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37 minutes | May 8, 2021
In which I talk about postcards (and many other things) for 36 minutes, 26 seconds, and 121 milliseconds. Plus there's some music as an intro and outro.
37 minutes | May 7, 2021
Man on the Moon
In which I talk about Johnny Astro, growing up on the same street where Ray Bradbury grew up, and why I collect space postcards.
26 minutes | May 6, 2021
Postcard Experimental Design
In which I talk about polymer physics, design of experiments, rheology, digital calipers, coefficient of friction, bending deflection, stiffness...and so many postcards get marred in the mail.
30 minutes | May 5, 2021
Postcards and Postage Stamps
How many stamps do you put on a postcard? Another in the National Postcard Week 2021 series.
31 minutes | May 4, 2021
Pens & Pencils for Postcards
32 minutes | May 3, 2021
National Postcard Week 2021
It's National Postcard Week this week. I talk about it.
15 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
A Postcard By Any Other Name
I chatted with postcard collector extraordinaire Mark Routh of Mark's Postcard Chat about what defines a postcard -- and how we make a distinction between a postcard and a piece of art. I think you'll be surprised at the answer.
33 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Desperately Seeking Postcards
I went on a trip across nine states and 20 hours of driving. I stopped along the way. I was Desperately Seeking Postcards. This is a show I recorded along the way.
76 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
A Portrait of the Postcard Artist as a Young Woman -- A Conversation with Nicole Carnes
Artist Nicole Carnes joins me on this episode where we discuss a wide range of topics: from her art, her inspirations (Vincent Van Gogh and Toulouse Lautrec), her ambidexterity, and what pictures she visualizes when she gets art inspiration. You can find Nic on Instagram @rockabillynic. Nic's Etsy store: Fiber and Wooly Arts Midnight in Paris Loving Vincent Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
89 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
How to Create and Curate a Postcard Collection with Mark Routh
Mark Routh joins me this time to talk about curating his world-class Covid postcard (and associated mail and stamp) collection. He gives pointers to budding postcard collectors on how to start and where to focus to build a collection. You can find Mark's work many places, including as a long-time author at Picture Postcard Monthly and at his blog -- Mark's Postcard Chat
33 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Make a Wish, Adventure in Place, and Sugar & Kiki's Snail Mail Bingo
I was joined again by Kate Wiggins of Sugar & Kiki, who you heard on Episode 101 talking about her Adventure in Place Snail Mail Bingo idea. You heard Kate talk about donating a portion of the profits of the Spring Break Adventure Pack to the Make a Wish Foundation. In this episode, Kate joins me as co-host to interview Sue Salter, who is the President and CEO of Make a Wish for South Dakota and Montana. Want to hear stories that will uplift you? Here you go. Play along; write postcards; do good.
10 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Episode 102.5 : Follow Up Questions about Magda's Lost Postcard
I forgot to ask Magda a few questions about her postcard that took four years and 11 days to get to her. Here's the answer.
65 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Magda Got a Postcard That Was Lost in the Mail for Four Years and 11 Days
Madalena Wojcicka of Travel Trinkets Canada left me a message that started with a bit of amazement. She got a postcard at her home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that had been sent from Spain four years and 11 days earlier. It's a real mystery. The other part of the mystery is how we covered that topic, talked about the World's Largest Fishing Lure, Muffler Men statues, postcard design, and walking around the earth -- all while my cat Benjamin was yowling in the background. Here are some links to items discussed in the show: Travel Trinkets Canada Tonkinese Cats Muffler Men The World's Largest Fishing Lure The World's Largest Coffee Pot The World's Largest Skunk Atlas Obscura
30 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Kate Wiggins of Sugar & Kiki on International Women's Day, Adventure in Place Snail Mail Bingo, Dolly Parton, and The Avett Brothers
Kate Wiggins of sugarandkiki.com has a great idea: Adventure in Place Snail Mail Bingo. We talk about her concept -- and the opportunity to help with the Make a Wish Foundation.
25 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
We Made It to Episode 100!
Well, The Postcardist made it to an important podcasting milestone -- Episode 100. Here it is.
10 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Episode 99.5 -- Everything is Going to Be All Right
This bonus episode is a follow up to yesterday's show, and uses the title of a poem by the Irish poet Derek Mahon. I worked my way out of my postcard writing rut. Here's a little more behind the scenes for those of you who asked.
27 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
In a Postcard Rut
I'm in a postcard writing rut. This show is about that.
59 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
Two Prolific Postcrossers, Sue Boggs and Jennifer Gilman
The journey of a thousand postcards begins with a single entry on Postcrossing. Or something like that. I'm joined by two prolific Postcrossers for this show -- Sue Boggs and Jennifer Gilman. They're both with the San Diego Postcrossing FB Group -- and send thousands of postcards. You can find Sue on Postcrossing as @suegathman; and Jen is on Postcrossing as @jenniferkg. Topics covered in this show: San Diego Postcrossers Christopher Arndt Postcards Half Price Books Quantity Postcards Coast Philatelics Maxicards Singapore Post Postcrossing Meetup Cards
55 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Mermaid Tales with Betsy Kirichenko
Our story starts with a headstrong young girl and her collection of found objects. That's the story of Ariel in The Little Mermaid -- and it's also the story of how Betsy Kirichenko started with her fascination with mermaids and how that led to her collection of mermaid postcards. Mermaids and Mailboxes on Instagram
91 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Samantha Cook teaches me New Zealand slang (and we talk about postcard, too)
When you connect with people through postcards, you never know where that will lead. I didn't know it would lead to me learning new slang terms from New Zealand at three o'clock in the morning. But that's what happened with my guest, Samantha Cook, who is also known by her IG handle Princess in a Teapot. We also talked about postcards and Postcrossing and the price of sending mail. And fudge.
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