The Goulet Pencast

Because fountain pens are still a thing.

About the show

Brian Goulet and Drew Brown of GouletPens.com talk about all the fountain pen things that pen fans love. They talk about what's going on at The Goulet Pen Company, what's new in the fountain pen world, there are interviews with people in the fountain pen industry, and lots of jokes and fun segments to keep you entertained and maybe even educated about fine writing and fountain pen-related products.

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Episodes

  • Episode 63: An Urushi Deep Dive with a Pen Friend, and more!

    October 3rd, 2022  |  2 hrs 15 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pens, luxury gifts, maki-e fountain pen, maki-e technique, mindfulness exercise, nakaya, namiki, new fountain pens, pencast, penfriends uk, pens and ink, sailor, taccia, urushi lacquer, urushiol, urushiol oil, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew take apart TWSBI pistons, talk about diminishing returns on fountain pens, and discuss some lesser talked-about brands. Of course there are also super important topics like Mean Girls, mailboxes, Brian jumping off towers, and Drew getting too many Corgis.

  • Episode 62: Pilot VP Advice, The New LAMY Studio, and CY is Back!

    September 19th, 2022  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    analog writing, buyers remorse, edc fountain pens, edison pens, fancy fountain pens, ferris wheel press, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pens, lamy studio, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot vanishing point, podcast, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Drew breaks down his old Vanishing Point, Brian discusses purching remorse, and CY returns to answer your questions! Plus, a discussion about "supercharging" a particular fountain pen brand.

  • Episode 61: Recapping the SF Pen Show and Our Favorite Ugly Pens!

    September 12th, 2022  |  2 hrs 10 mins
    analog writing, best gifts, best starter pens, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pens, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pen show recap, pens and ink, san francisco pen show, ugly pens, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Drew's Back from the San Francisco Pen Show, and he's got some things to share! Plus, the dudes talk about their choices for the best starter pen, and the best "ugly" pen!

  • Episode 60: A Visit From Figboot and a Wild NEW Pen from Delta!

    August 29th, 2022  |  2 hrs 1 min
    analog writing, delta, delta 39+1 fountain pen, delta dolcevita fountain pen, delta fountain pen, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, figboot, figboot on pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, how to clean a fountain pen, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    When is your fountain pen clean enough? Why are they even CALLED fountain pens? These abd more questions get answered, both by Brian and Drew as well as by Figboot himself, David Parker!

  • Episode 59: DC Pen Show Recap with CY

    August 22nd, 2022  |  2 hrs 16 mins
    analog writing, dc pen show, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, tokyoinklings, tokyostationpens, twsbi eco, visconti fountain pen, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Are fountain pen companies failing the consumers? Is the TWSBI Swipe better than the LAMY Safari? Brian and Drew talk about these topics and CY of @Tokyo Inklings joins Drew to talk about Pen Shows!

  • Episode 58: Climate + Flow, Hooded Nibs and a LIGHTNING ROUND!

    August 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 20 mins
    analog writing, climate, dry cimate, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen drying out, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen troubleshooting, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, hooded nibs, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What's the deal with "chromashading" ink? Does pineapple belong on pizza? Brian and Drew cover topics both random and relevant here in this truncated episode of the Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 57: Brian & Drew Disagree on Nibs But NOT on a Nibmeister

    August 8th, 2022  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet, goulet pencast, goulet pens, limited edition, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, nib grinding, nibmeister, pencast, pens and ink, special fountain, special fountain pen, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Misters Goulet and Brown discuss the possibility of getting an in-house nib grinder, cracking converters, their favorite types of specialty nibs, and more! The Pen Spotlight for the week is a very special nib from Platinum.

  • Episode 56: The Kaweco AL-Sport and Brian on Notebook Immortality

    August 1st, 2022  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pens, kaweco sport, last forever, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, notebook, notebooks, pens and ink, punilabo, sailor fountain pen review, sailor manyo, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew list their favorite Robert Oster ink colors show off some fun new products and cover a bunch of other fun questions with week!

