Episode 90: Analogous Analogs

While it rhymes nicely with Erasable, we don’t often like the word irreplaceable. Sometimes pencils stop being made. Sometimes they were limited editions to begin with. We all miss the Blackwing 211. But sometimes there are perfectly good substitutes for the pencil items you miss, and we’re here to help you through it.

Pre-show: Listen to a preview of Toffer Surovec's short story, "Crashing Bird," published in Issue 3 of Plumbago Magazine

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Episode 89: Janky Caps dot Ninja

Maybe you carry around pens because you’re secretly afraid of falling and stabbing yourself through the chest or neck with a sharp Ticonderoga. Maybe one of Erasable’s hosts has had this fear for over three decades. We’re here to help, as tonight, we dive into point protectors, which will protect not only your fragile body, but also your precious pencil tips.

Plumbago Magazine, Issue 3 is now shipping! Order yours today.

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Episode 88: Accidental AlphaSmart Podcast

We’re back from the holidays and are ready to chat about pencils and pencil-adjacent holiday gifts we received. Still reeling from the Bomb Cyclone, Andy, Johnny, and Tim present some picks to keep you writing all winter in the Great Outdoors.

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Episode 87: The Musgrave Whisperer

It’s that time of year again: Winter release time! Tonight, on the live-streamed 87th episode of Erasable, Andy, Johnny, and Tim talk about the new goods from Field Notes, Blackwing, and Write Notepads and Co. Also, Tim talks about the 10 year-old digital writing machine buying spree he's been on. And finally, we give you the skinny on excellent pencilicious gifts for your loved ones this season. Ho ho ho!

We’re now taking pre-orders for Plumbago Magazine, Issue 3! It'll be 60+ pages of poetry, fiction, comics, illustrations and more — all about stationery. Reserve your copy that ships in early January. 

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Episode 86: California Writer Types

On this episode, we diverge from pencils for a moment to look at another analog writing tool we all know and love — typewriters! In the second half of the show, we’re joined by filmmaker and Grammy Award-winner Doug Nichol, director of the recently released documentary California Typewriter, following the recent days of one of the last typewriter repair shops in the US, and celebrity typewriter enthusiasts, like Tom Hanks and John Mayer. We all chat about the film, about collecting typewriters, and their relevance and utility in today’s technological world.

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Episode 85: A Very Beefy Zipper

Tonight it’s just Andy, Johnny, and Tim, talking about some new non-pencil stuff from Blackwing, some Baron Figs that just roll with it, the just-announced Field Notes, and the recent book The Secret Life of the Pencil. Your Terrific Triad also wrap about Plumbago, NaNoWriMo, and glitter-dipped pencils.

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Episode 84: Pepperoni in My Pocket

Tonight, we managed to pull our collective selves away from Stranger Things 2 and are excited to present another call-in episode — this time, with Caroline Weaver and Meredith Miotke from CW Pencil Enterprise! From erasers to could-have-been careers, our callers get the Pencil Ladies to open up. Speaking of opening up, we get the latest on their new amazing storefront, which includes a secret sticker store! Listen in.

If you’d like to call into our show, you’ll need to be present for our live stream recordings. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to learn when those take place.

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Episode 83: A Happy Blue

Pens. That’s not a typo. Tonight, Andy and Johnny are joined by Elaine Ku from JetPens, and they all talk all about pens. Basically, what pens are best for dyed-in-the-wool pencil people? Pens. PENS! Tune in.

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Episode 82: What Rhymes with Wopex?

Fall release season is upon us, with new gear from Baron Fig, Field Notes and Blackwing. Join Andy, Johnny and Tim as they explore what’s new this season and how you might outfit yourself for the upcoming National Novel Writing Month.

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Episode 81: So You'd Like to Pencil

Start here if you're new to pencils. You’ve just realized that ink fades and runs, that your computer is less reliable than an actual cloud, that analog is — to quote our friend T.J. Cosgrove — NOT DEAD. You find yourself realizing that pencil is the best medium with which to make your mark. But where do you start? Fear not, as your brave hosts are here to help all beginners in the Land of Graphite begin their Pencil Journeys.

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Episode 80: Don't Call Us, We'll Call You

In addition to the Fresh Points, Tools of the Trade, and general pencil goodness you have come to expect from Andy, Johnny and Tim, tonight the Terrific Trio is happy to present the first-ever Erasable Call-In Show! This week, you can literally join us on the show and be Internet Famous, just like us. We talk to a few old friends and some brand new voices about their questions, involving notebook set-ups, other passion projects and lots more.

Note: Because of the syndicated nature of podcasting, this show was recorded live at an earlier date. If you are interested in calling into future shows, stay tuned on our social media channels to learn when and how that will happen.

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Episode 79: The Pencil Man Cometh

Tim’s not with us today, but we do have a guest we’re excited to chat with: California Cedar Products’ own Charles Berolzheimer! He talks to us about his company celebrating its centennial anniversary, his family’s role in the pencil manufacturing industry, the inception of Blackwing Volumes and sheds some light on the ideation and creation process. What are his favorite Volumes’ editions? You’ll have to listen in to find out!

Pre-Order Plumbago Magazine, Issue 2 and save $2! 36 pages of graphite goodness with writing, comics and illustration from the community.

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Episode 78: "Debossed Bees" Is My New Band Name

As temporal beings in a material world, our preferences and usage habits change. As such, we periodically like to update our popular Top Five lists. In Episode 78, join Andy, Johnny, and Tim as they also add paper and accessory categories to this eternal ranking practice. Plus we discuss the Plumbago Magazine Issue 2 preorder, and some of the latest notebook offerings.

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Episode 77: Taking Up Space in My Pencil Case

Tonight, Andy, Johnny, and Tim take on Summer release season. We talk about the new stuff from Baron Fig, Blackwing, Field Notes, and Write Notepads. There’s a lot of blue, some water, some shapes, fire, even a wooden hammer. From Tahoe to the Chesapeake Bay (with maybe a little campfire along the way), don’t miss this week’s dive into the deep-end of stationery goods.

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Episode 76: A Suspicious Amount of Pencils

Coming off of a few weeks’ rest, your three Peerless Pencilheads are back to talk about the art of travel journaling. More specifically, we’re looking at what to pack when you’re packing your pencils during travel season this year. You’ll never look at a zippered pencil case or pencil cap the same way again.

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Episode 73: Millennial Pink Rosé

Your three fearless hosts are back after an April Fools' coup. Tonight they are joined by their favorite Pencil Ladies, Caitlin Elgin and Caroline Weaver from CW Pencil Enterprise. Join in for candid discussions about Caroline’s new book The Pencil Perfect and rapping about the latest releases from Baron Fig, Write Notepads, and Blackwing.

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