The Goulet Pencast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

140 episodes of The Goulet Pencast since the first episode, which aired on April 15th, 2021.

  • Episode 139: Fountain Pen Dealbreakers, and Pens for Bad Handwriting

    June 14th, 2024  |  1 hr 36 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, podcast, sailor tuzu, twsbi, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Janéa is stepping in to cover for Brian this week, where she and Drew answer questions from the VERY FIRST episode of the Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 138: Big Nibs Versus Small Nibs, and Diamine's Best Reds

    June 7th, 2024  |  2 hrs 27 mins
    analog writing, big nibs vs small nibs, diamine, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, lamy safari, luxury gifts, matador, new fountain pens, oxblood, pangram, pencast, pens and ink, red dragon, writer's blood, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew attempt to invent a new fountain pen accessory and debate the pros and cons of large nibs. Plus, a hands-on evaluation of Diamine's most popular red ink!

  • Episode 137: Pilot's New Signature Nib and Absurd Pen Materials

    June 3rd, 2024  |  2 hrs 27 mins
    absurd, analog writing, benu, earl grey, esterbrook, 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, material, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, pilot signature nib, rose tea, sailor, twsbi, wagashi, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What are the wettest nibs? What happens when you run your pen through a washer and dryer? Two different questions, but one of them will be answered far may in-depth. If you know the Pencast, you know which question gets the deep dive. All that and MORE in episode 137 of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 136: A Tour of Brian's Ink Collection and $100 Debate

    May 24th, 2024  |  2 hrs 15 mins
    analog writing, custom 823, 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, franklin-christoph, goulet pencast, goulet pens, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot signature nib, podcast, rare ink, tour, wearingeul, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    This week on the Goulet Pencast you can take a tour into Brian's office, and see what Brian and Drew are writing with! Plus, fun questions about fountain pens for kids, finding new hobbies, and sharing the fountain pen hobby culture.

  • Episode 135: Curtailing Collections (or Not)

    May 17th, 2024  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    analog writing, benu matcha, collection, culling, downsizing, edc fountain pens, euphoria, 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, improve handwriting, matcha, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, reducing, talisman, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian showcases some beautiful new Taccia pens, Drew breaks down the differences in BENU's top models, and a lot of other topics get tackled in episode 135 of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 134: Hands-on With the Heaviest Pen We've Ever Held

    May 10th, 2024  |  2 hrs 14 mins
    analog writing, chrono trigger, delta, 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, frankenstein, goulet pencast, goulet pens, jowo nibs, lamy aion, lamy dialog, luxury gifts, montegrappa, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, spaccanapoli, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Drew casts the Chrono Trigger characters as fountain pens, Brian obliterates a swing set, and lots of interesting questions are answered about JoWo nib variance, hard starts & skipping, as well as some other fun stuff is this week's episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 133: Pens That Need More Colors and Brian's Birthday Surprise!

    May 3rd, 2024  |  2 hrs 15 mins
    analog writing, birthday, edc fountain pens, edelstein, 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, goulet podcast, lamy, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, opus 88, pelikan, pencast, pens, pens and ink, pilot, saxophone, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian shares a special surprise in honor of his Birthday! Plus, Brian and Drew discuss the top Edelstein ink, pens that they think need MORE colors, and the mysterious LAMY cursive nib! Plus, Kay from the Customer Care team drops by to say hello!

  • Episode 132: The New Kaweco Piston and Your Pen's Birthday Month

    April 26th, 2024  |  2 hrs 13 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, kaweco, kaweco sport piston filler, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, piston, secret, unpopular opinion, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew reveal pens that everyone seems to love - but they don't! Plus, Pilot's secret date code system is reveal, the Kaweco Piston sport is reviewed, and more fun is had in episode 132 of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 131: Knockoff vs Inspiration, Next Level Pens & Adam Visits!

