Episodes

Blog Post 11.30.2020

Thank you to everyone who has been tuning in to listen to Typewriter Talk, it’s been tremendous fun hosting the show, but it’s also been a lot of work. By now you’ve probably winced at the poor audio, the incessant Hammond ramblings, but stay with me. I have a new microphone and I’m learning to talk less, and listen more, something I wish I had learned long ago. A couple of show notes:

Many thanks to Tony Casillo for supporting and sponsoring the show. I added the tip jar link never expecting a tip, and was pleasantly surprised by Tony’s kind donation. Thankfully the show doesn’t cost much to run and I plan to keep doing it as long as folks will listen.

I’ve also changed the episodes to come out on Friday afternoons, mainly because I’m also tired of waiting for them to come out. We have some amazing guests coming up this year including Richard Milton, Martyn Van Halm, Tom Furrier, and Duane Jensen, so stay with me and enjoy the show.

If you have any FEEDBACK please send it my way, I greatly appreciate all of your critical thoughts for how I can make the show better.

E5 Tony Casillo: Part 2

Welcome back for Part 2 of my conversation with Tony Casillo. Forgive the weariness in my voice at times, my head was about to explode with so much information. A wonderful conversation.

My favorite tool? Jonard Spring Push Pull tool, pack of 5. Trust me: you’ll want all five. https://amzn.to/38wiKCh

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E4 Tony Casillo: Part 1

Episode Notes

Tony Casillo, owner of TTS Business Products in Garden City, New York, and author of “Typewriters: Iconic Machines From the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing” has spent his entire adult life, 40 plus years, as a typewriter repairman. Join us for part one of this incredible journey. Hint: For IBM Selectric fans, this is your episode!
Tony recommends you have a precision oiler. For a good oiler, try: https://amzn.to/3nhkcMK which lets you use different oils in a pinching motion, which is much easier to control.

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E3 Richard Polt and the Typewriter Revolution!

Episode Notes

Richard Polt is the author of “The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist’s Companion for the 21st Century” and a kind, patient ambassador for the typewriter community. He is also an Associate Dean and Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University. Be sure to check out the Call for submissions: Cold Hard Type III

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E2 Robert Messenger: Oz Typewriter

Episode Notes

Get ready for a fascinating hour with Robert Messenger, retired journalist and author behind Oz Typewriter, a never ending source of typewriter history. https://oztypewriter.blogspot.com/

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E1 The Antikey Chop

Welcome to Typewriter Talk

Greg Fudacz, proprietor of the Anti Key Chop, joins us for a fascinating conversation about finding, buying, selling, and making a wonderful living selling typewriters. www.AntiKeyChop.com

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Episode 0: The Trailer

Typewriters. Those clackity machines that make us think of a by gone era, hipsters, and journalists. Did you know the first commercially successful typewriter was in 1874?

That machine, the Sholes and Glidden, spawned a multi billion dollar industry that was as common then as Google, Microsoft, are Apple today.

Welcome to Typewriter Talk, a new podcast where we dive into the fascinating world of typewriters.

Each episode, we’ll talk with the people who collect, conserve, restore, sell, design, and continue to use these machines every day, around the world.

Typewriter Talk, coming soon.