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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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.
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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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
In our three-quarters-of-a-hundo 75th episode, your three aging hosts are joined by pencil blogger Michael Hagan from Lead Fast. They explore the vast world in pencils from India, take a look at the new Blackwing notebooks, and talk about Field Notes’ new writing contest. Read More
You may have heard of a New York-based company called Baron Fig that’s setting the stationery world on fire once every two weeks, and then some. Tonight, Johnny and Andy (Tim is away) are joined by Baron Fig founders Adam Kornfield and Joey Cofone, who are happy to announce a new Kickstarter campaign that will expand their brand out of paper. Read More
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. Read More
It's a brand new month, and our fearless co-hosts are refreshed and ready to go with Fresh Points, Tools of the Trade, and a very special discussion about homemade pocket notebooks, fancy chalk and whiteboard markers, and lots of other pencil-adjacent stationery. Read More
Tonight, we are joined by Dee Scolardi from The Weekly Pencil! Join Andy, Johnny, and Tim as they rap with Dee about her blog and discuss such pencilicious topics as the new Archer pencils from Baron Fig and the Big Boy and Baby Confidant notebooks they just released. Read More
Many of us in Pencildom have been going through a box lately; a box from CW Pencil Enterprise that shipped on March 1st. The first installment is out, and your hosts are here to talk about the theme and the contents. We also discuss the latest Field Notes quarterly release, the Utility Edition and much more. Read More
Today, we're talking with our friend and fellow podcaster, Harry C. Marks, about a post he made in the Erasable Facebook group about stationery companies releasing quarterly subscriptions — how can they sustain these constant reinterpretations of notebooks and pencils? Are their tweaks and reinventions a response to their customers' wants and needs? Or are customers reacting to the constant new releases? A political news show-style conversation ensues.
You may notice that there is no episode 68 — that's because the last time we recorded, we ended up with unusable audio. That's a shame, so we decided to leave a place for it in the episode lineup. Pour a little out for our fallen audio. Read More
Tonight, we get to talk to someone responsible for designing pencils! Perhaps you have marvelled at the swelt Bridge Pencils or the rare Jumbo Hex pencils from Hester & Cook. Andy and Johnny get to talk to Music City-based Courtney Cochran, the talented designer behind Hester & Cook’s stationery. Read More