One man’s deep dive into his personal hoard in order to reconstruct the events of his life, the history of the world, and the reality of everything. What began as a teenager’s innocent stash of ephemera and juvenilia has mutated into a compulsion and a mission to build a hyperscrapbook, a real-time time capsule. The Hoard Explorer embarks on an odyssey of strange discoveries and madeleine moments as he explores this idiosyncratic pile of scraps, stuff, and data. Full of artifacts from a forgotten era like clues for a paranormal detective, this memory palace is a hoarder house.

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