Masonry: 4 Columns

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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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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