29: Cheers to Collections | Hoarders, Weird Collections, Celebrity Collections

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Even though Emily and James can't seem to keep a collection of wine before drinking it all, they decided to talk about people who can collect things! Plus, we hear about some of our listeners' collections!

This episode's wine: Root:1 Heritage Red
This episode's cheese: Sharp white cheddar 

Even though it seems everyone has a collection of something, James tells us how collecting came from the rich. And how they kept their collections in these things called "cabinets," in case you were unfamiliar with the word ...

Got some old toys or Hot Wheels laying around? They may be worth money! But, your Beanie Babies ... um, not so much. Emily also calls out her middle school crush who dropped her original Quackers in a mud puddle.

While talking about some of the theories why we collect things, Emily gets on a tangent about state quarters and how they're like Pokemon. And, we find another reason Freud makes Emily roll her eyes.

Our sad little spread, which we ate and drank most of before beginning to record (or thinking to take a photo, oops!).

Our sad little spread, which we ate and drank most of before beginning to record (or thinking to take a photo, oops!).

We also talk about collectors vs. hoarders, and Emily gives you some warning signs to look out for. And we talk about our personal collections we've had, and how Emily came to appreciate Al Gore's lock box idea.

Thanks to Shane from Now That I'm Older, Ro from World of Ro, and Jen from Rebeat Magazine (and our Cheers to Glam Rock episode), who sent in their collections for us to talk about! 

Want to test your Greek, Latin, Harry Potter and made-up words trivia? James puts Emily on the spot with these terms, but, luckily, you won't be quizzed. Whoever came up with these names really should have consulted us.

Emily talks about some unusual collections, including the collections of Graham Barker, who has collected his belly button lint since 1984. And James tells us about celebrity collectors -- no, not the people who collect celebrities. Also, we discuss our plan to entice Tom Hanks to come on our show. (Crowdfunding campaign coming soon!)


Highlights

22:50 - Emily gives her tip for avoiding piles of tissues!

37:57 - James says those three magic words: "You're pretty smart."

44:11:49 - The best way to play Six Degrees to Kevin Bacon.


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Special thanks to Adam Centamore for his book, "Tasting Wine & Cheese: An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing," which inspires us to try new wine and cheese pairings in every episode!

Cheers!