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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Episode 62: Baron Fig and His Dozen Archers

Today, we’re excited to be the first to cover the birth of a brand-new pencil, the Baron Fig Archer. To celebrate, we’ve invited Joey Cofone and Adam Kornfield, the founders, onto the show to celebrate! We get graphitey and gritty with them as we discuss the company’s origins, its future and dig into the details of the Archer.

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Episode 61: South Baltimore Fancy Quarterly Stationery Party

This fall, the quarterly editions of three of our favorite brands all came out within a week. Join Andy, Johnny, and special guest Chris Rothe of Baltimore’s own Write Notepads & Co. as we discuss the latest Field Notes Lunacy Edition, Blackwing Volume 344, and of course Write Pads’ Royal Blue Edition. Fall in!

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Episode 60: CarboWeld Stronger Points

For an in-between weeks episode, your three brave hosts are joined by intrepid hostess Caitlin, recording from the CW Pencils Graphite Mines with Andy while he's in New York City. Tonight, we tackle yellow pencils, and not the cowardly kind. Find out if any of these canary-colored beasts are worth your time, money, consideration, and sharpener wear.

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Episode 59: Too School for Cool

Tonight, your hosts take you on a tour of the Back-To-School season of 2016. We run through our favorite back-to-school supplies of this year. If you could go back in time a month, this episode might make your life easier. As it is, you can just reminisce about your frenzied trip down the BtS aisle at Target, dumping crates of ten-cent composition notebooks and brightly striped Ticonderogas into your cart.

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Episode 58: Rammstein in the Shower

Bleistifte! We’ve discussed Japanese pencils and American pencils at length, but we’ve seemingly overlooked products from that great pencil-producing country, Germany. Join Andy, Johnny, and Tim as they discuss a bit of the history of pencil-making in Germany and what makes German pencils so special. Ausgezeichnet!

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Episode 57: The F Bomb

Have you ever wondered where those funny pencils with a #2 and a fraction pencils fit into the hardness/softness scale of pencils? These are your #2 1/2s, your F grades. Today, we explore that funny little half-grade that exists between HB and H, between #2 and #3. Plus a Snapchat update from Tim, gifts for Johnny, and a plea to Blackwing from Andy. 

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Episode 55: Taxonomy of Stubbage (with guest June Thomas)

There have been some great releases from the USA in the last few weeks, and we are waiting to see what Blackwing has cooking up for us. While we wax both critical and hopeful on these and other topics, we are joined tonight by Slate’s June Thomas — back herself from other shores, where the stationery getting is good. Tune in for a Worldwide Pencil Party like no other. Tonight’s episode is sponsored by our friends at Write Notepads & Co., whose summer release, The Kindred Spirit, hits members’ mailboxes this week.

This episode is sponsored by Write Notepads & Co, now with a membership program! For $99 a year, you get access to their super limited quarterly releases. Check out their website for more information. 

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Episode 54: Rubber Lubbers (with guest Ana Reinert)

After more than 50 episodes, we finally tackle our namesake: erasers. We're joined by our good friend and Veteran Eraser Destroyer Ana Reinert of The Well Appointed Desk (and now also of the Art Supply Posse podcast!). Listen in as we  discuss aspects of erasers that we look for and some running-down of our favorite erasers.

This episode is sponsored by CW Pencil Enterprise, purveyors of superior graphite. Now through Monday, June 20, CW Pencils is offering an Erasable Eraser pack, with five erasers curated by Andy, Tim, Johnny, Ana and Caroline. Buy a pack on their site for just $4.50, 25% off retail price for individual erasers.

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Episode 53: My Badger is Better Than Your Badger

Get out your Stars and Stripes, and get to wavin’. Tonight, we are presenting the second episode in which we explore pencils made in the Land of the Free. Stay tuned to find out how to save 15% on pencils by a certain American brand we know and love with tonight’s sponsor.

This episode is sponsored by CW Pencils, purveyors or superior graphite. From now through June 4, all Erasable listeners can get 15% off all General's products. To take advantage of this offer, build your cart and upon checkout, enter the discount code "ERASABLE". This order is only good once per customer, so be sure to order everything you need in one go!

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