Samuel West & Sasha Dugdale ‘The Blue Hag of Chingford’

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are Forward Prize-winning poet SASHA DUGDALE and actor SAMUEL WEST (Howards End, Mr Selfridge). We discover a postcard that inspired a poem, a city in four countries, explore the joys of postcrossing and lift the lid on an a mysterious nightclub singer from Bucharest. Be energised, not enervated. Wish you…

Mathew Horne & Sophie Scott ‘Touching The Monkey’s Head’

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are neuroscientist and stand-up comedian PROFESSOR SOPHIE SCOTT and comic actor MATHEW HORNE (Gavin and Stacey, Horne and Corden, Teachers, Bad Education). We discover the joys of academic libraries, the emotional exhaustion of performing comedy, musical tattoos and we learn the story of Kajagoogoo’s last show. Wish you were here?…

The Case of The Smoking Moon Dandy

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are cultural journalist ANDREW MALE (MOJO, Sight & Sound) and playwright, journalist and broadcaster BONNIE GREER. We discover the postcard from the National Gallery that inspired Bonnie’s first novel, explore the frozen world of lenticular 3D postcards in Shakespeare’s psychedelic garden and encounter the Smoking Moon-Faced Dandy. Wish you were…

About Podcast from the Past

PODCAST FROM THE PAST is the weekly podcast where we discover the memories, mysteries and stories held by postcards that for some reason we never threw away. Each time, host Tom Jackson – the creator of the Postcard From The Past twitter feed and book – welcomes two guests to the studio to share their cards and tell their stories.…