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Podcast From The Past

74 EpisodesProduced by Postcard From The Past and Wardour StudiosWebsite

In each episode of PODCAST FROM THE PAST, Tom Jackson - who curates the hugely popular twitter feed and book Postcard From The Past - welcomes to the studio two guests, each armed with old postcards they couldn’t bear to throw away. Together, in funny, human and sometimes moving conversations, they … read more

74 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

KAREN AVERBY & ALEX MAYHEW - A Noisy Noise Annoys an Oyster

January 26th, 2022

1:10:27

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are historians Karen Averby (Seaside Hotels, Beach Huts) and, from the London school of …

NICHOLAS ROYLE & CLARE MACKINTOSH - A Centipede of Discerning Taste

January 13th, 2022

1:08:57

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are writers Nicholas Royle (White Spines, First Novel, Regicide, Antwerp, London …

EMMA FLINT & EDWARD PARNELL - Beamed to a Better Life

December 30th, 2021

1:08:45

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are writers Emma Flint (Little Deaths) and Edward Parnell (Ghostland). We get a breeze in to cover our unease and anxiety, visit Stonehenge and London …

SARAH GAIL BRAND & PETER MITCHELL - Greetings From Warrington

December 16th, 2021

1:05:45

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are musician Sarah Gail Brand and historian Peter Mitchell (Imperial Nostalgia). We make sure the TV is tuned to Neighbours as we consider the spiritual …

JEREMY BANX & RUTH THOMAS - Eating Peanuts and Watching Cilla Black

December 2nd, 2021

1:11:41

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are cartoonist Jeremy Banx (FT, Private Eye, New Statesman) and author Ruth Thomas (The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line, Things to Make and Mend). We …

CATHY RENTZENBRINK & TOBY HANNAM - As Clear As Tap-Water

November 19th, 2021

1:09:27

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are author CATHY RENTZENBRINK (The Last Act of Love, Everyone Is Still Alive) and TOBY …

TIM HAYWARD & ANNEBELLA POLLEN - The Number of the Duck

November 4th, 2021

59:23

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are food writer and broadcaster TIM HAYWARD (Loaf Story, Knife, The DIY Cook) and from University of Brighton, academic ANNEBELLA POLLEN (Mass Photography: …

TOM SHAKESPEARE & ANNE-MARIE MINHALL - It May Be The Rapture

October 21st, 2021

55:33

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are broadcaster and academic TOM SHAKESPEARE (Disability Rights and Wrongs) and Classic FM's ANNE-MARIE MINHALL. We uncover teenage memories from East …

ALEX VON TUNZELMANN & JACK MCNAMARA - Two Anteaters Were Never Found

October 7th, 2021

1:02:45

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are historian ALEX VON TUNZELMANN (Indian Summer, Fallen Idols) and director and …

SUSIE BOYT & ANDREW WILCOX - A Beetroot-Cutting Incident

September 23rd, 2021

1:03:47

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are writer SUSIE BOYT (My Judy Garland Life, Love and Missed) and the man behind the Shed of the Year, ANDREW WILCOX. We visit a model village, attempt a …

JEREMY NOEL-TOD & CORINNE FOWLER - Turtle Soup for the Soul

June 4th, 2021

1:04:31

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the brilliant Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are poetry critic and …

BOB FISCHER & RACHAEL CHADWICK - It's Always A Grey Lady

May 14th, 2021

1:08:53

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the brilliant Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are writer and …

JONATHAN MERES & LIZA ADAMCZEWSKI - Pork Pies At Dawn

April 30th, 2021

1:02:02

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the brilliant Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are children’s author JONATHAN MERES and artist LIZA ADAMCZEWSKI. Together, we discover the …

MARIA MCERLANE & MARK KINGWELL - I Wish I Could Be Here Right Now

April 2nd, 2021

57:58

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the wizards at Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are actress and broadcaster MARIA MCERLANE and professor of philosophy at the University of …

IAN SHAW & MARTHA LAWTON - A Posh Pen Found in a Phone Box

March 5th, 2021

56:29

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the wizards at Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are jazz singer and broadcaster IAN SHAW and money coach and podcaster MARTHA LAWTON. Join us …

JUSTIN CURRIE & HELEN DAY - No Sunrises, No Sunsets

December 23rd, 2020

58:15

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded remotely thanks to the wizards at Wardour Studios - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are musician and songwriter JUSTIN CURRIE from Del Amitri, and Ladybird book aficionado HELEN …

