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 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

  • Episode 47: YSTUDIO, Brass Herpetology & Industry Prognostication

    May 30th, 2022  |  2 hrs 12 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, 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, new fountain pens, noodlers, noodlers apache sunset, noodlers ink, pencast, pens and ink, pineider, podcast, writing, writing with a fountain pen, ystudio

    The YSTUDIO Classic gets a spotlight! Brian gets pressed on his indecisiveness while "creating" his own ink and Drew gets confused by herpetology. Also covered are Vac Filler fixes, famous fountain pen users, a Noodler's update, and more!

  • Episode 46: Demonstrator Royalty and Utilitarian Ink Windows

    May 26th, 2022  |  2 hrs 2 mins
    analog writing, demonstrator, 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, ink window, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, podcast, sailor, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Which pen is the King of the demonstrators? Are some ink windows useless? What the heck was the Goulet "Ink Drop"? All of these questions get discussed far more than they need to be on this week's episode!

  • Episode 45: The Kaweco Liliput and Pen Problem Solving

    May 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 56 mins
    analog writing, best pens, 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 pen cast, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet podcast, goulet q&a, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pens and ink, top pens, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew are back this week to talk about the sights and smells of the Kaweco Liliput! Also on the agenda today are some topics about underrated accessories and a great hypothetical about solving fountain pens' biggest problems!

  • Episode 44: Canned Air Pen Cleaning and the Diplomat Elox!

    May 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 58 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, elox, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen cleaning, fountain pen ink, fountain pen maintenance, fountain pen overview, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pen cast, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet pens podcast, goulet pens q&a, how to clean a fountain pen, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pen tricks, pencast, pens and ink, writing

    Brian and Drew cover custom pens, tine repair, the Diplomat Elox and desk onions! Brian also shares one of his favorite pen cleaning tricks!

  • Episode 43: Drew Visits Our Warehouse & MSRP Discounting!

    April 25th, 2022  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    analog writing, best fountain 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 pen cast, goulet pencast, goulet pens, luxury gifts, msrp, new fountain pens, online retail, pencast, pens, pens and ink, q&a, retail discounts, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Drew goes out into the field to report on a Q&A question, and Brian pulls back the curtain on MSRP discounting (is it even really a discount?) while also covering the often overlooked LAMY CP1 and other fun topics!

  • Episode 42: The Pencast Gets a New Home!

    April 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 37 mins
    adhd focus, analog writing, 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 pencast, goulet pens, goulet pens podcast, goulet podcast, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pelikan pens, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew have returned to the office! In this episode they cover Pelikan pen naming conventions and answer 5 questions from our pen friends! Plus, Drew shares some pictures of his new Corgi puppy!