CSN reporter to appear on Conversations with Philatelists podcast

CSN reporter Jesse Robitaille will guest on Michael Cortese and Charles Epting’s Conversations with Philatelists podcast on July 27.

Robitaille will discuss CSN, how its news and other content is created and how he became interested in philately.

In the podcast’s 60th episode, which ran on July 12, Epting explains his and Cortese’s goal: “We wanted a platform where we could just talk to people and tell ‘people stories,’ rather than stamp stories, because I think that’s what’s so much fun about this hobby … the people we meet, the dealers, the collectors, the auctioneers, the museum curators – and that’s what this is about. It’s not about stamps necessarily; it’s the people behind the stamps.”

Recent guests include Pat Simmons, a Doobie Brothers founder and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee (episode 60); Karl Rove, the former deputy chief of staff to U.S. president George W. Bush (episode 58); and Victoria Lajer, of Stanley Gibbons, who discussed the British firm’s recent purchase of the one-cent magenta (episode 57).

Cortese is the co-owner and executive vice-president of NobleSpirit, based in Pittsfield, N.H., while Epting is the CEO of the H.R. Harmer auction house, based in midtown Manhattan.

Each episode, which includes video, is published weekly – on Mondays – via YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbean and Google Podcasts.

Earlier this year, Cortese and Epting jointly received the Philatelic Trader’s Society Creative Concept of the Year Award for their work on the podcast.

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