31 episodes

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 tackles other angles of art crime. We chat w/ owners of an antique store who found a famous stolen painting, we discuss a stolen da Vinci with Turbo, and we dig into Gardner heist minutia.Season 3 is back to the Gardner! Airing now on Stitcher Premium!

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    • True Crime
    • 3.6 • 357 Ratings

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 tackles other angles of art crime. We chat w/ owners of an antique store who found a famous stolen painting, we discuss a stolen da Vinci with Turbo, and we dig into Gardner heist minutia.Season 3 is back to the Gardner! Airing now on Stitcher Premium!

    S3E9 - Hunting Down the Art w/ Charley Hill

    S3E9 - Hunting Down the Art w/ Charley Hill

    This episode was originally published on Empty Frames on Stitcher Premium and Youtube on November 10th, 2020.

    In episode 9 of season 3, Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna speak with art investigator Charley Hill about the Gardner art and his impressive history in recovering stolen art. 

    Check out StitcherPremium.com for the rest of season 3 as it's released! Otherwise check it out on Youtube now or on the public podcast feed six months after it's released. 

    Check us out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4xoWHxXY1fWrK93A84zkg

    Sign the petition for a reward price list: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach

    Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    S3E8 - Season 3 Debrief

    S3E8 - Season 3 Debrief

    This episode was originally published on Empty Frames on Stitcher Premium and Youtube on August 25th, 2020.

    In episode 8 of season 3, Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna speak about season 3 so far and where it's going for the remaining episodes. 

    Follow Casey Sherman: https://twitter.com/caseysherman123

    Check out Hunting Whitey: https://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Whitey-Capture-Killing-Americas-ebook/dp/B07X2JSHFX

    Follow Turbo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtHostage

    And check out his blog: http://stolenvermeer.blogspot.com/

    Follow the Muddy River Fact Checker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gardnerheist

    And check out his site: http://gardnerheist.com/

    Follow Charles Pinning on Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlespinning

    Check out Charles Pinning's book: https://www.amazon.com/Irreplaceable-Charles-Pinning/dp/0615853943/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

    Joe Gibbons's site: http://joegibbonsfilmmaker.com/about/

    Check out StitcherPremium.com for the rest of season 3 as it's released! Otherwise check it out on Youtube now or on the public podcast feed six months after it's released. 

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    Sign the petition for a reward price list: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach

    Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/

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    • 59 min
    Introducing MISSING

    Introducing MISSING

    We want to introduce you to a true crime show with a mission to highlight the missing. It's from Tim and Lance - the hosts of Empty Frames. Please subscribe to Missing!Included clips are from recent series on Missing Erica Franolich, Phoenix Coldon and Archer Ray Johnson. And Josh Hallmark of True Crime Bullsh*t is there too. Subscribe now!Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/missing/id1006974447 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0yRXkJrZC85otfT7oXMcri Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/missing-csm Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/missingcsmFollow Missing on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MissingCSMFB: https://www.facebook.com/MissingCSMYT: youtube.com/missingcsmIG: https://www.instagram.com/MissingCSMFollow Private Investigations For the Missinghttps://investigationsforthemissing.org/http://piftm.org/donatehttps://twitter.com/PIFortheMissinghttps://www.facebook.com/PIFortheMissing/https://www.instagram.com/investigationsforthemissing/Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ to connect your existing Amazon account to donate to PI's For the Missing.Check out our entire network at http://crawlspace-media.com/
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    • 8 min
    S3E7 - The Gibbons Theory Continues

    S3E7 - The Gibbons Theory Continues

    This episode was originally published on Empty Frames on Stitcher Premium and Youtube on August 11th, 2020.

    In episode 7 of season 3, Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna speak with Charles Pinning and Pamela Wall to dig deeper into their theory.

    Charles and Pamela have developed a compelling theory on the Gardner heist.

    Check out our Youtube video or this Google Doc for some visuals: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQWBTvMmyPXyu5sqDYFdQT_wQaha5FEXOWnK5iN69anLjodQ39eaIsTDXdmWBNP1g8Gua3a4W9wwk9j/pub

    Links to some articles of note: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-sociopath-scholar-who-made-films-of-his-crimes-tried-to-confess-to-americas-most-famous-art-heist, https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2015/10/27/joe-gibbons-artist-or-thief/

    Buy Charles's book: https://www.amazon.com/Irreplaceable-Charles-Pinning/dp/0615853943/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

    Check out StitcherPremium.com for the rest of season 3 as it's released! Otherwise check it out on Youtube now or on the public podcast feed six months after it's released. 

    Check us out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4xoWHxXY1fWrK93A84zkg

    Sign the petition for a reward price list: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach

    Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/

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    • 58 min
    S3E6 - The Art Liberation Front

    S3E6 - The Art Liberation Front

    In episode 6 of season 3, Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna speak with Charles Pinning and Pamela Wall. 

    Charles and Pamela have developed a compelling theory on the Gardner heist.

    Check out our Youtube video or this Google Doc for some visuals: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQWBTvMmyPXyu5sqDYFdQT_wQaha5FEXOWnK5iN69anLjodQ39eaIsTDXdmWBNP1g8Gua3a4W9wwk9j/pub

    Links to some articles of note: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-sociopath-scholar-who-made-films-of-his-crimes-tried-to-confess-to-americas-most-famous-art-heist, https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2015/10/27/joe-gibbons-artist-or-thief/

    Buy Charles's book: https://www.amazon.com/Irreplaceable-Charles-Pinning/dp/0615853943/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

    Check out StitcherPremium.com for the rest of season 3 as it's released! Otherwise check it out on Youtube now or on the public podcast feed six months after it's released. 

    Check us out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4xoWHxXY1fWrK93A84zkg

    Sign the petition for a reward price list: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach

    Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/

    Check out the entire Crawlspace Network and make sure to follow Empty Frames on social media. 

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    S3E5 - Laissez-faire w/ Cheyna Roth

    S3E5 - Laissez-faire w/ Cheyna Roth

    In episode 5 of season 3, Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna talk with Cheyna Roth about the Gardner heist and her new book. 

    Order Cheyna's book Cold Cases, which has a chapter on the Gardner: https://smile.amazon.com/Cold-Cases-Collection-Unidentified-Kidnappings/dp/1646040341/

    And follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cheyna_R

    Check out StitcherPremium.com for the rest of season 3 as it's released! Otherwise check it out on Youtube now or on the public podcast feed six months after it's released. 

    Check us out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4xoWHxXY1fWrK93A84zkg

    Sign the petition for a reward price list: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach

    Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
357 Ratings

357 Ratings

Ir1sh Jedi ,

Riveting Radio

I don’t get all the bad reviews for this podcast. I think the hosts do a great job at investigating and trying to make sense of this mystery. Really enjoy this podcast and this subject. I find it fascinating and the podcast add to the mystery of the ISGM.

TheBestHamster ,

I really wanted to like this podcast...

I think the subject matter is very interesting and I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts. After 3 episodes I gave up. This podcast is like two guys who did a ton of research and then had 9 stream of consciousness chats. No plan. Nothing in order. Jumping from subject to subject. Loads of speculation that has nothing to do with the facts of the case. And discussing a wide variety of people somehow related to the case with no background or context given. I really wanted to life this but I can't continue to listen. It is too frustrating.

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