Episode from the podcastThe Jordan Harbinger Show

401: Robert Wittman | The Undercover Hunt for Stolen Art

Released Tuesday, 8th September 2020
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Robert Wittman (@robertwittman) is the former senior investigator/creator of the FBI's national art crime team and author of Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the Wor….

What We Discuss with Robert Wittman:



  • Why criminal and terrorist organizations find art less risky to smuggle than contraband like cash, drugs, or guns.

  • The three things that make an art piece valuable: provenance, authenticity, and good title.

  • Why the US has only relatively recently begun to take art crime seriously, whereas Italy's art crime team has a freaking submarine!

  • Simple but effective tactics for remaining undercover without arousing suspicion from the targets.

  • Why losing his fear instinct was a clear signal for Robert to retire from undercover work for good.

  • And much more...


Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/401

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