Well told tale!
loved this so much
Great podcast but hard to get through if you are affected by journalists with weird speech infections and/or trying to sound a bit too sexy. #flimflammer
This podcast is amazing. That is all I have to say.
This podcast if great !!! But pls stop promoting Infectious unless you know what your talking about. You label people without knowing the real concern. So stop ! Just stop with infectious. It’s what you do label people because YOU don’t do the homework in the medical field.
I could not stop listening! Every episode is fantastically put together, and makes it so easy to listen to! Being a later listener, I was privileged to have the ability to listen to the entire season in one day. Yes, it was THAT good! I highly recommend taking the time to listen to Last Seen, you will not be disappointed, other than we still don’t have an answer!! Thank you for compiling such a wonderful series of audio episodes to present the incredible story of the Gardner art heist!
I’ve actually never written a podcast review before - despite having listened to probably 95 of them at this point - but I had to write one for Last Seen. Every episode was an amazing story-within-a-story, and each one was told so well. I recommend this to anyone who likes true crime or history. Major bonus points if you happen to be a Boston resident like I am because they capture so much local color here. Amazing job, WBUR team!
Well written, well voiced, good production, good volume level, fascinating story. In short, everything you look for in a podcast. Highly recommend.
One of my favorites
Excellent editing and a really enjoyable listen. Thanks!
Loved this podcast. The hosts did a great job organizing the information and telling this compelling story. I love true crime podcasts, and this was a nice break from the violence I typically hear about. Side note, someone needs to create a podcast series solely focused on MILES CONNER, what a character!
Superbly done in every aspect. Kelly Horn narrates in her golden voice of which she has such masterful, subtle, nuanced command; allowing her to intensify the many big moments throughout the podcast. The perfect pause, pitch, tone, etc... She was truly a pleasure to hear tell this EXCELLENT story so superbly executed. My congratulations to WBUR and The Globe for this podcast; I feel a sense of pride as a 1974 lifelong Bostonian with my Life-long experiences with WBUR + The Globe.
This podcast about the current most valuable art heist in history is very interesting and entertaining. The hosts craft a narrative which keeps you on the edge of your seat and has you immersed in the investigation. Most episodes end in a cliffhanger that makes the next episode so much more tantalizing. Highly recommend!
If I could give it 7 stars, or 10 stars, I would. Well choreographed, fascinating, clear telling of wht is, in fact, an intricate story. And hosts. Are. Great.
It’s hard to believe that Wondery created both “Dr. Death,” one of the smartest and most sophisticated podcasts ever, and this horrible, exercise in pure tedium. When Wondery teams up with real journalists and produces a documentary style podcast with interviews, archival clips, and narration, they can do good work. “Man In The Window” is another example of their stronger productions. But this style of podcast, characterized by excessive dependence on narration and bad, narrated, recreation of dialog, is just a total nightmare. I don’t know how anyone gets through stories of this type. Just not for me.
There is so much you could go into on the gardener providing deeper details but yet it switched over. The review is for those first episodes and they were amazing. Didn’t listen after because my interest were specifically to the heist. Please put more out there for listening.
This is my kind of show! I loved the art museum info, loved the amber room. Please, please do more!!!
I didn’t think I would be invested in this story as it’s not my usual fare of murder & mayhem but the season one caster’s voice is pure velvet. The story itself is well-investigated presenting many angles to mull over. Season two features the dueling smarmy casters from Endless Thread whose prolific use of the lexicon of try-hard hipness took me out of the fantasy.
I binge listened to this very intriguing podcast. I visited the Isabel Gardner museum last year, so I felt I had a personal connection to the story. I suggest you look at online photos of the museum and photos of the paintings to enhance your enjoyment of this podcast.
Good mix of topics!
So fascinating! Loved this podcast!
The heist series was great. The vaccine propaganda is devoid of true journalism, and is nothing more than a talking piece for their advertisers (pharmaceutical companies). It’s trash.
This is a true crime podcast for people who don’t necessarily like true crime podcasts. It’s up there with Serial or Bear Brook in the genre.
