E33: Snail Mail Superstar

Sara McNally, the Snail Mail Superstar, was recently granted her great-grandfather’s postcard collection. So we talk about that and what it was like the first time she saw it. And how that thread from him runs through her, with the Snail Mail Superstar work as well as owning the fabulous Seattle-based letterpress stationary company, Constellation & Co.

This fast-paced show covers postcards, typewriters, letter press printers. And it’s all done with a smile.

You can find Snail Mail Superstar on YouTube here.

And here’s where Sara talks about the postcards from her great-grandfather.

And here’s where you can purchase the postcards we talked about on the show.


Music in the episode is Japanese Prog by Rushus and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

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4 comments on E33: Snail Mail Superstar

  1. Gitti Tagwerk says:

    Thanks Sara and Frank for this very interesting and entertaining podcast. The perfect start to the day!

    1. Frank says:

      Thank you for listening, Gitti! This was so much fun.

  2. Diane says:

    Frank and Sara, this podcast is amazing. So much of what you say resonates with me. Like Sara’s grandmother, my mother taught me the magic of snail mail. She sent postcards and letters when she traveled. When I went away to school, we would write to each other, and after I graduated we kept it up even though we lived in adjoining towns. Mama gave me that feeling of safety and family. Losing her five years ago left a void that has started to be filled only recently by connecting with postcards. Frank, you really nail it when you say “the universe knows that we need something and it actually delivers.” Thank you for painting my feelings with your words.

    1. Frank says:

      Thank you, Diane. I feel very warm and fuzzy, as Sara said in the show, to read your comments here. Isn’t it amazing to think we all share this idea of influential women in our lives showing us how to correspond. You make me very happy.

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