Episode 125: Telling the Stories of Stuff

For the better part of a decade, Lisa Hix, Hunter Oatman-Stanford, and GrottoPod co-host Ben Marks have been writing about antiques, vintage items, and collectibles at CollectorsWeekly.com. As a rule, these writers have tended to shy away from articles about the prices of objects or the celebrities who collect them, tried-and-true angles for journalists working the collecting beat. Instead, they’ve used antiques and collectibles as windows into our culture, each with its own surprising story to tell. In response, publications as varied as The New York Times, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and Elle have linked to articles at Collectors Weekly. In today’s episode of GrottoPod, Marks interviews his colleagues to discuss just a few of these stories—you can read hundreds more at Collectors Weekly.
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