In which I talk about a cancellation that drove me crazy; and ask why so many postcards I send and receive have scuff marks; and then I ask for some audience partici……PATION.
Have you ever read a vintage love letter and wondered about the story? Liz Maguire certainly did. And from her first acquisition as a teenager of a set of vintage love letters from a flea market, Liz converted her love of letter writing and history into curation of a huge collection at Flea Market Love Letters.
In addition to the collection and transcription of her collection, Liz also uses letter writing to raise funds for charities. In this show, Liz tells us about her collection that includes letters ranging from the 1870s to the 1950s.
There are positive ripples that can get sent into the universe — and that’s what Rachel Wentworth, the steward of the Little Free Mailbox, is doing as she sets out stamped postcards and letters for passersby to take for free. Here’s her story about opening the Little Free Mailbox on World Postcard Day and how it’s gone so far. This one brings a lot of joy to our postcard community; and it once again shows us that postcards connect people.
You can find the Little Free Mailbox on Instagram.
Rachel’s IG is rachelannwentworth
Jamo and I talked about Bigfoot. We went outside and looked for Bigfoot clues. Talked about Bigfoot sightings. And then Jamo created watercolor postcards of Biggie. The World’s Largest Bigfoot Postcard Collection just got bigger. So did my pride.
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: https://www.instagram.com/theycallmebanz/channel/Nas Academy – How To Adapt To New Cultures: https://nasacademy.com/nicoleLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/banisternicole/
My Basketball Team (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/mybasketballteam/My Basketball Team (website): https://www.mybasketballteam.co/
We also did a video recording of the show I’ll post on YouTube in a couple days. Here we are.
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
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
Ana Clara Padovani (IG: postalesycartas) joined me from Argentina for a chat from about postcards, pen pals, books, music…and football. This show is a classic case of “postcards connect people.” Listen to find out how we connected.
Also, you heard that Ana recommended some songs to me. Here they are:
Folklore: Mercedes Sosa, Zamba para olvidar .
- Program director for the transfusion medicine fellowship
- Medical director of the blood donor center
- Associate medical director of the histocompatibility laboratory
- Laboratory director at Federal Medical Center — Rochester
- Alumnus of the Harvard Macy Institute’s program for educators in health professions
He’s also and avid postcard and letter writer. Artist. Musician. And podcaster. In this wide-ranging chat, we cover a lot of ground, all with a focus on how postcards connect people.
You can find Justin at these places:
And here’s a link to an article about the need for blood donations and how your donations save lives.
In which I talk about postcards (and many other things) for 36 minutes, 26 seconds, and 121 milliseconds. Plus there’s some music as an intro and outro. This is the last in the series for National Postcard Week 2021.