ESTHER WEBBER & CAROLINE O'DONOGHUE - There’s Always A Subtext

December 11th, 2020

48:22

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded in the golden, faraway days before lockdown - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are novelist CAROLINE …

SIÂN PATTENDEN & BEN MOOR - Changes Wrought On Our Hometown

November 13th, 2020

45:02

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded in the golden, faraway days before lockdown - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are writer & podcaster …

ALEX KEALY & KATE GARNER - INSIDE THE DIPLOMATIC BAG

October 29th, 2020

55:28

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded in the golden, faraway days before lockdown - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian ALEX KEALY and …

HOLLY BURN & DALE SHAW - My Urge Overtook Me

October 1st, 2020

53:16

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded in the golden, faraway days before lockdown - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian HOLLY BURN and …

STEPHANIE BUTLAND & CHRIS NEILL - Quite Excited By Kitchen Roll

September 17th, 2020

52:00

Joining Tom Jackson - recorded in the golden, faraway days before lockdown - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian and writer CHRIS …

SERIES 3 - THE MULTIVIEW

February 19th, 2020

44:27

It's the end of Series 3, so we present a multi-view, a series of views of the stories the guests have told host Tom Jackson - all inspired by their …

KERRY SHALE & LUCAS HARE - It Reminds Me Of Me

February 12th, 2020

55:38

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are the hosts of the excellent Is It Rolling, Bob? podcast, actors KERRY SHALE and …

SIMON KANE & CHRIS POWER - The Home of Barry Manilow

February 5th, 2020

54:41

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are actor and writer SIMON KANE (Time Spanner, North by Northamptonshire, Shunt, The Monster Hunters, John Finnemore’s Double Acts) and critic and author …

KATHRYN FERRY & VICTORIA RICHARDS - I've Done A Bunk

January 29th, 2020

46:21

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are seaside historian KATHRYN FERRY (The Nation’s Host: Butlin’s and the Story of the …

KERRY HUDSON & RACHAEL JOLLEY - Chasing Silver Darlings

January 22nd, 2020

44:45

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are two award-winners: novelist and memoirist KERRY HUDSON (Tony Hogan Bought Me An …

PAUL B. DAVIES & DAVID SHARIATMADARI - It's Never Easy To Receive a Naked Postcard

January 15th, 2020

1:06:19

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedy writer and novelist PAUL B. DAVIES (Dead Writers in Rehab) and journalist and author David Shariatmadari (Don’t Believe A Word). Join a menagerie …

JULIA RAESIDE & TONY LAW - A Roughneck, Spinning Chains

January 1st, 2020

44:38

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian TONY LAW and journalist and podcaster JULIA RAESIDE. We encounter Ronnie …

MARK WINGHAM & MARK ROUTH - Making Me Feel Like a Mince Pie

December 25th, 2019

54:31

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are two postcard collectors, dealers, enthusiasts and collectors, MARK ROUTH and MARK …

SCOTT PACK & KAREN SHEPHERDSON - Please Feel Free To Go Round Again (Live at the Margate Bookie 2019)

December 18th, 2019

1:01:18

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are publisher SCOTT PACK (How to Perfect Your Submission, Weightless Fireworks, 21st Century Dodos) and photographer, curator and writer KAREN …

CLARE MULLEY & SARAH HILARY - The Metatext of It

December 11th, 2019

46:42

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are crime writer SARAH HILARY (Someone Else's Skin,No Other Darkness, Tastes Like Fear, Never Be Broken) and historical biographer CLARE MULLEY (The Woman …

THANE PRINCE & TOBIE MATHEW - I’m Sure We Sat On The Cheese

December 4th, 2019

53:19

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are food writer and broadcaster THANE PRINCE and journalist and expert in Russian …

SUKH OJLA & MAREK LARWOOD - Never Go In The Gift Shop First

November 27th, 2019

43:47

we consider lonelyhearts, Tarantino's next film and the completely incomprehensible sound of Widecombe Fair. Wish you were here?Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian and actor SUKH …

NATALIE HAYNES & KATHRYN BAIRD - The Great Pleasure of Taking You To Ottery

November 20th, 2019

45:07

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are stand-up classicist and novelist NATALIE HAYNES (Amber Fury, The Children of Jocasta, A Thousand Ships) and shorthand expert KATHRYN BAIRD. We explore …

SOPHIA MONEY-COUTTS & KEIRON PIM - The Weirdest Hangover Of My Life

November 12th, 2019

50:03

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are journalist and novelist SOPHIA MONEY-COUTTS (The Plus One, What Happens Now?) and writer KEIRON PIM (Jumpin' Jack Flash, The Bumper Book of Dinosaurs, …