Loved this pod cast....Great job!!
Tried listening to the episode on infectious diseases. The woman on this show is literally unbearable. Her super clever and definitely original pasteurization joke made me literally turn off the podcast and almost throw my phone out the window.
I love true crime stories, but so many of the podcasts focus on the gruesome. This is engaging and fun.
I very much enjoyed this podcast, and looked forward to my daily run in order to listen to the next episode. A few episodes are dedicated to investigative leads that led nowhere, which may be unsatisfying to some, but I imagine that’s how it works in real world cases - it’s not an Law & Order episode. I typically skip the summary/making of episodes, but this one was good and offered additional perspective.
This podcast chased down a lot of possible suspects and it was interesting to learn about Boston’s criminal underworld, but it came to a very unsatisfactory conclusion. The last episode, “The Big Dig,” was a waste of time. I can’t believe no one checked municipal records to make sure the box buried underground wasn’t the septic system. It was the first thing I thought of when it was first mentioned on the podcast. That oversight made me question the other reporting.
So interesting! I binge listed to it! So good!
As a lover of the Gardener Museum, I find this tale very sad. As a lover of pod casts, I’m impressed by the presentation and research.
I never leave reviews but the negative one that’s displayed first on the list is so misleading I felt the need. I love true crime podcasts. This one is about art heist which still has the excitement of true crime without the macabre nature of other podcasts. If you like Criminal, I think you’d like this. In fat I think Criminal may have done an episode on the Garder heist. In any case, I think this is a great podcast and definitely worth a listen.
Extremely interesting story, but felt that the podcast was disorganized and choppy. It wasn’t able to cohesively blend the many aspects/subjects into a coherent story. Details of the actual investigation, or how art theft is investigated, seemed to be replaced with extensive stories about suspects, and you wait for the payoff, but it never happens. You are then left asking yourself, why was an entire episode dedicated to someone who clearly had nothing to do with it. At the end of the series, it felt like, “Is that it?”
Made me a podcast convert!
A never-ending whodunnit. Now I want to visit the museum!
I never write comments but I know it helps boost the profile of podcasts and this one deserves it! I binged the first 4 episodes on a road trip and only stopped because I arrived at my destination. Fast-paced, intriguing and intelligently produced. Perfect.
If there is one word to describe this podcast, it is: captivating! The production quality, the storytelling, the research, the interviews are all fantastic and contribute to a fascinating podcast. This is one of those rare podcasts where you pull into your driveway and sit in your car in 10° weather for another 20 minutes because you can’t wait to finish the episode.
This podcast is fantastic! They go in depth into investigating one of the biggest mysteries of the art world. It’s like Serial for art historians! Absolutely can’t stop listening. Makes me want to look into the Gardner heist more myself too! If you enjoy art and/or a good mystery, this is one podcast you should not pass up.
*SPOILER* Dead end story, which judging by the description I shouldn’t have been surprised. They did a good job narrating, but Kelly’s voice sounds like she is trying so hard to make things suspenseful. . . When she sounds like she wants to tell you how bad plaque is and why you should buy (choose your brand) toothpaste. More importantly, how do you not get more commentary from the current FBI team? It’s a freakin 30 year old case, with nothing new from them for 5 years!! PRACTICE YOUR INVESTIGATIVE CRAFT AND GET INTERNAL INFO! Get someone credible inside on record saying that they don’t have anything. I understand that’s difficult, but you’re investigative journalists for the Boston Globe, for christ’s sake. C’mon.
Intelligent, interesting narrative mixed with first person accounts. True crime without a grisly murder!
One of the best Podcasts, I was hooked from Episode 1. I’ve been to the Gardner Museum and I knew about the heist, but had no idea how theories and suspects there were. I finished all the episodes in a week and I am not sure my commute will be the same without. I might have “Last Seen” withdrawals. Looking forward to new episodes in the New Year.
It makes you wonder...who did it?
