**Double episode** Hey gang, Becky and I sat down and talked about the cards that are obviously staged: cards where it looks like the people are acting on a stage in front of a backdrop. Pamela Colman Smith was a set painter in theater (among other things) before being commissioned by Art Waite to print him a deck of cards.
We discussed why these came about and what it all means in the greater scheme of things. A lot of tarot history is lost, and the work done by Pam is no exception. In this episode we fill you in on what is known and what is speculative, and in the second half of the podcast we cover the most important skill any reader can have learning the tarot. Thanks for being here :-)