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E29: Postcards from the Edge (Part 2)

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...

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E28: Postcards from the Edge (Part 1)

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. (We talked for more than three hours.) In this episode, I talk to Kitty, the creator and curator of Postcards from...

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E27: Ziggy Stardust Sends Postcards from the Trans-Siberian Railway

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...

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E26: Postcard Display in LA with Shannon McCormick

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’re gonna create. Check out Shannon’s Instagram page to see her postcard display. Links to things we talk about: Soap Plant...

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E25: Postcards in a Digital World

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...

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E24: Pinhole Photography and Postcard Swaps

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. I mention in the show that the first 10 people Postcardist listeners who participate in Moni’s postcard swap will also get a...

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E23: The Postcardist’s Wife

Image: The working desk at Postcardist studios. 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...

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E22: Greetings from Karen Commins

I got a Greetings from Karen Commins postcard in the mail and I was fascinated. 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....

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E21: Pretty Places and Postcards

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...

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E20: Postcard Writing Station at Hotel Palomar

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...

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E19: Postcards from a Bistro

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...

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E18: Master Class 2 with Mark Routh

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...

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E17: Erick Sahler Serigraphs

In this week’s episode, I talk to the graphic artist 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. That “We Build Ships” postcard is...

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E16: Frank Warren of PostSecret

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 in this episode of Postcardist. In this special episode of the Postcardist podcast, I interview Frank Warren of PostSecret, “an ongoing community art project where people mail in...

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E15: The Postcard Serial Killer

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...

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E14: Mini Episode 1

This week’s episode is a look back at the first 13 episodes of Postcardist, including show stats and some thoughts about growing the 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.

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E13: Postcards from Kate

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, 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...

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E12: Postcardist Master Class

Here’s a Postcardist Master Class. I was lucky enough to interview Mark Routh, who is a well-known postcard collector in the UK. Mark collects cards 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...

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E11: Mail Artist Chloe McHenry

See that collage above? That’s an example of the terrific work that the mail artist, Chloe McHenry, creates. You can find her work on Instagram (parcel.tongue) by clicking on the image below: Chloe McHenry (@parcel.tongue) * Instagram photos and videos 1,315 Followers, 352 Following, 57 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Chloe McHenry...

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E10: The Great Postcard Giveaway

p What if you collected postcards the majority of your life, then woke up one morning and decided to give away all those postcards ? One at a time. That’s what this week’s guest did. Frank Boscoe created an Instagram site where he documents his Great Postcard Giveaway. Frank asks people to DM their address and...

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E9: Mailboxes of Seattle: An Interview with David Peterman

There are 347 free-standing USPS mailboxes in Seattle. Know why I know that? Because David Peterman documented every one of them in a series of photographs over a year on Mailboxes of Seattle. In this very cool project, David took selfies in front of every single publicly accessible blue mailbox. And I was lucky enough...

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Cannabis Dispensary Postcards

Here’s marketing at its very best. This is a postcard from Serra, which bills itself as “Purveyors of Quality Drugs.” Their Portland store is a long way from the old head shops of the 1970s. My friend who sent this card said the place has a minimalist design aesthetic. Totally chill. If the quality of...

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Jeepneys in Manila

That’s a Jeepney in the Philippines. They’re a very popular form of transportation around the country, says Jens Meiners in Car and Driver: Jeepneys are the Philippines’ most popular form of public transportation, and they are a pure anachronism. They got their start as Willys Jeeps left behind when American GIs departed the Philippines at...

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E8: Obscure Mailboxes, Nellie Bly and How to Drive a Postcardist Crazy

A new episode of the Postcardist Podcast is available. In the most recent show we talk about a mailbox that was found on a rocky outcropping in the middle of nowhere; we ask if Nellie Bly sent postcards during her journey around the world in 72 days; and we discuss a new business idea for...

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How to Prepare to be a Guest on the Postcardist Podcast

Show Format Show Opener – 5 minutes: General chit-chat to catch up; I’ll ask you to introduce yourself Segment 1: 10-15 minutes: Topic A Segment 2: 10-15 minutes: Topic B Segment 3: The part where we talk about whatever we want to talk about Wrap Up – 5 minutes: Let us know where we can find...

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