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Roundtable discussion podcast about fountain pens, ink and the people who go crazy for them, from Fountain Pens Oceania. New episodes every fortnight.

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Roundtable discussion podcast about fountain pens, ink and the people who go crazy for them, from Fountain Pens Oceania. New episodes every fortnight.

    60 - Pen Friends

    60 - Pen Friends

    To kick off 2020, we shout out some of our favourite online content creators in the pen community, and share our wishlist of guests and collaborators. We also read some listener suggestions for topics to feature this year. 
     
    This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 
     
     
    FORMAT
     
    01:28—WWAWW 
     
    Sharyn: Pilot Vanishing Point Tropical Turquoise 
    Diana: Franklin-Christoph 19 Black & Creme F SIG w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue 
    Chuck: Aurora Optima Resin Yellow CEF 
     
    05:24—Reviews 
     
    06:59—Pen Friends 
     
    The Pen Addict Pen Friends 
    Mountain of Ink (IG: @mountainofink) 
    Leigh Reyes (IG: @leighpod) 
    @nagasawapenstyleden 
    @nagasawa_umeda 
    The Gentleman Stationer (IG: @gentlemanstationer) 
    Parkablogs (IG: @parkablogs, Youtube: Teoh Yi Chie) 
    @inkywanderings 
    @nibsandflourishes 
    Fude Fan (IG: @fudefan) 
    @yellowpress 
    @oliveleafcalli 
    @inquisitivequill 
    Appelboom Pennen 
    Top 3 Pens of Chuck (The Nib Section Podcast) - Appelboom Pennen 
    @ink_numa 
    Macchiato Man (IG: @macchiatoman.official) 
    State of the Union 2019: Fountain Pen Ink - Macchiato Man 
    @yellowpenman 
    @bokumondoh 
    Bushimen (IG: @bushimen_) 
    @attilasultis 
    Jose Naranja (IG: @jose_naranja) 
     
    35:47—The Guest Wishlist 
     
    Fountain Pen Companion Podcast 
    @stringsandpedals 
    @inkantadora 
    @urbanhafner 
    @danimad 
    @penaddict 
    @wonderpens 
    Indy Pen Dance 
     
    49:58—Listeners’ Suggestions 
     
    Lamy Pico Lx Rosegold 
    Graf von Faber-Castell POTY 2020 Sparta 
    Frank Underwater 
    Episode 36 - Hopes and Predictions for 2019 
    Index of TNS topics up to December 2019 
    Stationery Wiki 
     
    1:09:41—Recommendations 
     
    @incorrectcqlsub 
    'Succession' Composer Breaks Down His Scoring Process in 'Moonlight,' 'The King' & More - Vanity Fair 
    'Succession' Composer Breaks Down the Theme Song - Vanity Fair 
    @spendwiththem 
    The Nanny 
     
    1:22:28—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 
    Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

    • 1 hr 23 min
    59 - End of Year Q&A (2019 Edition)

    59 - End of Year Q&A (2019 Edition)

    The hosts discuss their fountain pen highlights of the year, what they’re looking forward to in 2020, and answer some listener questions. 
     
    This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 
     
     
    FORMAT
     
    01:11—WWAWW 
     
    Diana: Nakaya Decapod Twist in Heki-tamenuri SM w/ Diamine Bach  
    Sharyn: Franklin-Christoph 65 Diamondcast Blue F SIG w/ Robert Oster Flaming Blue 
    Brian: Pilot Kakuno Clear with maki-e converter 
    Chuck: Aurora Optima Sole BB w/ Akkerman Gele Oker Van Frans 
     
    05:15—News 
     
    09:00—Fountain Pen Highlight of the Year 
     
    Episode 51 - The Ones That Got Away (Sydney Pen Show Edition) 
    Episode 40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimania Edition) 
    Episode 41 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (A Happy Cut of the Tine Edition) 
    Episode 52 - Audrey Matteson, Nib Doctor 
    Episode 42 - Ink Stories with Inkantadora 
    Episode 45 - Write Therapy 
    Lamy Dark Lilac - Mountain of Ink 
     