As a true crime lover, listening to stories of murder, assault, and the worst of humanity can be a bit mentally exhausting. Enter this podcast that is still a wonderfully told true crime podcast that is thrilling and interesting without all of the murder and gore. It’s true crime but it gives me a mental break when I need it from all of the worst stuff. I highly recommend.
Great podcast, excellent job! Refreshing true crime not focused on murder - and on a cool topic too!
I was on the edge the entire podcast. I can’t wait for season 2.
Great podcast that peels back the layers and keeps you guessing! Fascinating view into the world of art crime, hucksters, monsters and the FBI. If only this could lead to some new breakthroughs in the real case!!
This is the most interesting podcast I’ve listened to in a while.
What a compelling piece of investigative journalism. It was honest and real. But listening to Kelly speak truly sounds poetic. Her cadence is wonderful and her style of speaking sounds as if she is constructing a beautiful story even answering general questions. I’m sad it’s over and I hope this specific team does another true crime.
I love this podcast! Story is compelling and the presentation of all the different stories intertwined into the 1 story is awesome. I love their voices!
Such a great podcast. Even if you don’t know anything about art you will love this! The characters are colorful and interesting.... each episode draws you in. Exceptionally well done!
Ended up buying the FBI agent's book.
How could it not be ? Wonderful crime story writing, awesome audio design and great hosts. For those of us starting our own podcasts - you guys set the bar and intimidate all at the same time. Look forward to more from this creative partnership !
This is a fascinating tale about the biggest art heist in the U.S. And it remains unsolved! Who did it and why?
This podcast is absolutely fascinating. I can’t wait for the next season to come out! I never cared much about art before this podcast, but now I really want to go to this museum and see Isabella Stewart Gardner’s collection. It’s that compelling of a podcast.
Excellent podcast. Very well produced and professionally done. Highly recommend for your next listen. You will not be disappointed.
I’m binge listening! Terrific storytelling. Sharing with everyone so we can talk about it...
The idea behind a podcast covering the Gardner Museum art heist is an interesting one. The series started off great, but almost felt as if the number of episodes (10 total) was decided before determining how many episodes it really was going to take to make a solid, quality podcast. The podcast got wrapped up in many boring and rather irrelevant details that it became difficult to be captivated to the end. I listened all the way through, all ten episodes, but feel as is this podcast would’ve been better suited as five episodes.
I love the background and the interviews with such a range of characters! It's exciting as the story unfolds and I can't wait to hear future episodes. The only "pebble in the shoe" for me is Jack's intonation at the end of some sentences which sounds unnatural and ends up distracting from the story. Overall, great job!
I am so happy to find a true crime podcast that isn’t blood, gore, and murder. I like those too, but this was a breath of fresh air! Hope the next season follows the Ireland lead or another facet of this same story.
Hurry up -- we need more episodes! I love the way the story is narrated and the vivid depictions of all the key players.
I’m so glad this podcast was recommended to me. A great cast of colorful characters, more twists and turns than I could imagine and really good storytelling. Felt a little overproduced at times to build tension, which wasn’t necessary, hence the 4 stars. That said, I was hooked from the first episode and highly recommend!
Loving how this explores something that I had no idea was a problem. It’s crazy to think about art museums getting robbed, even crazier to imagine someone getting away with it for 20+ years. So addictive!!
Great series that makes you question all parties involved but gives enough context that you understand them instead of condemn them.
Well researched, compelling interviews, wonderful music, this show has it all. I love this show and recommend it to everyone!
I wish there were more story to tell!
I went to college in Boston and spent many hours staring at the empty frames in the museum. It is a heartbreaker of a crime. This theft was not just from the museum, but stole these masterpieces from the world. I’m so glad the incredible teams at WBUR and The Boston Globe came together to bring an in depth look at this awful case. It is a gripping and binge-worthy podcast. I started listening today and I’m already up to episode 8. Don’t bother reading any more reviews and just start listening, you won’t regret it. And to all listeners, stay aware, hopefully one day these masterpieces are returned to the museum where they belong.
