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In each episode of PODCAST FROM THE PAST, Tom Jackson - who curates the hugely popular twitter feed and book Postcard From The Past - welcomes to the studio two guests, each armed with old postcards they couldn’t bear to throw away. Together, in funny, human and sometimes moving conversations, they explore the memories, mysteries and stories held by those postcards.
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    • Comedy
    • 4.4 • 36 Ratings

In each episode of PODCAST FROM THE PAST, Tom Jackson - who curates the hugely popular twitter feed and book Postcard From The Past - welcomes to the studio two guests, each armed with old postcards they couldn’t bear to throw away. Together, in funny, human and sometimes moving conversations, they explore the memories, mysteries and stories held by those postcards.
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    JEREMY NOEL-TOD & CORINNE FOWLER - Turtle Soup for the Soul

    JEREMY NOEL-TOD & CORINNE FOWLER - Turtle Soup for the Soul

    Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the brilliant Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are poetry critic and Senior Lecturer at the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA, JEREMY NOEL-TOD (The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem) and Professor of Postcolonial Literature at the University of Leicester, CORINNE FOWLER (Green Unpleasant Land). Together, we discover the card that wasn't sent, hear ghost stories in the dark, and experience a coincidence of twins; we are hunted by hares in the Bodleian Library, struggle to find cassettes in Ipswich, take a hammer to bed and ponder just how stately, stately homes really are. Thank you very much for the skull ring. Wish you were here?
     

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    BOB FISCHER & RACHAEL CHADWICK - It's Always A Grey Lady

    BOB FISCHER & RACHAEL CHADWICK - It's Always A Grey Lady

    Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the brilliant Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are writer and broadcaster BOB FISCHER (Wiffle Lever To Full!, Summer Winos) and writer and media and communications consultant RACHAEL CHADWICK (60 Postcards). Together, we wade in nostalgia for school outward bound centres, explore a unique grief project in Paris, try living without the internet and learn about a family postcard mystery in the East End. Plus, Saturday Night Fever finally reviewed by a pack of girl guides. Wish you were here?
     

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    JONATHAN MERES & LIZA ADAMCZEWSKI - Pork Pies At Dawn

    JONATHAN MERES & LIZA ADAMCZEWSKI - Pork Pies At Dawn

    Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the brilliant Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are children’s author JONATHAN MERES and artist LIZA ADAMCZEWSKI. Together, we discover the identity of the boy petting the donkey, the houses won in card games, how much Marco found on the beach with his metal detector, who you might meet at Bush House and why a lengthy journey to the silver sands of Morar was worth making. Plus a bookshop behind a bed, mystery voices and a sharp-shooter in Melton Mowbray. Wish you were here?
     

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    MARIA MCERLANE & MARK KINGWELL - I Wish I Could Be Here Right Now

    MARIA MCERLANE & MARK KINGWELL - I Wish I Could Be Here Right Now

    Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the wizards at Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are actress and broadcaster MARIA MCERLANE and professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto and author of Wish I Were Here, MARK KINGWELL. Join us as we consider the Woolworth building, mix a Ward Eight, make an artistic enhancement to Queen Victoria, and capture the precise moment when lockdown started on a postcard. Plus windmills, broken windows and a barn full of ephemera. Wish you were here?
     

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    • 57 min
    IAN SHAW & MARTHA LAWTON - A Posh Pen Found in a Phone Box

    IAN SHAW & MARTHA LAWTON - A Posh Pen Found in a Phone Box

    Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the wizards at Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are jazz singer and broadcaster IAN SHAW and money coach and podcaster MARTHA LAWTON. Join us as we put our cards on the table and dive fully-dressed into the swirling waters of Bantham, capture the calm before the storm in Barbados, and consider the poppies of Montecassino. Wish you were here? (And check out Ian's podcast Not Even Music https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/not-even-music/id1534829538 & Martha's podcast Squanderlust https://www.squanderlustpod.com.)
     

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    • 56 min
    JUSTIN CURRIE & HELEN DAY - No Sunrises, No Sunsets

    JUSTIN CURRIE & HELEN DAY - No Sunrises, No Sunsets

    Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the wizards at Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are musician and songwriter JUSTIN CURRIE from Del Amitri, and Ladybird book aficionado HELEN DAY (Ladybirdflyawayhome.com). We confuse baskets for boxes in Veneto, learn the secrets of a cream boy, and discover the postcard charm offensive waged by British pop groups on American fans. Wish you were here?
     

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

scirocco_dave ,

Recommended

It's like being in the studio having a chat. Postmark and stamp chat an added bonus. Great stuff.

alderhill ,

An absolute treat

My favourite podcast always fascinating often moving and funny all in one episode. Thank you

colmanstephenson ,

Best ever Pub Talk

Considerate, meaningful chit chat.
Society, Psychology and a think layer of nostalgia.
Awesome.

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