Fanthropological World - Philatelists’ Stamp of Approval!

Episode 5 April 01, 2020 00:11:22
Fanthropological World - Philatelists’ Stamp of Approval!
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Tune in to our totally real television show! On this week’s episode, Shakespeare and Nick Frye (the fandom guy) really dig into fans of stamp collecting, and the fascinating history of the hobby and unique origins of its name (philately). Oh drat, looks like Shakespeare is going back to jail again

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