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SOLD! Audacious Auctioneers

How do auctioneers do what they do?

Meet some of the best in the business, including a 102 year-old auctioneer - America’s oldest.

Plus, hear what it was like for the guy who auctioned off that $28 million seat on the rocket ship, New Shepard.

And find out what happens when a lead charity auctioneer for Christie’s teams up with Bruce Springsteen.

Finally, find out how Chion did when she tried her hand at auctioneering for the first time!


  • Steve Little has been an auctioneer for 31 years, most notably as the man with the gavel for the $28 million auction for a seat on “New Shepard”, the space shuttle created by Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin
  • Lydia Fenetis an auctioneer and International Director of Strategic Partnerships at Christie’s. She’s also the author of The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is YOU
  • Bertram Boyum, 102 of Rushford, MN, is the oldest active auctioneer in America
  • Ralph Labazzo of Golden Gavel Auctions in East Windsor, CT, has been an auctioneer and appraiser for over 20 years

Jessica Severin de Martinez, Kelly Langevin, Maisy Carvalho, and Catie Talarski contributed to this show.

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Jessica Severin de Martinez is a producer for Audacious with Chion Wolf.
Chion Wolf is the host of Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public, featuring conversations with people who have uncommon or misunderstood experiences, conditions, or professions.