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 Jun 29, 2023

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Dan Evans
 Aug 31, 2021
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 May 27, 2021


What happens to all that stuff on America’s favorite antiques show once the cameras leave town? DETOURS reveals the stories, secrets, and surprises of TV treasures which go beyond the screen. Join host Adam Monahan, a longtime producer with GBH’s Antiques Roadshow on a journey of discovery from behind the scenes of the hit PBS series. Each episode tells the deeper story of one object, amazing and amusing listeners along the way. From GBH and PRX.

Episode Date
Encore: Very Truly Yours, Frank Sinatra
May 20, 2024
Encore: Is This a Letdown?
May 06, 2024
Encore: If it’s Brown it’s Down
Apr 22, 2024
Take Me Out to the Ballgame - How the Boston Red Sox, Babe Ruth and the long-forgotten Bunker Hill Brewery combined to make one homerun of a calendar!
Apr 07, 2024
The Poster Boy Takes a Dive – How an 1890s waterpark, the power of Victorian-era advertising and one man’s unlimited dreams culminated in drama at the auction block in 2023
Mar 24, 2024
Skippy the Hero Dog – How the story of a kidnapped baby, a spunky hero dog and today’s TikTok fans came together to determine the true value of a tattered Dog of the Year award.
Mar 11, 2024
The First Japanese American -- How a story involving sailors lost at sea, 1850s San Francisco, and a Japanese teenager’s quest to build a new life connected two strangers more than a century later.
Feb 26, 2024
The Unsinkable Titanic Biscuit – An epic shipwreck continues to fascinate a century later creating a collector’s market for Titanic memorabilia that thrives today.
Feb 12, 2024
The Bob Ross Appreciation Society – How the US Air Force, fluffy clouds and the power of PBS combined to create a pop culture icon and paintings worth mountains of money.
Jan 29, 2024
Encore: Let's Get Naked
Jan 15, 2024
Encore: A Bronze in the Haystack
Jan 02, 2024
Encore: The Most Valuable Reindeer of All
Dec 18, 2023
Encore: A Soldier for Sale
Dec 04, 2023
[BONUS] The Big Dig - Part 1: We Were Wrong
Nov 20, 2023
To Bean or Not to Bean—How an unexplored mention of personal turmoil spurs a look into the short but impactful life of Keith Haring: famous pop artist, trailblazing activist, friend to Andy Warhol and Madonna, and beloved brother.
Nov 06, 2023
Spilling the Secret Sauce – How a chatty event volunteer discovered an uncanny connection involving the U.S military, World War II airborne warfare and an elite military unit so secret that it was kept classified until the 1980s.
Oct 23, 2023
Yacht What it Looks Like – An unsigned maritime masterpiece of a yacht race, a 19th-century pastime of the idle rich, takes DETOURS to visit appraisers, auction experts and the Peabody Essex Museum as the mystery of the painter’s identity is revealed.
Oct 09, 2023
The Barbie Boost? – How a pioneering Mattel designer created a superstar sensation and how a recent No. 1 Barbie’s sale defined the doll’s new moment.
Sep 25, 2023
Encore: David and the Two Lamps
Sep 11, 2023
Encore: When Appraisers Get it Wrong
Aug 28, 2023
Billy the Kid? – How the notorious Wild West outlaw is still a “wanted” man, and why everyone—even National Geographic—is interested in getting to the bottom of the authenticity of his image
Aug 07, 2023
Breaking the Ice – the story of how Whirlpool’s Miracle Kitchen traveled to Russia and ignited a frosty debate between two superpowers
Jul 24, 2023
Seeing the Bigger Picture
Jul 10, 2023
Byrd Flies South – how The New York Times, Wrigley’s, Paramount Pictures, and other early 20th century icons helped to usher in the age of the personal brand
Jun 26, 2023
All that Glitters - Gold ingots, retrieved from the ocean floor and appraised on America’s favorite antiques show back in 1999 are now the subject of an international investigation.
Jun 12, 2023
To Utah Beach and Back – How a World War II helmet revealed a Naval hero in Normandy and the memorial efforts across two countries to document this veteran’s story.
May 29, 2023
Encore: The King of Fakes Gets Faked
May 15, 2023
Encore: That Time the FBI Called
May 01, 2023
[BONUS] MOBITUARIES - Chang and Eng: A Messy American Dream
Apr 17, 2023
Good Grief – A Charles Schulz comic strip collection (and its owner) gets a Hallmark-moment
Apr 03, 2023
Theresa's Choice – When an inherited piece of New Orleans Art Pottery is appraised for thousands, does it still pay to keep it in the family?
Mar 19, 2023
Do you Believe in Magic? - 1990's trading cards worth the price of a car
Mar 06, 2023
Is This a Letdown? - How a Galileo forgery found at the University of Michigan led to a historical hunt for answers
Feb 20, 2023
Six Touchdowns and a Song - The epic appraisal and auction of an NFL legend's jersey
Feb 06, 2023
Cowboy Jim's Big Gamble - does a test on a red diamond ring reveal big money jewelry or big disappointment?
Jan 23, 2023
Let's Get Naked
Apr 11, 2022
The Boy in the Bottle
Mar 28, 2022
Man vs. Rat vs. Conscience
Mar 14, 2022
Very Truly Yours, Frank Sinatra
Feb 28, 2022
A Bronze in the Haystack
Feb 14, 2022
A Reappraisal
Jan 31, 2022
Mo's Mystery Bust
Jan 17, 2022
If it’s Brown it’s Down
Jan 03, 2022
Whose Club Is It?
Nov 22, 2021
A Life in Miniature
Nov 08, 2021
The Roadshow Kids... Where Are They Now?
Oct 25, 2021
David and the Two Lamps
Oct 11, 2021
When Appraisers Get it Wrong
Sep 27, 2021
The Rolex Effect
Sep 13, 2021
Carolyn’s Next Chapter
Nov 23, 2020
The Case of the Missing Panels
Nov 09, 2020
That Time the FBI Called
Oct 26, 2020
The King of Fakes Gets Faked
Oct 12, 2020
A Soldier for Sale
Sep 28, 2020
The Hardest Fact I Ever Checked
Sep 14, 2020
A Show About a Show About Old Stuff
Aug 31, 2020