Month: September 2021

Postcards from South Africa with Nicole Banister aka Nikki Banz

This week I’m joined by the dynamic and multitalented writer, world traveler, and media sensation Nicole Banister, who many know as Nikki Banz. She joined me from her home in Cape Town, South Africa, and we had a far-ranging talk about postcards and long-time penpals and many, many, other topics.

You can find Nicole at these places (and watch for her documentary — I have a sense when she has ideas she makes them come true)

NIKKI BANZ LIVE: Academy – How To Adapt To New Cultures:
My Basketball Team (Instagram): Basketball Team (website):

We also did a video recording of the show I’ll post on YouTube in a couple days. Here we are.

Nicole Banister and Frank Roche on Episode 117 of The Postcardist Podcast

E116: Postcards and Music Connect People Featuring Teresa Edmunds

I was thinking about how you say postcards connect people. So does music.

Teresa Edmunds

In this episode I’m joined by Teresa Edmunds. We talk about music. About postcard playlists and mixtapes. And how we can use music as a universal language as we write postcards.

Here are some music and media we referred to in the show:

Postcards and Letters playlist on Spotify by Teresa Edmunds

Send Me a Postcard (a convertible and an unknown destination)

A Playlist to fit a postcard’s illustration

The Postcrossing blog post that started it all

The Natural History of Song” study by Harvard

This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin

This is Just Some Songs podcast episode on This American Life (the mixtape episode)

The music in the show, titled Casa de Frio by Jon Presstone, is licensed from Storyblocks

Postcards from Paradise by Ringo Starr
Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky

Toilet paper stamp

Covid brought this unusual promotion to Teresa with a new car purchase

Postcards and Letters

Listen on Spotify: A blend of two loves: mail and music

Three days of Peace & Love & Postcards