RACHEL JOHNSON & NICK ASBURY - Creating a Fricasée

October 29th, 2019

32:26

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are journalist and author RACHEL JOHNSON (Notting Hell, The Lady, The Mummy Diaries) and writer NICK ASBURY (The Disappointments Diary, Realtime Notes). We …

STUART MACONIE & LIZ BERRY - Pork Pie Situation Not Good (Live from the Birmingham Literature Festival)

October 23rd, 2019

53:28

Joining Tom Jackson, in a special programme recorded at the Birmingham Conservatoire as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival, to discuss the postcards from their pasts are writer and BBC 6Music broadcaster STUART …

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

October 16th, 2019

41:39

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 …

A.L. KENNEDY & KEGGIE CAREW - It's Not Random, It's Always Me.

October 9th, 2019

58:35

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 …

CARIAD LLOYD & JUSTIN EDWARDS - Big Enough To Satisfy Your Beer Buds

October 2nd, 2019

58:10

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are actor and comedian and award-winning host of Griefcast, CARIAD LLOYD (Have I Got …

SERIES 2 - THE MULTIVIEW

April 10th, 2019

36:45

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 …

OMAR KHAN & STEPHEN HUGHES - I Am A Human Postcard

April 2nd, 2019

50:12

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are postcard collector and author of Paper Jewels: Postcards From The Raj, OMAR KHAN …

FIONA MOUNTFORD & MICHAEL DONKOR - The Price of Walnuts

March 26th, 2019

48:27

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are Evening Standard theatre critic FIONA MOUNTFORD and novelist MICHAEL DONKOR (Hold). …

GEOFFREY MUNN & JOHN GRINDROD - Ghosts on Paper

March 19th, 2019

47:25

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 …

SARRA MANNING & JOHN MULVEY - They Look Like Meringues

March 12th, 2019

55:58

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 …

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

March 6th, 2019

47:53

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, …

SIMON CALDER & LUKE TURNER - Closer To Nuclear Armageddon (Live in SE19)

February 26th, 2019

38:48

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are broadcaster and Independent travel editor SIMON CALDER and writer and editor LUKE TURNER (Out of The Woods). In this episode - recorded live in front of …

TOM SUTCLIFFE & LORELEI KING - Like I Was In A French Film

February 20th, 2019

41:26

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are journalist and broadcaster TOM SUTCLIFFE (Saturday Review, A Good Read, Round Britain Quiz) and actor LORELEI KING (Emmerdale, Notting Hill, Jonathan …

ZEB SOANES & LORRAINE BOWEN - You've Hung Up Your Castanets

February 12th, 2019

35:35

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are BBC Radio 4 newsreader and announcer and author ZEB SOANES (Gaspard The Fox) and musician, Britain's Got Talent star and crumble enthusiast, Lorraine …

BEC HILL & FIONA TALKINGTON - Radio Grandma

February 6th, 2019

42:01

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are paper-puppetry performing comedian BEC HILL(Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit, The Dog Ate My Homework, Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up) and broadcaster FIONA …

GIDEON COE & RUTH PADEL - Don't Touch The Sand

January 30th, 2019

46:08

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are BBC 6 Music presenter GIDEON COE and poet RUTH PADEL (Rembrandt Would Have Loved …

GRAINNE MAGUIRE & KIT DE WAAL - Your Problems Can't Find You In The Past

January 22nd, 2019

42:04

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian and comedy write GRAINNE MAGUIRE (Question Time, What Has The News Ever Done For Me?) and novelist KIT DE WAAL (My Name Is Leon, The Trick To …

DAISY BUCHANAN & OWEN HATHERLEY - That Donkey's Grandchildren Are Dead

January 18th, 2019

42:35

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are journalist, agony aunt, author and podcaster DAISY BUCHANAN (How To Be A Grown-Up, You're Booked, The Sisterhood, Guardian, Telegraph) and journalist and …

DAVID QUANTICK & JO MIDDLETON - Watch Where You Sponge

January 9th, 2019

43:46

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are Emmy-winning writer DAVID QUANTICK (Go West, The Mule, The Thick Of It, Veep, The …

EMILY DUGAN & JULIAN BAGGINI - Subject To Sea Conditions & Hangovers

January 2nd, 2019

36:43

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are philosopher JULIAN BAGGINI (How The World Thinks, A Short History of Truth, The Edge of Reason, The Virtues of the Table) and journalist EMILY DUGAN, …

