"You've got no mail; you've got no country!" Words from the BackStory radio program You've Got Mail: A History of the Post Office. From abolishionist propaganda mail to the pneumatic post office with its 60 miles of tubes beneath major American cities, this podcast is entertaining and educational. For example, did you know that lipstick was a problem for V-Mail? This podcast will tell you why and tell you what V-Mail is too! How about Camel Mail? Camel Mail? Camel Mail.
This is a great program and certainly worth a listen. The History Guys did a great job with this overview. Thanks to Allison for bringing it to our attention!
Did you listen? What did you think? Let us know in the comments, or, better yet, send the History Guys some mail. Their address is:
c/o Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629