For Keeps: A Podcast About Collections And Connections

29 EpisodesProduced by David Peterkofsky

Behind every collector's obsession is a story. On "For Keeps," the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them. Hear what makes them tick and how collecting sparks their passion.

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S5E5 - Hot Sauce Fanatic Vic Clinco

November 15th, 2018


Holy habañero! Hot sauce enthusiast Vic Clinco spills the story on his epic collection of the combustible condiment — well over 8,000 bottles and …

S5E4 - Allee Willis, Hit Maker and Kitsch Curator

November 1st, 2018


Grammy- and Tony-winning songwriter Allee Willis has co-written some of pop music's most enduring earworms (think "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire and "I'll Be There For You" from the TV show Friends), but her …

S5E3 - The Bill Ripken "FF" Baseball Card Collection of Jon Pederson

October 15th, 2018


In 1989, baseball player Bill Ripken's Fleer trading card raised eyebrows when fans noticed an obscenity written in black ink on the end of his bat. …

S5E2 - Space Memorabilia Collector Tina Stagg

October 1st, 2018


From fragments of rocket heat shields to a hunk of Skylab, Tina Stagg has assembled quite the collection of space exploration memorabilia — much of …

S5E1 - Milli Vanilli Fan Todd Cuzzort's Connection With Fab Morvan

September 15th, 2018


Milli Vanilli fan and memorabilia collector Todd Cuzzort first connected with Fab Morvan, one-half of the infamous pop music duo, back in 2002 after …

S4E6 - "Mr. Apology," Collector of Apologies

August 15th, 2018


A secretive New York City artist sets up a phone line to collect the apologies of strangers via anonymous messages — picking up where another …

S4E5 - Hawaiiana Collector Mary Melton

August 1st, 2018


My oh mai tai! Mary Melton's Southern California home is like a trip to a tropical paradise, thanks to her houseful of Hawaiian collectibles, her …

S4E4 - Pinball Machine Collector Chuck Webster

July 15th, 2018


Game on! Pinball aficionado Chuck Webster has transformed his suburban Boston basement into the Wicked Pissa Pinball Pit, an arcade and showcase for roughly two dozen of his 30 pinball machines, many of which he's …

S4E3 - Ouija Board Collector and Historian Robert Murch

July 1st, 2018


Robert Murch, the Talking Board Historical Society's "chairman of the board," spells out the history of the popular game and discusses his own Ouija …

S4E2 - Etch-A-Sketch Enthusiast (And Artist!) Samantha Watt

June 15th, 2018


Texas-based artist Samantha Watt shares the story behind her obsession with the Etch-A-Sketch — which she not only collects but also uses as a …

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