Episodes

Episode 124: Postcards in Black-and-White

Every once in a while you say something as a side comment and that blows up. Kaboom. Like, for instance, when you’re talking to Magda about the commercial potential of color versus black-and-white postcards. And somehow, by saying color postcards outsell black-and-white postcards, you’re suddenly cast as the president of the Black-and-White Postcard Hater’s Club...

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Episode 123: Mangled Mail — A Look at Postcard Mishandling and Damage

Getting a postcard in my mailboxthat’s not mangled is remarkable. Postcards get damaged in the mail. A lot. In fact, it’s a surprise when I get a card that’s unmarred. I’ve noticed the same reaction with others in the postcard community, who write with delight about receiving the rare undamaged card with words like, “This...

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Episode 122: Basset Hounds, Aurora Borealis, and Coffee: Talking About Postcard Design Inspiration with Magda Wojcicka of Travel Trinkets Canada

Artists gather inspiration from many places. When you’re a prolific postcard designer like Magda Wojcicka of Travel Trinkets Canada, that inspiration can come from playtime with her adorable Basset Hound puppy, Albert; from seeing the Aurora Borealis in the night sky in her town of Calgary; and by having coffee with her best friend who...

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Episode 121: Postmarks and Scuff Marks and More Remarks

In which I talk about a cancellation that drove me crazy; and ask why so many postcards I send and receive have scuff marks; and then I ask for some audience partici……PATION.

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Episode 120: Liz Maguire from Flea Market Love Letters

Have you ever read a vintage love letter and wondered about the story? Liz Maguire certainly did. And from her first acquisition as a teenager of a set of vintage love letters from a flea market, Liz converted her love of letter writing and history into curation of a huge collection at Flea Market Love...

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Episode 119: Rachel Wentworth and Her Little Free Mailbox

There are positive ripples that can get sent into the universe — and that’s what Rachel Wentworth, the steward of the Little Free Mailbox, is doing as she sets out stamped postcards and letters for passersby to take for free. Here’s her story about opening the Little Free Mailbox on World Postcard Day and how...

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Episode 118: Searching for Bigfoot and Painting Postcards with Jamo

Jamo and I talked about Bigfoot. We went outside and looked for Bigfoot clues. Talked about Bigfoot sightings. And then Jamo created watercolor postcards of Biggie. The World’s Largest Bigfoot Postcard Collection just got bigger. So did my pride.

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Postcards from South Africa with Nicole Banister aka Nikki Banz

This week I’m joined by the dynamic and multitalented writer, world traveler, and media sensation Nicole Banister, who many know as Nikki Banz. She joined me from her home in Cape Town, South Africa, and we had a far-ranging talk about postcards and long-time penpals and many, many, other topics. You can find Nicole at...

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E116: Postcards and Music Connect People Featuring Teresa Edmunds

I was thinking about how you say postcards connect people. So does music. Teresa Edmunds In this episode I’m joined by Teresa Edmunds. We talk about music. About postcard playlists and mixtapes. And how we can use music as a universal language as we write postcards. Here are some music and media we referred to...

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Episode 115: Postales y Cartas con Ana Clara Padovani

Ana Clara Padovani (IG: postalesycartas) joined me from Argentina for a chat from about postcards, pen pals, books, music…and football. This show is a classic case of “postcards connect people.” Listen to find out how we connected. You can find Ana on IG and on her website. Also, you heard that Ana recommended some songs...

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Episode 114: Postcard Connections with Dr. Justin Kreuter

I’m joined by Dr. Justin Kreuter, who’s known around Mayo Clinic as the Bow Tie Bandit of Blood. His day job includes: Program director for the transfusion medicine fellowship Medical director of the blood donor center Associate medical director of the histocompatibility laboratory Laboratory director at Federal Medical Center — Rochester Alumnus of the Harvard...

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Episode 113: Postcard Potpourri

In which I talk about postcards (and many other things) for 36 minutes, 26 seconds, and 121 milliseconds. Plus there’s some music as an intro and outro. This is the last in the series for National Postcard Week 2021.

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