Second Hand Stories

Second Hand Stories from John Freyer & Christopher Wilcha

Second Hand Stories is a television pilot developed for national PBS that was co-created by John Freyer and Christopher Wilcha in 2003.  The pilot originated out of a collaborative web/video project called Superannuate, where Wilcha and Freyer travelled across the United States exploring the second hand, thrift and re-usable economies.  They interviewed collectors, sellers and bystanders, bought and sold objects, and posted photographs and video updates along the way to:  “TV Guide” called Second Hand Stories a “very cool road trip;” Tom Vanderbilt, writing in “Artforum,” included the show in his end of the year “best of” list, writing: “It’s as if Alan Lomax launched a recovery mission of polyester-age relics.”