Postcards From Abroad

Postcards from Abroad on SoundCloud

Travel the world without leaving your radio!

Postcards from Abroad is a 60-second radio spot broadcast twice weekly (on Saturdays at 1:04 pm and on Wednesdays at 8:58 pm) on KANU, the flagship station of Kansas Public Radio, based in Lawrence at the University of Kansas.

The series features content provided by the five international area studies centers at KU: Center for Latin American and Caribbean StudiesCenter for East Asian StudiesCenter for Global and International Studies, Kansas African Studies Center, and the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.

Every "postcard" gives listeners a brief and enticing glimpse of each center’s respective cultures from the contemporary to the ancient, from the exotic to the familiar. Quirky news within a historical context -- scripts are written by regional experts and university staff.

Relive the postcards from Africa or access the full archive of postcards from all the area studies centers on SoundCloud.


The theme music for Postcards from Abroad was written and recorded by Chubby Smith, a local Kansas musician and sound engineer for the Postcards series. The voice of Postcards from Abroad is Center for East Asian Studies Director, John Kennedy.