Welcome to No Place Like Home

June 3, 2021 - 03:24
Do you remember the first time you watched The Wizard of Oz? Those famous red ruby slippers are some of the most iconic objects in...

The Ruby Slippers Are Gone

June 15, 2021 - 28:51
A thief steals a pair of the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz from a museum in Garland's hometown of Grand Rapids,...

The Robin Hood of Hollywood

June 22, 2021 - 34:42
Despite being among the most iconic props in film history, the ruby slippers were once relegated to the trash heap. A man known as the...

Terribly Happy

June 29, 2021 - 35:58
Judy Garland left her hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota when she was four. She became one of the most famous movie stars in the world,...

Dear Dorothy, Hate Oz, Took Shoes

July 6, 2021 - 31:34
To find the stolen ruby slippers, detectives in Grand Rapids respond to every tip, no matter how strange. On the 10th anniversary of the...

Who Can You Trust?

July 13, 2021 - 31:05
Detective Brian Mattson continues talking to the mysterious caller who says he knows where the missing ruby slippers are. When the...

Everything Is Lining Up

July 20, 2021 - 32:56
The FBI and Brian Mattson get their hands on a pair of ruby slippers. But nothing is certain without the help of an expert conservator...

Very Accomplished Thieves

July 27, 2021 - 36:15
The hosts explore connections between the theft of the ruby slippers and an infamous art crime known as the Rockwell Heist, orchestrated...

SERIES SUMMARY

Do you remember the first time you watched The Wizard of Oz? It’s an iconic film that offers both comfort and adventure. And it all begins with the magical ruby slippers. The familiar pair of red shoes that sparkle as Dorothy skips down the yellow brick road. Once of the most famous props in Hollywood movie history, Dorothy’s ruby slippers are a rare collector’s item worth millions. In the summer of 2005, a pair was stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in the small town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. No Place Like Home is a documentary podcast series that follows a classic heist story against the nostalgic backdrop of one of the most famous movies and Hollywood props of all time. We follow the theft from start to finish, and the mystery that still surrounds the events of the stolen ruby slippers to this day. C13Originals, a Cadence13 Studio, teams up with journalist Ariel Ramchandani and editor Seyward Darby to investigate the strange story that dives into small town suspicions between local cops and the FBI, the fraught relationship between Grand Rapids and its most famous daughter, Judy Garland, and brings listeners inside the peculiar world of Hollywood memorabilia and the market for lost and stolen art. Although the shoes were eventually recovered, there are more questions left than answers. We still don’t know who stole the shoes and where they were hiding for nearly 13 years.

ariel Ramchandani

ARIEL RAMCHANDANI - Host

Ariel Ramchandani is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Pacific Standard, The Atavist Magazine, The Economist’s 1843, WIRED, AFAR, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal Magazine, among other publications. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, where she was a McCormick scholar and a Harrington Prize winner for magazine writing and editing. She was previously an editor and writer for More Intelligent Life and the culture channel of The Economist Online.

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About C13Originals

C13Originals

C13Originals is the division of Cadence13 focused on original storytelling and developing a slate of IP through a new premium level in-house production studio, and creators of top podcast series Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia and the white-collar crime docuseries Gangster Capitalism.

Credits

Executive Producer: Chris Corcoran

Writer: Ariel Ramchandani

Narrator: Ariel Ramchandani, Seyward Darby

Director: Lloyd Lochridge

Editor: Alistair Shurman

Producer: Paige Hymson, Valerie Thomas

Engineering: Bill Schultz, Bob Tabaddor, Sean Cherry, Patrick Antonetti

Mastering: Chris Basil

Research and Production Support: Adam Przybyl, Ian Mandt

Marketing and Publicity: Brian Swarth, Hillary Schupf, Melissa Wester, Meredith Tiger

Series Artwork: Curt Courtenay

Based on reporting by Ariel Ramchandani for Atavist Magazine

About C13Originals

C13Originals

C13Originals is the division of Cadence13 focused on original storytelling and developing a slate of IP through a new premium level in-house production studio, and creators of top podcast series Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia and the white-collar crime docuseries Gangster Capitalism.

Credits

Executive Producer: Chris Corcoran

Writer: Ariel Ramchandani

Narrator: Ariel Ramchandani, Seyward Darby

Director: Lloyd Lochridge

Editor: Alistair Shurman

Producer: Paige Hymson, Valerie Thomas

Engineering: Bill Schultz, Bob Tabaddor, Sean Cherry, Patrick Antonetti

Mastering: Chris Basil

Research and Production Support: Adam Przybyl, Ian Mandt

Marketing and Publicity: Brian Swarth, Hillary Schupf, Melissa Wester, Meredith Tiger

Series Artwork: Curt Courtenay

Based on reporting by Ariel Ramchandani for Atavist Magazine