Crazy Good Vintage

Crazy Good Vintage

Welcome to the Crazy Good Vintage Podcast! Join our weekly chats about the vintage things we love. Passionate about Pyrex? Love learning about Iconic Brands? Want to hear from people succeeding in the vintage business? Then this is your Happy Place!

Episodes

March 21, 2022 33 min

Ever think about starting your own vintage business?  If so, you won't want to miss my interview with Instagram's MidModMarion.  Marion Reeb shares the tips and techniques necessary for online business success!  

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Join me for a fun look back at Ruth Handler’s masterpiece.  Barbie is as controversial as she is iconic, but with billions sold since her introduction in 1959, Barbie is the most successful toy in history. 

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March 8, 2022 17 min

From Tom and Jerry to The Powerpuff Girls, join me for a fun look back at one of the most successful cartoon studios in American history.  

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March 1, 2022 33 min

Join us for an interview with John Tefteller about The Golden Age of radio.  John started collecting 16” transcription discs of old radio programs in 1972 and now has one of the largest collections of original transcriptions in the country!  John has been interviewed by The Smithsonian and New York Times and has amazing stories about the Good Old Days of Radio - including the time he met Groucho Marx!

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February 22, 2022 11 min

Think you know all there is to know about Rosie the Riveter?  You might be surprised.  Learn how the 1940’s icon became a symbol of strength and resilience for the feminist movement and reminded women everywhere that WE CAN DO IT! 

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February 15, 2022 15 min

Learn more about the 1970’s TV show  that created 8 hit albums and mass hysteria with young girls around the world. 

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February 8, 2022 16 min

Which came first – the iconic Better Homes and Garden Cookbook or Betty Crocker’s Cookbook?  Learn that and more as we chat about the most popular cookbooks in America and how they all started.

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February 1, 2022 34 min

Great interview with Paul and Caroline from Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine about the history of vintage camper trailers.  

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You won’t believe the DRAMA going on behind the scenes of your favorite 70’s and 80s toys! Join me as I look back on Holly Hobbie, Strawberry Shortcake  and Cabbage Patch Kids! 

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January 18, 2022 16 min

Think you know all there is to know about Betty White?  We’ve uncovered some awesome tidbits!  Join us as we celebrate Betty’s incredible life and her 100th birthday.  Don’t miss this special episode dedicated to America’s Sweetheart. 

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January 11, 2022 13 min

Long before Dollar Tree had fixed priced products, F. W. Woolworth started it all with his 
5 & 10 Cent Store.  Learn how a $300 loan from his employer enabled Frank Woolworth to change the retail landscape of the 20th century.

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January 4, 2022 14 min

The story of the iconic duo Sonny and Cher.  Not only did they fall in love with each other, we fell in love with them.  Learn how they met, found stardom and ultimately went their separate ways.  

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December 28, 2021 14 min

Sears brought happiness and security to generations with great brands like Kenmore and Allstate; had us racing to the mailbox for the latest Wish Book and broke our hearts as they shuttered doors around the world.  Join me on the Sears and Roebucks journey - one of the GREATEST retailers to ever exist. 

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December 21, 2021 13 min

Why are Blow Molds so popular?  What’s the history of Shiny Brite ornaments and how did Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer become the beloved Christmas icon?  Get the answers to all these questions and more as we discuss my Favorite Vintage Christmas Items!

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December 14, 2021 13 min

The rise and fall of one of the largest glass manufacturers in American History.  Not familiar with Hazel Atlas?  Their product line was so vast, that the majority of Americans used it in some capacity during the 20th century.

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December 7, 2021 14 min

Discover how a food made from pig's ears and feet turned into "America's Most Famous Dessert".  JELL-O's story started with a $450 investment and evolved into one of the most iconic brands in American history.

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November 30, 2021 19 min

Learn how a $1,000 investment by a German immigrant resulted in one of the most successful candy companies in American history.  The Brach story has it all - great success, great tragedy and even murder.

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November 23, 2021 18 min

#008 - Did you know The Price Is Right actually started decades before Bob Barker?  Learn that and more as we talk how about the show has evolved since 1957.  Come On Down as we talk about the hosts, the models, the announcers and of course, the prizes!

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#007 - Are the Pyrex pieces in your hutch considered rare or hard-to-find?  Are you sitting on thousands of dollars and don't even know it?  Rachel Barris from the popular Instagram page, Pyrex Owl talks about her collection and gives her opinions on patterns that are currently considered rare or hard-to-find. 

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#006 - Pyrex Lovers Rejoice!  Part 2 of my 2 part interview with Regan Brumagen from the Corning Museum of Glass as she takes us on Pyrex's journey through the decades.  Learn about the impact it had in the second half of last century, and where it is headed today.

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