The Magic and Value of Vintage Toys
  • Dec 14, 2018 10:00 pm
  • 50:14 mins

Guest: Joel Magee, America's Toy Scout (toyscout.com) Toys are meant to be played with and cherished, but some people buy toys they never intend to open. Some of those unopened toys end up being sold for thousands of dollars. A toy is just something to entertain a child, so what makes old ones worth so much money? Is it only the unopened toys that are valuable? If you want to get into collecting them, where would you begin?

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Why We Give and How to Give the Best Gifts

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Guests: Lara Aknin, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of the Helping and Happiness Lab, Simon Fraser University; Cindy Chan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Toronto Scarborough It’s the season of giving, which can also make it the season of stress – all that time and money and that nagging suspicion that most of what you give will be eventually forgotten anyway.  But some gifts we do remember forever. We put a call out for gift-related stories and heard some really memorable ones we’ll share with you this hour. Plus, we’ve got expert insight on how to give presents that will be cherished and strengthen your relationships. But first, a look at why we do it in the first place. Is there some evolutionary reason for gift giving? Do we mainly do it because that’s what’s expected?

Guests: Lara Aknin, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of the Helping and Happiness Lab, Simon Fraser University; Cindy Chan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Toronto Scarborough It’s the season of giving, which can also make it the season of stress – all that time and money and that nagging suspicion that most of what you give will be eventually forgotten anyway.  But some gifts we do remember forever. We put a call out for gift-related stories and heard some really memorable ones we’ll share with you this hour. Plus, we’ve got expert insight on how to give presents that will be cherished and strengthen your relationships. But first, a look at why we do it in the first place. Is there some evolutionary reason for gift giving? Do we mainly do it because that’s what’s expected?