Episode 115: Watermelon Slushies Every Single Day

In this episode, Ana, Caroline and Andi — your favorite hosts — go all in on some of their favorite non-pencil products, like lip balm, boxed wine, Imabari face towels, and more. They talk about where they get their best USPS postage stamp news, and how the Orchard Street Reading Society discusses books. We’re so excited you’ve stuck around for five years. Happy National Pencil Day, everyone!

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Episode 114: A Natural Fit (with special guest Alexander Poirier)

We do a lot of speculating about Blackwing editions here on the show, but today, Andy and Johnny get the scoop straight from source, with our special guest: Blackwing Brand Manager Alexander Poirier! He discusses all things Blackwing, like the release of the extra-firm Blackwing Natural and the brand-new Volume 811, and even the ideation and creation process behind the Volumes editions. You won’t want to miss this!

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Episode 113: The Whackbling

Erasable is five years old! Join Tim, Andy, and Johnny in this short episode for the Usual Fair of Tools of the Trade and Fresh Points and also a few looks back at five years of pencil podcasting.

This episode is one again sponsored by In Defense of Paper, making high-quality notebooks sourced and manufactured in the US. Visit indefenseofpaper.com/erasable to check them out, and use coupon code erasable to save $5 off your purchase.

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Episode 111: Eiffel Tower Points

Holy machined metal! Andy and Johnny are joined by Noah Bier from Brahman Design for the main topic of this episode, in which Erasable hosts a broadcast about pencil planes of international proportions.

This episode is one again sponsored by In Defense of Paper, making high-quality notebooks sourced and manufactured in the US. Visit indefenseofpaper.com/erasable to check them out, and use coupon code erasable to save $5 off your purchase.

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Episode 110: Open-minded AF

Happy 2019! Andy, Johnny, and Tim present their current methods of organization and planning for the new year. Tune in to find out who is writing a book, who is using a ballpoint pen, and who has sworn off all forms of caffeine.

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Episode 109: Expensive Things for the Desks We Don't Want (with special guest Mike Hagan)

The holidays are fast approaching, and we are here to solve all of your stationery related gift-giving issues. Tune in as Andy and Johnny are joined by Mike Hagan from Leadfast as we help you out during this stressful time of year, before which we share our own holiday dream wishlists.

This episode is one again sponsored by In Defense of Paper, making high-quality notebooks sourced and manufactured in the US. Visit indefenseofpaper.com/erasable to check them out, and use coupon code erasable to save $5 off your purchase.

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Episode 108: Fondling Notebooks

It’s the end of National Novel Writing Month, the 50,000 word November writing sprint in which brave souls pound out the first draft of a novel in 30 days. Tonight Andy and Johnny are joined by Less Harper, of the RSVP Podcast and Comfortable Shoes Studio fame, to talk about how this year’s NaNo went and what we have learned for next year.

This episode is one again sponsored by In Defense of Paper, making high-quality notebooks sourced and manufactured in the US. Visit indefenseofpaper.com/erasable to check them out, and use coupon code erasable to save $5 off your purchase.

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Episode 107: Election Chili

Seasons change. People change. Feelings change. It’s true for Exposé, and it’s true at Erasable. Every so often, we like to check back in with our current top 5 pencils. And Tim is back with us after a break; so this is a great night to check in. So check out our top pencil lists and details about other wonderfully pencilicious things.

This episode is sponsored by In Defense of Paper, making high-quality notebooks sourced and manufactured in the US. Check them out at InDefenseOfPaper.com/erasable, and use offer code “erasable” to save $5 at checkout.

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Episode 106: Single Barrel Pencil (With special guest Henry Hulan III from the Musgrave Pencil Co)

You might have noticed the recent social media presence of Musgrave Pencil company, the 102 year old pencil company located in Pencil City, TN. We are very happy to be joined a little later by Henry Hulan, former president of Musgrave and grandson of its founder. Find out what it takes to keep an American pencil factory going for over a century and what exciting developments Musgrave has in store for us in the near future.


