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Postcards connect people. Join postcard collector Frank Roche as he talks to guests around the world, including leading postcard designers, writers, dealers, and connoisseurs. The Postcardist spans the gamut from vintage to modern postcards. This conversational show was created for everyone from budding deltiologists to leading postcard collectors.

Postcardist Frank Roche

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

Postcards connect people. Join postcard collector Frank Roche as he talks to guests around the world, including leading postcard designers, writers, dealers, and connoisseurs. The Postcardist spans the gamut from vintage to modern postcards. This conversational show was created for everyone from budding deltiologists to leading postcard collectors.

    Desperately Seeking Postcards

    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. 

    • 33 min
    A Portrait of the Postcard Artist as a Young Woman -- A Conversation with Nicole Carnes

    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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    How to Create and Curate a Postcard Collection with Mark Routh

    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 and at his blog -- Mark's Postcard Chat

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Make a Wish, Adventure in Place, and Sugar & Kiki's Snail Mail Bingo

    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 me as co-host to interview Sue Salter, who is the President and CEO of Make a Wish for South Dakota and Montana. Want to hear stories that will uplift you? Here you go. Play along; write postcards; do good. 

    • 33 min
    Episode 102.5 : Follow Up Questions about Magda's Lost Postcard

    Episode 102.5 : Follow Up Questions about Magda's 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.

    • 9 min
    Magda Got a Postcard That Was Lost in the Mail for Four Years and 11 Days

    Magda Got a Postcard That Was Lost in the Mail for Four Years and 11 Days

    Madalena Wojcicka of Travel Trinkets Canada left me a message that started with a bit of amazement. She got a postcard at her home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that had been sent from Spain four years and 11 days earlier. It's a real mystery.

    The other part of the mystery is how we covered that topic, talked about the World's Largest Fishing Lure, Muffler Men statues, postcard design, and walking around the earth -- all while my cat Benjamin was yowling in the background.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

SoberMermaid ,

A postcard journey

The postcard has helped me make so many connections and I had the privilege to be a guest. It’s like a journey through postcards and fantasy and friends. It bridges the community of postcard lovers to closer connections and is always fun, uplifting and encouraging. The guests are unique and curious and their stories inspire others like me. Every snail mail lover should be listening.

SpamQueen ,

Nic LOVES the Postcardist Podcast!

There are so many reasons to listen to The Postcardist podcast- Frank has a fun and professional method of interviewing his guests. He also has an uncanny ability to turn an old fashioned medium like postcards into a thoroughly enjoyable modern podcast. Also- he just has the best voice and his laugh is always the highlight of each episode. Listen and enjoy- trust me!

PostMuse ,

Late to the party

I can’t believe I didn’t know this podcast exists. I’ve been a mail enthusiast for 40 plus years and postcards are my favorite form of mail. I am planning to listen from start to latest, all today.

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