The Goulet Pencast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 123: How We Would Start Over With Just $100

    February 16th, 2024  |  2 hrs 29 mins
    analog writing, best pens under, delta, 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, getting started, goulet pencast, goulet pens, hobbies, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, sailor, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    We have two Brians today! Brian K. stops by for a "Meet the Team" segment, while Drew and Brian G. tackle a bunch of fun community questions and discuss a BUNCH of new products!

  • Episode 122: Reverse Writing, Pen Show Memories, and Grail Nibs

    February 2nd, 2024  |  2 hrs 29 mins
    analog writing, conklin, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, ferris wheel press, 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, luxury gifts, montegrappa, monteverde, monty winnfield, nagahara, namiki emperor, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, specialty grinds, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Why do some high-end brands seem unable to make a low-cost pen? Should low-cost brands consider making a luxury pen? Brian and Drew give their response to this question and others, while also taking a moment to introduce Ethan - in this week's episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 121: Vintage Pens at Goulet? Fude vs Flex? How Do Pens Age?

    January 26th, 2024  |  2 hrs 20 mins
    analog writing, colorverse blue dragon, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, flex nib, 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, fude nib, goulet pens, kakuno, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, sailor, vintage pens, visconti, wearingeul, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Lots of great questions got sent in this week, so Brian & Drew are ready to tackle fun curiosities such as their 5 most sentimental pens and the best pens for shimmer inks! Plus, Janéa drops in!

  • Episode 120: Some Lesser Known Pilot Pens and Some Ninja Turtles

    January 19th, 2024  |  2 hrs 14 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, goulet podcast, justus 95, lesser known, new fountain pens, ninja turtles, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, pilot silvern, pilot sterling, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What's the Pilot Silvern? Have you ever seen someone use a Pilot JUSTUS 95? All this, plus a totally inconsequential comparison of pens and anthropomorphic herptiles.

  • Episode 119: Mysterious LAMY Feeds and the Mystery of Sticky Ink

    January 12th, 2024  |  2 hrs 16 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, jazz, lamy, lamy feed, luxury gifts, mysterious, mystery, new fountain pens, opus 88, pen habits, pencast, pens and ink, sailor cylint, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew spotlight the OPUS 88 Jazz fountain pen and discuss irritating PEN QUIRKS on this episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 118: Brian Deep-Dives Like Never Before: Feedback and Falcons

    January 5th, 2024  |  2 hrs 35 mins
    analog writing, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen feedback, fountain pen hacks, 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 elabo, pilot falcon, pilot falcon vs fa, varsity, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    In our longest Pencast to date, Brian goes deep into the many reasons why two pens of the same nib size could provide different writing experiences. Plus, he demonstrates how to refill the "disposable" Pilot Varsity in this episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 117: Our Tangential and Extraneous Year in Review!

    December 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 58 mins
    2023 recap, analog writing, best of 2023, 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, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    2023 is in the books! To celebrate a year of tangents, deep-dives, and all of the other superfluous and extemporaneous Pencast nuggets, Brian and Drew are reading your favorite Pencast moments, and reflecting on 2023.

  • Episode 116: Our Top 10 Tips for New Fountain Pen Users

    December 22nd, 2023  |  2 hrs 10 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, green lantern, holiday gifts, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, tips for new fountain pens, top 10, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Is there a debate to be had when is comes to upgrading your pen with a new gold nib vs buying a new pen with a gold nib? There are opinions! Plus, Drew covers his favorite holiday inks and Brian tries not to deep dive!

  • Episode 115: Is There a Pen That is Universally Appreciated?

    December 15th, 2023  |  2 hrs 31 mins
    analog writing, buy it for life, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, ferris wheel press, 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, luxury gifts, montegrappa elmo, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pens to last a lifetime, vintage vs modern, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian tries to answer a question that almost breaks him, and Drew laments the permanent loss of one of his favorite ink colors. Plus, the Montegrappa Elmo 01 Beach gets spotlighted on this week's Episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 114: We Bust a Nib Myth and Brian Drafts 5 Pens

    December 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 51 mins
    analog writing, calligraphy pens, dip pens, draft, 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, myth busted, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, sailor, the perfect fountain pen, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Why doesn't the perfect fountain pen exist? Does Drew makes exceptions to his 3-pen rule? Brian and Drew tackle these question and more this week on episode 114 of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 113: The Most Unique Ink, and Stealing Pens from Each Other

    November 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 46 mins
    analog writing, baystate blue, celluloid visconti, 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, monoc, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, schon, visconti homo sapiens nibs, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Clearing the air about Visconti nibs, choosing a perfect PhD graduate gift, and Brian melts his brain trying to cap and uncap a pen in a way that makes him very uncomfortable in this episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 112: At What Price do Fountain Pen Nibs Stop Improving?

    November 10th, 2023  |  2 hrs 9 mins
    analog writing, custom 823, 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, lamy studio, luxury gifts, magna carta pen, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, podcast, sailor, twsbi, twsbi 580, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    The biggest nib on the market??? Which pens do Brian & Drew have a love/hate relationship with? What's the best way to flush a Pilot pen? Should you only use Sailor ink with their pens? These questions get tackled on today's Pencast, plus a bunch of other wild stuff!

  • Episode 111: Fountain Pen "Starter Pokémon" and the Smoothest Nibs

    November 3rd, 2023  |  2 hrs 22 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, luxury gifts, magna carta flex, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pokemon starters, writing, writing tips, writing with a fountain pen

    Why are Pilot Falcon nibs confusing? What are some of the best SLIM fountain pens? Brian and Drew cover these question and more in this week's episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 110: The Great Fountain Pen Draft and TWO Special Guests!

    October 20th, 2023  |  1 hr 42 mins
    2023 draft, analog writing, collecting figures, comic collecting, edc fountain pens, endless notebook, esterbrook, everest, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, 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, pen draft, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, sailor, writing, writing tips, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian is missing this week, so Adrianne's here to help! Plus, Brandon stops by for a "Meet the Team" interview and Drew goes head-to-head with Adrianne to draft a team of fountain pens!

  • Episode 109: Satisfying Pen Moments, Unpopular Brands, and Glenn!

    October 13th, 2023  |  2 hrs 12 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, jowo nib, lamy, lamy fountain pen, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, podcast, popular fountain pen brand, sailor, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What are Brian and Drew's favorite Private Reserve inks? What's the deal with JoWo making so many of other company's fountain pen nibs? The guys do their best to answer these with some remblance of effort in this week's episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 108: The Most Durable and Reliable Pen? Also, the TWSBI Kai

    October 6th, 2023  |  2 hrs 14 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, g-shock, goulet pencast, goulet pens, lamy, luxury gifts, most durable, most reliable, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, podcast, rare, twsbi kai, visconti, watches, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What watches does Drew wear? Is a notebook a sandwich? Our hosts answer some truly creative and off-the-wall questions in this episode of The Goulet Pencast!