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Are Hoarders Part of a Subculture?

Today I was surfing Twitter when I saw a link from Grantland, the venerable ESPN-affiliated sports and culture blog, on TLC’s Hoarders:  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Edition.  In the article, Tara Araino profiles the newest episode of the show and describes it as one of many TLC shows that “highlight the doings of people who occupy various subcultures.”

The show follows the life of Richard Wallace, a man living in a tiny condo in England who cannot throw anything away.  He can’t remember the last time he took a shower because his bathtub is filled up with junk.  Getting around the house is a major ordeal for him. Continue reading

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