  • Episode 55: Our Favorite Stub Nibs and the Infamous Dragon Pen

    July 25th, 2022  |  2 hrs 8 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen handwriting, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet, goulet pens, goulet pens q&a, goulet q&a, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, stub nib, stub nib comparison, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Small, but heavy pens? Great pens that DON'T screw shut? Let's talk about that, PLUS the crazy Jinhao Dragon pen and list off some favorite stub nibs! Brian and Drew also jump into a really great hypothetical about pens and ink that we'd love your thoughts on!

  • Episode 54: The 580 Iris, Avenger Pens, and Our Best Selling Inks

    July 18th, 2022  |  2 hrs 10 mins
    analog writing, best fountain pen ink, best inks, best selling, chromashading, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pens, luxury gifts, maki-e, new fountain pens, pens and ink, the avengers, twsbi 580 iris, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What are our best selling ink colors in every brand? Which fountain pens would the Avengers use? Join Brian and Drew as they chat about these and MORE questions while getting hands-on with the NEW TWSBI 580 Iris!

  • Episode 53: Neurodivergence & Fountain Pens + Ninja Caps & Realo!

    July 11th, 2022  |  2 hrs 17 mins
    adhd hobbies, adhd hobby jumping, analog writing, brian, drew, fountain pen, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen tips, fountain pen weekly, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet podcast, neurodivergence, neurodivergent, neurodiversity, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pro gear, sailor fountain pen review, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    This week, Brian and Drew spotlight the Sailor Realo while taking some time to troubleshoot a Platinum 3776, discuss the common use of plastic in fountain pens, and a bunch more!

  • Episode 52: A Fun Hack for Ink Samples and Drew's Arbitrary Rules

    July 4th, 2022  |  2 hrs 47 secs
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet ink sample, goulet pens, goulet pens ink samples, goulet podcast, ink sample, ink samples, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pen hacks, pencast, pens and ink, pink inks, q&a, tricks, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Are pink inks cool? How do we even CHOOSE with over 800 colors? Do we prefer cake or pie? All that PLUS a radical pen-filling hack that allows you to turn an ink sample vial into an inverted pen-filler!

  • Episode 51: All Q&A - Just Questions and Curiosities Today!

    June 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    analog writing, best gold nibs, brian goulet, drew brown, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pens, goulet podcast, goulet q&a, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, q&a, top gold nibs, write now, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    This week it's 100% Q&A with Brian and Drew! Plus, a lightning round featuring some random curiosities.

  • Episode 50: Italian Pens' QC, Heat Setting, Brian Uses Hot Glue

    June 20th, 2022  |  2 hrs 11 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens 2022, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pens, goulet pens best fountain pens, goulet pens lamy 2000, goulet pens twsbi eco, goulet show, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew cover the complicated question of Quality Control in Italian fountain pens, and Brian attempts to use a hot glue gun to re-seal an ink cartridge! Plus, the Pen Spotlight is on the Monteverde Ritma and bulbous globules are discussed.

  • Episode 49: Resurrecting Discontinued Pens, Benefits of Gold Nibs

    June 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 52 mins
    analog writing, brian goulet, drew brown, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen ink, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, gold nibs, goulet pens, goulet podcast, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot e95s, podcast, q&a, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Which pens should come back from the dead? Brian & Drew share their picks while also covering some questions about gold nibs and debating the merits of the Platinum Prefounte.

  • Episode 48: A Visit from heymatthew and an Exclusive LAMY Pen!

    June 6th, 2022  |  2 hrs 13 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, exclusive, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet pens twsbi eco, lamy vista, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, vista black, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Heymatthew stops by to help Brian and Drew answer a question this week, and Brian reveals a new pen that he is super jazzed about! Plus, discussions about an indestructible nib and weatherproof pens!

    Sorry about Brian's audio! We had some technical difficulties with the good mic, so we had to use the less-good camera mic