I heard about this podcast in The satellite sisters podcast. I had recently been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and was fascinated by the theft that occurred there. I bought a book about it and then when I heard about last scene I was so excited. We listen to it and hung on every word and the final episode with the live audience was terrific. I really hope to hear more!
Really like it and find myself looking forward to my daily commute so I can listen! Also I am not bothered by the male narrator’s voice (like some others are) however why is the woman trying so much to make her voice softer? Episode 9 you hear her real voice and it is MUCH MUCH BETTER. The fake whisper voice is very annoying. (((Minor complaint is that for some reason after an episode finishes playing, it goes backwards instead of going on to the next episode. This has never happened to me before. I checked all the settings and it seems to be the podcast. I can’t tell you how ANNOYING it is and I’m sure it’s a simple fix for you all)))
I have always been aware of the robbery but didn’t know much. Last Scene gave a great behind the scenes view of this mysterious crime. I hope the paintings are found.
I listen to a lot of podcasts (have a great bike ride to and from work), and this is one of the best true crime podcasts out there. This story is what good crime movies strive to be like.
Very good, sometimes brilliant, podcast full of colorful Boston characters and twisting plot lines. Just listened to episode 7. Top-notch! Be sure to listen all the way through to the song at the end of episode 7. It’s nothing less than a gift!
Fascinating content delivered in a meandering, unclear manner. The narrative isn’t very engaging & some character establishment is poor. Brilliant story! Disappointing telling of it.
Please stick to the facts and be less enamored with personalities. The septic tank episode was a waste of time.
If you’re a true crime fan, try Last Seen for a new twist - stolen priceless art rather than murder. Meticulously researched and fascinating interviews make this an engrossing binge-worthy series.
This podcast sets the standard for investigative reporting and storytelling. Riveted all the way through, and the female narrator’s silky voice makes it all the more engaging. A treat in every sense!
Really worth listening to! I looked forward to each new episode and am sad that it’s over too soon! Need more!
Amazing podcast. I don’t like the narration style much but the content makes up for it. The story has so many twists and turns and become increasingly complex in every episode. Definitely makes your imagination go wild. It’s also fantastic to finally listen to a true crime podcast that isn’t about a murder!
After a good start, the show falls apart into embarrassing self indulgence. It becomes less about the heist and more about the making of their podcast on the heist.
You will end this series thinking no stone has been left unturned, no lead left unfollowed. You will also have met the cream of Boston's criminal under-world
I’ve been keeping up with David’s work for a couple of years now and I am definitely not surprised at how amazing this podcast is. We get a greater insight into what David believes in. We need more quality podcasts, such as this one.
Kelly Horan’s engaging voice and commentary draws you in from the first episode. Interesting and very provocative, this was a highly educational and speculative discourse on the heist. Sad to think so many of the persons of interest have died and the public may never learn the fate of these missing masterpieces.
The writing, editing, narration, music and of course the story are all just superb. Loved this podcast.
Thoroughly researched, colorfully told. Would recommend to a friend. Kelly, Jack, and Stephen are all excellent. I would have liked to have heard more—or anything at all really—about the theory that involves Whitey Bulger. It seemed like a major omission to ignore. Also I was compelled to write this review at all just so that I could say: the live episode (episode 10) is mostly very good ... but severely hampered by an extremely annoying and glib moderator who seemed to have not even listened to the podcast. His tone and attitude were completely mismatched from the panelists, and he lacked basic knowledge that was discussed in the episodes. Particularly irksome: he frequently responded to thoughtful commentary with a throwaway “fair enough” tic, which rarely made sense in context. Ugh, WBUR: please never put BBJ in a role like that again.
I was hoping for something more exciting, but they definitely make a thorough and comprehensive examination of the theft and covered angles I would never have dreamed contributed to it.
I work in the Fenway Area, live in the Boston Area 45 years have always heard about this; totally enjoyed the podcast!!!
Doesn’t do enough to make the story interesting all the way through.
