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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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E31: A Philatelist and a Deltiologist Walk Into a Bar

Which came first, the stamp or the postcard? In this episode, host Frank Roche interviews stamp collector and paper artist, Russ Romano, who creates postcard experiences by creating postcard/stamp intersections. So much ground is covered in this show. Russ rode a train across the United States and sent postcards to a penpal in Spain. He’s...

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E30: Postcards to My Brother

Frank Roche is joined by illustrator Jack McKean, whose Instagram site Postcards to My Brother, documents his quotidian activities with drawings on postcards. Jack talks about his inspiration for the project, how he’s kept going daily for more than a year and a half, and where he gets creative energy. The key question in this...

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E29: Postcards from the Edge (Part 2)

In this episode, I continue my talk with Kitty, the creator and curator of Postcards from the Edge, an Instagram community built on a simple idea: send-receive-connect. And, of course, they do it with postcards. In this episode, we we talk about the possibility of a postcard meetup; visiting Mexico City; and the photographers Jen Dagley, 3Z...

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E28: Postcards from the Edge (Part 1)

What happens when a person who creates highly engaged artistic communities gets on the phone with a guy who makes podcasts about postcards? I’ll give you a hint — it’s not a short conversation. (We talked for more than three hours.) In this episode, I talk to Kitty, the creator and curator of Postcards from...

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E27: Ziggy Stardust Sends Postcards from the Trans-Siberian Railway

Ziggy Stardust and I are talking about postcards. Okay, it’s not Ziggy, but it’s a striking likeness. I’m in Philadelphia with author, financial consultant and highly acclaimed podcaster, Lillian Carabaic. We’re talking about postcards; and she’s turning heads. We’re sitting in the speaker’s lounge at Podcast Movement. Lillian just finished giving her talk — Breaking Through...

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E26: Postcard Display in LA with Shannon McCormick

In this episode, I talk with aesthete, word traveler, and LA Woman, Shannon McCormick, about the coolest postcard shop in Los Angeles, how she displays her postcard collection, and some ideas about custom postcards we’re gonna create. Check out Shannon’s Instagram page to see her postcard display. Links to things we talk about: Soap Plant...

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E25: Postcards in a Digital World

Instagram is the the postcard of this time. That’s what Professor John Murphy said to me as we talked about the intersection of postcards and the digital world. John teaches in the Digital Media & Design school at the University of Connecticut. We talk about how postcards fit into an instant gratification world, the collection...

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E24: Pinhole Photography and Postcard Swaps

What does pinhole photography have to do with postcards? A lot when the talented photographer, Moni Smith, join me to talk about the art of pinhole photography and her monthly photography postcard swap. I mention in the show that the first 10 people Postcardist listeners who participate in Moni’s postcard swap will also get a...

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E23: The Postcardist’s Wife

Image: The working desk at Postcardist studios. A pile of postcards here. A stack of postcards there. A wax seal. A rubber stamp. Postage stamps. And boxes upon boxes upon boxes of postcards. Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a house with a postcard guy? Namely…me? I this episode, you find out. My...

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E22: Greetings from Karen Commins

I got a Greetings from Karen Commins postcard in the mail and I was fascinated. Here was a new take on postcards: a voiceover artist who uses postcards to market her services. And I was lucky enough to have a conversation about that. But it didn’t end there. Karen, first and foremost, is a storyteller....

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E21: Pretty Places and Postcards

Postcardist has been out of the studio lately. In this episode, I interview my friend Jessica Mand — writer, photographer, and itinerant traveler. We do this interview in two locations — at a French brasserie to start, with all the clanking plates and music playing in the background; then we transition a couple days later...

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