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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we chat with one of the leading experts on art theft—professor and author Noah Charney, who unpacks the cultural fascination with this type of crime. He also tells us the story of one of the most notorious real life art thieves.

Charney is also teaching an Atlas Obscura course on art crime that begins November 7, 2023. To enroll, visit the course page and use code ARTCRIMEPOD for 15% off.

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