Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian Caitlin Gill (TruTV, SF Punchline) and comedy podcaster/writer Andrew Ti (Yo Is This Racist?, ‘mixed-ish’) for a look at why U.S. Post Offices are secretly incredibly fascinating.
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Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week’s bonus episodes.
LINKS FOR OUR GUESTS:
- Caitlin Gill’s stand-up album Major
- Andrew Ti’s podcast Yo Is This Racist? (Earwolf)
- mixed-ish (ABC)
RESOURCES USED TO INFORM THE EPISODE’S LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
- “The tumultuous history of the U.S. Postal Service—and its constant fight for survival” by Boyce Upholt (National Geographic)
- Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service by Philip F. Rubio (The University of North Carolina Press)
- Postal Facts (facts.USPS.com)
- Postal Service Mission and Motto
- Smallest Post Office in the United States (RoadsideAmerica.com)
- Mule Mail (USPS Blog)
- In the Grand Canyon, the U.S. Postal Service still delivers mail by mule (Smithsonian Insider)
- ‘Appraising’ an obscure office in Manhattan (Postlandia)
- America’s Quirkiest Post Offices: “Post-A-Nut” (Travel & Leisure)
- TripAdvisor page for “Post-A-Nut”, Hoolehua Post Office
- America’s Quirkiest Post Offices: J. W. Westcott II, Detroit (Travel & Leisure)
- Postal Savings System (USPS Historian)
- How the post office created America (Marketplace APM)
- President Bush Signs Postal Bill Into Law (Postal Affairs Blog)
- U.S. Post Office  losses more than double to $8.8 billion for the year, while revenue rises (Marketwatch)
- Why We Need To Save The Postal Service | Full Frontal on TBS
- USPS: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
About the show
A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and ‘Jeopardy!‘ champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his co-host Katie Goldin for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way!
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