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.
77. Game Show Props and History, with Bob Boden
Come on down! TV producer Bob Boden's long career in game shows has helped him collect a garage full of unique memorabilia from the genre's biggest programs — and now he's working with a museum to establish an archive preserving game show history.
76. Archiving Prince, with Sound Engineer Susan Rogers
For four intense years in the 1980s, Susan Rogers worked side by side with pop superstar Prince, recording many of his best-known songs — and creating the archive of his recordings that's led to "new" releases, and expanded re-releases, since his 2016 passing.
75. Gaming Systems, Collected by Record-Setter Linda Guillory
Coleco Pac-Man! Mattel Electronic Football! The Legend of Zelda! Linda Guillory's love affair with gaming consoles began in childhood, when she and her father fixed handheld games they bought at second-hand stores. Today, her collection has led to two Guinness World Records — and shelves full of games, many dating back to the glory days of the 1970s and 80s.
74. The Sounds of Disneyland, Curated by Chris Lyndon
Chris Lyndon, also known as "DisneyChris," has archived thousands of audio tracks that capture the history and unique sounds of Disneyland — presented on his website in "chapters" that guide visitors through the sounds of the beloved theme park.
73. The Blimp-Loving Life of Alan "Airship Al" Gross
New Yorker Alan Gross devoted much of his life to his passion for airships, amassing an incredible collection of blimp-related videos, toys, books, and much more. Jeff Parnes reflects on his good friend "Airship Al" — and where Alan's sizable archive ended up after his death in 2018.
72. Industrial Musicals, Celebrated by Steve Young
Working as a staff writer on "The Late Show with David Letterman, "Steve Young began collecting records of industrial musicals — obscure productions commissioned by large companies and performed for their executives or distributors. Since then, he's co-written a book on the subject and starred in "Bathtubs Over Broadway," a touching documentary about his obsession with the shows and their creators.
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Mr. Peterkofsky serves the Podcast medium well with his show “For Keeps”. His natural storytelling abilities coupled with engaging content, causes the listener to literally lose themselves in the episode. If only all podcasts were this good…
I would love for Brian to hear the a capella version of Nature Boy by The Real Group. It’s fantastic. Great episode.
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