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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

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...

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

E18: Master Class 2 with Mark Routh

5/24/2018
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Mark Routh joins me once again to conduct another postcard collecting master class where we cover the spectrum from the recent royal wedding to postcard design to QSL cards used in ham radio operations to the Titanic to postcard design to Doctor Who to postcards made by terrorist organizations. Yes, you heard me right…Mark gives us a lesson in the history of those cards and a perspective on collecting them. You can find Mark work at Mark's Postcard Chat and his monthly column is in...

Duration:00:59:21

E17: Erick Sahler Serigraphs

5/16/2018
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In this week's episode, I talk to the graphic artist and illustrator, Erick Sahler, whose art many of you recognize from postcards I've posted on the Postcardist Instagram page. Erick creates large format serigraphs (you'll have to listen to the show to hear about the definition) in a very compelling style. And he creates postcards from his large-format art. You can find Erick's work at ericksahler.com. And if you're looking to buy postcards, you can click here. But I'd say spend some...

Duration:00:31:12

PostSecret with Frank Warren

5/9/2018
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This is a special snapshot of who we were in the world for a very specific moment in time. --Frank Warren of PostSecret, talking about sending postcards and the connections they make In this special episode of the Postcardist podcast, I interview Frank Warren of PostSecret, "an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard." We talk about Frank's early start with postcards, the million+ cards he's received and read, and the...

Duration:00:28:38

The Postcard Serial Killer

5/2/2018
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Imagine a serial killer who taunted his victims' families and the police with postcards he wrote. In this episode, I interview Vance McLaughlin PhD, who wrote the book The Postcard Serial Killer. The podcast runs the gamut from describing the story of horrific murders that took place more than 100 years ago to the psychological manipulator who wrote postcards about the murders. WARNING: There is some graphic content described in the show about the abuse and murder of young boys. I set a...

Duration:00:55:25

Postcardist Mini Episode 1

4/25/2018
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This week's episode is a look back at the first 13 episodes of Postcardist, including show stats and some thoughts about growing our audience. I also talk about a postcard tacker I created and an idea for a postcard club? Want in? Send an email to postcardist@gmail.com.

Duration:00:18:31

Postcards from Kate

4/18/2018
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Postcards from Kate is a nonpartisan project that encourages people to write postcards to politicians, journalists, and influencers to encourage positive social change. In this episode, I interview the founders of Postcards from Kate, Amelia West and Melissa Smith, about how they got inspired to use postcards by their grandfather, how they find positive stories, and how they rally people to write postcards to people who have made a difference. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |...

Duration:00:30:31

Postcardist Master Class

4/13/2018
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This show is a master class on postcard collecting. In this interview with Mark Routh, we cover topics from the collecting of postcards about the Titanic, the bombing of cities during World War I, and Dr. Who. Mark Routh, is a well-known postcard collector in the UK, who collects and studies the history of postcards. Plus, he's written a monthly column for more than 25 years in the very highly regarded Picture Postcard Monthly. You can find Mark's website here. Topics we cover in this...

Duration:00:57:45

The Art of Mail Art

4/8/2018
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Mail artist Chloe McHenry creates collectible letters and postcards. Then she puts stamps on them and entrusts her work to the postal service. In this episode, I talk with Chloe about how she started creating mail art, her experiences with being a penpal on Reddit, and how she pays attention to details that end up in her art. You can find Chloe's work on her Instagram page (parcel.tongue). Click here to see more details on the Postcardist website. Music in this episode: Ragtime Dance...

Duration:00:38:19