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You keep postcards. We all do. This podcast is about sending and receiving postcards for more than 100 years. There are postcard love stories. Passive-aggressive postcards. And postcard stories that will make you laugh.

You keep postcards. We all do. This podcast is about sending and receiving postcards for more than 100 years. There are postcard love stories. Passive-aggressive postcards. And postcard stories that will make you laugh.
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You keep postcards. We all do. This podcast is about sending and receiving postcards for more than 100 years. There are postcard love stories. Passive-aggressive postcards. And postcard stories that will make you laugh.

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English


Episodes

E45: The Postcardist in Stereo

12/9/2018
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Host Frank Roche is back...and with a bit of binaural recording. This is a show that covers cancellations at Recluse, Wyoming and North Pole, Alaska; and talks about the crazy coincidence of the John Lennon first day of issue delivery. Plus, Frank talks about postcard short stories. And asks for a lot of audience feedback. Email is postcardist@gmail.com.

Duration:00:27:09

E44: Son of a Son of a Postcardist

11/26/2018
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When the Son of a Son of a Postcardist steps in, it's the Postcardist's turn in the interview chair. In this episode Stephen Roche (actually the Son of Postcardist, but we were going with the Jimmy Buffet reference) interviews host Frank Roche about these topics:

Duration:00:42:26

E43: Evan Kalish of Postlandia Visited 9,200 Post Offices

11/12/2018
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This week, host Frank Roche interviews Evan Kalish of Postlandia. Evan has visited and photographed more than 9,200 United States post offices in all 50 states. Frank and Evan talk about the origin of the project, collecting postmarks, and how to get postcards through the mail system in the best condition possible. Topics discussed: Postlandia Post Mark Collectors Club Where to get Evan's post office calendar Lee Friedlander Crazy Horse Memorial Recluse, Wyoming York International...

Duration:00:49:37

E42: Postcardist News Network

11/5/2018
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This is Frank Roche for the Postcardist News Network reporting today’s postcard news. Today’s top stories: Tired of the post office shredding your postcards? Now you can pay for the privilege with Hello from Banksy, a postcard that has to be shred to be read. The Super Bowl of U.S postcard shows opens November 16 and 17 at the York International Postcard Expo in York, Pennsylvania. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…at least in North Pole, Alaska, where you can get a special...

Duration:00:08:54

E41: Hauntings and Halloween Postcards

10/29/2018
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It's the Halloween episode, and you're in for a trick...and treat. This week Frank Roche is joined by four talented artists, each of whom created an original Halloween postcard especially for the show. Plus, each of the artists tells a very spooky story. This is a special show on The Postcardist Podcast -- one you've not heard before. First up is the artist Beverleyann Wilson. Here's the beautiful witch she created on a postcard. Next, we have an Edward Gorey-inspired demon holding an...

Duration:00:51:59

E40: Postcards for Good with Russ Romano

10/22/2018
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This week, Frank is joined by Russ Romano in a double episode -- Episodes 39 & 40 -- which will publish on the same day. And as with all chats with Russ, there are stories. And laughs. And lots to think about. The big topics we discuss in this episode are The Great American Postcard Giveaway and Postcards for Good. Here's an example from The Great American Postcard Giveaway (Week 2). Russ writes: I have received a grab bag of postcards from ADG (@adgnashville ) and each week I will be...

Duration:00:40:30

E39: Vintage Postcard Mailing Experiment with Russ Romano

10/22/2018
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This week, Frank is joined by Russ Romano in a double episode -- this one and Episode 40 -- which will publish on the same day. And as with all chats with Russ, there are stories. And laughs. And lots to think about. The big topics we discuss are: Russ scatters Love Notes anonymously around New York City twice a year. Get The Postcardist Podcast for free: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn

Duration:00:44:37

E38: Postcards to Space

10/15/2018
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Postcards to Space. You've heard of postcards from faraway places, but have your heard of a postcard in space? Frank Roche's guests for E38, Maria Lanas and Nicole Stott, have. Together, they have used the power of art and launched it into space. Maria founded Projekt Posctard in Kastav, Croatia in 2014. More than 1500 children have had the opportunity to create art and share their postcard art stories. And Nicole, who has experienced two spaceflights and 104 days living and working in...

Duration:00:54:22

E37: Disney Postcard Collecting with Mark Routh

10/8/2018
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Mark Routh, author of Mark's Postcard Chat and columnist at Picture Postcard Monthly, joins me to talk about a host of topics. We lead with a discussion of collecting Disney postcards, with a particular emphasis on Disney WonderGround Gallery and the art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith. We also talk about different approaches to postcard collecting, getting signatures on postcards, and about the work of acclaimed postcard artists Rick Geary and Ann Rusnak. ***** Music in the episode is...

Duration:00:51:28

E36: The Postcardist Podcast By The Numbers

10/1/2018
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In this episode, I talk about the numbers of incoming and outgoing postcards so far at Postcardist World Headquarters. I also talk about terrific postcard designers and sellers including: Chloë McHenry at Parcel Tongue Paper Co. Sara McNally at Constellation & Co. Erick Sahler Camilla D'Erico Jasmine Becket-Griffith Max and Co. Post Pomegranate and many others.

