‘Exploring Stamps’ podcast hits a million views

Launched in 2016, the Exploring Stamps podcast recently topped one million views on YouTube, where each of the nearly 90 episodes is archived.

The brainchild of U.S.-based collector Graham Beck, 32, the podcast “re-invents this fascinating and popular hobby for the 21st century using the power of the Internet and modern video techniques,” according to a statement on his website.

“I discovered my old childhood album when clearing the attic, and began Googling the images and had this epiphany: I realized how fascinating stamps really are with all this social history documented on these little pieces of paper. They give such a unique perspective on different subjects and that’s what gives it the edge over other hobbies,” he told BBC News for a story published last September.

The latest episode – and season three finale – explores windmill stamps. It went live on April 10, since which time it has received more than 2,300 views.

The series’ most popular episode counts down the world’s most valuable stamps and has more than 132,000 views since it first aired in September 2018.


Two Canada-focused episodes include “Postal Code Stamps” (season one, episode four) and “Canada’s First Stamp” (season two, episode 15).

“It’s not philately, but it is stamp collecting, educational, fun and brilliantly done,” says Charles Verge, vice-chair of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation in Toronto.

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