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Postcards connect people. Join postcard collector Frank Roche as he talks to guests around the world, including leading postcard designers, writers, dealers, and connoisseurs. The Postcardist spans the gamut from vintage to modern postcards. This conversational show was created for everyone from budding deltiologists to leading postcard collectors.

Postcards connect people. Join postcard collector Frank Roche as he talks to guests around the world, including leading postcard designers, writers, dealers, and connoisseurs. The Postcardist spans the gamut from vintage to modern postcards. This conversational show was created for everyone from budding deltiologists to leading postcard collectors.

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Postcards connect people. Join postcard collector Frank Roche as he talks to guests around the world, including leading postcard designers, writers, dealers, and connoisseurs. The Postcardist spans the gamut from vintage to modern postcards. This conversational show was created for everyone from budding deltiologists to leading postcard collectors.

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@postcardist

Language:

English


Episodes

Two Prolific Postcrossers, Sue Boggs and Jennifer Gilman

1/9/2021
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...

Duration:00:59:09

Mermaid Tales with Betsy Kirichenko

12/9/2020
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

Duration:00:55:04

Samantha Cook teaches me New Zealand slang (and we talk about postcard, too)

11/24/2020
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.

Duration:01:30:43

Postcard Creator and Master Storyteller Ed Popcheff

11/8/2020
I chatted with Ed Pocheff from his home in Speedway, Indiana -- home of the Indianapolis 500. Ed designs postcards and really knows how to tell a story. You can find him as @edpopcheff on Instagram.

Duration:00:52:33

A Brief History of Halloween Postcards

10/31/2020
Did you know trick-or-treating wasn't popularized until the late 1950s? Or that Halloween was a day of romance in the early 1900s? Or that cabbages featured prominently on Halloween postcards in the early 20th Century? That's what this episode is about -- a brief history of Halloween postcards.

Duration:00:41:05

Mary L. Martin: Owner of the World's Largest Postcard Shop and Author of A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards

10/26/2020
Mary L. Martin owns the world's largest postcard shop. And just just recently wrote (with Q. David Bowers) A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards. We talk about the process that led to the writing and publication of the book, and then talk about the postcard collecting business in general. You can find Mary's book along with millions of collectible postcards at marylmartin.com.

Duration:00:45:11

Postcard Enthusiast and Sticker Man -- Jim Lynch

10/18/2020
I'm joined again by postcard enthusiast and sticker aficionado, Jim Lynch. Long-time listeners of the show will recognize Jim from episode 60, where we talked about his extensive foray into the postcard world. In this episode, we expand on that topic…here’s a list of what you’’ll here us discuss in this eclectic episode:

Duration:00:45:15

Navajo Writer and Postcard Creator Sylvanus Paul

10/11/2020
It's not every day that we get to hear Navajo being spoken and I'm honored to have been joined by Navajo writer and postcard creator Sylvanus Paul. We talk about how Sylvanus got started with with writing letters and postcards; why he named his Instagram account Letterdoggy; how he writes meaningful messages on his postcards; and how his stand up comedy influences the jokes he sometimes writes on postcards.

Duration:00:47:44

World Postcard Day

10/1/2020
October 1, 2020 is World Postcard Day. I asked Postcrossers to leave voice messages about what they'll be doing to celebrate. And 20 people answered the call from around the world -- from New Zealand, India, Philippines, Greece, Ireland, England, Canada and the United States. This is what they said. Special thanks to Ana from Postcrossing for adding what they're doing at HQ on such a special day.

Duration:00:25:16

Postcards, Burning Man Post Office, and Newfie Tacos with Orla Hegarty

9/27/2020
Postcards connect people. And this show is, once again, about another connection. I connected with Orla Hegarty over the past couple of years because of this show and because of postcards. Orla is a dedicated postcard creator and writer, a mathematician, a traveler, and a postmaster for Canada Post in her town of St. Vincent’s, Newfoundland. In this episode, Orla and I talk about postcards. And mushrooms (the edible kind, silly); Burning Man (where I suppose there are other kinds of...

Duration:00:52:20

Risqué Double Entendres in Vintage Postcards with Serece Tascione

9/20/2020
I want to spend some time in your wheat field. You're welcome to my roost. Finally alone. On one level, Romance postcards from 1907 to 1913 seem innocent enough. On another level, they're purposeful double entendres intended to convey risqué intent. In this raucous and experimental episode, Serece Tascione and I review 14 cards from my vintage Romance postcard collection and Serece speculates about what the real message is on the postcards. Basically, I laugh for about 40...