    19:44—Q&A 
     
    Montblanc Rudyard Kipling 1895 LE 
    ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo I XL - Peyton Street Pens 
    Nakaya 20th Anniversary Pen 
    Jacques Herbin Terre d’Ombre - Mountain of Ink 
    Montblanc Red Fox - Gourmet Pens 
    Sailor Kobe #17 Shioya Blue - FPN 
    Sailor Kobe #37 Harbour Island Blue - FPN 
    Sailor Kobe #58 Hyogo Canal Blue - FPN 
    Sailor Kobe #38 Kitanozaka Night Blue - Milligram 
    Sailor Kobe #2 Hatoba Pier Blue - FPN 
    Sailor Kobe #14 Maya Lapis - FPN 
    Troublemaker Inks 
    Yaching-style Bellflower - @thenibsection 
    Sailor Ink Studio 123 - The Pen Addict 
    Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue - Gourmet Pens 
    Sailor Jentle Yuki-akari - Alt.Haven 
    Montblanc Unicef Blue - Mountain of Ink 
    Montblanc Blue Palette 
    ASC Bologna Extra Mandarin Yellow - Bittner 
    Conklin Crescent Filler 
    Episode 46 - Recent Acquisitions (June 2019 Edition) 
    Roterfaden Configurator 
    “New coral red 21x28cm @_Roterfaden #Taschenbegleiter arrived today” - @diana_liwen 
    Lamy Safari “Bauhaus!” LE - @nagasawa_umeda 
    The state of Chuck’s current “minimal” collection - @thenibsection 
    Visconti Pentagon Fountain Pen - Appelboom 
    Life Kappan Note - Anderson Pens 
    Since this episode was recorded, the Edelstein 2020 ink has been announced (kudos to Sharyn for predicting Moonstone) 
    Aurora 100th Anniversary Special Edition Inks - Casa della Stilografica 
    Nagasawa single pen case - Rakuten 
    CORBO leather pen case - Rakuten 
    Lemon - @entree3000_ 
    Sebby and Lance - @sebby.lion 
    Sebby vs Decimos - @sebby.lion 
     
    1:28:34—Recommendations 
     
    Grow geraniums 
    Repot your container plants regularly 
    The Trip (2011) 
    The Banner Saga 
    Grey’s Anatomy 
    Soumaintrain 
     
    1:36:15—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 
    Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    58 - What Not To Buy A Fountain Pen Enthusiast

    58 - What Not To Buy A Fountain Pen Enthusiast

    Less of a traditional holiday gift guide, and more an expository of the hosts’ philosophies when it comes to gift-giving. 
     
    This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 
     
     
    FORMAT
     
    3:26—WWAWW 
     
    Sharyn: Pilot Decimo Japan Special Edition 2019 Violet F w/ Pilot Black 
    Diana: Opus 88 Omar Green w/ Pilot Parallel 3.8mm nib and Robert Oster Flaming Blue; Koloro Demonstrator Orange w/ Pilot Parallel 2.4mm nib and Montblanc Red Fox 
    Brian: Sailor x Bungubox Pro Gear Tsuyuhikari; Sailor Pro Gear Slim (“Terracota Lame”?) 
    Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Coral MCI (by Tav) 
     
    10:46—News 
     
    Aurora Optima 365 for 2020 - Appelboom 
    Franklin-Christoph 66 Stabilis Nuclear Green - Franklin-Christoph 
    Noodler’s Blue Ghost - Pulp Addiction 
    Pelikan Edelstein Garnet - Pen Chalet 
     
    15:59—Gift Guide 
     
    Episode 33 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018 
    Episode 8 - Holiday Gift Guide 2017 
    Pilot Petit2 Sign Pen - Jet Pens 
    Chup Socks 
     
    23:17—First Kakuno Mention 
     
    Pilot Kakuno - LarryPOST 
     
    24:42—Gift Guide continued 
     
    TWSBI Eco - Pensive Pens 
    Caran d’Ache 849 Claim Your Style Ballpoint with gift box - Bookbinders Design 
    Caran d’Ache 849 Nespresso 2 Ballpoint - Bookbinders Design 
    Satellite Sentinel Project - Wikipedia 
    George and Max: A love story made in Hollywood - Independent 
    Furi Pro East/West Santoku Knife 17cm - Furi 
    Organics Studio Nitrogen - Bookbinders Design 
    Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Red Fox Ink Cartridges - Pens de Luxe 
    Caran d’Ache Chromatics Ink Cartridges - Pens de Luxe 
    Pilot Iroshizuku Ink 15mL bottles - Pen Classics NZ 
    Midori MD Notebook A5 - Milligram 
    @pensivepens 
    @dryad_pens 
    @woodshedpenco 
    @newtonpens 
    @brooks_803 
    @scriptorium_pens 
    @herbertpencompany 
    Pilot Pensemble Single Pen Roll - LarryPOST 
    Musubi A5 Special Edition Journals - Musubi Atelier 
    Musubi Pen Cases - Musubi Atelier 
    Shumi no bungu bako Vol. 50 - Amazon 
    Shumi no bungu bako Vol. 51 - Amazon 
    Shumi no bungu bako ink catalog organiser insert - @yokohama_sumomo 
    Galen Leather Desk Accessories - Galen Leather 
    Finetec Coliro Watercolours - Not Just A Card 
    Yamamoto Paper Tasting sets - Yamamoto Paper 
    Simson Cards - David Jones 
    La La Land Greeting Cards 
    Woodmansterne Christmas Cards 
    Artists’ Cards 
     
