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 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!

  • 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!