Viewed over 20 million times, the two most popular videos on the YouTube page for GBH’s Antiques Roadshow were posted years apart but are remarkably similar: both feature appraisals of Rolex watches. Why do these timepieces capture the public in a way unlike any other object featured on the show? And what is it like to be the unexpected star of a “viral” video?

Join host Adam Monahan as he dives deep into the world of vintage watch collecting, both online and off, in the season 2 premiere of DETOURS podcast.

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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 WGBH’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 WGBH and PRX.

DETOURS is sponsored by Ancestry and American Cruise Lines.