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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.

Latest Episodes

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 MINNOV 12
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More Good | Mary Latham

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 MINNOV 5
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One Man, 46 Peaks | Rick Reed

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…)

20 MINOCT 29
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The Cuban Polaroid | Hannah Joseph

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 MINOCT 15
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The Book Of A Former Mormon | Jessica Holmes

Peruvian Roadtrip | Matt Plummer

Matt Plummer graduated college in 2013 with a bachelors in history and the looming question of what’s next? Post college, the 23 year old started landscaping on Martha’s Vineyard when the realization came to him, he had never traveled outside of the U.S. Plummer decided it was time to go. Giving himself one month to travel in his chosen destination of Peru, he booked a flight to Lima, and a flight home. That was it. He says it was the perfect time to just pick up and immerse himself in the Peruvian culture. (more…)

20 MINOCT 8
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Peruvian Roadtrip | Matt Plummer

The West African Beat | Jordan Taylor Hill

In early 2019 Jordan Taylor Hill traveled to Senegal and Guinea to expand his musical background as an artist. Hill says his passion for drumming and his previous visits to West Africa sparked his trip back. (more…)

27 MINMAR 27
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The West African Beat | Jordan Taylor Hill

The Iranian Experience | Henry Zhu

Iran is a county steeped in history, culture and nature. In April 2018 29-year-old, Boston native, Henry Zhu ventured to the Middle East for 9 days to experience what the county has to offer. I asked Zhu why he wanted to go to Iran with the current political climate and most mass media outlets discouraging travel to the region (more…)

15 MINMAR 19
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The Iranian Experience | Henry Zhu

Polar Plunge | Julie Deadrick

Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest continent in the world. In 2014, Julie Deadrick, a Molecular Microbiologist from Virginia, set her sights on a trip there. Deadrick says she wanted to go to Antarctica because she wanted a unique travel experience to a desolate, remote area that not many people have seen and she starts off telling us how she got there. (more…)

15 MINMAR 6
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Polar Plunge | Julie Deadrick

Mush | Ken Hamm

On Saturday March 2, 2019 the 47th Iditarod will kick off. The dog mushing race covers over 1000 miles of the roughest terrain from Anchorage, in south central Alaska, to Nome on the western coast of the Bering Sea. The harsh conditions include: jagged mountain ranges, thick forest, barren tundra and miles of windswept coast, add in the frigid temperatures and some whiteout conditions and you have an extreme challenge that has been dubbed The Last Great Race. Catskill, New York native Ken Hamm attempted this feat in 1983 at the age of 32. He says his move to Alaska is what sparked his interest in the sport. (more…)

27 MINFEB 26
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Mush | Ken Hamm

Tea Time | Kevin Borowsky

Last week we dived into the world of coffee, this week we are all about tea. The history of tea encompasses multiple cultures and spans thousands of years. Kevin Borowsky is the co-owner of The Whistling Kettle, which is a tea shop and restaurant with locations in Troy and Ballston Spa, New York. Borowsky and his wife caught the entrepreneurial bug and after extensive research the pair opened the company in 2004. Borowsky says their love for tea, and a conversation with his mother sparked the idea. (more…)

20 MINFEB 13
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Tea Time | Kevin Borowsky

Latest Episodes

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 MINNOV 12
Comments
More Good | Mary Latham

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 MINNOV 5
Comments
One Man, 46 Peaks | Rick Reed

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…)

20 MINOCT 29
Comments
The Cuban Polaroid | Hannah Joseph

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 MINOCT 15
Comments
The Book Of A Former Mormon | Jessica Holmes

Peruvian Roadtrip | Matt Plummer

Matt Plummer graduated college in 2013 with a bachelors in history and the looming question of what’s next? Post college, the 23 year old started landscaping on Martha’s Vineyard when the realization came to him, he had never traveled outside of the U.S. Plummer decided it was time to go. Giving himself one month to travel in his chosen destination of Peru, he booked a flight to Lima, and a flight home. That was it. He says it was the perfect time to just pick up and immerse himself in the Peruvian culture. (more…)

20 MINOCT 8
Comments
Peruvian Roadtrip | Matt Plummer

The West African Beat | Jordan Taylor Hill

In early 2019 Jordan Taylor Hill traveled to Senegal and Guinea to expand his musical background as an artist. Hill says his passion for drumming and his previous visits to West Africa sparked his trip back. (more…)

27 MINMAR 27
Comments
The West African Beat | Jordan Taylor Hill

The Iranian Experience | Henry Zhu

Iran is a county steeped in history, culture and nature. In April 2018 29-year-old, Boston native, Henry Zhu ventured to the Middle East for 9 days to experience what the county has to offer. I asked Zhu why he wanted to go to Iran with the current political climate and most mass media outlets discouraging travel to the region (more…)

15 MINMAR 19
Comments
The Iranian Experience | Henry Zhu

Polar Plunge | Julie Deadrick

Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest continent in the world. In 2014, Julie Deadrick, a Molecular Microbiologist from Virginia, set her sights on a trip there. Deadrick says she wanted to go to Antarctica because she wanted a unique travel experience to a desolate, remote area that not many people have seen and she starts off telling us how she got there. (more…)

15 MINMAR 6
Comments
Polar Plunge | Julie Deadrick

Mush | Ken Hamm

On Saturday March 2, 2019 the 47th Iditarod will kick off. The dog mushing race covers over 1000 miles of the roughest terrain from Anchorage, in south central Alaska, to Nome on the western coast of the Bering Sea. The harsh conditions include: jagged mountain ranges, thick forest, barren tundra and miles of windswept coast, add in the frigid temperatures and some whiteout conditions and you have an extreme challenge that has been dubbed The Last Great Race. Catskill, New York native Ken Hamm attempted this feat in 1983 at the age of 32. He says his move to Alaska is what sparked his interest in the sport. (more…)

27 MINFEB 26
Comments
Mush | Ken Hamm

Tea Time | Kevin Borowsky

Last week we dived into the world of coffee, this week we are all about tea. The history of tea encompasses multiple cultures and spans thousands of years. Kevin Borowsky is the co-owner of The Whistling Kettle, which is a tea shop and restaurant with locations in Troy and Ballston Spa, New York. Borowsky and his wife caught the entrepreneurial bug and after extensive research the pair opened the company in 2004. Borowsky says their love for tea, and a conversation with his mother sparked the idea. (more…)

20 MINFEB 13
Comments
Tea Time | Kevin Borowsky
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