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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.

Jun 14, 2019

Before passing away in October 2018, pharmaceutical marketing executive William Helfand amassed a huge collection of medical-themed prints, posters, and memorabilia — with an emphasis on "quack" pills, potions, and snake oil cure-alls. On this episode, daughter Jessica Helfand pays tribute to her father's...


May 24, 2019

Velvet Elvises, sad clowns, colorful unicorns, tasteful nudes — they're all under one roof at Carl Baldwin's Velveteria museum in Los Angeles, home to what must be the world's largest collection of velvet paintings. Hear Carl talk about his colorful trip down the "velvet trail" from casual fan to the art form's...


Apr 19, 2019

The big salad, the marble rye, the black-and-white cookie — endless connections between the TV sitcom "Seinfeld" and food inspired restaurateur Tony Valadez to create Little Jerry's, a Tacoma, Washington, eatery that doubles as a showcase for his fun array of memorabilia celebrating the iconic "show about nothing." 


Apr 1, 2019

Time to get happy! Husband and wife Jerry and Cat have found true joy in Bob Ross's timeless public-television series "The Joy of Painting," and their passion for the much-loved program has inspired the couple to collect several original Ross paintings (no small feat!) as well as a mind-boggling array of art and...


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...