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

    January 31st, 2022  |  1 hr 45 mins
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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!

  • Episode 25: Pen Hacks, Rainbow Lists, and Delta's Comeback

    December 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 41 mins
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    Brian and Drew name their favorite inks in every color, discuss the return of Delta, and share some pen tips & tricks in this episode of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 24: An All-Ink Q&A with some Turkey Hammocks!

    November 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 43 mins
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    Brian and Drew answer your ink-related questions this week! The LAMY Studio in their "Pen of the Week", and there's a new "Tip of the Week" segment as well as a focus on Holiday Shopping. As a special bonus, the most loyal/insane Pencast fans now have access to a Turkey Hammock sticker! Check it out here: https://gouletpens.creator-spring.com/listing/goulet-turkey-hammock-sticker

  • Episode 23: How to Penable Like a Champ!

    November 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 44 mins
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    Brian and Drew give their opinions of how to best gift pens to friends - specifically if they're a first time user, or a lefty! Despite Brian's ladybug invasion, they also cover the importance of smooth nibs, have a silly-question-lightning-round and review their pen(s) of the week in this episode of the Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 22: Heirloom Pens and Restarting Our Collections

    November 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 55 mins
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    Brian and Drew discuss their ideal heirloom pens and chat about what pens they would re-start their collections with in this episode of the Goulet Pencast! Additionally, Brian gets a surprise visit and we FINALLY get to feature the Platinum Preppy as the "Pen of the Week"! That plus more questions and and fun updates! Happy Fountain Pen day!

  • Episode 21: The Mega Q&A Episode!

    November 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 39 mins
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    It's an ALL Q&A episode of the Pencast! Brian and Drew answer 15 questions that they've been hanging on to for a rainy day. Chapter are added for your convenience!

  • Episode 20: Fountain Pen Mocking (GASP) and a LAMY Nubbin!

    October 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins
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    Brian and Drew discuss the hidden "stubby nubbin" tool for the LAMY Dialog and also answer your questions about water resistant inks, their favorite pen filling systems and more! Plus, some usual segments like "What's on your desk?" and feedback from you! Thank you for joining us for episode 20 of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 19: Behind The Scenes, Best Browns & Snack Chat!

    October 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 50 mins
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    Drew counts down his favorite Brown pens and Inks, Brian reveals behind-the-scenes details on the process of carrying a new pen, and he also breaks a product in the name of investigative reporting. All this plus our usual segments like "What's on Your Desk?" "Listener Feedback", and a delicious hypothetical question!

  • Episode 18: Underrated Inks and The Pilot Custom 823!

    October 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 42 mins
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    Brian and Drew discuss their picks for the most underrated fountain pen inks and review the Pilot Custom 823: the pen of the week! Also on this week's episode of the Goulet Pencast are other segments, covering new and upcoming writing products, listener feedback and more Q&A fun! Each topic is time stamped and the products mentioned can be found in the links below.

  • Episode 17: Wet & Dry Ink, Plus Crustaceans & Barnacles

    October 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 54 mins
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    Welcome to episode 17 of The Goulet Pencast! In this episode, Brian and Drew share some of your feedback and answer some of your questions (including a few discussions about ink flow and the price differences in gold & steel nib pens) while also sharing the "Pen of the Week", the Monteverde Regatta!

  • Episode 16: Our Favorite Nibs & Legally Swapping Pen Parts!

    September 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 46 mins
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    Welcome to episode 16 of The Goulet Pencast! In this episode, Brian and Drew share some of your feedback and answer some of your questions (including their picks for some Halloween-themed pens and ink) while also sharing the "Pen of the Week", the Pilot Explorer!