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Boston Massachusetts, 1990. The early morning hours on March 18th. It was on this day that The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum fell victim to the most audacious art heist in modern history.
 

500 Million Dollars

The two thieves, dressed as Boston policemen, made off with 13 pieces of artwork; a total value estimated at half a billion dollars. Works by Vermeer, Degas and Rembrandt were stripped from their frames, paint chips over 300 years old littered the floor. The art was never to be seen by the public again.
 

Season One - 13 Episodes

Tim and Lance from the popular true crime podcasts, Missing Maura Murray & Crawlspace, will dive into the case, exploring all angles.
Along with investigators, reporters, art theft experts and citizens, they will paint their own portrait. The one comprised of the theories and the social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art heist of all time had on a community.
 

Go To An Episode

Episode One

Episode Three

Episode Four

Episode Five

Episodes Six to Eleven

Episode One: THE STORM on YouTube

THE STORM

In episode one, Tim & Lance set the scene, talk over some of the theories, and speak to the mysterious Mr. K. about why he brought us together. This is the calm before The Storm.

Original music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom

Episode Two: THE USUAL SUSPECTS on YouTube

THE USUAL SUSPECTS

In episode two, Tim & Lance speak for the first time with Ulrich Boser, the author of the best selling book, The Gardner Heist. To be as genuine as possible in telling the story, Ulrich immersed himself in the criminal syndicate. Nine years after the book was published, he introduces us to the usual suspects. 

Original music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom

Thumbnail Image For The Usual Suspects

Composite Sketch: Gardner Museum Art Theft Suspect;

Fingerprint ink on police fingerprint card, fingerprinted in the artist's prints,

8" x 8", Charles Vincent SABBA Jr.

Episode Three: THE WILD ONE on YouTube

In episode three, Tim & Lance speak with author Jenny Siler about her book, The Art of the Heist co-written with career criminal Myles Connor. We talk about Myles's life and his possible relation and knowledge of the Gardner heist.

Music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod. Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom

Episode Four: AN INSIDE ANGLE on YouTube

Tim & Lance travel to Washington DC and speak with author Ulrich Boser regarding his thoughts on an inside angle. The stolen Eagle Finial is the only piece of ISGM stolen property with it's own reward of $100,000. Did Bobby Donati swipe it as a calling card?

Original music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom


Episode Five: THE RUCKUS on YouTube

Tim & Lance continue their exploration into the world of the ISGM. In episode five, they speak with writer Lyz Lenz, a Gardner historian, who wrote a great article about the scandalous legacy of ISG, her "bff from beyond the grave."

Original music by Jared Janzen and Kevin MacLeod.  

Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom

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