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The For Keeps podcast features in-depth conversations with people who collect interesting and/or unusual items. 

Feb 18, 2018

Retired schoolteacher Elizabeth Meaders has amassed an inspiring — and exhaustive — collection of African-American historical items, which she's curated over the past five decades and keeps in her New York City home. 

Elizabeth's collection online

Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin'

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Feb 4, 2018

Joel Whitburn isn't just a legendary pop music researcher — he's also a huge music fan with an underground vault that includes each and every pop single to make it onto Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart since the chart debuted in 1958. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Record Research Inc. website

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Dec 26, 2017

Lunch box collector Dee Speed talks about her hundreds of vintage lunch boxes and the lasting appeal of their distinctive designs.

Collectors Weekly article about Dee's collection (from 2010)

Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin'

Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch

Background music by Blue...


Dec 10, 2017

With roughly 5,000 issues in his collection, nobody knows TV Guide like Ken Reid, the comedian and host of the popular TV Guidance Counselor podcast.

Ken's website

Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin'

Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch

Additional music by Matt...


Nov 26, 2017

Candace Jordan talks about her life as a Playboy Bunny, a Playboy playmate, and now arguably the world's premier collector of Playboy memorabilia, including many items given to her by the magazine's legendary founder, Hugh Hefner.

Candace's blog

Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin'

Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling...