Mail moments of nostalgia and networking

Left: Elena Heer (L), daughter of Guernsey, WY, Clerk Jane Heer and Guernsey Postmaster  Curt Artery saddled up under the light of a full moon during a recent Pony Express ride  reenactment. Right: Author Laura Vanderkam uses personalized stationery when keeping in touch with friends and contacts.

Left: Elena Heer (L), daughter of Guernsey, WY, Clerk Jane Heer and Guernsey Postmaster
Curt Artery saddled up under the light of a full moon during a recent Pony Express ride
reenactment. Right: Author Laura Vanderkam uses personalized stationery when keeping in touch with friends and contacts.

Get an audio peek behind the scenes of a Pony Express ride reenactment on the new edition of Your Postal Podcast, online now.

You’ll also hear from the author of a recent Fast Company article on how to network with others through the mail.

The podcast is optimized for mobile listening – just go to YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile on your personal mobile device. You can also listen to the program by searching for “Your Postal Podcast” on iTunes or YouTube.

Both the audio and transcript versions of this month’s edition and an archive of previous shows are also available at YourPostalPodcast.com. If you have questions about how to access the podcast, please email us at yourpostalpodcast@usps.com.

Greatest pen pals

Left: Stephanie Meade poses with Muhammad Ali after meeting him in person for the first time at a 1991 charity event.  Right:  Meade met Ali again in 2014 at his home in Louisville, KY. (Photos courtesy Stephanie Meade)

Left: Stephanie Meade poses with Muhammad Ali after meeting him in person for the first time at a 1991 charity event.
Right: Meade met Ali again in 2014 at his home in Louisville, KY.
(Photos courtesy of Stephanie Meade)

At age 10, Stephanie Meade of Seattle sent a letter to legendary boxing icon Muhammad Ali — with no street address. That sparked what became a three-decade exchange of letters between Ali and his young fan. Listen to their story in the latest edition of Your Postal Podcast, available now at YourPostalPodcast.com.

Both the audio and transcript versions of this edition and an archive of previous shows are available at: YourPostalPodcast.com. You can also listen to the podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile, or search “Your Postal Podcast” at the iTunes Store or YouTube.

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Postal pride and heartfelt letters

Left: Gina Mulligan of Folsom, CA, founded 'Girls Love Mail' so that letters of encouragement go to women diagnosed with breast cancer. Right: Retail Associate Deanna Eliason loves providing outstanding service to customers at her Post Office in Marsing, ID.

Left: Gina Mulligan of Folsom, CA, founded ‘Girls Love Mail’ so that letters of encouragement go to women diagnosed with breast cancer. Right: Retail Associate Deanna Eliason loves providing outstanding service to customers at her Post Office in Marsing, ID.

This edition of Your Postal Podcast showcases employees sharing why they love their jobs. You’ll also hear a California woman’s inspirational story offering heartfelt messages to thousands of other cancer survivors sparked by a message she received from a total stranger. The podcast closes with a roundup of recent Postal Service news.

You can access Your Postal Podcast on YouTube as well as on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.

A Hearty Helping of Holiday Shipping and Stamps

Left: USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski. Right: Sycamore, OH, Postmaster Earl Musick poses with the Peanuts Gang (thanks to the USPS Augmented Reality App, available for Android and iPhones).

Left: USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski. Right: Sycamore, OH, Postmaster Earl Musick poses with the Peanuts Gang (thanks to the USPS Augmented Reality App, available for Android and iPhones).

The holidays are here, and so is another edition of Your Postal Podcast, filled with tips for
customers mailing gifts and greetings, along with special remembrances of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Online now at YourPostalPodcast.com, you’ll hear from USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski on how the Postal Service is helping customers make shopping and shipping a whole lot easier this holiday season.

Next, you’ll meet the Postmaster of Sycamore, OH, who has a very personal connection with the new “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Forever Stamps.

Both the audio and transcript versions of this holiday edition, along with an archive of previous shows, are available at YourPostalPodcast.com.

Carriers’ Actions Go Viral

Left: Sandy, UT, City Carrier Assistant Ron Lynch and 12-year-old Mathew Flores are interviewed on FOX News Channel's FOX & Friends after a groundswell of online interest in Lynch's plea for book donations for his young customer. Right: Glendale, AZ, City Carrier Mike Raymer talks with reporters about his letter to customers on his route after the handwritten note was posted online and went viral.

Left: Sandy, UT, City Carrier Assistant Ron Lynch and 12-year-old Mathew Flores are interviewed on FOX News Channel’s FOX & Friends after a groundswell of online interest in Lynch’s plea for book donations for his young customer. Right: Glendale, AZ, City Carrier Mike Raymer talks with reporters about his letter to customers on his route after the handwritten note was posted online and went viral.

The Thanksgiving edition of Your Postal Podcast features two letter carriers whose thoughtful actions and words ended up “going viral” online.

You’ll hear how a Sandy, UT, carrier who discovered a boy reading advertising mail near a mailbox was able to influence hundreds of people to ship books to the youngster.

