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 143: Pen Regrets, Strange Accessories, and Janéa's Game!

    July 19th, 2024  |  2 hrs 27 mins
    analog writing, biggest regrets, 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, game, goulet pencast, goulet pens, luxury gifts, mistakes, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, put a finger down, regrets, strange, weirdest, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    On this week's Pencast, Brian wonders if he would start his company if he began the journey at his current age, and Drew remembers his biggest collection regrets. Plus, Janéa drop in to lead you through her version of "Put a Finger Down"!

  • Episode 142: Pen Stands, Friendly Competition and Pen Show Planning

    July 12th, 2024  |  2 hrs 35 mins

    Do Brian and Drew mix inks? Do pens explode due to airplane pressure? Do people care about pen stands at all? Find out the answers to 2 of those question in this Epsisode of The Goulet Pencast! Also, an entire hour of nothing at all to do with fountain pens.

  • Episode 141: Inky Inquiries and Color Curiosities

    June 28th, 2024  |  2 hrs 32 mins
    analog writing, best fountain pen inks, 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, luxury gifts, namiki, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, q&a, scribo, scribo feel, twsbi, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    SCRIBO has landed at The Goulet Pen Company, so Brian and Drew go hands-on with their famous flex nib. Plus, an ink-themed Q&A session and lots of new products!

  • Episode 140: New Fountain Pen Ideas - Good, Bad, and Impossible

    June 21st, 2024  |  2 hrs 32 mins
    analog writing, benu 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, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, s.t. dupont, taylor swift, taylor swift fountain pen, tortured poets department, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    This week on The Goulet Pencast, Drew and Brian all-in on some inventive pen manufacturing hypotheticals and shine some light on the fascinating engineering of the LAMY dialog CC.

  • 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!