. 

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. 

Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name. https://chn.ge/2KLIKL9

Check out Turbo in the documentary Stolen: http://www.stolenthefilm.com/

Original music by Jared Janzen. 

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. 

Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Jul 14 2018

28mins

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The Turbo Plan

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In episode eleven Tim & Lance talk to former swindler Turbo Paul Hendry about his thoughts on the Gardner heist, and how the artwork can be recovered. Visit Turbo's blog: http://arthostage.blogspot.com/ In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990\. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. 

Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name.  https://chn.ge/2KLIKL9 Check out Turbo in the documentary Stolen: http://www.stolenthefilm.com/

Original music by Jared Janzen. Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. 

Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out Tim & Lance's other podcasts: Missing Maura Murray: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-maura-murray/id1006974447

 Crawlspace: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crawlspace/id1187326340

Talks about the security video from the night before: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/06/fbi-new-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-heist https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/historic-footage-connected-to-gardner-museum-burglary-released-public-assistance-sought About the reward: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/26/arts/design/gardner-museum-art-reward.html

About the extended reward: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/arts/design/isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-extends-reward-heist.html

About the heist: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/19/boston-art-heist-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-art-of-crimeus5a5e7a28e4b0c40b3e59752e

From the museum: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/organization/theft 

Jun 27 2018

1hr 17mins

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Hacking the Heist

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In episode ten Tim & Lance talk to Brendan Ciecko (Founder & CEO of Cuseum) about his exciting new project Hacking the Heist. But before that, the guys play an additional clip from their interview with Marj Galas of the episode Security Breach where she shares her opinion on Richard Abath. 

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. 

The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Original music by Jared Janzen. 

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. Visit Brendan's site: https://www.hackingtheheist.com/

And follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brendanciecko

Articles we referenced in the first segment: https://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/02/arts/a-tangled-2-year-inquiry-yields-few-answers-in-boston-art-theft.html https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/gardner-museum-robbery/

Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/

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Jun 14 2018

41mins

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Art Brand

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In episode nine Tim & Lance talk to the real life Indiana Jones, Arthur Brand, about his work and theories in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.  In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. 

Original music by Jared Janzen. Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. Article on Arthur Brand: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/art-detective-arthur-brand-stolen-dutch-a7170401.html

His Ted Talk talk: https://youtu.be/AUSHCTcfq-4

Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/

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May 30 2018

58mins

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Security Breach

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In episode eight Tim & Lance talk to former Gardner Museum gallery guard Marjorie Galas. Marj talks about her experiences working at the museum, and she has a few eye opening surprises for the hosts.  

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Original music by Jared Janzen. 

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/

http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/

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Apr 17 2018

1hr 2mins

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A Night Watchman

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In episode seven Tim & Lance talk to former Gardner Museum night watchman Geoffrey Rockwell. Geoff talks about his experiences working at the museum. In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. 

Original music by Jared Janzen. Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. 

Link to Geoff's article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2012/01/15/gardnerguard/9JEzb43LEGsLKispD6uKhM/story.html

Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/

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Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Apr 10 2018

48mins

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A Dotted Line

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In episode six Tim & Lance travel to Washington D. C. to talk to best selling author Ulrich Boser about his research and his fantastic book, The Gardner Heist. They talk about journalist Tom Mashberg's odd adventure to a storage warehouse in Brooklyn with antique's dealer William Youngworth, and try to zero in on the inside source.   

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.  

Original music by Jared Janzen.  

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom.  

Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/  Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Apr 03 2018

25mins

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The Rukus

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In episode five Tim & Lance talk to writer Lyz Lenz who wrote a great article about the scandalous legacy of Isabella Stewart Gardner.

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.

Music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom.

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Mar 27 2018

49mins

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An Inside Angle

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In episode four Tim & Lance talk to author Ulrich Boser about his thoughts on an inside angle. And the idea that Bobby Donati stole the eagle finial as a calling card.  In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.  Music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. 

 Order Ulrich's book: https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Heist-Worlds-Largest-Unsolved/dp/0061451843/ref=sr14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519075332&sr=1-4&keywords=ulrich+boser

And follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ulrichboser

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Mar 20 2018

44mins

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The Wild One

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In episode three Tim & Lance talk to author Jenny Siler about writing The Art of the Heist with her co-author (and criminal) Myles Connor. We talk about Myles's life and his possible relation and knowledge of the Gardner heist.  

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.  

Music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom.

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Mar 13 2018

41mins

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The Usual Suspects

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In episode two Tim & Lance talk to best selling author Ulrich Boser about his book The Gardner Heist and his thoughts on the people involved.  In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.  

Order Ulrich's book: https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Heist-Worlds-Largest-Unsolved/dp/0061451843/ref=sr14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519075332&sr=1-4&keywords=ulrich+boser. And follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ulrichboser

Music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom.

Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/

Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Mar 06 2018

41mins

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The Storm

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In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.  

In episode one Tim & Lance set the scene, talk over some of the theories, and speak to the mysterious Mr. K. about why he brought us all here.  Music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom.

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Check out the entire Crawlspace Media Network and all of it's excellent shows at http://crawlspace-media.com/

Feb 27 2018

32mins

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By birdtrouble - Mar 02 2020
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Worst podcast with the most potential. They took an interesting subject and made it down right boring. No one wants this much Inane banter in a podcast. Very disappointed.

Sound quality is terrible.

By Leeny813 - Feb 09 2020
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Really difficult to listen to when it sounds like a fuzzy radio reception.