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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Seen Presents: Kind World
Last Seen wants to tell you about another great podcast: Kind World
I lived in Boston in the early 90s, and remember along with my co-workers being transfixed by the robbery l! The great storytelling made it so real. I hope there will be more episodes!!
Lots of talk but very little information. You think you're going to get an in depth story but all only have regurgitated snippets from decades of reporting, not cohesive and not conclusive. It's not even like a Chinese meal where you're hungry an hour later. You leave each episode hungry, feeling like nothing happened. Wondery is too often full of itself, getting away with far too many vapid series like this
Like Listening to a Mystery Film
I love the production and storytelling of this podcast - it feels like curling up with a good mystery film or novel, keeps you guessing!