Aug 29, 2018
Story: Brother, have you seen my Vermeer? The crazy secret life of stolen art masterpieces. For more information on the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist covered in this podcast, check out Master Thieves by Steven Kurkjian. Or get a quick overview here.
Guests: Alyssa Bowen (@alyssaannbowen) UNC graduate student and anti-Silent Sam activist and Dr. Carolyn Holmes (@carolyneholmes) of Mississippi State University. For background on Silent Sam, here is a truncated history or follow Alyssa on Twitter. We recorded this interview the day before the statue was knocked down. I like to think we made it happen.
Cocktail of the Month: Negroni Blanc, in honor of the Maple Tree Inn recently destroyed by fire.
Question Cathy returns with the mailbag.
This episode contains a short clip of "Been Caught Stealing" by Jane's Addiction.
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Thanks: Dr. Carolyn Holmes, Alyssa Bowen, all the bands that contribute music (Waxeater, IfIHadAHiFi, The Sump Pumps, Oscar Bait), Zachary Sielaff, Question Cathy, and all Patreon supporters, subscribers, and listeners.