Duration:00:48:19

Masha Mokeeva, Author of Postcrossing: Book of Secret Knowledge

9/13/2020
Here's a book about postcard history and the global phenomenon of Postcrossing writ large. On this episode of The Postcardist Podcast, author Masha Mokeeva and I talk about her book, Postcrossing: Book of Secret Knowledge. Masha walks us through the seven highly researched chapters of the book, including: Postcrossing. About Postcrossing creator Paulo Magalhães, how Postcrossing works, what types of postcards are exchanged, and about the place of the idea of Postcrossing in the world of...

Duration:00:35:59

From Russia, with Postcards: A Conversation with Masha Mokeeva of Amelie Cards

9/6/2020
Russian journalist and author Masha Mokeeva owns a very successful postcard shop in Moscow called Amelie Cards. In this episode, Masha and Frank talk about the origin of Masha's postcard business, why postcards are so popular in Russia, the Russian collector Nikolai Tagrin, and the market for postcards in Russia. This is part one of a two-part series with Masha. On the next episode, we talk about Masha's book, Postcrossing:Book of Secrets.

Duration:00:38:50

Anushka Sawarkar, the Postcard Princess of Pune

8/30/2020
I'm joined this week by Anushka, who has created many postcard connections across the world with her energy in postcarding. We talk about postcard design, postcard connections, postcard swaps, and why I call her The Postcard Princess of Pune.

Duration:00:51:41

Ben Irving Postcard Project with Tyler Sonnichsen

8/23/2020
This week, host Frank Roche is joined by Tyler Sonnichsen, who has a huge collection of his great-grandfather's postcard collection from the 1930s and 1940s. Tyler’s great-grandfather, Ben Irving, was a musician. Traveling salesman. Vaudeville performer. And prolific postcard writer. Tyler has his great-grandfather’s postcards…and all kinds of terrific stories to accompany them. Tyler is a PhD geographer and comedian based in Michigan and Florida. He teaches Human and Cultural Geography at...

Duration:01:05:08

A Big Day with Tiny & Snail

8/14/2020
Artists. Business owners. Comedians. Dancers. Sisters. Those are just a few descriptors for Leah and Grace, aka Tiny & Snail. That's the name of their business and their nicknames. Tiny & Snail is a stationery company led by two creative sisters who have a compelling goal: Bringing magic back to mailboxes with cards that people want to keep. There's magic in the mail. That's Tiny & Snail's tagline. And there's magic in this show. Get writing. And dancing. Tiny & Snail website Tiny &...

Duration:01:00:58

Postcards and Cake with Tiffany's Postal Treats

8/9/2020
Let them mail cake. That's what Tiffany of Tiffany's Postal Treats says. This show combines two of my favorite things: postcards...and cake. Tiffany's Postal Treats on Instagram Tiffany's Postal Treats on Etsy

Duration:00:33:41

Elise Barras of Elise Loves Letters

8/3/2020
I'm joined this week by Elise Barras of Elise Loves Letters. Elise tells us about postcard collecting, letter writing, and scrambling to the top of big climbs in the Peak District of England, only to find a Mr. Whippy ice cream vendor at the top. Plus, she tells us about The Ancient One and how to have a proper cup of Yorkshire tea. Sit back, sip your tea, and get ready for some real delight.

Duration:00:56:33

Postcards and The Department of Lost Letters in India with Bhumika Israni

7/26/2020
This show is an audio movie. It's that rich with sights and sounds. And if you use your imagination, you'll be transported to Mumbai, India. I talked with Bhumika Israni from there. Bhumika is a huge postcard enthusiast (find out what happened to her room), letter writer, and connector. And she's a medical student who also collects stamps. This is a show to treasure. And come join us at the Department of Lost Letters. References in this show: Bhumika on Instagram Yellow postcards in...

Duration:00:59:25

Amina McCain's Pen Pal Club

7/16/2020
These are trying times. And with the onset of Covid Summer, where we really can't travel anywhere, my guest Amina McCain decided to do something about that. To create connections. And that's where Amina's Pen Pal Club originated. In this show, I talk with Amina about creating her pen pal club, writing plays and monologues, acting in musicals, and drawing sketches for her original fashion designs. All this at age 13. Yes, Amina is a teenager. And an accomplished one. The essence of this...

Duration:00:44:12