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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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@postcardist

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English


Episodes

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

E25: Postcards in a Digital World

7/13/2018
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Instagram is the the postcard of this time. That's what Professor John Murphy said to me as we talked about the intersection of postcards and the digital world. John teaches in the Digital Media & Design school at the University of Connecticut. We talk about how postcards fit into an instant gratification world, the collection of postcards his father sent his mother on his travels around the world in the military, and how postcards work to connect us in a hyper-connected world. Music in...

Duration:00:46:02

E24: Pinhole Photography and Postcard Swaps

7/6/2018
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What does pinhole photography have to do with postcards? A lot when the talented photographer, Moni Smith, join me to talk about the art of pinhole photography and her monthly photography postcard swap. This show is part of the continuing series on The Postcardist Podcast featuring creatives and artists who participate in and advance the sharing of postcards. Items referenced in this show: Moni Smith's Postcard Swap Moni Smith on Instagram Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Elfster How...

Duration:00:28:37

E23: The Postcardist's Wife

6/29/2018
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A pile of postcards here. A stack of postcards there. A wax seal. A rubber stamp. Postage stamps. And boxes upon boxes upon boxes of postcards. Ever wonder what it's like to live in a house with a postcard guy? Namely...me? I this episode, you find out. My wife, Sheryl, joins me to about how a Christmas gift turned into a podcast; about putting a postcard writing station in our formal living room; and about how postcards are a part of daily life Chez Postcardist. Plus, we talk about the...

Duration:00:38:57

E22: Greetings from Karen Commins

6/22/2018
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I got a Greetings from Karen Commins postcard in the mail. Here was a new take on postcards: a voiceover artist who uses postcards to market her services. And I was lucky enough to have a conversation about that. But it didn't end there. Karen, first and foremost, is a storyteller. And what great stories. You can hear about how she: Frank Muller free audio book about Nellie Blykaren@karencommins.comstereo viewer cards

Duration:00:59:03

E21: Pretty Places and Postcards

6/16/2018
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Postcardist has been out of the studio lately. In this episode, I interview my friend Jessica Mand -- writer, photographer, and itinerant traveler. We do this interview in two locations -- at a French brasserie to start, with all the clanking plates and music playing in the background; then we transition a couple days later to a bench outside a coffee shop. Both places had lots of noise, but Jess makes it worthwhile in her descriptions of Iceland, her discovery of the prettiest postcard in...

Duration:00:46:01

E20: Postcard Writing Station at Hotel Palomar

6/8/2018
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We all like getting postcards. And the Kimpton Hotel Palomar has made it easy for guests to write and send postcards from their hotel. In this episode, I interview Jessica Bishop, PR Director for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants in the Northeast, at the Palomar in Philadelphia. Jessica talks about the idea for the postcard writing station, how much the guests have enjoyed the human connection of writing a postcard, and tells about her own fascination with handwritten mail.

Duration:00:16:42

E19: Postcards from a Bistro

6/1/2018
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The creativity of the bistro culture worked in 1920s Paris, and it works in present day in Philadelphia. Postcardist host Frank Roche is joined at Parc bistro by filmmaker Justine Burt. They talk about the hand-drawn postcard Justine creates while they're eating dinner, how to send chain postcards, and offer observations about a guy who rides by on a bicycle with a ferret on his back. Want to be on the Postcardist? Send a note to postcardist@gmail.com or send a message on FB or IG.

Duration:00:14:16