18 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

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.

    Last Seen Presents: Anything For Selena

    Last Seen Presents: Anything For Selena

    Listen to the trailer for "Anything For Selena," a new podcast from WBUR and Futuro Studios coming in January 2021. Subscribe now so you don't miss it!

    About The Show:

    On March 31, 1995, nine-year-old Maria Garcia came home to find her mother glued to the TV, tears rolling down her rosy cheeks. The phone kept ringing. Relatives in Mexico and the States wanted to know if Maria’s family was watching, too. American networks and Mexican programming aired the same top story. Selena Quintanilla, the Grammy-winning ascending Mexican American popstar had been killed — swiftly, violently — by the president of her fan club.

    The story shook the country and changed Maria’s life.

    In "Anything For Selena," host Maria Garcia goes on an intimate, revelatory quest to understand how Selena has become a potent symbol for tensions around race, class and body politics in the United States.

    The series weaves Maria’s personal story as a queer, first-generation Mexican immigrant with cultural analysis, history and politics to explore how, 25 years after her death, Selena remains an unparalleled vessel for understanding Latino identity and American belonging.

    • 4 min
    Last Seen Presents: 'Madness'

    Last Seen Presents: 'Madness'

    "Madness" is a new investigative series from our fellow WBUR podcast, Endless Thread. Told in 5 parts, "Madness" unravels the shocking history of CIA-funded mind-control experiments.

    In the first episode, Endless Thread presents powerful accounts of abuse at a psychiatric hospital in Montreal, and introduces the renowned doctor who conducted these disturbing experiments on his unwitting patients.

    • 20 min
    Last Seen Presents: A Place Of Respite

    Last Seen Presents: A Place Of Respite

    Last Seen's sister podcast, Kind World, recently produced a special series featuring stories of kindness and compassion at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    • 14 min
    Last Seen Presents: The Amber Room

    Last Seen Presents: The Amber Room

    Last Seen fans, here's a story about one of the greatest missing treasures of all-time, The Amber Room, from our friends at WBUR's Endless Thread podcast.

    The Amber Room was a treasure of kings and an architectural marvel before being stolen by Nazis and lost to history. So…what happened? It all depends on who you ask.

    • 30 min
    Last Seen Presents: 'Infectious', Part 1

    Last Seen Presents: 'Infectious', Part 1

    "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 threatens to send us back to the disease-ridden dark ages.

    Subscribe to Endless Thread wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 38 min
    Last Seen Presents: Kind World

    Last Seen Presents: Kind World

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

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

maddi4838282 ,

obsessed

the most interesting heist ever

Ashleighmcm ,

So engaging

This story is gripping and beautifully told - I was hooked

Anna Transcontinental ,

A good story but...

Please shut up about sacrilege, wealthy aristocracy like Gardiner have no more right to art than a security guard. Dancing on acid in a gallery after its closed is maybe illegal but it’s not sacrilege. And remember that likening art theft to the death of a person is frankly insulting. If you’ve lost someone close to you you’ll know the difference.
The grovelling classist rhetoric is spoiling my enjoyment of a good heist story.

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