56 episodes

Behind every collector's obsession is a story. On "For Keeps," the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them.

For Keeps David Peterkofsky

    • Hobbies
    • 4.8, 25 Ratings

Behind every collector's obsession is a story. On "For Keeps," the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them.

    56. 'Golden Girls' Star Rue McClanahan's Archive, with Michael La Rue

    56. 'Golden Girls' Star Rue McClanahan's Archive, with Michael La Rue

    When Emmy-winning actress and lifelong "saver" Rue McClanahan ("Maude," "Mama's Family," "The Golden Girls") passed away in 2010, her close friend Michael La Rue became the archivist for her vast estate, which includes awards, jewelry, costumes, and props from her long career — the highlights of which graced a New York City cafe created in her honor.

    • 38 min
    55. The Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave, with Kenn Shaw

    55. The Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave, with Kenn Shaw

    For puck's sake! Kenn Shaw's Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave features a mind-boggling array of collectibles (many celebrating his beloved Chicago Blackhawks) and creations he's handmade from hockey sticks, nets, goalie pads, and more. Plus he's got a Zamboni!

    • 38 min
    54. The Messages of the Kindred Spirit Mailbox, with Annie Breth

    54. The Messages of the Kindred Spirit Mailbox, with Annie Breth

    In the 1970s, Frank Nesmith and Claudia Sailor created the Kindred Spirit Mailbox, a special spot amidst the dunes of the North Carolina coast where visitors leave messages expressing their joys, sorrows, and everything in between. Annie Breth, one of the mailbox's "keepers," talks about its emotional collection of notes — and its inspiration for the best-selling novel Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks.

    • 31 min
    53. Saving Le Studio, "Rush's Abbey Road," with Richard Baxter

    53. Saving Le Studio, "Rush's Abbey Road," with Richard Baxter

    Canadian musician Richard Baxter is on a mission to rebuild Le Studio, the legendary Québec recording facility where Rush and many other big acts recorded before it closed and fell into disrepair. Along the way, he's selling collectibles — including pieces of glass and flooring from the original studio, plus new memorabilia — to fund the project. Also, songwriter/producer Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams, Glass Tiger) shares memories of working at Le Studio in its 80s heyday.

    • 41 min
    52. Author Richard Bach's Memorabilia, with Paul Everitt

    52. Author Richard Bach's Memorabilia, with Paul Everitt

    When members of Paul Everitt's family purchased the 1970s home of best-selling author Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions), they got more than just a house — the eccentric writer and pilot left behind signed photos, his writing desk, model airplane kits, original and purchased artwork, books, letters, and other mementos of his flying and writing life. Now Paul hopes to find new homes for the items that have remained in his family for more than four decades.

    • 34 min
    51. The Hunt for a Legend's Calypso Tapes, with Niels Werdenberg

    51. The Hunt for a Legend's Calypso Tapes, with Niels Werdenberg

    Costa Rica's 100-year-old "calypso king," Walter Gavitt Ferguson, used to record his songs live onto blank cassettes, selling each one-off tape without making himself a copy. Now Swiss music fan Niels Werdenberg runs a "tape hunt" to track down the sold tapes — and preserve a beloved piece of Costa Rica's cultural heritage.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

JeffQuest ,

Wonderful interviews with varied and interesting characters

For Keeps is a wonderfully well produced interview show with collectors of every type. The host has a comforting interview style and edits the show so the conversation has a smooth flow.
You always learn something and at its best, like the 70’s Teen idol record collector, it’s also surprisingly emotional.
A must listen.

HelloandNo ,

Excellent sound quality, wow!

Love this show. Always keeps me interested and always look forward to new episodes. Can’t recommend it enough.

-Tabby from Your New Best Friends podcast

Emmy3212 ,

Kristen Nilson

I can so relate to this For Keeps episode. My favorite by far!

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