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JAKE YAPP & ADAM SCOVELL – Oh Arthur, Put On The Postcard Will You?

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian JAKE YAPP (Jake Yapp’s Media Circus, Pleased To Meet You, The Hurting) and writer and film-maker ADAM SCOVELL (Mothlight, Celluloid Wicker Man). We explore family resentments, forbidden landscapes and ghosts conjured by postcard. Along the way we consider Derrida and celebrate Sempé, crumpet and the perils of dogmeat.…

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A.L. KENNEDY & KEGGIE CAREW – IT’S NOT RANDOM, IT’S ALWAYS ME

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are award-winning novelist A.L.KENNEDY (Day, All the Rage, What Becomes, The Blue Book) and award-winning non-fiction writer KEGGIE CAREW (Dadland, Quicksand Tales). We explore family secrets revealed by postcards, the complicated pleasures of smutty jokes, and where best in your study to display your postcard collection. Along the way we…

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SERIES 2 – THE MULTIVIEW

It’s the end of Series 2, so we present a multiview, a series of views of the stories the guests have told host Tom Jackson – all inspired by their postcards, in this second series of Podcast From The Past. We’ll hear Zeb Soanes, Kit de Waal, Grainne Maguire, Gideon Coe, Julian Dutton, Ruth Padel, Corrie Corfield, Simon Calder, Luke…

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OMAR KHAN & STEPHEN HUGHES – I Am A Human Postcard

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are postcard collector and author of Paper Jewels: Postcards From The Raj, OMAR KHAN and anthropologist at SOAS, STEPHEN HUGHES. In this episode we explore the early days of Indian postcards, the connection between postcards and early cinema, postcards as personal legacy and why the postman was sometimes obliged to…

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FIONA MOUNTFORD & MICHAEL DONKOR – The Price of Walnuts

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are Evening Standard theatre critic FIONA MOUNTFORD and novelist MICHAEL DONKOR (Hold). In this episode we explore the emotional burden of mementoes, a one-sided postcard courtship, and postcards for the extremely lazy. Wish you were here? Llyn Gwynant, North Wales, 1980 “Philip going in disco comp. Jane & I are…

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GEOFFREY MUNN & JOHN GRINDROD – Ghosts on Paper

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are antiques expert, broadcaster GEOFFREY MUNN (Antiques Roadshow) and writer JOHN GRINDROD. In this episode we discuss the fossils of Malta and relics of our pasts, the lost art of plane-spotting and tragedy foretold in carefree postcards from the start of the twentieth century. Plus sequins and petticoats. Wish you…

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SARRA MANNING & JOHN MULVEY – They Look Like Meringues

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are novelist SARRA MANNING (Unsticky, Adorkable, London Belongs To Us, The House of Secrets, The Rise And Fall of Becky Sharpe) and editor of Mojo, JOHN MULVEY. In this episode we discuss masculinity and postcard-writing, the forgotten wartime delights of Rainbow Corner, share blurry memories of Britpop, and rediscover the…

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EMMA MITCHELL & MARINA BENJAMIN – Having a Cup of Tea In Debenhams

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are author, maker and blogger EMMA MITCHELL (Making Winter, The Wild Remedy) and writer MARINA BENJAMIN (Insomnia, Last Days in Babylon, The Middlepause, Rocket Dreams, Living at the End of the World). In this episode we explore the therapeutic and educational benefits of collecting anything and postcards in particular, and…