As a listener I look for good storytelling, Last Seen gives that and it unfolds like a flower bloom coming to life. It’s careful and precise, always compelling. The team does a great job uncovering or rediscovering facts in an old but fascinating case. Kelly’s delivery is especially easy to listen to and very enjoyable. Well done and highly recommended.
The story told on “Last Seen” is captivating. The story telling is taught, the episodes and well-paced, and the chance that these priceless pieces of art might be found draws me back every week. I’m fairly new to podcasts, but this one has me hooked and is by far one of the best out there.
I am new to this series and binge-listened to it over three days. High quality journalism and a compelling story with many threads.
Fantastic story telling. THANK YOU!!!
When this podcast was advertised, I thought what else could they possibly report that was new after all these years of investigation, books and movies. Was I wrong! This excellent series is a revealing and fresh look at a familiar story and introduces so much new information and a cast of fascinating characters told in captivating style.
Such an intriguing story with characters that you couldn’t invent. So many possible solutions and they investigated them all
Very similar to the podcast Serial. I want to know who does this music for this podcast! Good if you like true crime but not murder
Last Seen is beautifully written, impeccably produced, and is just such a compelling story! I’ve binged 7 episodes so far and I just can’t stop.
This is one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to in ages. It’s part Crimetown, part Bear Brook, but something totally different from any other podcast on the market. It is at once adventurous and mourning, and the reporters are fantastic. If you love Boston or art or a great mystery, you’ll love Last Seen.
Hands down the best podcast ever!
I fell on this by pure accident. My bookclub read "The Art Forger" (fictional take on the Gardner theft) and that prompted me to learn more about the real story. Couldn't believe how relevant and helpful this podcast was, but more than that -- it made me all the more curious and vested in the story. It showcases really excellent reporting, laying out the variety of theories, misleads, suspects, simliar thefts, failed set ups, etc. etc. Such an informative and gripping telling of the current story behind the heist. Bravo!! And thank you for the last episode for some behind the scenes info too! Please do more! Yes to a Season 2.
Amazing true story, amazing podcast! Everyone should listen to this podcast.
I listen to a lot of podcasts and by far this is one of the best! Every episode leaves me wanting to listen to more. Great job!
I love this podcast What happened to episode 4????
I love this mystery and the way this podcast approaches the story.
Not only is the story of the Gardiner Heist compelling, this production is an example of the retun of radio where the pictures are better. Kelly Horan takes us right into the museum and we can "see" it for ourselves. I am reminded of the reports from battlefronts during World War II recorded and broadcast to the Home Front. Television rendeded this art/skill obsolete, but the Boston Globe has brought it back. Kudos to the team not just for a great podcast, but for bringing back good journalism and great writing.
Great story but the way it’s structured and told throws so many names at you it’s very hard to follow at times.
I find this story very interesting, but the female speaker whispers in parts & sounds like she is speaking to a young child. Her voice doesn’t match the story or anyone else who speaks on it. I’m trying to forward through the parts when she speaks.
I haven’t looked forward to new episodes in a podcast this much since Serial season 1! The narration is wonderful, pacing is perfect, and subject matter is intriguing. The commercials are not too frequent and not annoying either. I’m so thankful I found this podcast!
I love a good unsolved crime podcast, but often find cold case style stories too violent and disturbing. This podcast has all the suspense and intrigue without the gore. The art heist is an epic crime story, and the reporting is interesting and compelling!
This podcast is interesting and the narrative is well put together. However, the language around criminals is classist and paints all people who commit crimes as terrible people when, as these journalists should know, America has 25% of the world’s prisoners. Moreover to say a life of crime is “equalizing” misses the dramatically unequal way that race impacts arrests and convictions. Moreover, those without the financial means to hire good lawyers are more likely to be convicted, so there’s also a class dynamic at play. So, I think it’s a good story, but these journalists are not careful with their language.
Every time I listen to this podcast, I just think of white collar and how Neil caffery is the only one who could have pulled off this heist! Such an interesting story.
