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

6/15/2018
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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 medium for her artwork. Samantha's website • Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' • Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch • Additional music by Tom Heyman • www.forkeepspodcast.com

Duration:00:29:08

S4E1 - Diary "Rescuer" Irving Finkel

6/1/2018
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British researcher Irving Finkel discusses his passion for collecting diaries and launching the Great Diary Project, which he says has "rescued" thousands of diaries from oblivion. The Great Diary Project website • Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' • Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch • Additional music by Chris Zabriskie and Blue Dot Sessions • www.forkeepspodcast.com

Duration:00:39:31

S3E6 - "Vintage Los Angeles" Collector Alison Martino

4/14/2018
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Vintage Los Angeles curator Alison Martino chats about her zeal for history and lifelong penchant for collecting, which has resulted in an unmatched collection of L.A. restaurant memorabilia, photographs, postcards, and matchbooks. Vintage Los Angeles page on Facebook • Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' • Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch • Additional music: "Sparrow's Silhouette" by the Matt Nowlin Jazz Orchestra • www.forkeepspodcast.com

Duration:00:36:02

S3E5 - Montreal Expos Enthusiast Perry Giannias

3/31/2018
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Game-worn uniforms, helmets, an actual Gold Glove, even an electric guitar — the Montreal Expos memorabilia that superfan Perry Giannias has amassed over the years remains quite impressive, more than a decade after his hometown baseball team headed to Washington. And now, Perry has turned his passion for the Expos into a meaningful fundraiser for pediatric cancer research. Expos Fest website Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by...

Duration:00:27:00

S3E4 - Rebecca Kilbreath, Collector of View-Master Viewers and Reels

3/18/2018
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View-Master enthusiast Rebecca Kilbreath sheds light on the history of the View-Master, as well as her own history as a dedicated collector of the much-loved toy and a maker of her own reels. Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Additional music by Jingle Punks www.forkeepspodcast.com

Duration:00:24:00

S3E3 - Bruce Kelly, Collector of Barf Bags

3/4/2018
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Veteran traveler Bruce Kelly has made a name for himself as one of the world's leading collectors of airsickness bags — with more than 6,700 in his stash. Kelly's World of Airsickness Bags website Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Additional music by Bird Creek www.forkeepspodcast.com

Duration:00:19:46

S3E2 - Elizabeth Meaders, Collector of African-American History

2/18/2018
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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' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Additional music by the Sutter Street Quartet www.forkeepspodcast.com

Duration:00:30:20

S3E1 - Joel Whitburn, Collector of Pop Hits

2/4/2018
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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 Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch www.forkeepspodcast.com

Duration:00:26:59

S2E6 - Dee Speed, Collector of Lunch Boxes

12/26/2017
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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 Dot Sessions www.forkeepspodcast.com Twitter: @forkeepspodcast Instagram: @forkeepspodcast

Duration:00:23:30

S2E5 - Ken Reid, Collector of TV Guide Magazines

12/10/2017
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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 Oakley

Duration:00:25:42

S2E4 - Candace Jordan (Miss December 1979), Collector of Playboy Memorabilia

11/26/2017
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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 In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Additional music by Cook County www.forkeepspodcast.com

Duration:00:22:16

S2E3 - Lloyd "Pink" Gardner, Collector of ABA Memorabilia

11/12/2017
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Lloyd "Pink" Gardner, trainer and travel secretary for the American Basketball Association's 1974-75 champion Kentucky Colonels, discusses his extensive collection of Colonels and ABA memorabilia — along with some impressive baseball, football, and boxing collectibles he's acquired over the years. Lloyd's books on the Colonels and ABA history Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Background score by Blue Dot...

Duration:00:27:58

S2E2 - Deb Hoffmann, Collector of Winnie-the-Pooh Memorabilia

10/29/2017
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Deb Hoffmann chats about her massive (and growing!) collection of Pooh and friends memorabilia, which has earned her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Deb's Most Pooh website Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Background score by Blue Dot Sessions www.forkeepspodcast.com

Duration:00:30:58

S2E1 - Vince Simonetti, Collector of Tubas

10/15/2017
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Got tuba? Retired musician and instrument salesman Vince Simonetti certainly does — several hundred of them, in fact — and they're all on display in the Vincent & Ethel Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection, which he and his wife have operated in Durham, North Carolina since its grand opening in 2016. Vincent & Ethel Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection website Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Background score by Blue Dot...

Duration:00:20:45

S1E6 - Penny Johnson, Collector of Barry Manilow Memorabilia

8/27/2017
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Penny Johnson chats with For Keeps about her lifelong obsession with pop singer Barry Manilow and her sizable stash of Manilow memorabilia — as well as her efforts to turn her skeptical co-workers into fervent "Fanilows." Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Background score by Blue Dot Sessions www.forkeepspodcast.com

Duration:00:19:58

S1E5 - Sue Suazo-Martinez, Collector of Slinkys

8/14/2017
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Sue Suazo-Martinez chats about her massive collection of Slinkys, which was big enough to get her into the Guinness Book of World Records. See photos of Sue's Slinky collection! Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Background score by Blue Dot Sessions

Duration:00:22:29

S1E4 - Danny Biederman, Collector of Spy Props

7/31/2017
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Danny Biederman discusses his decades-long obsession with collecting "spy-fi" props and costumes — including items from James Bond films, TV series including "Get Smart" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," and spy spoofs such as "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Additional music by David Szesztay

Duration:00:29:16

S1E3 - Steve Soboroff, Collector of Celebrities' Typewriters

7/23/2017
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Steve Soboroff discusses his growing collection of typewriters once owned by some of the 20th century's biggest historical figures — including John Lennon, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted "The Unabomber" Kaczynski. Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Background score by Blue Dot Sessions

Duration:00:23:16

S1E2 - Phil Sklar, Collector of Bobbleheads

7/16/2017
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Phil Sklar, CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, discusses his start in bobblehead collecting, plans to open the museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and one generous donor's sizable gift to the collection. National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum: http://www.bobbleheadhall.com Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Background score by Blue Dot Sessions

Duration:00:36:24

S1E1 - RJ Porter, Collector of ''Tape Findings''

7/7/2017
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RJ Porter discusses "Tape Findings," his online collection of "found audio" taken from random, homemade cassettes that he's bought over the years at thrift stores and garage sales in the Chicago area. "Tape Findings" website Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch Background score by Blue Dot Sessions

Duration:00:25:44