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E56: Heidi Belinksy of Max & Co Post

This jam-packed show features Heidi Belinksy, the owner and proprietor of Max & Co Post. We cover the gamut in this show — from antique postcards to writing postcards to the business of selling modern postcards. 

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E55: Love Hearts Project Live

Russ Romano and I did a live radio show from Love Hearts Project‘s love letter writing event. Love was in the air. This was the second annual event put on by Alex Krohn, the creator of Love Hearts Project. We sat down with Alex, and a number of people who were at the event writing postcard...

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E54: Fairy Tale Postcards with Jack Zipes

What’s the first fairy tale you remember hearing as a child? And do you know fairy tales are told to you throughout your life? In this episode, we hear from the world’s preeminent scholar on fairy tales — the author and postcard collector Jack Zipes, who wrote the fabulous coffee table book Tales of Wonder:...

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E53: Postcard Short Story Experiment – The Results

I sent 147 postcards in the first two weeks of January. The same postcard titled 1967: A Memoir. I had written a short story that was 3,534 words long and 147 paragraphs. So, what would any writer do? Sit down one night with a list of recipients and a random number generator…and get writing. This...

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E52: Postcard Perspectives with Pop Surrealist Camilla d’Errico

Camilla d’Errico joins me this week on Episode 52 ( a year’s worth of shows!) to talk about her pop surrealist art, her love of postcards, and her creative life. I became fascinated with Camilla’s art a couple years ago when I got a pack of postcards that featured her very compelling manga-style art. And...

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E51: Jess Does DIY…and Postcards

I called the future. And from what Jessica Davis (@JessDoesDIY) tells me, the future is bright. At least how it is 18 hours in the future. You see, I called Jessica in New Zealand from my house in the northeast U.S. We talked about how she got involved in postcards and letter writing early (peep...

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E50: Halfway There

We’re at Episode 50. Oh, oh, we’re halfway there…oh, oh, livin’ on a prayer. Or at least a postcard. In this episode, I talk about a postcard auction I’m watching; talk some more about penpals and joy; and then talk about ideas. Yep, I’m asking you for ideas. Who should be on the show? What...

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E49: Shannon McCormick of Take a Hike Podcast

Fire walk with me. No, wait, that’s something different. How about take a hike with me and Shannon McCormick, the creator and host of the highly acclaimed Take a Hike Podcast. But we didn’t talk about hiking. We talked about odd and provocative postcards, the Postcardist Short Story Experiment, and creating connections with postcards. You can...

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E48: A Year in Review with Matthew Roche

This show features a discussion with Matt Roche about the 2018 season of The Postcardist Podcast. We talk about the 1967 Postcard Short Story Experiment and then talk over the 47 shows of 2018 and what’s coming up in 2019. It’s been a terrific year at The Postcardist Podcast. Thank you to my many guests...

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E47: The Youngest Postcardists Wish You a Merry Christmas

My postcard story starts with writing to my grandmother when I was young. Now I’m introducing postcarding to my grandsons. On this special Christmas show, I interview Jackson and Jameson about postcards. And they make me smile. Merry Christmas.        

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E46: Mailbox Memories with Ashli Ahrens

Ashli Ahrens creates connections with postcards, both as a postcard dealer and as a collector. And host Frank Roche was fortunate to talk to Ashli about how she started collecting postcards; her transition into being a postcard dealer; and how she creates positive ripples in the postcard world. You can find Ashli on Instagram as...

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E45: The Postcardist in Stereo

Host Frank Roche is back…and with a bit of binaural recording. This is a show that covers cancellations at Recluse, Wyoming and North Pole, Alaska; and talks about the crazy coincidence of the John Lennon first day of issue delivery. Plus, Frank talks about postcard short stories. And asks for a lot of audience feedback....