I felt that I had nothing left to learn about this heist and investigation. That was wrong. But even the stuff I already knew is so deftly woven together that I can’t stop listening.
Very interesting story about my favorite museum.
Anyone else getting this?
I'm thoroughly enjoying this series. 3 episodes in and can't wait for the next. The Gardner has always been one of my favorite museaums and whenever I visit, it's always sad that these treasures are gone. Great writing and production. Jounalism at its best
From the little things like the music and sound contained throughout the episodes. To the crafty narration and engagement of those being interviewed. This is a compelling story that got to subscribe and anxious to learn more, as it surely kept delivering. This is ready to become a movie 🎥 . I need an mp3 of the theme song very haunting choice 😊
Finally a true crime podcast story that doesn’t make me loose sleep at night! It’s gripping and mysterious and if you love art and good story telling this podcast is for you.
But when are we getting a new episode??
This podcast is so good that I wish new episodes came out sooner than they do. I hate being on edge about what comes next & I already know how this turns out!
Intelligent, compelling, thorough reporting. Combines all of the topics I am fascinated by. Bravo!
So far, 3 episodes in, I can’t wait for more. Excellently produced and will leave you anticipating what’s coming next
Loved this show!!
What a great three episodes so far. Riveting, informative, and entertaining. Let’s hope this brings these pieces of art back to their rightful home, where they belong.
As was the second. Was as crazy about the third but am still loving this series.
So far it’s great, I can’t wait to listen to the whole series.
None of the slow-burn slump that can be found in other narrative podcasts. It’s compelling w/ lots of unsolved threads. Don’t let the fact that it’s about an art heist turn you away - episode 3 just premiered and it’s already dealing with hardened Boston criminals. I’m surprised how much I’ve been enjoying this. Tightly edited too, barely any fluff. Great show.
Wonderful podcast! I cannot wait for more episodes! All I can complain about is I want more!!!
This podcast captured my attention from the very beginning. Fans of true crime and mysteries will enjoy! Can’t wait for the next episode.
I was a teenager living in a different state when the heist took place so I had not heard about it, or do not remember hearing about it. Such an intriguing story and great reporting
You think you know this story, but then the Last Seen crew digs deeper and deeper. It's a fascinating story as it is, and one certainly deserving of this long-form treatment. Glad it's turning out to be nothing short of gripping. Tell your friends.
I listened to the first two episodes and I can't wait for the next one!
Very intriguing. I can’t wait to hear what happens next!
This sounds exactly like the podcast empty frames, not sure what to think about that
Listen to this on my morning walks. I can’t wait for the next episode.
I have to be honest I can’t describe how good this podcast is. The story of the burglary at the gardener museum is something that has halted Bostonians for years and we’ve never gotten a serial accounting of what took place. The third step put the story together or talented they seem to have done a thorough investigation and I can’t wait for the next episode.
Almost wish i hadn’t found out about this podcast until all the episodes were released since it’s proven very hard to wait for the new episodes already. Very well put together podcast, very riveting. Jelly Horan’s narration is so soothing and the story of the heist is great.
This is one of those mysteries I always knew about - but didn't know *much* about. Beautifully produced, a good deep dive, this is exactly what I was looking for without even knowing it.
Very good story telling and educational. I look forward to the next episode!
Fascinating - new episodes can't come soon enough
Myles......his budddy ...Mafia.....eurapean billionare? what ya think..Myle said he climed a tree to look in...He dressed asa a cop in the 60's to enter the MOFA Maybe?
Hooked already! I’ve been thinking about this podcast all day. The mystery afoot, the value of art, the speculation!
Strong storytelling around a compelling mystery with beautiful writing and evocative sound design. Highly recommend. Only criticism - wish they would have picked one host. Doesn't seem to be a reason for two or why one speaks and the other doesn't which often threw me out of what is otherwise a top notch podcast in every other way.
Wait for the whole thing to binge it. I’m 2 episodes in and I want more
Finally a good true crime podcast not about murder.
On a fascinating subject I know little about, Last seen's storytelling is riveting. Avidly waiting for the following episodes!
