29 episodes

Postcards from the Road is a travel podcast that shares the stories of people from all walks of life — from the passenger seat of a 1980’s Land Rover traveling across three continents, to a school teacher adjusting to the cultural differences of the Northeast and Southwest United States public school systems. Whether it’s across the country or around the world, there is always a good story to hear; you just have to ask the right questions.

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Postcards from the Road is a travel podcast that shares the stories of people from all walks of life — from the passenger seat of a 1980’s Land Rover traveling across three continents, to a school teacher adjusting to the cultural differences of the Northeast and Southwest United States public school systems. Whether it’s across the country or around the world, there is always a good story to hear; you just have to ask the right questions.

    Escapism Cooking | Mandy Lee

    Escapism Cooking | Mandy Lee

    When Mandy Lee, moved from New York City to Beijing in 2010, she experienced “soul-crushing” depression. Finding solace in warm spices and sticky sauces, Lee found she was able to focus and cope with difficulties in her kitchen. In 2019 Lee, 39, released her new cookbook entitled The Art Of Escapism Cooking, which is filled with humor, photography and elaborate flavors.  She says it was a culture and political climate vastly different than her own that sparked her increased love for cooking. (more…)

    • 10 min
    Sovietistan | Erika Fatland

    Sovietistan | Erika Fatland

    Fueled by curiosity Norwegian Author and Journalist Erika Fatland, 36, traveled through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. She chronicles the 2013 journey in her first book translated into English, Sovietistan. Leading readers around the former frontier of the Soviet Union, Fatland provides historical context as well as political and socioeconomic analysis. There was a shroud of mystery surrounding these five countries and Fatland was determined to find answers.
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    • 18 min
    More Good | Mary Latham

    More Good | Mary Latham

    Mary Latham, 32, has been traveling around The United States searching for More Good.  The Long Island, New York native set out three years ago to visit all 50 states.  She has stayed in the homes of over 150 strangers, and when our host Elizabeth Hill spoke to her on October 23rd she had collected stories from 48 states across the country.  Latham said her journey began as a way to honor her mother. (more…)

    • 12 min
    One Man, 46 Peaks | Rick Reed

    One Man, 46 Peaks | Rick Reed

    Rick Reed, 63, is a retired postmaster and hiking enthusiast. Born and raised in New York’s North Country he grew up around the Adirondack high peaks and in 1980 he completed his first peak: Mt. Marcy. However, it wasn’t until he became postmaster in West Stockholm 17 years later that Reed decided to become an Adirondack 46er. (more…)

    • 23 min
    The Cuban Polaroid | Hannah Joseph

    The Cuban Polaroid | Hannah Joseph

    This past June Hannah Joseph, 28, a high school Spanish teacher with Hoover City Schools in Hoover, Alabama ventured to Cuba for an eight day excursion with travelers from around America, myself included. With the hope of bringing school supplies to a once very mysterious land, she credited her career as to what made her choose the long awaited entry into Cuba. Settling on bringing a Polaroid to capture her adventure in action, Joseph was determined to make a positive impact. (more…)

    • 21 min
    The Book Of A Former Mormon | Jessica Holmes

    The Book Of A Former Mormon | Jessica Holmes

    Jessica Holmes, 46, is a comedian and mental health advocate.  I spoke with Holmes on WAMC’s 51% about her new memoir Depression The Comedy, a comedic conversation starter about depression.  However, this episode of Postcards focuses on her mission work in Venezuela with The Mormon Church in the early 90’s. Holmes said her upbringing with a Mormon father and an Agnostic mother led her to the church when she was 19. (more…)

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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Review update

I have reviewed this pocast before but Liz just keeps getting better and better!
Her interviews are more conversational and the guests are fantasic.
I particularly loved the recent episode with the Adirondack 46'er.
Keep it up, Liz, you rock!

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