TV shows such as the “Antiques Roadshow,” “American Pickers” and “Pawn Stars” have made finding hidden gems a popular hobby for many people.
From scouring bins at garage sales to browsing the aisles at the donation store to cashing in on a family heirloom at the pawn shop, antiquing attracts people of every age either for profit or nostalgia. Whether you want to train your eye to spot the diamond in the rough or if you are more interested in the backstory of a piece, here are a few antiques podcasts to listen to.
If you can’t get enough of the “Antiques RoadShow,” friends Brooke and Siro sit down and chat about the latest episodes of the popular TV show. The duo highlight the appraisers, elderly guests, haunted antiques and whatever else ends up on the appraisal table.
Recent episodes include: “Naughty Bronze,” “Fancywork” and “Puffy’s.” Find it: https://apple.co/2n65Joy
As the title suggests, the Antiques Freaks podcast features two friends exploring the world of antiques each week. From stamps to the value of old Pyrex to avoiding antique fraud, the Antiques Freaks update episodes each Wednesday.
Recent episodes include: “Stamps,” “Crimson Peak” and “Chippendale.” Find it: https://antiquesfreaks.podbean.com/
With expert insight, “Antiques Roadshow” experts join producer Adam Monahan to chat about hidden treasures and antique news. Monahan welcomes guests to discuss the show and adds perspective on topical events and current market trends.
Recent episodes include: “Tom Brady’s Stolen Super Bowl Jersey,” “Appraisal Update — Rarer Than We Thought” and “In the News — Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers.” Find it: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/podcast/
Antique Auction Forum
Host Martin Willis covers every aspect of antiques and auctions you could think of. Willis focuses on collecting antiques, art, decorative, art, auctions and the history of the business. He also invites auctioneers, dealers, appraisers, artists, historians, curators and collectors to discuss the latest industry news.
Recent episodes include: “Chicago, Randolph St Market Roundtable,” “ Dr. Anne Laure Bandle” and “Martin Kemp on da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi.” Find it: https://apple.co/2w94QSy