    April 19th, 2024  |  2 hrs 47 mins
    analog writing, debate, earth day 2024, 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, knockoff, new fountain pens, next level pens, pelikan, pens and ink, ripoff, shipping practice, sustainability, sustainable, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian has an unexpected opinion on pens "heavily inspired" by others, and Drew shares his top recommendations for "Next Level" fountain pens. Plus, Warehouse Manager Adam stops by for some Earth Day insight into The Goulet Pen Company's sustainability efforts. All that and more in episode 131 of The Goulet pencast!

  • Episode 130: In-Depth with Ian Schon and the Monoc Nib!

    April 12th, 2024  |  2 hrs 40 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, faceted, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet pens twsbi, ian schon, luxury gifts, monoc nib, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pocket six fountain pen, schon, schon dsgn pen, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian is back, and so is our pen friend Mr. Ian Schon! Not only is Ian dropping in to give us some behind-the-scenes looks at his Philadelphia shop and share some insight, but Brian gives a hands-on demonstration and overview if the Schon DGSN Monoc nib! All that PLUS the usual Q&A and random nonsense!

  • Episode 129: Our Dream Pen Collaborations and Janéa Talks Shimmer!

    April 5th, 2024  |  1 hr 48 mins
    analog writing, benu, 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 pencast, goulet pens, goulet podcast, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilates, platinum, schon, schon dsgn pen, shimmer ink, visconti, visconti nibs, wearingeul, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Janéa steps in to guest-host with Drew this week and Katie drops by as well! The history of Visconti nibs gets reviewed, bottle aesthetics are discussed and Drew falls in love with several hypothetical BENU pens in this week's episode of the Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 128: Brian's (Not Surprising) Collection of LAMY 2000 Pens

    March 29th, 2024  |  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 unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, german fountain pens, goulet pencast, goulet pens, lamy 2000, lamy 2000 collection, lamy sold, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Is starting with a bad fountain worse than not getting one at all? Are German pens becoming an endangered species? How many LAMY 2000s does Brian own? All of these questions and more get answered on this episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 127: Underrated Grey Inks & America's Future Teaching Cursive

    March 22nd, 2024  |  2 hrs 18 mins
    analog writing, benu, bracket, cursive handwriting, cursive in schools, cursive writing, 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 podcast, grey ink, march madness, march madness 2024, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, sailor, tournament bracket, visconti, writing

    Brian and Drew showcase a lanyard pen and blitz through a fountain pen bracket, choosing a slightly predictable champion. Plus, a chat about grey ink and more fun stuff!

  • Episode 126: How Many Pens is Too Many? Plus a Look at the LAMY Lx!

    March 15th, 2024  |  2 hrs 20 mins
    analog writing, collecting, curating a collection, disney, disney theme, 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, stop collecting, too many pens, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Drew chooses some Disney-esque pens, Brian shares a disturbingly hilarious childhood memory, and the LAMY Lx gets a spotlight on this episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 125: Frightening Franken-Pens and the 2024 Ink Sniff-A-Thon

    March 8th, 2024  |  1 hr 51 mins
    analog writing, colorverse, 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, lamy dark lilac, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pen hacks, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, raden, sailor, twsbi, ultem, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian K. joins Drew for an adventure in evaluating scented inks, and to showcase some handmade hobbies. Plus, Brian and Drew answer some fun questions about Ultem, writing surfaces, and wet vs dry inks!

  • Episode 124: LAMY dark lilac is BACK! Plus, Our Most Beautiful Pens

    March 1st, 2024  |  2 hrs 20 mins
    analog writing, dark lilac, dark lilac update, 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, lamy dark lilac, lamy purchased, lamy sold, luxury gifts, mitsubishi uni, new fountain pens, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian gives a NEWSFLASH about all the LAMY buzz that's been dominating the community over the past week in this week's Goulet Pencast. Plus, you'll learn what Brian and Drew's top "most beautiful" pens are, and get a hands-on look at the newest batch of Pilot Kakuno pens and hear more from the Q&A segment!