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Unlocking the Secrets of 'FOUND' Objects with Davy Rothbart

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Over the summer, one of our Forum interns found a postcard lying on the sidewalk. "Dear Justin," it read, "Charley was happy to finally hear from you. I know he misses his own 'father figure.' Please come home. P.S. I am still in love with you." It was just the kind of note you might come across in Davy Rothbart's FOUND Magazine, a collection and celebration of fascinating forgotten and discarded items. Rothbart, a longtime "This American Life" contributor, author, and filmmaker, joins us to discuss his favorite found treasures, from love letters to old family photos. What is the weirdest or most interesting item you have found?


Davy Rothbart, co-founder of FOUND Magazine, contributor to "This American Life" and the author of "My Heart is an Idiot"