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 91: Minimalism and Ethical Consumption with Fountain Pens

    June 2nd, 2023  |  1 hr 49 mins
    analog, analog writing, edc fountain pens, ethical consumerism, ethical consumption, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen cartridge vs converter, 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, minimalism, minimalist living, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, sustainability, sustainable living, writing

    Are internal pistons better than cartridges and converters? What would be the best choice for a new LAMY 2000 color? Brian and Drew are back to discuss this and more in episode 91 of of The Goulet Pencast.

  • Episode 90: Guessing Pens While Blindfolded - and What is Ebonite?

    May 26th, 2023  |  2 hrs 10 mins
    analog writing, ebonite, ebonite vs hard rubber, 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, montegrappa chaos, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, strangest pen, the goulet pencast, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What are the STRANGEST fountain pens Brian and Drew ever seen? What about their favorite pens that ARE NOT sold by The Goulet pen Company? This all gets covered, plus more fun stuff in episode 90 of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 89: How Much Does Price and Nib Size Really Matter?

    May 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 59 mins
    analog writing, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen nib size, 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 logo, new fountain pens, pelikan m800, pencast, pens and ink, price and size, really matter, shimmer ink, stub nibs, worth it?, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What are the best stub nibs for people getting started with fountain pen? What do Drew and Brian do in order to maintain pen passion? Did you forget about the LAMY logo? All of this and more gets addressed in some form today on episode 89 of The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 88: Some CRAZY NibsThe Meaning of Pilot Model Numbers!

    May 12th, 2023  |  1 hr 55 mins
    analog writing, custom fountain pen, custom fountain pen nibs, custom grinds, decimo, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen facts, 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, pilot pen names, vanishing point, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Take a look at the differences between a Pilot Vanishing Point and a Pilot Decimo, and hear some quick answers to a lightning round of random questions this week! Plus, a quick recap of Drew's trip to the Chicago pen show!

  • Episode 87: Why Are Celluloid Pens a Big Deal?

    May 5th, 2023  |  1 hr 52 mins
    analog writing, celluloid, celluloid pens, diplomat aero, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen overview, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet podcast, how to remove ink, how to repair a fountain pen, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, robert oster, sailor manyo, vintage celluloid, visconti divina, writing

    What should you do if you "spring" your fountain pen tines? Can you reposition your feed to customize your ink flow? How does the Private Reserve Ink Zero Hand Cleaner work? All of this is covered, plus a bunch of random nonsense in this episode of The Goulet Pencast!

    Check out our YouTube Community post for images of the Word Cloud Survey!

  • Episode 86: Flexible Nibs, Super Stiff Nibs & Some Pilot Prera Love

    April 28th, 2023  |  1 hr 50 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, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pens and ink, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    We love these pens - so why don't we use them? Which cheese is the best cheese? Also, WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW? All of this gets covered this week in The Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 85: Design Elements We Want More Of! Plus, Mario and the MVP

    April 21st, 2023  |  1 hr 44 mins
    analog writing, bowser, design, 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, luigi, luxury gifts, mario, new fountain pens, peach, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, podcast, sailor, super mario, toad, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Drew is tasked with pairing a fountain pen to the Super Mario characters, and Brian is asked to choose his favorite fountain pen design elements! Plus, the Monteverde MVP fountain pen gets a spotlight!

  • Episode 84: The Best Buy-It-For-Life Pen, and Another PEN BATTLE

    April 14th, 2023  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    1984, 5k, 80s, analog writing, buy it for life, daily carry, edc, 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, metallica, new fountain pens, pen battle, pencast, pens and ink, ufc, van halen, writing, writing with a fountain pen, wwe

    Brian and Drew face off in a heated debate on the LAMY safari versus the TWSBI Eco! Brian also dives into the history and reawakening of the Delta pen company.

  • Episode 83: The Return of Franken-Pen! Plus, a Custom 743 Nib Party!

