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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Episode 70: Tim Wasem and His 10B Voice

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.

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Episode 69: The Nütbok with Harry C. Marks

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.

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Episode 67: Unstale, Unblunt Objects

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.

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Episode 66: Not Everything Sucked

2016 is fast fading and might go down as the year that erased the most celebrities. But not everything that happened this year sucked. We got another year of Blackwing Volumes and Field Notes, and Write Notepads released their membership to wide acclaim. Tune in to wave goodbye to 2016 with Andy, Johnny, and Tim, as they rap about their favorite pencil and stationery items of 2016.

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Episode 64: Mit Mesaw and the Top Fives

Tonight, Tim is back after paternity/Cubs leave. He, Andy, and Johnny update their top fives for the first time in almost a year. Check out the cross-overs and the arguments about which pencil is Top Dog Number One.

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Episode 63: Composing Ourselves

Tim is taking a bit of paternity leave, in order to welcome his daughter into the world. Andy and Johnny are joined tonight by Less Harper, artist, art therapist, and pencil hero. We’ll be discussing composition books, as a segway into National Novel Writing Month, which starts today. Tune in, and compose yourself accordingly.

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