Episode Archives

Episode 141: The Finale

There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.

Frank Hebert

The Postcardist Podcast: February 2, 2018 to February 23, 2023

This is where we stop the story.

Episode 140: Melissa Reed Has 12,000 Postcards to Send

I talked with Melissa Reed about postcards, letter writing, and how she has accumulated 12,000 postcards at her house in Italy. And she wants to send them to people.

Episode 139: Albert the Basset Hound and Postcard Design Inspiration with Magda from Travel Trinkets Canada

Maggie and I talk about her prolific set of postcard designs at Travel Trinkets Canada. We, of course, also talk about Albert Pickle the 3rd, her very handsome Basset Hound, who is featured in a recent collection.

You can find Travel Trinkets Canada on Etsy by clicking here. And you can find Magda’s work on Instagram here. And as a bonus, you can see what I was saying about Albert dancing to the beat of his own drum by clicking here.

We talk about Albert in his hat on this postcard series
Who’s a good boy, Albert?

Episode 138: Jamo Collects Pokemon Cards and Postcards

Jamo went from a collection that started with four Pokemon cards to more than four hundred. Fast. And he knows a lot about collectibility. I talk to him about it. And then I have a few notes from my recent time on the road.

Episode 137: The Seinfeld Episode

This is a show about nothing. But I spend 53 minutes talking about it.

Episode 136: Postcard Designer and Artist Nina Lakusta

What’s the worst postcard you ever got? And can you top the story Nina tells about hers?

In this episode I’m joined by Nina Lakusta, the proprietor of the postcard and ephemera store LakuStash. We talk about her postcard designs, driving lessons, illustration, and yes, the world’s worst postcard.

You can find Nina on Instagram at LakuStash, and on Etsy at, where else, LakuStash.

Episode 135: Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Postcards

I ordered two sets of Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Postcards in July. And then I kept looking at looking at the AWA Instagram site, anticipating the U.S. release of those cards on October 11. Yes, I knew the date. This was exciting stuff.

Guess what? As soon as I saw the postcards I knew I needed two more sets because I used this hashtag when I sent the first ones: #onetosendonetokeep. Yep, for every one I sent I knew I had to keep one. They’re that cool. Other people are doing the same.

Which brings me to something cool: While the launch was going on, Wally Koval, the author of the NYT Bestselling book Accidentally Wes Anderson, took time out of his day to have a chat about the book, the postcards, and how AWA has cultivated a very engaged and creative community.

Audiograms from the Show

…postcards connect people…
…the delight of seeing AWA postcards in print…
…we’ve been sending mail along the way….
…there’s something awesome about taking what’s in your brain and putting it down on a piece of paper…
…one of the coolest things you could do is opening your mailbox and seeing something like that…

Music used in this episode licensed from Storyblocks. Song is Cooking With Gypsy Jazz Guitar Django by MEDIA MUSIC GROUP.

Episode 134: Kenneth J. Weiss of the Midrust Postcard Project

Every postcard has a story. That’s what writer and historian Kenneth J. Weiss says about his postcard collection. In this episode, Ken tells us about his Midrust Postcard Project and tells stories about several cards he has. And we talk about baseball cards.

You can find Ken’s writing and work at KennethJWeiss.com. And on Instagram at kennethjweiss.

Episode 133: World Postcard Day 2022…and Tomatoes

In which I talk about World Postcard Day 2022; question why I have so many blank postcards; and an idea I have about being Johnny Tomatoseed.

And here’s the official postcard for WPD 2022.

Episode 132: Ale the Philatelist

Here’s Ale in front of her Blue Stamp art project that took her a year-and-a-half to complete

Stamps. And postcards. And connections. Thats’s what Ale the Philatelist and I talked about on this show.

Ale collects stamps. You’ll have to hear her story about building an art installation using blue stamps she sourced from people she connected with around the world. She also collects postcards. And makes friends.

This is a show about community. And about how postcards (and stamps) connect people.

You can find Ale on Instagram at Ale the Philatelist.

Happiness is sharing postcards and creating connections.