About Postal Code Chronicles
TL;DR — Postal Code Chronicles is a podcast dedicated to exploring the stories of Canadians.
Postal Code Chronicles is a podcast that was started by a handful of Canadian university students in the winter of 2018. We listened to a lot of podcasts and thought it would be exciting to make one. Without a website, an RSS feed or even a location to record we started reaching out to potential guests. We were (and still are) very naive about how to make this podcast take off. We started this entire stunt with the goal of talking to people we thought lived interesting lives.
To our surprise, very prominent actors, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and artists responded to our email call — with some convincing. Very quickly, we got hold of an old mixing board, learned how to use Audacity, and bought the cheapest microphones we could find. Our first interviews were in the study rooms of campus libraries, where we prayed the staff would not kick us out and that no other student would barge in claiming we had booked their room. Soon we had published 15 episodes on all the big streaming platforms.
Where We Are Today
The entire volunteer team has graduated from school and we all work on this part-time. The podcast is strung together by a group of friends and some royalty-free music. Our original goal of speaking with cool people is still at the heart of why we do what we do, but from the beginning, we knew we only wanted to interview Canadians.
We noticed that our media is saturated with American stories and wanted to provide a platform to see what success can look like in a Canadian context. We were tired of hearing stories about New York and California and wanted more stories about Alberta, or New Brunswick or Toronto. We want to publish the stories of people who have found success north of the border.
We are currently working on season 2 and we have a very simple goal: publish more interviews. Our entire team is volunteer-based but we are still very excited about what we have accomplished and what is to come.
And I’m sure that we will make many mistakes along the way, but I hope you enjoy the show anyway. Please feel free to reach out to us if you would like to be on the podcast, if you want to point out some mistakes we can avoid in the future, or if you just want to say hi. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.