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Behind every collector's obsession is a story. Hear the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them.

Mar 15, 2019

Guinness alert! Before passing away in 2007, Italian collector Amatore Bolzoni made it into the record books with his quirky collection of more than 2,000 condoms, gathered over decades of world travel. Today his son, Massimo, celebrates his father's memory (and humor) by preserving the collection — and even adding...


Mar 1, 2019

Swedish psychologist Dr. Samuel West's collection of 100 or so failed products isn't just meant to amuse us — he believes that we can learn from failures, too. He's the curator of the Museum of Failure, a traveling exhibition that showcases (and celebrates) some of the biggest busts in business history.

The Museum of...


Feb 15, 2019

Here's the story of a true fan! Wendy Winans' childhood obsession with "The Brady Bunch" has led her to become a lifelong Brady memorabilia collector — and the brain behind Brady World, an online hub for Brady-related news stories, links to new and classic show collectibles, public appearances by cast members,...


Feb 1, 2019

In the 1960s, an unknown artist named Harvey supplied his bright, almost otherworldly perspective to about 200 gospel album covers (175 or so for the fabled Savoy Records) before disappearing into obscurity. Five-plus decades later, Robbie Rogers is devoting his master's thesis to Harvey's illustrations — and...


Dec 1, 2018

Tis the season! TV and radio journalist Callie Crossley rings in the holidays each year by bringing a portion of her "black Santa" collection to her office at WGBH in Boston — much to the delight of her colleagues. Hear Callie talk about collecting in a way that's particularly meaningful to her. BONUS: The podcast...