This episode is sponsored by In Defense of Paper, making high-quality notebooks sourced and manufactured in the US. Check them out at InDefenseOfPaper.com/erasable, and use offer code “erasable” to save $5 at checkout.

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Episode 105: Way Past the Solstice

It’s that time of year. School is back in session. Sweaters are coming out of storage. Pumpkin Spice is a phrase uttered with either disgust or excitement. And our favorite stationery brands are releasing their fall releases. Tonight, we take a look at the latest offerings from Field Notes and Blackwing. Tune in to find out the best gear for Autumnal Reveries!

Special announcement: The theme of Issue 5 of Plumbago Magazine has been announced! Read more about that and pitch your idea!

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Episode 104: The Tree Does Not Care About Your Magnum Opus (With special guest Dr. Lenore Hoyt)

Maybe you’ve heard that graphite is a type of carbon. Maybe you’ve heard about how similar graphite is to diamonds at the molecular level. Maybe the idea that something black and soft being so similar to something shiny and hard made your head hurt. Tonight, Andy and Johnny are joined by Lenore Hoyt, chemist and co-host of the RSVP Stationery Podcast, to talk about the chemistry of pencils.

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Episode 103: I'm a Four-Minute Man (With special guest Will Fanguy)

We’re a podcast about pencils. It is a digital entity that exists in cyberspace but which centers on pencils and related IRL items. The irony has never been lost on us. Tonight in the most ambitious crossover event in history, Andy and Johnny are joined by Will Fanguy, co-host of Andy’s other podcast, Dot Grid, to talk about analog and digital ways to plan and be productive and where these lines get fuzzy. And, stick around after the musical outro for a fun little reunion.

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Episode 100: Keepin' it 💯 (With special guest host Caitlin Elgin)

More than four years ago, Tim Wasem, Johnny Gamber, and Andy Welfle were just mild-mannered men, until the day they were stabbed with radioactive graphite  that turned them into… pencil podcast hosts! Hitting the topics harder than a 4H, interviewing guests with the smoothness of a 6B, no stationery is safe from The Erasables! Special guest host Caitlin Elgin interviews the guys about how the heck they pulled off a centenary of episodes about... pencils?

To help us celebrate 100 episodes, buy a limited edition custom Erasable Baron Fig Confidant! With a bright yellow fabric color and a special variant of our logo foil-stamped on the front (designed by our friend TJ Cosgrove), all proceeds will go to support the continued operation of this show. But hurry — we'll stop selling it by the time episode 101 airs on July 25!

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99: We've Got 99 Problems and a Pencil Ain't One

Ah, the hum of AC units, oscillating fans, and bugs. Before we hit the big 100, we’re here to talk about the latest releases from Field Notes and Blackwing, as well as other interesting pencil items.

Issue 4 of Plumbago Magazine is now available for pre-order! Please consider pre-ordering your copy so you can help us raise capital for the initial print run. Plus, it'll guarantee availability of a copy for you. Check out the product page for more information and to place your pre-order.

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Episode 98: Super-Semi-Hex (with special guest Lary Grimaldi)

Field Notes. Maybe you collect them. Maybe you are even a completist. Maybe you fill them like no one’s business. Tonight, Andy, Johnny, and Tim are joined by prolific Field Notes user Lary Grimaldi. The quartet talk favorite editions, interior pages, pencils, and perhaps suggest some Erasable-specific Suggested Uses.

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Episode 96: Pro-level Hackwinging with Artist Jason Patterson

If you’re a member of our Facebook Group, you get to enjoy Hackwings on the regular. If not, picture well-matched Blackwing ferrules and erasers stuck atop your favorite non-Blackwing pencils. Our guest this week is artist and pro-level Hackwinger Jason Patterson, and your three hosts will wax PENCILSOPHICAL™ about this and other topics.

Plumbago Magazine is looking for a few good illustrators to contribute to Issue 4 (Summer 2018!) Find more information or subscribe to our newsletter at Plumbago.xyz


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