Archive for Postal History

38th Edition

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, owney by yourpostalpodcast on July 14th, 2011

One dog if by land, two explorers by sea...

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This month's edition of Your Postal Podcast shares details about the past journeys of a famous canine and a future trek across the water by two modern-day adventurers.

 The first story is about Owney, the mail train-riding postal pooch that will be featured on a commemorative stamp issued this month.

The New Mexico author of two books about Owney has obtained a copy of each story for our listeners. For a chance to win one of the books, simply leave a comment about this month's podcast using the "Comments" link below. Two winners will be drawn at random from all who post a comment.

CaptainClark.jpgYou'll also be let in on the planning stages of an intrepid Washington pair's upcoming trek around the world, before they sail to the Galapagos Islands in order to recreate ancient seafarers' method of getting letters to loved ones.

As always, Your Postal Podcast concludes with a roundup of recent postal headlines.

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

Thanks for listening!

Photos: The new Owney commemorative stamp will be available nationwide on July 27th. "Captain and Clark" Tawny Clark and Chris Staudinger practice their navigational skills in preparation for their sail to the Galapagos Islands.




38th Edition, Transcript

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, owney by yourpostalpodcast on July 14th, 2011

Click here for a transcript to Your Postal Podcast v. 38

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34th Edition, Transcript

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, stamp, rural carrier, pony express by yourpostalpodcast on March 11th, 2011

Click here for the transcript to Your Postal Podcast #34.

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32nd Edition

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office by yourpostalpodcast on January 20th, 2011

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Hear from a California postal employee who has overcome blindness to excel at his job, and get updated on the latest news from USPS Headquarters. You'll also hear the origins of the unofficial postal motto.

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

Comments, questions and story ideas are always appreciated -- click here to share them, and thank you for listening.

Photo: San Diego Automation Clerk Frank Facio operates Delivery Bar Code Sorter Number 32 at the Margaret Sellers P&DC




32nd Edition, Transcript

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Clerk, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office by yourpostalpodcast on January 20th, 2011

Click here for the transcript to Your Postal Podcast #32.

To submit a story idea or feedback, please click here.

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29th Edition

John Lennon: Artist, legend & stamp collector

This edition of Your Postal Podcast offers a revealing look at the early childhood of John Lennon, seen through his collection of postage stamps, put on exhibit at the National Postal Museum this month on what would have been the Beatle's 70th birthday. Hear one of the Smithsonian's conservators talk about young Lennon's stamp album and the clues it reveals about the man he was destined to become.

Also, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the October edition of Your Postal Podcast features the story of a Missouri postmaster who has a personal interest in being among the nation's top sellers of Breast Cancer Research Semipostal stamps.

To read a transcript of this, the 29th edition of our audio magazine, please click here.

Please click here to share your comments and ideas for future editions. And don't forget -- news features about the Postal Service can be accessed every day at YourPostalBlog.com.




28th Edition

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Stamps, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, stamp by yourpostalpodcast on September 27th, 2010

Hear talk of a hail of a tale and a spherical (stamp) miracle

Believe it or not, this edition will wow you with tales of both a giant hailstone verified via Post Office scale and a world-record giant ball made of postage stamps.

You'll also hear about the postal sleuths at Atlanta's Mail Recovery Center who get items without addresses to the right customers. For a transcript of this, the 28th edition of our audio program for postal employees, please click here.

Please click here to share your comments and ideas for future editions, and thanks for listening.

While you're at it, check out Your Postal Blog for daily updates and discussion on the latest postal news.




28th Edition, Transcript

Posted in , , USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, stamp by yourpostalpodcast on September 27th, 2010

Click here for the transcript of the 28th edition of Your Postal Podcast. YPP is always looking for your feedback and story ideas. To reach us, please click here.

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22nd Edition, Transcript

Posted in , , DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, sustainability by yourpostalpodcast on March 22nd, 2010

Click here for the Transcript for the 22nd Edition of Your Postal Podcast.

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21st Edition, Transcript

Posted in DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Stamps, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office by yourpostalpodcast on February 16th, 2010

Click here for the Transcript for the 21st Edition of Your Postal Podcast.

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