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 76: Pen Battle! Brian Turns Against One of His Favorite Pens

    January 20th, 2023  |  1 hr 51 mins
    analog writing, battle, brian goulet, custom 74, debate, 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, kaweco liliput, lamy, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, sailor 1911, twsbi swipe, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian reveals a dirty little secret, and engage in a two-part fountain pen debate against Drew while advocating AGAINST his beloved Pilot Custom 74!

  • Episode 75: Checking out MYSTERY PENS & The Best-Looking Ink Bottles

    January 13th, 2023  |  2 hrs 3 mins

    Drew raids Brian's pen collection and asks him to explain 3 pens' origin stories! Plus, they force themselves to select their favorite special edition LAMY and TWSBI pens and a bunch of more Pencasty stuff!

  • Episode 74: Fountain Pen Friendly Paper and the LAMY Aion

    January 6th, 2023  |  2 hrs 9 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen friendly, fountain pen friendly journals, fountain pen friendly notebooks, fountain pen friendly paper, fountain pen friendly planner, fountain pen india, fountain pen overview, fountain pen tips, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, india, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew chat about how their nib preferences changed over time, and Brian forces himself to choose his favorite brown ink while Drew steps out and picks his favorite blue inks!

  • Episode 73: The Pilot Vanishing Point LS! Also Leadership Philosophy.

    December 30th, 2022  |  2 hrs 10 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, fountain pen converter, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, handwriting, leadership philosophy, leadership principles, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, standard international, vanishing point, vanishing point ls, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Is your converter not fitting properly? Can you wear out your fountain pen by pulling out the nib and feed? Brian and Drew address these questions this week, as well as take some time to cover the Pilot Vanishing Point LS and discuss some of their most impactful Leadership/Management tools learned throughout the years.

  • Episode 72: An Oft-Forgotten TWSBI and Brian & Drew's Origin Story!

    December 16th, 2022  |  2 hrs 3 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 pencast, goulet pens, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot converter, pilot converter not filling, twsbi, twsbi precision, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Drew reveals the most outrageous pen in his collection and attempts to stifle his ire for Pilot converters. Brian and Drew also answer which plastic fountain pen should have a metal version (well, Brian tries to, anyway)! Plus a bunch of other questions and fun stuff!

  • Episode 71: Seasonal Ink, Pocket Pens, and Does Brian EVER Get Mad?

    December 9th, 2022  |  2 hrs 2 mins
    analog writing, blue hulk, 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, holiday gifts, luxury gifts, luxury gifts for her under 500, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, s.t. dupont, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew are back to chat about the new Visconti Combustion Opera Master, and answer some questions about paper fibers clogging your pen, movie-themed fountain pens, and...carbs?

  • Episode 70: Busting a Myth! Plus Moldy Ink, and Favorite Fillers!

    December 2nd, 2022  |  2 hrs 2 mins
    analog writing, brian goulet, drew brown, expired ink, filling a fountain pen, filling mechanisms, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen myths, 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 pen show, goulet pencast, goulet pens, moldy ink, myth, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, tutankhamun, tutankhamun tomb, writing

    If someone else writes with your fountain pen, will it no longer be the same? Do inks expire? We've got a BUNCH of really great questions this week from our pen friends! Plus, Brian showcases a new pen with a really unique (and HUGE) nib!

  • Episode 69: Two Special Guests and Fountain Pen Horror Stories

    November 18th, 2022  |  2 hrs 43 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 pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, horror stories, ian schon, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, schon design, schon dsgn, schon dsgn pen, schon dsgn pocket 6, schon dsgn pocket six, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Ian Schon stops by! Which fountain pens are consistently our top sellers? Brian and Drew answer this, plus more - and give a detailed look at the new Diplomat Nexus! Special guests include Ian Schon and Adrianne, our Customer Care Manager!

  • Episode 68: How to Clean Your LAMY Safari and How to Use Inkwells

    November 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 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 pencast, goulet pens, how to clean a lamy safari, how to use an inkwell, inkwell, lamy safari, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pelikan, pencast, pens and ink, twsbi, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Drew breaks Brian's Brain with nerd stuff. Plus, fountain pens that still made them both go "Wow" even after all this time!

  • Episode 67: Is Brian Capable of Choosing His Top 3 Blue Inks?

    October 28th, 2022  |  1 hr 20 mins
    analog writing, best blue ink, brian's favorite, 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, inky fingers, inky hands, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot custom, vial holder, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian attempts to nail down his favorite blues and reiterates his opinions on yellow jackets. Brian and Drew also spotlight the new ink sample vial holder, which has been in the works for over a year!

  • Episode 66: Unboxing a Pen Worth More Than Our Cars and 10 Questions!

    October 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 48 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 pencast, goulet pens, grail pen, halloween, luxury gifts, namiki emperor, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, wood turning, woodworking, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What brand would we like to carry? Why won't Pilot release more colors? Are Yellow pens popular? Can you stop nib creep? Is the Drewlet Pen Company a thing now? ;)

  • Episode 65: Why You Shouldn't Disassemble the Custom 823 - ALSO ECONOMICS!

    October 17th, 2022  |  2 hrs 16 mins
    analog writing, disassemble, edc fountain pens, exchange rate, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen rental, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pens, lamy 2000, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot custom 823, pilot vanishing point, rickshaw, writing, writing with a fountain pen, yen

    Which fountain pen CLIPS do Brian and Drew enjoy the most? Is gold trim better than silver? These questions are covered, PLUS an overview of the new RICKSHAW SINCLAIR (with a special sneak peek) in this episode of the Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 64: How Pens Changed Our Lives, Seasonal Ink, and Acrylic

    October 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 58 mins
    acrylic pens, analog writing, changed our lives, 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, how pens are made, luxury gifts, montegrappa chaos, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, seasonal, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Drew's currently inked pens, and deep-dive into acrylic pens and a discussion on how the fountain pen world has changed Brian and Drew's lives. Plus, Drew got a new Corgi and Brian went rowing!

  • 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!