Duration:00:22:56

E35: A Chat with Postcard Dealer Susan Lane

9/24/2018
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This week host Frank Roche talks to postcard dealer Susan Lane of Passionate about Postcards. Susan has been a postcard collector and dealer for more than 20 years. And I had a chance to talk to her at the Garden State Postcard Club Annual Show this past weekend. You’ll hear the buzz of 40-plus dealers and interested collectors in the background. Topics: ***** Music in the episode is Japanese Prog by Rushus and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music...

Duration:00:29:23

E34: Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj

9/17/2018
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Frank talks to Omar Khan, author of Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj. In this episode, Omar discusses his highly acclaimed book tour that started in India, his research for Paper Jewels, and how he got started collecting postcards years ago with a single postcard. The Paper Jewels "exhibition features 361 postcards from Omar Khan's collection and the Alkazi Collection of Photography, numerous blow-ups of old postcards, as well as relevant old photographs, postcard albums, videos and...

Duration:00:35:36

E33: Snail Mail Superstar

9/10/2018
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Sara McNally, the Snail Mail Superstar, was recently granted her great-grandfather's postcard collection. So we talk about that and what it was like the first time she saw it. And how that thread from him runs through her, with the Snail Mail Superstar work as well as owning the fabulous Seattle-based letterpress stationary company, Constellation & Co. This fast-paced show covers postcards, typewriters, letter press printers. And it's all done with a smile. You can find Snail Mail...

Duration:00:55:15

E32: Postcards from Madras and Bangalore

9/6/2018
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I had the good fortune to talk with Dr. Stephen Hughes from the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS, University of London. He and Emily Stevenson curated an exhibit of postcards in an exhibit titled, From Madras to Bangalore: Picture Postcards as Urban History of Colonial India. Here's what the exhibit is: This exhibition covers a selection of picture postcards from the Indian cities of Chennai and Bengaluru between 1900 and the 1930s; then known as Madras and Bangalore. They...

Duration:00:31:22

E31: A Philatelist and a Deltiologist Walk Into a Bar

8/27/2018
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Which came first, the stamp or the postcard? In this episode, host Frank Roche interviews stamp collector and paper artist, Russ Romano, who creates postcard experiences by creating postcard/stamp intersections. So much ground is covered in this show. Russ rode a train across the United States and sent postcards to a penpal in Spain. He's journaled every single day since he was 10. And he has a system to design postcard experiences. Shows and people we refer to in this episode: Chloe...

Duration:00:46:27

E30: Postcards to My Brother

8/20/2018
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Frank Roche is joined by illustrator Jack McKean, whose Instagram site, Postcards to My Brother, documents his quotidian activities with drawings on postcards. Jack talks about his inspiration for the project, how he's kept going daily for more than a year and a half, and where he gets creative energy. The key question in this episode: How do you define the front and back of a postcard? It's not an existential question. If you're an illustrator and draw on the "back," does that make the...

Duration:00:48:09

E29: Postcards from the Edge (Part 2)

8/13/2018
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In this episode, I continue my talk with Kitty, the creator and curator of Postcards from the Edge, an Instagram community built on a simple idea: send-receive-connect. And, of course, they do it with postcards. In this episode we we talk about the possibility of a postcard meetup; visiting Mexico City; and the photographers Jen Dagley, 3Z Moon, and Rachel Nyssen. Kitty built huge IG communities that feature curated content, including UrbanRomantix and ArkiRomatix. And now she's doing the...

Duration:00:21:56

E28: Postcards from the Edge (Part 1)

8/6/2018
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What happens when a person who creates highly engaged artistic communities gets on the phone with a guy who makes podcasts about postcards? I'll give you a hint -- it's not a short conversation. In this episode, I talk to Kitty, the creator and curator of Postcards from the Edge, an Instagram community built on a simple idea: send-receive-connect. And, of course, they do it with postcards. Kitty built huge IG communities that feature curated content, including UrbanRomantix and...

Duration:00:44:58

E27: Postcards from the Trans-Siberian Railway

7/30/2018
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Ziggy Stardust and I are talking about postcards. Okay, it's not Ziggy, but it's a striking likeness. I'm in Philadelphia with author, financial consultant and highly acclaimed podcaster, Lillian Carabaic. We're talking about postcards; and she's turning heads. We're sitting in the speaker's lounge at Podcast Movement. Lillian just finished giving her talk -- Breaking Through Creative Blocks Like Bowie -- to 100+ podcasters in the most dynamic presentation of the four-day conference....

Duration:00:26:10

E26: Postcard Display in LA

7/20/2018
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In this episode, I talk with aesthete, word traveler, and LA Woman, Shannon McCormick, about the coolest postcard shop in Los Angeles, how she displays her postcard collection, and some ideas about custom postcards we could create. Links to things we talk about: Soap Plant + Wacko Griffith Observatory Postcard Racks Scuffing on Postcards Hotel Jagua -- Cienfuegos, Cuba Podcast Movement 2018 Music in the episode is Japanese Prog by Rushus and is licensed under a...

Duration:00:41:41