I lived near, and spent a lot of time at the Gardner Museum in the 90's, and this was so fresh in everyone's minds back then.
A fascinating new look at the Gardner heist, told by people who were there that night and in the immediate aftermath. It's heartbreaking to hear the sadness in their voices as they talk about some of history's greatest works of art that may never be seen again. I can't wait for the next episode!
Terrific, very interesting podcast. Thanks.
The story is intriguing, but the host’s voice sounds like she’s reading a fairy tale. It doesn’t seem to match the feel of the content.
So glad I saw the Instagram promos of Last Seen - the first episode flew by! Can’t wait for the whole season.
I am hooked now! How wonderful to have a great radio mystery to listen to!
Only 2 episodes in and I’m hooked!
Gripping story well told by the professionals at the Boston Globe and WBUR. A must listen especially for true crime aficionados.
Devouring this podcast. What an amazing American mystery! But I want to know more about the guard who coincidentally called out sick the night the place was robbed.
I was caught off guard (no pun intended) when this popped up on NPR One, but it’s such a wild and unique crime, I couldn’t turn it off. The storytelling is suspenseful and fun, and I can’t wait to hear more.
I can’t wait to listen to more episodes. Detailed and engaging reporting with lots of information I hadn’t known before. Really hope this podcast helps locate the missing pieces!
I was raised in the Boston area and visited the Gardner Museum, a great place to see art in intimate settings. I was shocked to hear the news about the theft, living out of state by then. I continue to follow the developments over the years. Perhaps 10 years ago I read a book implying solving the mystery was imminent. The first episode is wonderful. The story, as told, is as gripping now, as it was decades ago, despite knowing a fair amount about the event. I listened to episode 1 of "Last Seen" seem" and eagerly search for the remaining episodes. When will thy be available?
I lived in Boston at the time and am an art lover. I have thought of those painting often over the years and for them to be recovered, it would be like 2004 when the Red Sox won the World Series after all those years. It’s something people long for and hope they live to see. I did know a bit about the theft and this podcast takes us in depth, explaining everything. Can’t wait for more episodes!
Top-notch story-telling with new information about an epic art heist. Can’t wait until next episode!
I’ve read many stories and even books on this robbery but to hear the voices of those closest touched by this crime is chilling and gripping. Can not wait for more!
The case of the missing cultural treasures of the Gardiner Museum in Boston has always been the ultimate ‘who dunnit’ and this podcast goes so much further than who, how, and why, but also looks at the very nature of humanity through the stories of the people most affected to tell us what this still unsolved and unresolved mystery says about American justice.
Just listen to the first episode. If you liked serial, you will love this.
Last Seen is a true crime story, and is my antidote to an obsession with the true crimes being perpetrated in our politics. Meticulously detailed, the podcast enthralls as it unfolds the famous theft of 13 pieces of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
First episode was great can’t wait for the next episode
Thank you, awesome podcast
The first episode was great, and I care personally about the topic. In college in the 80s I was assigned to go to the Gardner to study Storm on the Sea of Galilee and write about it for an art history class, and fell in love with that painting. But it is distractingly annoying to have the program repeatedly interrupted to sell the fear of home invasion by an alarm company (that now, of course, bills itself a smart home company). Too cute by far. It makes me long for the days when public radio was actually commercial free.
Can't wait for the next episode!
Episode 1 and I’m already hooked.
I loved this first episode!!! Having remembered when the robbery happened but not recalling a lot of the details, I think the story will be fascinating. I’m a creative and I grew up in NE so it’s even more relatable for me. Can’t wait for the next episode!!
Such a good podcast! Not only intriguing in the investigation, but makes you fall in love with art and long for these lost pieces of history to be restored. Can’t wait for the second episode!
The only thing I don’t like about this show is that the whole season isn’t out so I can’t binge it. Fantastic concept and I am eagerly awaiting the release of the new episodes.
This is SO good! Totally riveting! I can’t wait for the next one!