    1:05:36—Second (and Third) Kakuno Mention 
     
    Limited Edition Colour Kakunos - Etsy 
     
    1:07:05—Gift Guide continued 
     
    Franklin-Christoph 
    Pilot Decimos 20 Colours Vol. 1 - Bookbinders Design 
    Montblanc 149 Calligraphy Flex 
    Stylo Art Karuizawa Stylo 
    Bokumondoh 
    Pilot Deluxe Kuro Seirei-Nuri - @inquisitivequill 
     
    1:29:58—Recommendations 
     
    Lodge cast-iron skillet 
    Dorothy L. Sayers 
    Beekeeping 
    Getting a lower interest on your home loan 
     
    1:40:58—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 
    Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    57 - Crossed (State) Lines

    57 - Crossed (State) Lines

    Our recording from during—and in the aftermath of—this year's Melbourne Pen Show. Diana also speaks to Patrick Santucci from Robert Oster Signature. 
     
    This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha), Kevin (@sentience), Mel (@the_fine_nib_chick) and Diana (@the_grynne). 
     
     
    FORMAT
     
    00:12—Introduction 
     
    Melbourne Pen Show (@melbournepenshow) 
    Robert Oster Signature Inks 
    Graf von Faber-Castell 
    Not Just A Card 
    Fountain Pen Supplies 
    Pensive Pens 
    Quillidyllic (@quillidylic) 
     
    19:12—WWAWW 
     
    Mel: TWSBI Eco F w/ Noodlers Lexington Grey 
    Sharyn: Lamy Linea Herringbone BP 
    Diana: Caran d’Ache 849 Claim Your Style Pink BP 
    Kevin: Midori Traveler’s Notebook Brass Pen 
     
    25:19—MPS Recap 
     
    Calligraphy Society of Victoria 
    Robert Oster Signature Flaming Blue 
    Crab Penholder - Fountain Pen Supplies 
    Pilot Parallel - Not Just A Card 
    Kyo-no-oto No. 07 - Not Just A Card 
    Opus 88 Omar Green - My Hearty Timber Box 
    Opus 88 Demonstrator Koloro Demonstrator Orange - My Hearty Timber Box 
    Bookbinders Design Australia 
    Fountain Pen Supplies 
    Fountain Pen Maintenance Kit - Fountain Pen Supplies 
    Ink Fix Subscription Box - Fountain Pen Supplies 
    Yaching-Style Bellflower - @thenibsection 
    Our MPS 2019 purchases - TNS on FB 
     
    37:38—News 
     
    Pilot Capless LS - Kobe Nagasawa 
    Pilot Capless Fermo - The Clicky Post 
    Pilot 2019 Japan Special Edition Decimos with gold trim - TNS on FB 
     
    49:29—Interview: Patrick Santucci from Robert Oster 
     
    @santuccipatrick 
    Tokyo international Pen Show 
    Robert Oster Exclusives 
    Robert Oster MudPack 
    Tokyo Blue Denim - @robertostersignature 
    Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue - Pen Addict 
     
    1:02:44—Recommendations 
     
    Whittakers Jelly Tip Block 
    Bumbler Boba Tea Tumbler 
    Mamasita 
    Tipo 00 
     
    1:11:04—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producers: Sharyn Zha, Mel Sanders, Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 
    Special thanks to Silvana for arranging a room for us to record in at the Malvern Town Hall. 
    Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    56 - Inktober; Recent Acquisitions

    56 - Inktober; Recent Acquisitions

    The regular Sydney hosts are reunited (virtually, if not physically) for a catch up before they head out again to attend the Melbourne Pen Show. Chuck, Sharyn and Di recap their Inktober and NaNoWriMo experiences, before looking at some recent acquisitions they’ve made. 
     
