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.
60. The "Three's Company" Collection of Sacha Pavic
Pratfalls! Short shorts! Misunderstandings! "Three's Company" generated big laughs and ratings throughout its eight seasons on American TV — and has inspired longtime fan Sacha Pavic to collect memorabilia from the hit sitcom, from trading cards and action figures to signed scripts, props, and much more.
59. Chasing (and Collecting) Muhammad Ali, with Jonathan Eig
As best-selling author Jonathan Eig wrote "Ali: A Life," his biography of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, he found himself collecting all kinds of Ali memorabilia — from items he found on eBay to jewelry, handwritten letters, art, and other mementos he acquired from those in the inner circle of "The Greatest."
58. The Voices of Alcoholics Anonymous, Archived by Mike Fitzpatrick
Author and Alcoholics Anonymous historian Mike Fitzpatrick is preserving and sharing the audio history of AA — "a story handed down," as co-founder Bill W. said — by collecting, digitizing, and streaming thousands of AA and other recovery-related recordings dating back to the 1940s.
57. Reggae, Bob Marley, and the Archives of Roger Steffens
Roger Steffens' passion for reggae has led to a colorful life as an author, DJ, photographer, and lecturer — and his reggae archives, a massive trove of memorabilia that fills his Los Angeles basement, reflect his love of Jamaica's popular musical export and its prime figure, the late Bob Marley.
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.
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!
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My new favorite podcast
I am so happy to have found this podcast a couple days ago. As a book, pen, inkwell and bookmarks collector, I know what it feels like to be obsessed with something. These stories are really interesting and David has a very nice voice and manner. So enjoyable!
I love it!
The show is all about collections that humans have put together or have - talk about a great way to explore human nature and human experience. I love it! It exposes me to collections I never knew could exist. My personal favorite episode is 54. The Messages of the Kindred Spirit Mailbox, with Annie Breth. Plus, David, the host, has an impressive professional interview style and the show has high production quality. I highly recommend this show. Hit subscribe!
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.