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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Last Seen Presents: Endless Thread

12/7/2018
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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 focuses on a young man who was last seen… in 1995. If you like it, subscribe to Endless Thread wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration:00:26:45

Episode 10: 'Last Seen' Live

11/19/2018
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A behind-the-scenes conversation about how we investigated the most sensational unsolved art heist in history.

Duration:01:03:34

Episode 9: 'The Big Dig'

11/12/2018
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We follow a mobster's tip to excavate a lot in Orlando.

Duration:00:40:31

Episode 8: 'Flimflammer'

11/5/2018
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After a parallel heist gone wrong, did Brian McDevitt succeed at the Gardner Museum?

Duration:00:44:38

Episode 7: 'I Was The One'

10/29/2018
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Was the world's greatest art thief the inspiration, or actually the mastermind, of the Gardner heist?

Duration:00:38:46

Episode 6: 'Befriend And Betray'

10/22/2018
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This is a story about how to plot an art recovery, and then blow it entirely.

Duration:00:32:55

Episode 5: 'The Bobbys'

10/15/2018
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We trace the art's possible path from Boston to Connecticut to Philadelphia.

Duration:00:35:03

Episode 4: 'Two Bad Men'

10/8/2018
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Were George Reissfelder and David Turner involved in the Gardner heist?

Duration:00:42:31

Episode 3: 'Not A Bunch Of Jamokes'

10/1/2018
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Was the heist planned in the belly of Boston's criminal underworld operating out of a Dorchester auto body shop?

Duration:00:39:06

Episode 2: 'Inside Job?'

9/24/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:04

Episode 1: '81 Minutes'

9/14/2018
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In 1990, two thieves stole 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We take a closer look at what happened that night.

Duration:00:36:59

Introducing 'Last Seen'

7/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:03:12