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A monthly podcast highlighting USPS news, events and activities.

A monthly podcast highlighting USPS news, events and activities.
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A monthly podcast highlighting USPS news, events and activities.




Mail Moments of Nostalgia and Networking

Left: Elena Heer (L), daughter of Guernsey, WY, Clerk Jane Heer and Guernsey Postmaster Curt Artery saddled up under the light of a full moon during a recent Pony Express ride reenactment. Right: Author Laura Vanderkam uses personalized stationery when keeping in touch with friends and contacts. Get a behind the scenes peek of a Pony Express ride reenactment on this episode of Your Postal Podcast. You'll also hear from the author of a recent Fast Company article on how to network with...


'The Greatest': Boxer, humanitarian, pen pal

At age 10, Stephanie Meade of Seattle sent a letter to legendary boxing icon Muhammad Ali -- with no street address -- that sparked what became a three-decade exchange of letters between "The Greatest" and his young fan. Left photo: Meade poses with Ali after meeting him in person for the first time at a 1991 charity event. Right photo: Meade met Ali again in 2014 at his home in Louisville, KY. (Photos courtesy Stephanie Meade) The story of a young Seattle boxing fan's dream to...


Postal Pride and Heartfelt Letters Highlight January Podcast

Left: Gina Mulligan of Folsom, CA, founded 'Girls Love Mail' so that letters of encouragement go to women diagnosed with breast cancer. Right: Retail Associate Deanna Eliason loves providing outstanding service to customers at her Post Office in Marsing, ID. This edition of Your Postal Podcast showcases employees sharing why they love their jobs. You'll also hear a California woman's inspirational story offering heartfelt messages to thousands of other cancer survivors sparked by a message...


A hearty helping of holiday shipping and stamps

Left: USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski. Right: Sycamore, OH, Postmaster Earl Musick poses with the Peanuts Gang (thanks to the USPS Augmented Reality App, available for Android and iPhones). The holidays are here, and so is another eidtion of Your Postal Podcast, filled with tips for customers mailing gifts and greetings, along with special remembrances of A Charlie Brown Christmas." In this edition you'll hear from USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski on how the Postal Service is...


Carriers' thoughtful actions go viral

Left: Sandy, UT, City Carrier Assistant Ron Lynch and 12-year-old Mathew Flores are interviewed on FOX News Channel's FOX & Friends after a groundswell of online interest in Lynch's plea for book donations for his young customer. Right: Glendale, AZ, City Carrier Mike Raymer talks with reporters about his letter to customers on his route after the handwritten note was posted online and went viral. The Thanksgiving edition of Your Postal Podcast features two letter carriers whose thoughtful...


Postal pride with a dose of rock 'n' roll

Left: Crestview, FL, Rural Carrier Associate Anita Fee prepares the mail at her case before leaving for the street. Fee is able to do on one leg what many people find difficult using two. Right: Twin Cities Public Television videographer/producer Maria Bartholdi attaches a portable microphone onto the coat of St. Paul, MN, City Carrier Georgia Ramin (right), who is the subject of a profile for the award-winning weekly arts TV series "Minnesota Original." Two strong women who are passionate...


Bat stamp, cat rescue

Left: Ketchum, ID, Postmaster John McDonald poses with TV Batman Adam West outside the Ketchum Post Office. Right: Winthrop, WA, Rural Carrier Dori Blackburn rescued a cat on her route after a dog's persistent barks for help. The original TV Batman swings into the latest edition of Your Postal Podcast. Adam West, who played the cowled crimefighter on the Batman TV show in the 1960s, drops by to weigh in on the Batman Forever Stamps now on sale at Post Offices nationwide and also discuss the...


Why we are here

The U.S. Postal Service hosted a highly-praised exhibit (left photo) at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. Helen Simmons (left), founder of Write2Them, presents a tray of letters for military recruits to Colorado Springs Air Force Academy Post Office Sales & Service Associate Agnes Martin. Your Postal USPS Vice President, Sales Cliff Rucker explains the reasons behind the Postal Service’s presence at the recent Consumer...


Letter Carriers' Heroics = Just Another Day at USPS

Greenville, SC, City Carrier Christopher Brown (left) has received praise for his quick action to save a baby from choking while on his route. Pictured at right, Boise, ID, City Carrier Gretchen Young receives an award from the Idaho Commission for Libraries from Boise Overland Trail Station Manager Les Miller. This edition introduces you to two letter carriers who have earned customers' praises -- one for saving a baby's life, the other for delivering information and entertainment to...