Episode Archives

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.

Episode 131: Santa Fe Sticker Fest with Marti Mills and Sylvanus Paul

The work that Marti Mills and Sylvanus Paul are doing with Santa Fe Sticker Fest is really interesting. And there’s a postcard link. Do you add stickers to your postcards? After this thought-provoking show, you will.

You can submit stickers for the curated collection by sending them to:

You can find Santa Fe Sticker Fest on Instagram here. And you can find the website here. If you submit stickers, don’t forget to add your return address. You’ll hear back from them with a cool postcard.

Marti’s sticker designs can be found on Redbubble. And her shirt and merchandise can be found at Chocolate for Breakfast on Bonfire.

You can find Sylvanus Paul on Instagram at Letterdoggy.

Episode 130: Ana Writes about Postcards and Letters: A Show with Ana Padovani of Cartas y Postales

What are the odds anyone is going to read an email 50 years from that you wrote about a trip you took this year? But what if you wrote details in letters and postcards? The odds go up considerably.

Ana Padovani, the writer of Cartas y Postales is doing just that: looking at a series of letters and postcards from 50 years ago. And she’s making the story come to life on her blog. In this show, we talk about that series, Ana’s writing, and the price of postage in Argentina. Oh, and there’s an extra guest you’ll just have to listen to find out who. 

You can also find Ana on Instagram at Postales y Cartas.