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Mail Moments of Nostalgia and Networking

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Left: Elena Heer (L), daughter of Guernsey, WY, Clerk Jane Heer and Guernsey Postmaster Curt Artery saddled up under the light of a full moon during a recent Pony Express ride reenactment. Right: Author Laura Vanderkam uses personalized stationery when keeping in touch with friends and contacts.

Get a behind the scenes peek of a Pony Express ride reenactment on this episode of Your Postal Podcast.

You'll also hear from the author of a recent Fast Company article on how to network with others.through the mail.

Click here to read a transcript of this podcast.

You can also listen to this podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile

Please send feedback and story ideas to YourPostalPodcast@usps.com. Thanks for listening!
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‘The Greatest’: Boxer, humanitarian, pen pal

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At age 10, Stephanie Meade of Seattle sent a letter to legendary boxing icon Muhammad Ali -- with no street address -- that sparked what became a three-decade exchange of letters between "The Greatest" and his young fan. Left photo: Meade poses with Ali after meeting him in person for the first time at a 1991 charity event. Right photo: Meade met Ali again in 2014 at his home in Louisville, KY. (Photos courtesy Stephanie Meade)

The story of a young Seattle boxing fan's dream to communicate with Muhammad Ali and their thirty-plus-year pen pal relationship is featured in this edition of Your Postal Podcast.

Click here to read a transcript of this podcast.
Please send feedback and story ideas to YourPostalPodcast@usps.com. Thanks for listening!
You can also listen to the podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.
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‘The Greatest’: Boxer, humanitarian, pen pal - transcript

Transcript for August 2016 podcast.

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A hearty helping of holiday shipping and stamps

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Left: USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski. Right: Sycamore, OH, Postmaster Earl Musick poses with the Peanuts Gang (thanks to the USPS Augmented Reality App, available for Android and iPhones).
The holidays are here, and so is another eidtion of Your Postal Podcast, filled with tips for customers mailing gifts and greetings, along with special remembrances of A Charlie Brown Christmas."
In this edition you'll hear from USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski on how the Postal Service is helping customers make shopping and shipping a whole lot easier this holiday season.
Next you'll meet the Postmaster of Sycamore, OH, who has a very personal connection with the new "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Forever Stamps.
For a transcript of this podcast, please click here.
You can also access Your Postal Podcast via your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.
Thanks for listening and Happy Holidays!
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Postal employees shine in two unique California tourist spots

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Left: San Francisco City Carriers Lau Ming, Daryl Ha and Alma Silva-Orden pose aboard the famous cable cars they use to travel to and from their delivery routes. Right: Death Valley Postmaster William VanBokkelen surveys the hot summer landscape outside his Post Office.
This edition of Your Postal Podcast lets you walk -- or ride -- a mile in the shoes of USPS employees in two wildly different California communities, both of which attract the attention of tourists from around the world.
First, you'll travel to San Francisco to learn how some letter carriers use the city's most famous means of public transit to service their routes. Next, you'll head south to Death Valley for some perspective on what it's like to provide mail service in the hottest town on the face of the earth.
Read a transcript of the show here.
Thanks for listening -- and don't forget to visit YourPostalBlog for dailyupdates on all things postal. 
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Postal employees shine in two unique California tourist spots — Transcript

Transcript for the August 2014 Podcast.
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Real-life Superheroes and Delightful Isolation

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Aurora, CO, City Carrier Tasha Ewing (left photo) is still in her probationary period and is already been hailed with a USPS "Super Hero" Award for her good deeds. Right photo: Postal Support Employee Mary Bess provides postal service in the small town of Jarbidge, NV, one of the nation's most isolated outposts, to grateful customers like Joan Hawker (center) and Jeremy Slama.
Stories of real-life USPS Superheroes who have performed lifesaving feats lead off May's edition of Your Postal Podcast.
Then, you'll hear what universal service means to customers in a tiny Nevada outpost. The podcast concludes with a news roundup and details on how to enter to win a set of First Day of Issue envelopes for the New England Coastal Lighthouses Forever Stamps.
Read a transcript of the show here.
Listen to your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.
Thanks for listening!
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Guitar legend’s sister reflects on new Jimi Hendrix stamp

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Stamps, postal, post office, stamp, mail, Jimi Hendrix, SXSW, airplanes, spiderman, Janie Hendrix by yourpostalpodcast on March 20th, 2014

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Janie Hendrix, sister of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, talks about how her family feels about the new Music Icons stamp issued in his honor. A Postal Service delivery truck makes a stop on its Arizona route, where it shares the street with private airplanes, as a nearby road sign indicates.

Hear thoughts from Jimi Hendrix’s sister about the new Forever stamp honoring the legendary rock musician in March’s edition of Your Postal Podcast.

You’ll also hear the story of a southern Arizona letter carrier who shares the road with some unusual vehicles, as well as the latest postal news. You’ll also learn how you can enter to win a Civil War 1861 Commemorative Folio.  

The transcript version of this podcast can be read here.

Listen to Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.

Thanks for listening -- and don't forget to visit Your Postal Blog for daily updates on all things postal.

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Transcript, Guitar legend’s sister reflects on new Jimi Hendrix stamp, Transcript

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal, post office, stamp, Delivery, Jimi Hendrix, SXSW, airplanes, spiderman, Janie Hendrix by yourpostalpodcast on March 20th, 2014

Transcript for the March, 2014 show. Click below.

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Taking wing with two Postal success stories, transcript

Transcript for the February edition of Your Postal Podcast.

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