🔥🔥🔥 cant wait for next week
Last Seen is everything and anything one could want from a podcast, full of intrigue, rich history and suspense. If you are a lover of true crime, Boston or literally anything at all this is a must listen.
This popped up after another podcast so got sucked into listening to it and was hooked! Such wonderful descriptions and word crafting and I couldn’t get enough. Looking forward to zooming through the series. Great audio and love the woman who voices it.
Amazing new series! Hooks you in the first seconds! Can’t wait for the rest.
I don’t know what is the equivalent to the Emmys or Oscars in the world of podcasts but Last Seen is a top contender. Love everything about it. Can hardly wait for the next episode.
I cried after I read Stephen Kurkjian's book "Master Thieves" about the Gardner heist and am so glad to hear that he consulted on this podcast! The firstepisode was a 5-star, top-notch, home run! Can't wait for each new episode. What a crime, what a shame, what a selfish thief to take and keep these treasures for 28+ years now. Please, please, give them back!
First podcast of the series: Very interesting, and I will continue to listen to future episodes, but too many ads at the beginning of and during the podcast, and too many credits at the end.
This lays out the heist so plainly yet at the end leaves its own air of suspense so the listener can’t wait for the next episode. Brilliantly produced.
This is my first podcast - for real. The topic (and Jack’s reputation for excellent reporting) finally made me take the leap. Subscribe, you won’t regret it.
The team has really made a great production of an event that is shrouded in mystery!
The Dutch Golden Age of painting is my absolute favorite, so growing up hearing about the Gardner Heist has haunted me to my marrow; I pray that I live to see the paintings returned. And while I have read various books on the subject, including Ulrich Boser’s exhaustively researched book as late as March of this year, I’m so excited to hear from people actually involved. There’s nothing quite like hearing the facts and theories presented from various perspectives, and I cannot wait to devour the rest of the series.
I am a middle-aged woman with an unexplained interest in art heists. Where this interest comes from I do not know. I was not raised in an art-loving family, nor do I have any artistic talent of my own. When I learned about the subject matter of this new podcast today, I had to listen. And it did not disappoint! I was thrilled to add it to my subscribed list. The first episode is very well done and leaves me wanting more. It would be amazing if, like with other podcasts, the ultimate result from its broadcast will impel someone to step forward and tell what he or she knows about the identity of the thieves. The return of the stolen works of art to the Isabella Gardner Museum is long overdue!
Expertly researched and reported. Second best only to the book, Master Thieves!!! Boston, we have to find these paintings!!! Let’s all listen and get on this! Our city can do better.
Admittedly a fascinating story to tell, the genius of this podcast is the depth of the investigative reporting and the grace of the storytellers themselves. In just 30-some minutes, I was transported to the scene of the crime, emotionally invested in the recovery and anxious for the next episodes to drop. A masterpiece!
I remember when the paintings were stolen. It was so depressing. I visited the Gardner often. I love its Venetian palace setting, the quiet and peacefulness of it. I always wondered about each of the paintings and why that particular one was chosen. The Gardner is unlike any other with artwork chosen by one individual and with no obvious theme to the selections other than personal taste albeit excellent taste. I have followed every story about the heist and the search. Like everyone else I am anxious for their return. I am looking forward to this podcast with bated breath. Thank you.
Excited to finally here this. First episode is great. Looking forward to the rest. JPK
Stunning first episode! Beautifully written, produced and voiced. Can’t wait for next Monday and episode 2! Art lovers, historians, mystery lovers and try crime fans will not want to miss this!
Rewards aside... a real life who dunnit is just the distraction we all need from time to time. Looking forward to meeting the cast in the days to come... Cheers to WBUR for supporting journalism at its finest!
I thought it would be good but it’s gripping! And a little spooky, somehow. One episode and I am hooked. And if you can go to wbur.org/lastseen, watch the 6 min video. Wow.
The trailer sounds like this is going to be fantastic - I am so psyched for a true crime show that is not a murder. And being from Boston, this hometown mystery has always fascinated me. Can't wait till the show comes out in September!