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.
The Seinfeld Episode
This is a show about nothing. But I spend 53 minutes talking about it.
Postcard Designer and Artist Nina Lakusta
What's the worst postcard you ever got? And can you top the story Nina tells about hers?
In this episode I'm joined by Nina Lakusta, the proprietor of the postcard and ephemera store LakuStash. We talk about her postcard designs, driving lessons, illustration, and yes, the world's worst postcard.
You can find Nina on Instagram at LakuStash, and on Etsy at, where else, LakuStash.
Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Postcards
I ordered two sets of Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Postcards in July. And then I kept looking at looking at the AWA Instagram site, anticipating the U.S. release of those cards on October 11. Yes, I knew the date. This was exciting stuff.
Guess what? As soon as I saw the postcards I knew I needed two more sets because I used this hashtag when I sent the first ones: #onetosendonetokeep. Yep, for every one I sent I knew I had to keep one. They're that cool. Other people are doing the same.
Which brings me to something cool: While the launch was going on, Wally Koval, the author of the NYT Bestselling book Accidentally Wes Anderson, took time out of his day to have a chat about the book, the postcards, and how AWA has cultivated a very engaged and creative community.
Kenneth J. Weiss of the Midrust Postcard Project
Every postcard has a story. That's what writer and historian Kenneth J. Weiss says about his postcard collection. In this episode, Ken tells us about his Midrust Postcard Project and tells stories about several cards he has. And we talk about baseball cards.
You can find Ken's writing and work at KennethJWeiss.com. And on Instagram at kennethjweiss.
World Postcard Day 2022...and Tomatoes
In which I talk about World Postcard Day 2022; question why I have so many blank postcards; and an idea I have about being Johnny Tomatoseed.
Ale the Philatelist
Stamps. And postcards. And connections. Thats's what Ale the Philatelist and I talked about on this show.
Ale collects stamps. You'll have to hear her story about building an art installation using blue stamps she sourced from people she connected with around the world. She also collects postcards. And makes friends.
This is a show about community. And about how postcards (and stamps) connect people.
You can find Ale on Instagram at Ale the Philatelist.
If you love snail mail…
…you will love this podcast. I stumbled across this podcast a few years back and have enjoyed every episode. Frank has some fascinating guests, and he is fascinating himself. I’ve been sending more
postcards thanks to this podcast, and now my friends are sending more postcards, too! Postcards really do connect people. And this podcast inspires them.
Inspiration to write more postcards
It’s fun to hear from postcard lovers from around the world. I’ve been inspired to write more postcards.
Postcards Connect People
Frank is a light in the darkness of today’s media. Listening to this podcast inspired me to start sending postcards and other mail. The Postcardist inspired listeners to enjoy all the simple pleasures that make life worth living even when things are hard.