Crawlspace Media



Crawlspace Media is a podcast & documentary experience with a focus on true crime and mysteries. Crawlspace stirred up the true crime community with coverage of three cases: The Vanishing Men of Boston, The Murder of Dr. William Dean in 1918, and most recently, the 2004 disappearance of Brianna Maitland. Using a long-form technique they developed while creating the Missing Maura Murray podcast, the Crawlspace team follows the story wherever it takes them. In addition to the focus given on those cases, Crawlspace branches out with two sub-series: The Cellar Series and the Vault. 

Empty Frames, is a co-production between Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. It is a 13 episode examination of the 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. New episodes here! Navigate this site, check out the media kit, and subscribe to the podcasts for the full experience!


some good press

Attention from the media was never anything we sought out to achieve when we started all this. However, we quickly understood how important it is to have good press and a fine reputation. Check out some of the links below to read what our press peers are saying.



 Sarah Connell

Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna produce three very successful true-crime podcasts right here in the city of Worcester, including “Missing Maura Murray,” “Empty Frames,” and “Crawlspace.” The first episode of their documentary series about Maura Murray’s disappearance will be available on Amazon later this month...READ MORE

Ear Buds

Download these podcast episodes before the live shows come to town. "Exploring the unsolved 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, the podcast dives deep into theories, potential leads and the ongoing drama surrounding the crime. We caught up with the duo to discuss their latest mystery..." READ MORE

15 Addictive Podcasts To Listen To On A Road Trip, That Just Might Make You Miss Your Exit...READ MORE

 Kate Miller

The $500 Million Unsolved Mystery of the Gardner Museum Heist. 

Amy Wilkinson

"Thirteen pieces of invaluable art remain missing after 28 years. And that's where documentarians Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna enter the story... READ MORE

This Podcast Is Trying to Solve One of the Greatest Art Crimes in History

 Margaret Carrigan  

"...Pilleri and Reenstierna hope that Empty Frames underscores the economic and social impact of museums, and how this crime drastically altered a community..." READ MORE

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"Empty Frames is like if Ocean's 11 collided with the art world..." READ MORE

Our pal Jon Ronson

About the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

A true movie classic

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