    This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 
     
     
    FORMAT
     
    03:12—WWAWW 
     
    Sharyn: Pilot x Mitsukoshi Decimo Red FM w/ Iroshizuku Asa Gao 
    Chuck: Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Amber-Orange & Cinnamaroon 1.1mm Cursive Calligraphy w/ Sailor Tokiwa-Matsu 
    Diana: Franklin-Christoph Model 19 Black & Creme Fine SIG w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue 
     
    12:19—Feedback
     
    13:10—Inktober/NaNoWriMo
     
    Inktober 
    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 
    5 Things I Learned From My First NaNoWriMo - Marina Berlin 
     
    36:20—Recent Acquisitions 
     
    Montblanc 149 Calligraphy Flex Nib 
    Pilot 2019/2010 Limited Edition Decimos - TNS on FB 
    The Stock Room - Franklin-Christoph 
    Fook Hing Trading Co. 
    Sharyn’s Franklin-Christoph haul - TNS on FB 
    Fook Hing Trading “Arctic Ice” - Fook Hing Trading 
    Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Stabilis Nuclear Green - Franklin-Christoph 
    Diana’s 2020 planners haul - TNS on FB 
    Quo Vadis Visual Weekly Desk Planner 
    Hobonichi Techo Cousin 
    Hobonichi Weeks 
    Nolty 6318 Planner - Amazon JP 
    Nolty 6500 Planner - Amazon JP 
    Episode 52 - Audrey Matteson, Nib Doctor 
     
    58:49—Recommendations 
     
    Fall of Civilizations Podcast 
    Showstopper! The Improvised Musical 
    NaNoWriMo 
     
    1:14:42—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 
    Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    55 - Care and Maintenance of Your Lamy 2000

    55 - Care and Maintenance of Your Lamy 2000

    The Melbourne crew are back this episode, as Mel and Kevin talk to Tom May about his work as Milligram’s official pen doctor for all LAMY and Kaweco pens. 
     
    The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania
    You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com 
    Go like us on Facebook! 
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram 
     
    The hosts were Mel (@the_fine_nib_chick), Kevin (@sentience) and Tom (@harry_longbaugh). 
     
     
    FORMAT
      
    01:18—WWAWW 
     
    Kevin: Lamy Lx Marron 
    Tom: Palomino Blackwing 602 
    Mel: Pilot Vanishing Point Tropical Turquoise LE Fine w/ Robert Oster Aqua 
     
    09:11—Feedback 
     
    Episode 49 - A Truly Committed Filth Monster (2nd Anniversary Q&A Edition) 
     
    18:49—Tom May, Milligram’s Pen Doctor 
     
    Milligram 
    Lamy Designers 
    Spheres (Kugel nibs) - Crónicas Estilográficas 
    The LAMY Nib Guide 
    Episode 48 - Colour Coordinating Is A Superpower 
    Lamy Dialog 
    Lamy Lady Fountain Pen Review - Write To Me Often 
    Lamy ST tri-pen - Milligram 
    Fountain Pen Supplies 
    Pensive Pens 
    Desk Bandit 
    Max Schumacher @maxschumacher98 
    Tav Sinanian @nunc_est_scribendi 
     
    1:07:10—News 
     
    Melbourne Pen Show @melbournepenshow 
     
    1:08:19—Lamy Nerd-out 
     
    Lamy 2000 Red (2013) 
    Lamy T53 Crystal Ink - Milligram 
     
    1:24:12—Recommendations 
     
    Arevo 
    Paris, Texas (1984) 
    OXART Pottery @oxartpottery
     
    1:29:09—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producers: Kevin Yank, Mel Sanders, Tom May. 
    Recording and editing: Kevin Yank, Diana Dai. 
    Special thanks: Tom May. 
    Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

    • 1 hr 30 min

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My favourite podcast!

Diana, Sharyn, Tav & Chuck are the heart of this podcast. There’s such great chemistry between these hosts that I catch myself smiling and laughing with them. The relationship dynamic here is the perfect recipe for making a fun and enjoyable podcast; and the best part is that they talk about fountain pens!! There’s a wide range of diverse knowledge to be had that I think anyone would appreciate. Thank you all so much for going the extra mile to make the fountain pen community so great!

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