Last Seen Fraud & Scams, Investigative, Missing Persons, Nonviolent

Hosted By: Kelly Horan, Jack Rodolico and Stephen Kurkjian
Produced By: WBUR

From the fallout of a tragic homicide in Boston’s Haitian community, to the search for a real life Willy Wonka in Cambridge, WBUR’s Last Seen podcast is an anthology of mysteries about unexpected people, places and things that have all gone … missing.

Last Seen Podcast Hosts:

Kelly Horan is the deputy editor of the Ideas section of The Boston Globe. She wrote and produced The Boston Globe podcasts Mr. 80 Percent and Last Seen. Prior to that, Kelly edited the ideas and opinion page Cognoscenti and was a longtime public radio producer.

Jack Rodolico is a journalist, writer and podcaster, and he specializes in limited-series investigative podcasts. He hosts, edits, produces, reports and executive produces, and he’s played one or more of those roles on Death Resulting and Stranglehold from NHPR as well as Last Seen from WBUR.

Steve Kurkjian is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The Boston Globe and a founding member of The Globe’s famous “Spotlight” investigative team.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Expert Insights: Last Seen incorporates interviews with historians, detectives, and other experts, offering unique perspectives on each case.
  • Emotional Depth: The podcast goes beyond the surface of the crimes, examining the emotional impact on the victims, their families, and the communities affected by these thefts.
  • High Production Value: With polished production quality, the podcast creates an great experience for listeners.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Pacing: Some listeners have felt that the pacing of the podcast can be slow at times, with episodes occasionally meandering or delving into tangential details that weren’t necessary.
  • Repetition: A few listeners have pointed out instances of repetitive information or excessive reiteration of facts within episodes, which can disrupt the overall flow and feel redundant.

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