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WBUR’s true crime podcast Last Seen returns in January 2022 with a genre-bending anthology of stories about surprising people, places and things that have all gone ... missing. A community theater con-man. A planet no one can find. An urn containing a stranger’s ashes. And that’s just the beginning.

Mysterious tales about the esoteric and the obvious, from our own backyard, to the outer edges of the solar system. Together, this collection explores what loss means, why we keep searching, and whether we can — or even should — find what we’re looking for.

In its first season, Last Seen investigated the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. WBUR and The Boston Globe teamed up to ask why, 28 years later, this still unsolved crime exerts its irresistible pull.

Listen to both seasons everywhere podcasts are found.

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