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 41: Forgetting the Justus 95, Pointless Yellow Ink

    April 11th, 2022  |  2 hrs 31 secs
    adjustable nib, analog writing, brian goulet, drew brown, 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, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet podcast, goulet q&a, justus 95, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Ferris Wheel Press, LED light-up fountain pens, scratch vs feedback and making vendors mad! It's been a whole year of Goulet Pencasts! Brian and Drew celebrate by just doing their thing.

  • Episode 40: Consistently Inconsistent Pen Parts

    April 4th, 2022  |  2 hrs 1 min
    analog writing, fountain pen cartridge, fountain pen cartridge converter, fountain pen cartridge install, fountain pen nib adjustment, fountain pen nib repair, fountain pen nib tuning, fountain pen nibs, fountain pen overview, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pen cast, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet podcast, new fountain pens, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew picked some tough questions this week! This episode is all about compatibility, manufacturing consistency and the lack thereof within the world of fountain pens! Plus, put the Sailor Pro Gear Mini into the Pen Spotlight!

  • Episode 39: A Comparatively Quick All-Q&A Adventure!

    March 28th, 2022  |  57 mins 20 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 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 are back to answer your fountain pen questions in this special ALL Q&A episode! Complete with a 6-question lightning round, there are a bunch of really great questions that have some surprisingly complicated answers!

  • Episode 38: Brian Makes a Mess. Also Some Bladder Chat.

    March 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 55 mins
    analog writing, bladder filler, edc fountain pens, epic fail, 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, goulet q&a, green ink, inky mess, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, silicone grease, st patricks day, twsbi, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian has an epic fail this week! He and Drew also cover the Conklin Crescent Filler and make some attempts to answer some pretty tough questions and give a list of their favorite green inks!

  • Episode 37: Dangerous & Frozen Ink, plus Brian's Old Blog

    March 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 58 mins
    analog writing, brian goulet, dangerous, drew brown, edc 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, frozen ink, goulet pen cast, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet pens podcast, goulet podcast, goulet q&a, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, platinum procyon, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Is freezing your ink a good idea? Are people sleeping on the Platinum Procyon? Brian and Drew cover these topics and more! Plus, Drew shows off his ink bottle terrariums and Brian takes a stroll down memory lane.

  • Episode 36: Pen Filling Hacks, Ink Burps & the Beaumont!

    March 7th, 2022  |  2 hrs 12 mins
    analog writing, beaumont, brian goulet, drew brown, edc fountain pens, edison pens, fancy fountain pens, ferris wheel press ink, filling a fountain pen, filling a fountain pen with ink, filling a twsbi fountain pen, fountain pen overview, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pens, hacks, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pen filling, pencast, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew are here to talk abut their favorite nib sizes, eyedropper pen burps, and the Edison Beaumont! Brian also shares a fun secret on getting your fountain pen 100% full!

  • Episode 35: Fude Nib Foolishness and Assorted Malarkey

    February 28th, 2022  |  2 hrs 1 min
    analog writing, brian goulet, con-40 converter, con-40 vs con-50, 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 pencast, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, sailor bespoke, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Question: What's a Fude nib? Answer: A great way to make Brian and Drew look like a couple of goons! Plus, safe & friendly Noodler's ink, an important Sailor announcement and why the CON-40 converter is what it is!

  • Episode 34: Pilot's Best Piston-Filler!

    February 25th, 2022  |  1 hr 54 mins
    analog writing, best piston, brian goulet, drew brown, fancy fountain pens, fountain 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, goulet podcast, heritage 92, lamy 2000, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot vanishing point, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew cover an assortment of troubleshooting topics and shine some light on Pilot's often overlooked Custom Heritage 92 in this episode of the Goulet Pencast! Brian also describes his epic mud bridge project, and Drew made some pizza cakes!

  • Episode 33: The Underrated TWSBI Mini & BaystateBluphobia!

    February 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 56 mins
    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 pen cast, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet pens podcast, goulet q&a, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew spotlight the TWSBI Mini and Brian K. guests! Plus, some great questions on oblique nibs, small grips and fidget pens!

  • Episode 32: A Goulet Pen? Plus, Lazy Boxing & a Lazy Susan

    February 8th, 2022  |  1 hr 46 mins
    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 pen, goulet pens, goulet q&a, ink pen, ink test, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, oculus quest 2, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew share their picks for the most legendary fountain pens, Brian performs some ink dilution tests and we find out how out of shape Drew is while Brian makes a Lazy Susan out of a cookie!

  • Episode 31: Let's Talk Value! LE's, Cheapos & The 3776

    January 31st, 2022  |  1 hr 45 mins
    analog writing, brian goulet, drew brown, 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 q&a, new fountain pens, pens and ink, platinum 3776, platinum 3776 review, platinum 3776 vs pilot custom 74, platinum 3776 vs sailor 1911, value, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew debate the value of numbered LE's, pick their favorite pens under $15 and talk about selling pens they don't like! Plus, the Platinum 3776 gets the spotlight and Brian reveals his dark history of attempting to eat candle scents.

  • Episode 30: Nib Grinds, Bullet Journals & Brian's Quagmire

    January 24th, 2022  |  2 hrs 12 mins
    analog writing, bullet journal, bullet journal 2022, bullet journal beginners, bullet journal setup, custom nib grinds, 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, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew answer two questions about fountain pen nib grinds this week, and dive into more questions before Brian recalls a harrowing tale of ice, mud, disappointment, and the laws of both Newton and Murphy.

  • Episode 29: Debating the Curidas & listing some top pens!

    January 17th, 2022  |  2 hrs 2 mins
    analog writing, best flex fountain pen, best large fountain 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 writing, fountain pens, goulet pen cast, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet pens podcast, goulet q&a, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pens and ink, platinum curidas, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew come up with lists of their favorite big pens and flex pens! In this episode you'll also get a deep-dive on Brian's recommended approach to starting your own Youtube channel about fountain pens, plus the pen of the week!

  • Episode 28: We're back! Let's Talk About Feeds!

    January 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 59 mins
    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 pens, how does a fountain pen feed work, how does a fountain pen work, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew return after two weeks off, and they're going to dive in to some questions about fountain pen feeds! There's also a lightning round of questions, the Tip of the Week and Brian tries to kill Drew's soul with a diabolically placed Dad joke.

  • Episode 27: Doodling & Handwriting Tips

    December 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 49 mins
    analog writing, drawing tips, 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, handwriting, handwriting practice, handwriting tips, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pens for drawing, pens for good handwriting, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew answer some questions about drawing with fountain pens and improving your handwriting, while also getting a little deep into the appeal of analog hobbies with younger generations! Plus, a fun "Tip of the Week" and more on this episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 26: The Legendary Wizard Behind Noodler's Ink!

    December 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 46 mins
    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, luxury gifts, luxury gifts for her, nathan tardif, new fountain pens, noodler's, pencast, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian recalls the time he interviewed Nathan Tardif, the elusive Wonka-esque innovator of the fountain pen industry. Plus, Drew gives his recommendations on pen storage and they both chat about sniffing funky smelling inks in this episode of The Goulet Pencast!