A spinoff of Oddities, Oddities: San Francisco, debuted June 23, 2012 on the Science Channel with co-star Wednesday Mourning.
This series focuses on another antiques store, Loved to Death, which is located in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district.
I'm not surprised that Ryan Cohn, who co-hosts The Science Channel's "Oddities," and I have very similar taste in decor. “I never understood, besides the aesthetic value of clothing, why anyone would try to emulate the 1950s.
In every episode, Mike and Evan employ their intuition and expertise to identify what's the real deal, and what shouldn't make the cut. "I have a hard time trying to communicate with people...skateboarding's a way for me to communicate..." -Mark Gonzales, Professional Skateboarder Even though the above quote was written by an athlete, I think it fits the theme of the show quite nicely.
Halloween is the time of year when people reveal their most ghoulish fears and fantasies, decorating their houses with fake mummies, plastic skulls and skeletons, and eerie contorted faces carved into apples and pumpkins.
But for a certain breed of collector, like artist Ryan Matthew Cohn (pictured above, in a photo by Sergio Royzen), this sort of decor is just not creepy enough.
Odd items bought and sold by the shop or featured on the show have included a mummified cat, a rhesus monkey skull, art made from nail clippings, and a straitjacket.
Celebrities appearing on the show have included Jonathan Davis of the band Korn, Whitey Sterling, singer for the New York band Stiffs, Inc., musician Genesis P-Orridge, actress/comedian Amy Sedaris, actor Matthew Gray Gubler, artist Ann Hirsch, actress Chloë Sevigny, musician Natalia Paruz ('Saw Lady'), video game designer and commercial space flight enthusiast Richard Garriott, director Lloyd Kaufman, nerdcore rapper Schaffer The Darklord, musician Voltaire, musician Moby, artist Cynthia von Buhler, actor/comedian Paul Dinello, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese and "High Pitch Eric" of The Howard Stern Show.