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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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E20: Postcard Writing Station at Hotel Palomar

We all like getting postcards. And the Kimpton Hotel Palomar has made it easy for guests to write and send postcards from their hotel. In this episode, I interview Jessica Bishop, PR Director for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants in the Northeast, at the Palomar in Philadelphia. Jessica talks about the idea for the postcard writing...

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E19: Postcards from a Bistro

The creativity of the bistro culture worked in 1920s Paris, and it works in present day in Philadelphia. Postcardist host Frank Roche is joined at Parc Bistro by filmmaker Justine Burt. They talk about the hand-drawn postcard Justine creates while they’re eating dinner, how to send chain postcards, and offer observations about a guy who...

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E18: Master Class 2 with Mark Routh

Mark Routh joins me once again to conduct another postcard collecting master class where we cover the spectrum from the recent royal wedding to postcard design to QSL cards used in ham radio operations to the Titanic to postcard design to Doctor Who to postcards made by terrorist organizations. Yes, you heard me right…Mark gives...

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E17: Erick Sahler Serigraphs

In this week’s episode, I talk to the graphic artist Erick Sahler, whose art many of you recognize from postcards I’ve posted on the Postcardist Instagram page. Erick creates large format serigraphs (you’ll have to listen to the show to hear about the definition) in a very compelling style. That “We Build Ships” postcard is...

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E16: Frank Warren of PostSecret

This is a special snapshot of who we were in the world for a very specific moment in time. –Frank Warren of PostSecret, talking about sending postcards in this episode of Postcardist. In this special episode of the Postcardist podcast, I interview Frank Warren of PostSecret, “an ongoing community art project where people mail in...

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E15: The Postcard Serial Killer

Imagine a serial killer who taunted his victims’ families and the police with postcards he wrote. In this episode, I interview Vance McLaughlin PhD, who wrote the book The Postcard Serial Killer. The podcast runs the gamut from describing the story of horrific murders that took place more than 100 years ago to the psychological...

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