10 episodes

What happens to all that stuff on America’s favorite antiques show once the cameras leave town? DETOURS reveals the stories, secrets, and surprises of TV treasures which go beyond the screen. Join host Adam Monahan, a longtime producer with WGBH’s Antiques Roadshow on a journey of discovery from behind the scenes of the hit PBS series. Each episode tells the deeper story of one object, amazing and amusing listeners along the way. From WGBH and PRX.

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What happens to all that stuff on America’s favorite antiques show once the cameras leave town? DETOURS reveals the stories, secrets, and surprises of TV treasures which go beyond the screen. Join host Adam Monahan, a longtime producer with WGBH’s Antiques Roadshow on a journey of discovery from behind the scenes of the hit PBS series. Each episode tells the deeper story of one object, amazing and amusing listeners along the way. From WGBH and PRX.

    [BONUS] Outer Space & Underwear, SIDEDOOR

    [BONUS] Outer Space & Underwear, SIDEDOOR

    More than 155 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers, and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through Smithsonian’s side door to search for stories that can’t be found anywhere else. Follow us at @SidedoorPod for updates and bonus content.

    • 29 min
    [BONUS] America's Test Kitchen Podcast, PROOF

    [BONUS] America's Test Kitchen Podcast, PROOF

    We wanted to share a podcast episode from our friends at America’s Test Kitchen. Here’s a taste of their podcast PROOF that we thought you’d enjoy.

    “Raiders of the Lost Yeast”

    Seamus Blackley is the creator of the Xbox. He’s also an ancient Egypt enthusiast and baking hobbyist. Yes, you heard that right. Via Twitter, he assembled a rag-tag team of specialists: an archeologist (Dr. Serena Love) and a biologist (Rich Bowman). Together, they created a grand scheme: extract dormant yeast from the nooks and crannies of ancient Egyptian pots stored in the vaults of the world’s most prestigious museums and bake bread with it. 


    Subscribe to PROOF wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 49 min
    Carolyn’s Next Chapter

    Carolyn’s Next Chapter

    Carolyn Hollander brought two items for appraisal at GBH’s Antiques Roadshow: an engraved gold watch and a leather bound book. The book is over two hundred pages thick, complete with photographs, a family tree, and personal stories -- all compiled by her grandfather, a supreme court judge in 1930s Germany. Carolyn never met her grandfather, who was killed during the Holocaust.  Carolyn’s visit to Roadshow begins a journey to recover her family’s artifacts lost during the Holocaust.

    See pages from Carolyn’s family record book and more: www.wgbh.org/detours.

    • 33 min
    The Case of the Missing Panels

    The Case of the Missing Panels

    Inspector Adam Monahan dusts off his deerstalker cap to investigate an 18th century Chinese screen painting. But when the screen surprisingly sells at auction for over ten times the estimated value, to a Korean bidder, the origins of the screen are suddenly thrown into question. In this ‘Roadshow Radio Mystery Special,’ Adam goes on the hunt to learn where this screen actually comes from.

    Here is the screen for your screening: www.wgbh.org/detours

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    • 27 min
    That Time the FBI Called

    That Time the FBI Called

    Photographs of Edgar Allan Poe are incredibly rare. The famed writer sat for portraits only a few times, resulting in eight unique images, known as daguerreotypes. When one appeared on the TV show in Omaha, NE it seemed too good to be true.  Then the FBI called.  It’s a tale never shared before on TV. And but for this podcast may be shared nevermore.

    Check out the purloined portrait: www.wgbh.org/detours

    • 24 min
    The King of Fakes Gets Faked

    The King of Fakes Gets Faked

    In 2013, GBH’s Antiques Roadshow appraiser John Buxton met a guest claiming to have an ancient Mayan carving. Buxton’s gut said this was a fake but the guest had paperwork proving otherwise. Is it possible Buxton’s instinct was right all along?  DETOURS host Adam dives into the deceitful  world of forged artifacts, following a story that still eludes appraiser John Buxton, AKA ‘the King of Fakes.’

    Judge for yourself. Check out the Mayan Jade and more: www.wgbh.org/detours

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

Savagekel ,

Deep Dive into History

I'm a long-time fan of Antiques Roadshow and this podcast dives deep into one story from the show. Stories and history are what I love about the show and this podcast takes that into the next level. I can't wait for Season 2!

5339kln ,

Season 2?

We need more episodes!

bustor125 ,

Can’t wait for more!

Antiques Roadshow is one of my favorite things in this world, and a friend who knows that about me just told me about this podcast and I’m just so thrilled to have another way to get my roadshow fix! Can’t wait for the next season!

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