Archive for Postal History

All the President’s Letters, Transcript

Click here for a transcript of the April 2012 edition of Your Postal Podcast.

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46th Edition

Exclusive: Meet 'Al' on the set of his new USPS commercials, and a New Hampshire Mail Handler with 52 years of service -- and counting

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You'll visit the Hollywood set of the newest Postal Service commercials to meet the actor who portrays "Al the Letter Carrier" on this month's edition of Your Postal Podcast. The new television ads begin airing this week, and Your Postal Podcast has an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with Mike Bradecich, who has now filmed 19 commercials as "Al." The latest ads promote USPS's Every Door Direct Mail service.

This month's other feature story celebrates a New Hampshire mail handler's postal career that spans seven decades. You'll also hear a brief roundup of recent postal headlines.

For a transcript of the program, please click here.

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Thanks for listening -- and don't forget to also visit www.YourPostalBlog.com for daily updates about all things postal.

Photo: Mike Bradecich takes a break from filming his latest USPS commercial in Los Angeles.




46th Edition, Transcript

Posted in , DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, mail handler by yourpostalpodcast on March 10th, 2012

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45th Edition

Posted in , DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, postal museum, postmaster by yourpostalpodcast on February 16th, 2012

Cycling carriers make deliveries green; and an old Post Office makes history

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HinsdalePostOffice.jpgThis edition of Your Postal Podcast takes you to sunny Arizona, where letter carriers have been delivering mail on bicycles for more than a quarter-century.

You'll also hear about a New England Post Office that has operated continuously in the same building longer than any other in the nation.

The podcast concludes with its usual roundup of the latest Postal Service news.

For a transcript of this podcast, please click here.

Please click here to share comments or ideas for future podcast stories. And don't forget to check out www.YourPostalBlog.com for more frequent news updates.

Thanks for listening!

Photo top: Sun City, AZ, Letter Carrier Robert Franco uses a bike to deliver the mail.

Second Photo: The record-setting Hinsdale, NH, Post Office.




45th Edition, Transcript

Posted in , DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Postal History, postal, post office, stamp, sustainability, postmaster by yourpostalpodcast on February 16th, 2012

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42nd Edition, Transcript

Posted in , DefaultTag, USPS, Letter Carrier, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, honesty by yourpostalpodcast on November 21st, 2011

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41st Edition

Posted in DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Postal History, postal news, oprah, postal, post office, stamp, postmaster, lady gaga by yourpostalpodcast on October 24th, 2011

A Post Office exhibits Paranormal activity

BrianLanceBestLowRes.jpgWe've all heard of haunted houses -- some people even seek them out, looking for hints of the paranormal. But a haunted Post Office?

In this month's edition you'll hear about a Southern California Post Office that many believe is tended to by a friendly ghost.

You'll also hear some Arizona customers' opinions about who should be the first living person to be honored on a stamp. As usual, a brief look at postal news headlines concludes the show.

For a transcript of the latest program, please click here.

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Thanks for listening!

Photo: A spooky place: San Pedro Post Office employees Brian Bundy, left, and Lance McCall stand along one of the hallways in the facility's basement.




41st Edition, Transcript

Posted in , DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, Postal History, oprah, postal, post office, postmaster, lady gaga by yourpostalpodcast on October 24th, 2011

Click here for a transcript of Your Postal Podcast v.41.

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39th Edition

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, mail jumpers, mark twain by yourpostalpodcast on August 22nd, 2011

Mail delivery with a splash of history

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The idea of delivering mail to lakeside homes by jumping from a boat to a dock and back again likely would have made Mark Twain chuckle.

In this month's edition, you'll hear about Wisconsin youths whose summer job is to stay dry while jumping from a moving boat to deliver Lake Geneva residents' mail. You'll also hear a Mark Twain impersonator's ruminations on the new commemorative stamp issued in honor of the creator of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

The show also features a roundup of the latest Postal Service news and announces the winners of last month's Owney book drawing.

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Photo: A mail jumper makes a delivery to a Lake Geneva resident's boat dock.




39th Edition, Transcript

Posted in DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, mail jumpers, mark twain by yourpostalpodcast on August 22nd, 2011

Click here for a transcript of Your Postal Podcast v. 39.

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