Brad is joined this week by Jacob, aka FudeFan, to discuss all things Japanese stationery. This big stores, the small makers, the secret handshakes, and even the throwing away of fountain pens - we cover it all!
Brad gives a planner update in the early stages of 2022, makes glowing remarks about the latest releases from TWSBI, Studio Neat, and Schon DSGN, and calls a listener a liar. So, you know, a normal show.
Have you heard? Brad LOVES the Pilot Custom 74. So much so, that he reviewed it this week, and elaborated further on its awesomeness this week. Brad and Myke also tier-rank fountain pen filling systems, and answer what features separate premium pens from standard pens.
Is it #TeamAL-Star, or #TeamSafari in 2022? The decision is tougher than it seems. Brad and Myke also answer the 500th episode question posed to listeners, and go through a detailed breakdown of the data gathered.
We did it! 500 episodes of a podcast about pens. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this journey!
I mean, if you are going to put coffee in your ink name, what else am I supposed to do? Myke talks Brad out of drinking ink this week, but not out of buying a celebration pen for next week’s 500th episode.
Brad and Myke have an idea for Episode 500, and we need your participation. Listen in to find out how to contribute! We also discuss TWSBI’s continued product creation, an exclusive ink library, and a very fast pen.
Stuff happens this episode, all of it fueled by the mighty coffee bean.
Brad and Myke go behind the scenes this week and talk about talking with brands, distributors, and retailers. What are the pros and cons of digging deeper into the stationery industry?
It’s a new year, so it is time for new themes. And new stationery. And new brand names that Brad makes up on the fly. Happy 2022!