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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.

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...


Nov 15, 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 counting — and how his love of the heat inspired a career change.

Vic's collection featured on Atlas Obscura • Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' • Closing...


Nov 1, 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 collection of kitsch takes the cake — and inspired her to create an online kitsch museum. Hear Allee tell...