You’ll also meet a Glendale, AZ, carrier who notified his customers about his plans to retire via a heartfelt letter — and his message ended up getting posted online and drawing reactions of praise from around the world.

To listen to this edition, go to: http://yourpostalpodcast.com or click here.

Postal Pride with a Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Twin Cities Public Television videographer/producer Maria Bartholdi attaches a portable microphone onto the coat of St. Paul, MN, City Carrier Georgia Ramin (right), who is the subject of a profile for the award-winning weekly arts TV series “Minnesota Original.”

Twin Cities Public Television videographer/producer Maria Bartholdi attaches a portable microphone onto the coat of St. Paul, MN, City Carrier Georgia Ramin (right), who is the subject of a profile for the award-winning weekly arts TV series “Minnesota Original.”

Two strong women who are passionate about delivering great customer service are profiled in the new edition of Your Postal Podcast, available now at YourPostalPodcast.com.

First, you’ll hear the story of a St. Paul, MN, employee who enjoys the important role she plays as a letter carrier by day, and is being featured on a local TV show because she also serves as the lead singer in a rock band by night.

Next you’ll meet a Crestview, FL, rural carrier who is able to deliver the mail to her customers despite having only one leg.

Both the audio and transcript versions of this edition and an archive of previous shows of Your Postal Podcast are available at YourPostalPodcast.com. You can also access Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile, or search “Your Postal Podcast” at the iTunes Store.

Your Postal Podcast Sampler

 

If you haven’t had the opportunity to review some of the latest content from YourPostalPodcast.com, you’re in luck!

This video showcases four stories from recent episodes. To listen to the episodes in their entirety and to enjoy other entertaining editions, visit http://yourpostalpodcast.com.

 

Bat Stamp, Cat Rescue

Ketchum, ID, Postmaster John McDonald poses with TV Batman Adam West outside the Ketchum Post Office.

Ketchum, ID, Postmaster John McDonald poses with TV Batman Adam West outside the Ketchum Post Office.

The original TV Batman swings into the latest edition of Your Postal Podcast, available now at YourPostalPodcast.com.

Adam West, who played the cowled crimefighter on the Batman TV show in the 1960s, drops by to weigh in on the Batman Forever stamps now on sale at Post Offices nationwide and also discusses the fan mail he continues to receive at his Idaho home.

Winthrop, WA, Rural Carrier Dori Blackburn rescued a cat on her route after a dog's persistent barks for help.

Winthrop, WA, Rural Carrier Dori Blackburn rescued a cat on her route after a dog’s persistent barks for help.

Next, you’ll hear about a Washington rural carrier’s unusual rescue of a trapped cat – accomplished with an assist from a friendly canine.

Both the audio and transcript versions of this edition and an archive of previous shows of Your Postal Podcast are available at YourPostalPodcast.com. Listen to Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile, or search “Your Postal Podcast” at the iTunes Store.

Why We Are Here

(Left photo) The U.S. Postal Service hosted a highly-praised exhibit at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. In the photo to the right, Helen Simmons, founder of Write2Them, presents a tray of letters for military recruits to Colorado Springs Air Force Academy Post Office Sales & Service Associate Agnes Martin.  

(Left photo) The U.S. Postal Service hosted a highly-praised exhibit at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. In the photo to the right, Helen Simmons, founder of Write2Them, presents a tray of letters for military recruits to Colorado Springs Air Force Academy Post Office Sales & Service Associate Agnes Martin.

Hear about the Postal Service’s growing influence within the world of electronic innovation in the newest edition of Your Postal Podcast, available now at YourPostalPodcast.com.

USPS Vice President Sales Cliff Rucker explains the reasons behind the Postal Service’s presence at the recent Consumer Electronics Show and how the mail is playing a growing role in the electronics industry. You’ll also hear about a new service that provides families with an easy way to send messages to sons and daughters who have just entered the military and have no access to phone or Internet service during basic training.

Both the audio and transcript versions of this edition and an archive of previous shows of Your Postal Podcast are available at YourPostalPodcast.com. Listen to Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile, or search “Your Postal Podcast” at the iTunes Store.

Letter Carriers’ Heroics = Just Another Day at USPS

Greenville, SC, City Carrier Christopher Brown has received praise for his quick action to save a baby from choking while on his route.

Greenville, SC, City Carrier Christopher Brown has received praise for his quick action to save a baby from choking while on his route.

The newest edition of Your Postal Podcast, available now, introduces you to two letter carriers who have earned customers’ praises – one for saving a baby’s life, the other for delivering information and entertainment to customers with disabilities. You’ll also hear a roundup of the latest postal news.

Boise, ID, City Carrier Gretchen Young receives an award from the Idaho Commission for Libraries from Boise Overland Trail Station Manager Les Miller.

Boise, ID, City Carrier Gretchen Young receives an award from the Idaho Commission for Libraries from Boise Overland Trail Station Manager Les Miller.

Both the audio and transcript versions of this edition and an archive of previous shows of Your Postal Podcast are available at YourPostalPodcast.com. Listen to Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile, or search “Your Postal Podcast” at the iTunes Store.

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