    March 31st, 2023  |  1 hr 50 mins
    analog writing, brian goulet, delta dolce vida, 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, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pencast, goulet pens, grail pen, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot custom 743, twsbi, visconti fountain pen, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Does writing with a broad nib require specific adaptations? Does a "grail pen" have to be over $500? Brian and Drew dig in to all of this and more this week on the Goulet Pencast!

  • Episode 82: Pens That Are Future Classics, and the Future of Cursive

    March 24th, 2023  |  2 hrs 7 mins
    analog writing, classic, cursive, cursive handwriting, 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, future of cursive, goulet pencast, goulet pens, handwriting, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, sailor, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian and Drew debate which modern pens will one day be considered
    Classic” and Brian weighs in on whether or not he thinks cursive handwriting can survive in schools.

  • Episode 81: Fountain Pens for Classrooms and Horseback

    March 17th, 2023  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    ai, analog writing, bloons td 6, chatgpt, ecommerce, edc fountain pens, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen comparison, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, fountain pens for school, goulet pencast, goulet pens, horseback, lamy, leadership, luxury gifts, mandalorian, midjourney, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, sailor, school supplies, severance, the last of us, torrey pines, visconti, writing

    Brian and Drew are responding to students and a cowboy this week, while also discussing the current state of the Tomoe River paper brand and whether or not Brian is a beaver.

  • Episode 80: Are LE's a Gimmick? When Did Products Surprise Us?

    March 3rd, 2023  |  2 hrs 18 mins
    analog writing, are les a gimmick, 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, lamy, lamy joy, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, sailor cocktail, sailor cocktail series 2023, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Is it worth it to try to repair your nibs yourself? Brian and Drew answer that, plus 4 additional questions, and discuss fictional (AND EPIC) maki-e designs!

  • Episode 79: Brian Deep Dives on Amazon and Unboxes the Spymaster Duo!

    February 17th, 2023  |  2 hrs 14 mins
    amazon prices, 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, james bond, luxury gifts, maki-e, montegrappa, namiki, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, pilot, sailor, spymaster, twsbi, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What makes an ink "good"? Why do Drew's co workers enjoy torturing him? Brian and Drew answer the real questions this week on the Goulet Pencast.

  • Episode 78: Frozen Ink, The Best Sealing Caps, and Brian's Succession

    February 10th, 2023  |  2 hrs 10 mins
    analog writing, best sealing caps, fancy fountain pens, fountain pen overview, fountain pen recommendations, fountain pen show, fountain pen tips, fountain pen unboxing, fountain pen writing, fountain pens, fountain pens for beginners, fountain pens for kids, frozen ink, goulet, goulet pencast, goulet pens, goulet pens ink, goulet twsbi, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, sailor, shimmer, twsbi, visconti, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    What if you have an ENTIRE pen brand's catalog - past, present, and future? Brian and Drew tackle that hypothetical and answer 5 of YOUR questions!

  • Episode 77: Abandoning the Hobby, Two Truths and a Lie & S.T. Dupont!

    February 7th, 2023  |  2 hrs 4 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 pens, fountain pens for beginners, goulet pens, lamy dark lilac, lamy petrol, lamy safari dark lilac, lamy special edition, lamy special edition 2023, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pens and ink, s.t. dupont, triomphe, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    In this episode, Drew challenges Brian to a ink-themed game of Two Truths and a Lie. We also learn that apparently it wouldn't take much for Drew to run away from the hobby!

  • Episode 76: Pen Battle! Brian Turns Against One of His Favorite Pens

    January 20th, 2023  |  1 hr 51 mins
    analog writing, battle, brian goulet, custom 74, 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, goulet pencast, goulet pens, kaweco liliput, lamy, luxury gifts, new fountain pens, pencast, pens and ink, sailor 1911, twsbi swipe, writing, writing with a fountain pen

    Brian reveals a dirty little secret, and engage in a two-part fountain pen debate against Drew while advocating AGAINST his beloved Pilot Custom 74!