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 107: Why 10 Pens is Perfect, and How to Fix a Scratchy Nib!

    September 29th, 2023  |  2 hrs 1 min
    analog writing, custom 845, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen feels scratchy, fountain pen overview, fountain pen repair, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, how to fix a fountain pen nib, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, podcast, scratchy nib, why is my fountain pen scratchy, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian thinks that the perfect pen exists, but of course there's an asterisk next to it. Also, Brian and Drew address the question as to WHY someone would ever want to buy a Pilot Custom 845 in this episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 106: Chinese Pens: Good or Bad? Plus, Our Favorite Inks!

    September 22nd, 2023  |  2 hrs 20 mins
    analog writing, chinese fountain pens, chinese pens, edc fountain pens, edison premiere, fancy fountain pens, favorite inks, 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, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian showcases the Namiki Aya, Drew shows off his jacket, and more questions are answered!

  • Episode 105: Self-Destructive Pen Companies?? Cleaning a New Pen??

    September 15th, 2023  |  2 hrs 44 secs
    analog writing, cleaning your fountain pen, edc fountain pens, esterbrook, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen gifts, 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, lamy, leadership, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pen companies, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Great options for gifts that AREN'T pens or ink! Plus, Brian and Drew spend some time with the TWSBI VAC Mini this week on the Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 104: Seasonal Fountain Pens and First-Timer Gift Pens

    September 8th, 2023  |  1 hr 57 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, first fountain pen, first-timer, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen gift, 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, sailor, seasonal, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew talk about ink names that caught them off-guard, the best-sealing fountain pen caps, and more!

  • Episode 103: Rickshaw's Origin Story and Finding Good Company Culture

    September 1st, 2023  |  2 hrs 23 mins
    analog writing, company culture, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, finding a job, 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, rickshaw, san francisco pen show, toxic environment, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    This week, Brian and Drew discuss their favorite nibs in ever size, and Mark Dwight from Rickshaw Bagworks is interviewed about his entrance into the world of fountain pens!

  • Episode 102: 5 Pens to Cover All Your Needs (Budget Version)

    August 25th, 2023  |  2 hrs 21 mins
    5 pens, analog writing, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen needs, 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 nib vs steel nib, gold vs steel nib, goulet pencast, goulet pens, luxury gifts, madlibs, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What would Brian and Drew change if they were the CEOs of Pilot and LAMY? If the tipping is the same, what make gold nibs different than steel nibs? Plus, Brian creates his own fantasy story!

  • Episode 101: Italian, German, and Japanese Pens and Their Differences

    August 18th, 2023  |  2 hrs 13 mins
    analog writing, best teal ink, dc pen show, 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, italian fountain pens, japanese pens, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew are back and ready to recap their adventures at the DC Pen Supershow from the previous episode! Plus, they both reveal their favorite teal ink, and answer more questions from our pen friends.

  • Episode 100: Live Q&A at the DC Pen Show!

    August 11th, 2023  |  1 hr 22 secs
    analog writing, dc pen show, dc supershow, edc fountain pens, episode 100, 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, live, live q&a, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pencast live, pens and ink, pilot, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew celebrate episode 100 by taking the Pencast to The Washington DC Fountain Pen Supershow!

  • Episode 99: Vanishing Point History + What's Trending on Our Team?

    August 4th, 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 pencast, goulet pens, history, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, special edition history, trending, vanishing point, wearingeul ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Why does Drew want some iconic pens to change? What's unique about the Goulet office? What's the deal with the new Esterbrook Model J? Brian and Drew chat about all this and more in episode 99 of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 98: A "Goulet Blue" Ink and "The Office" as Fountain Pens

    July 28th, 2023  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    analog writing, dwight schrute, 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, jim and pam, kaweco, luxury gifts, michael scott, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, sailor, the office, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What is the best gold-nib pen for ink sampling? What is our favorite custom nib? Brian and Drew chat about all of this, and Brian shows off his newest pen in Episode 98 of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 97: Brian's Backpack Dump and Tips for Visiting a Pen Show

    July 21st, 2023  |  2 hrs 23 mins
    analog writing, backpack dump, benu fountain pens, dc pen show, 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, gear dump, goulet pencast, goulet pens, kaweco, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What's going to be the next evolution in fountain pen technology? Is that even a possibility? Brian and Drew discuss this, and give you a close-up look at some of Brian's hand-made pens!

  • Episode 96: Debating The Best 5-Pen Collection + Our Rorschach Logo

    July 14th, 2023  |  2 hrs 17 mins
    analog writing, debating, delta, edc fountain pens, edison, 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 pencast, goulet pens, logo, luxury gifts, m200, namiki, new fountain pens, pelikan, pencast, pens and ink, rhodia, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian acquired a grail pen! Is the Edison Premiere making a comeback? Which pens can't be captured in a photo? All this, plus catching up with Brian and Drew's personal nonsense in this episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 95: The Only Dip Pen You'll Ever Need! Affordable Grail Pens!

    June 30th, 2023  |  1 hr 28 mins
    affordable, analog writing, calligraphy, calligraphy for beginners, dip pen, 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, grail pen, grail pens, kakimori, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Adrianne is joining Drew today to discuss the Kakimori nib, red inks, and their favorite ink brand on episode 95 of the Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 94: Things We Wished We Knew BEFORE Getting Our First Pen!

    June 23rd, 2023  |  2 hrs 11 mins
    analog writing, before buying your first, before you buy, 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, maki-e, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, taccia, things i wish i knew before, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew reveal YOUR most common answers to the question: "What do you wish you knew before getting your first fountain pen?" and discuss the reasoning behind these popular responses. Plus, a spotlight of two AMAZINGLY detailed maki-e pens from TACCIA!

  • Episode 93: Drew's Pen Collection - and Why We Don't Carry Waterman

    June 16th, 2023  |  2 hrs 19 mins
    analog writing, corgi, 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, pen collection, pencast, pens and ink, platinum chou kuro, schon, schon dsgn pen, waterman, waterman pens, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Drew recaps his experience at the Triangle Pen Show in Raleigh, and debates Brian on the value of keeping stickers on pens. Also in this episode of the Goulet Pencast, Brian and Drew title each other's autobiographies!

  • Episode 92: Favorite Pens of 2023, Reverse Writing, and Eyedroppers

    June 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 57 mins
    analog writing, best of 2023, diamine, diamine green edition, edc fountain pens, esterbrook, estie, eyedropper pen, 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, green, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, sailor, schon dsgn pen, schon dsgn pocket 6, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew debate the usefulness of eyedropper pens, look at some weird pens from Brian's library, and try to find the most universally adaptive fountain pen here on episode 92 of The Goulet Pencast!