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.
Episode 99.5 -- Everything is Going to Be All Right
This bonus episode is a follow up to yesterday's show, and uses the title of a poem by the Irish poet Derek Mahon. I worked my way out of my postcard writing rut. Here's a little more behind the scenes for those of you who asked.
In a Postcard Rut
I'm in a postcard writing rut. This show is about that.
Two Prolific Postcrossers, Sue Boggs and Jennifer Gilman
The journey of a thousand postcards begins with a single entry on Postcrossing. Or something like that. I'm joined by two prolific Postcrossers for this show -- Sue Boggs and Jennifer Gilman. They're both with the San Diego Postcrossing FB Group -- and send thousands of postcards. You can find Sue on Postcrossing as @suegathman; and Jen is on Postcrossing as @jenniferkg.
Mermaid Tales with Betsy Kirichenko
Our story starts with a headstrong young girl and her collection of found objects. That's the story of Ariel in The Little Mermaid -- and it's also the story of how Betsy Kirichenko started with her fascination with mermaids and how that led to her collection of mermaid postcards.
Samantha Cook teaches me New Zealand slang (and we talk about postcard, too)
When you connect with people through postcards, you never know where that will lead. I didn't know it would lead to me learning new slang terms from New Zealand at three o'clock in the morning. But that's what happened with my guest, Samantha Cook, who is also known by her IG handle Princess in a Teapot. We also talked about postcards and Postcrossing and the price of sending mail. And fudge.
Postcard Creator and Master Storyteller Ed Popcheff
I chatted with Ed Pocheff from his home in Speedway, Indiana -- home of the Indianapolis 500. Ed designs postcards and really knows how to tell a story. You can find him as @edpopcheff on Instagram.
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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!
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.
These Are My People
I love writing letters, doing Postcrossing, collecting stamps ... not exactly the hobbies my friends enjoy. It’s so nice to listen to this podcast and learn from it as well as revel in activities that bring us a lot of pleasure.