As the official podcast of the United States Postal Service, Mailin’ It! takes you inside a thoroughly American institution, exploring the rich history of the U...
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The Postal Service’s Historic Role in Shaping American Transportation
This week on Mailin' It, we discuss the pivotal role the Postal Service has played in shaping the history of transportation in the United States. What's truly fascinating is that the Postal Service wasn't just a passive observer in this journey of transportation evolution. It actively provided support to help transform these transportation innovations into thriving industries that would serve the American people. To shed light on this aspect of postal history, we’re joined by expert Dr. William (Bill) DeWitt, who has dedicated decades to the study and teaching of transportation. Get ready for an insightful conversation that will unveil the hidden gems of transportation history!
Native American Tribes and the Post Office
This week on Mailin' It, we explore how the Postal Service became a conduit for America's Indigenous communities during a time of profound change. We’ll discuss some of the intricacies around Native Americans who found themselves on government-sponsored reservations, encouraged to embrace American culture and their ingenious utilization of the United States Postal Service. Guiding us through this conversation is Justin Gage, Author and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Together, we'll explore how America's Indigenous population harnessed the power of education, specifically learning to read and write in English, as a means of empowerment. You don’t want to miss this enlightening conversation that uncovers the hidden layers of history.
Civil War Letters
Envision a time when our nation was engulfed in a Civil War, and the only connection with loved ones was through the exchange of letters. In this episode, we’ll delve into the profound impact of letter writing during the Civil War era and the importance of the Postal Service. Guiding us through this conversation are special guests Lynn Heidelbaugh, the Curator of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum's history department, and Tom Paone, a Civil War historian and Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum.
The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
This week on Mailin' It, we step into the world of the National Postal Museum, discovering the rich American history and culture woven into its exhibits. Guiding us on this fascinating journey is none other than Elliot Gruber, Director of the Postal Museum. Join us as Elliot shares his deep knowledge and passion for the museum's mission, giving us an inside perspective on the remarkable work they do.
USPS Ground Advantage Shipping Program
In this episode, we get details on USPS Ground Advantage—a new program that will make package shipping simpler and cheaper for millions of businesses and customers nationwide. Join us as we sit down with Jakki Krage Strako, USPS Chief Commerce and Business Solutions Officer, to learn about what customers want the most and how Ground Advantage is taking the Delivering for America plan a step further.
As the official podcast of the United States Postal Service, Mailin’ It! takes you inside a thoroughly American institution, exploring the rich history of the USPS, going behind-the scenes of its present innovations, and discussing its dynamic future with organization and industry leaders. Join our host for a fun look at your United States Postal Service.