Episodes

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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Episode 112: Man on the Moon

In which I talk about Johnny Astro, growing up on the same street where Ray Bradbury grew up, and why I collect space postcards.

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Episode 111: Postcard Experimental Design

In which I talk about polymer physics, design of experiments, rheology, digital calipers, coefficient of friction, bending deflection, stiffness…and why in the hell so many postcards get marred in the mail. 

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Episode 109: Pens & Pencils for Postcards

I’ve tested scores of pens and pencils to write postcards. Here’s where I tell you about it.  Links to pens and pencils I use to write postcards: Blue Sharpie Tombow Staedtler Sarasa Zebra Retro 51 Baronfig Sakura Blackwing Camel

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Episode 107: A Postcard By Any Other Name

I chatted with postcard collector extraordinaire Mark Routh of Mark’s Postcard Chat about what defines a postcard — and how we make a distinction between a postcard and a piece of art. I think you’ll be surprised at the answer. 

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Episode 106: Desperately Seeking Postcards

I went on a trip across nine states and 20 hours of driving. I stopped along the way. I was Desperately Seeking Postcards. This is a show I recorded along the way. 

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Episode 105: A Portrait of the Postcard Artist as a Young Woman — A Conversation with Nicole Carnes

Artist Nicole Carnes joins me on this episode where we discuss a wide range of topics: from her art, her inspirations (Vincent Van Gogh and Toulouse Lautrec), her ambidexterity, and what pictures she visualizes when she gets art inspiration. You can find Nic on Instagram @rockabillynic. Nic’s Etsy store: Fiber and Wooly Arts Midnight in...

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Episode 104: How to Create and Curate a Postcard Collection with Mark Routh

Mark Routh joins me this time to talk about curating his world-class Covid postcard (and associated mail and stamp) collection. He gives pointers to budding postcard collectors on how to start and where to focus to build a collection.  You can find Mark’s work many places, including as a long-time author at Picture Postcard Monthly...

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Episode 103: Make a Wish, Adventure in Place, and Sugar & Kiki’s Snail Mail Bingo

I was joined again by Kate Wiggins of Sugar & Kiki, who you heard on Episode 101 talking about her Adventure in Place Snail Mail Bingo idea. You heard Kate talk about donating a portion of the profits of that Spring Break Adventure Pack to the Make a Wish Foundation.  In this episode, Kate joins...

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Bonus Material for Episode 102: The Questions I Forgot to Ask About Magda’s Long-Lost Postcard

I forgot to ask Magda a few questions about her postcard that took four years and 11 days to get to her. Here’s the answer.

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