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E44: Son of a Son of a Postcardist

When the Son of a Son of a Postcardist steps in, it’s the Postcardist’s turn in the interview chair. In this episode Stephen Roche (actually the Son of Postcardist, but we were going with the Jimmy Buffet reference) interviews host Frank Roche about these topics: York Postcard Expo Pinup postcards Cataloging postcard collections Beginner postcard...

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E43: Evan Kalish of Postlandia Visited 9,200 Post Offices

This week, host Frank Roche interviews Evan Kalish of Postlandia. Evan has visited and photographed more than 9,200 United States post offices in all 50 states. Frank and Evan talk about the origin of the project, collecting postmarks, and how to get postcards through the mail system in the best condition possible. Topics discussed: Postlandia...

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E42: Postcardist News Network

This is Frank Roche for the Postcardist News Network reporting today’s postcard news. Today’s top stories: Tired of the post office shredding your postcards? Now you can pay for the privilege with Hello from Banksy, a postcard that has to be shred to be read. The Super Bowl of U.S postcard shows opens November 16...

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E41: Hauntings and Halloween Postcards

It’s the Halloween episode, and you’re in for a trick…and treat. This week Frank Roche is joined by four talented artists, each of whom created an original Halloween postcard especially for the show. Plus, each of the artists tells a very spooky story. This is a special show on The Postcardist Podcast — one you’ve...

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E40: Postcards for Good with Russ Romano

This week, Frank is joined by Russ Romano in a double episode — Episodes 39 & 40 — which will publish on the same day. And as with all chats with Russ, there are stories. And laughs. And lots to think about. The big topics we discuss in this episode are The Great American Postcard...

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E39: Vintage Postcard Mailing Experiment with Russ Romano

This week, Frank is joined by Russ Romano in a double episode — this one and Episode 40 — which will publish on the same day. And as with all chats with Russ, there are stories. And laughs. And lots to think about. The big topics we discuss are: Vintage Postcard Mailing Experiment Russ’s custom...

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E38: Postcards to Space

An Interview with Maria Lanas and Nicole Stott of the Space for Art Foundation. Postcards to Space. You’ve heard of postcards from faraway places, but have your heard of a postcard in space? Frank Roche’s guests for E38, Maria Lanas and Nicole Stott, have. Together, they have used the power of art and launched it...

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E37: Disney Postcard Collecting with Mark Routh

Mark Routh, author of Mark’s Postcard Chat and columnist at Picture Postcard Monthly, joins me to talk about a host of topics. We lead with a discussion of collecting Disney postcards, with a particular emphasis on Disney WonderGround Gallery and the art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith. We also talk about different approaches to postcard collecting, getting...

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E36: The Postcardist Podcast By The Numbers

In this episode, I talk about the numbers of incoming and outgoing postcards so far at Postcardist World Headquarters. I also talk about terrific postcard designers and sellers including: Chloë McHenry at Parcel Tongue Paper Co. Sara McNally at Constellation & Co. Erick Sahler Camilla D’Erico Jasmine Becket-Griffith Max and Co. Post Pomegranate and many...

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E35: A Chat with Postcard Dealer Susan Lane

This week host Frank Roche talks to postcard dealer Susan Lane of Passionate about Postcards. Susan has been a postcard collector and dealer for more than 20 years. And I had a chance to talk to her at the Garden State Postcard Club Annual Show this past weekend. You’ll hear the buzz of 40-plus dealers...

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E34: Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj

Frank talks to Omar Khan, author of Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj. In this episode, Omar discusses his highly acclaimed book tour that started in India, his research for Paper Jewels, and how he got started collecting postcards years ago with a single postcard. The Paper Jewels “exhibition features 361 postcards from Omar Khan’s...

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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...

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E32: Postcards from Madras and Bangalore

I had the good fortune to talk with Dr. Stephen Hughes from the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS, University of London. He and Emily Stevenson curated an exhibit of postcards in an exhibit titled, From Madras to Bangalore: Picture Postcards as Urban History of Colonial India. Here’s what the exhibit is: This exhibition covers...

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