ALEX LOWE & MOLLIE GOODFELLOW - Tarting My Wares

December 26th, 2018

43:06

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are actor and comedian ALEX LOWE (Clare in the Community, Phoenix Nights, Barry From Watford) and journalist and comedy writer MOLLIE GOODFELLOW (Guardian, …

JULIAN DUTTON & CORRIE CORFIELD - Such Good Company on Jumbo Jets

December 18th, 2018

52:35

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are actor and writer JULIAN DUTTON (Truly, Madly, Bletchley, The Big Impression, …

ROBIN INCE & LOIS PRYCE - I’m Sorry They Make So Much Sense

December 11th, 2018

43:28

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian and author ROBIN INCE (Infinite Monkey Cage, I’m a Joke and So Are You) and traveller and travel writer LOIS PRYCE (Lois on the Loose, Red Tape …

Series 1 - The Multiview

October 9th, 2018

33:13

It's the end of Series 1, so we present a multiview, a series of views of the stories the guests have told, host Tom Jackson - all inspired by their …

Diane Atkinson & Clair Woodward - Is This Tiger An Existentialist?

September 29th, 2018

34:25

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are historian DIANE ATKINSON (Suffragettes in Pictures, Funny Girls, Love & Dirt, Elsie and Mairi Go to War, Rise Up, Women!) and arts & …

Petroc Trelawny & Richard King - The Through-Traffic Capital of East Anglia

September 20th, 2018

41:40

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are broadcaster PETROC TRELAWNY (BBC Radio 3 Breakfast, Leeds International Piano Competition Live) and music writer RICHARD KING (How Soon Is Now?, Original …

Andy Miller & Zoe Howe - A Haunted Postcard of Keith Moon

September 12th, 2018

43:38

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are writer and podcaster ANDY MILLER (Tilting At Windmills, The Year of Reading Dangerously) and music writer and drummer ZOE HOWE (Barbed Wire Kisses, …

Ruth Bratt & Lev Parikian - Turning Myself Into A Beast Of A Man

September 3rd, 2018

45:00

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comic actress RUTH BRATT (Showstopper, People Just Do Nothing) and conductor and author LEV PARIKIAN (Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear?). In this …

Nick Heyward & Jenny Landreth - Surround Them With Drummers

August 27th, 2018

38:08

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are musician NICK HEYWARD (Haircut 100) and writer and cold-water swimming enthusiast …

Rachel Parris & Tiernan Douieb - Gillian Anderson Shaved My Back

August 17th, 2018

31:03

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedians RACHEL PARRIS (Mash Report) and TIERNAN DOUIEB (Partly Political …

Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris - You Wouldn't Want To Sit On It By Accident

August 10th, 2018

43:14

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedy writers JASON HAZELEY and JOEL MORRIS (Screenwipe, Bollocks To Alton Towers, …

Mark Watson & Timandra Harkness - By Now Your Examination Will Be Behind You

August 1st, 2018

35:26

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian and author MARK WATSON (The Knot, Hotel Alpha, The Place That Didn't Exist) and journalist and broadcaster TIMANDRA HARKNESS (Big Data). In this …

Viv Groskop & Eamonn Forde - I Don't Like Brighton

July 25th, 2018

32:48

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian, writer and podcasting doyenne VIV GROSKOP (The Anna Karenina Fix) and music journalist and author of the forthcoming Selling The Pig: Terra …

Samira Ahmed & Peter Watts - A Fridge In A Cupboard

July 18th, 2018

35:09

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are broadcaster SAMIRA AHMED and journalist and author PETER WATTS. We discover a postcard bemoaning the life of a sports journalist at the World Cup, see …

Gary Kemp & Bibi Lynch - I Was In My Pyjamas

July 11th, 2018

29:19

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are Spandau Ballet guitarist and songwriter GARY KEMP and journalist BIBI LYNCH. We …

Samuel West & Sasha Dugdale - The Blue Hag of Chingford

July 3rd, 2018

28:15

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 …

Mathew Horne & Sophie Scott – Touching the Monkey's Head

June 26th, 2018

34:25

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). …

Bonnie Greer & Andrew Male - The Case of the Smoking Moon Dandy

June 19th, 2018

32:31

Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are cultural journalist ANDREW MALE (MOJO, Sight & Sound) and playwright, …

Podcast From The Past - Teaser Trailer

June 5th, 2018

1:15

In each episode of PODCAST FROM THE PAST, Tom Jackson - who curates the hugely popular twitter feed and book Postcard From The Past - welcomes to the …

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