No matter when you were born, Caleb Zammit has a toy you'd recognize from childhood.
The founder of the Austin Toy Museum has been collecting figurines, games and playthings since he was a kid growing up in Louisiana in the 1980s, and the toys on display at the downtown museum, which is above La Traviata at on Congress Avenue, date back to the 1930s.
In an interview in this week's episode of "I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast," Zammit gives a tour of the museum to Addie Broyles and Alyssa Vidales to explain how toys have changed over the decades, what the local toy collector community is like and which toys on display are considered the "holy grail" for serious toy collections. (A couple: an original large-scale Transformer and a seven-foot-long USS Flagg landing craft carrier from G.I. Joe.)
Rounding out this week's episode — which comes out on Wednesday wherever you get your podcasts — is a conversation with weird sports champion James Gregg, who spends his days as a visual media editor at the Statesman and his nights perfecting his skills in a variety of atypical sports. Since moving to Austin in 2014, Gregg has earned top titles in both local and national Skee-Ball, ax throwing and dreidel-spinning leagues, and was even inducted into the Brewski Ball Hall of Fame earlier this year.
He talks about why he's drawn to these niche competitions, how Austin is an incubator for off-beat sports leagues and the ways they have influenced him to develop a formula for success in all areas of life.
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