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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.

    77 - Our Stationery Startup

    77 - Our Stationery Startup

    This episode, we pose a hypothetical: if we could design and make our own stationery product, what would it be? 
     
    This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 
     
     
    FORMAT 
     
     
    00:10—Intro
     
    Episode 76 - Brad Dowdy, Professional Pen Addict 
    Exploring the world of socially responsible stationery with Daryl of Musubi - Stationery Orbit
     
    04:58—WWAWW 
     
    Sharyn: Pilot Decimo Alumite Gray w/ Sailor Jentle Chu-shu 
    Diana: Faber-Castell Hexo Rose F w/ Caran d’Ache Infra-Red 
     
    09:47—Our Stationery Startup
     
    Kanilea Pen Co. 
    Ink Palettes - Mountain of Ink 
    Taccia Yukio-e Inks - The Well-Appointed Desk 
    @dickpageface 
    Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trios by Dick Page - Beauty Geeks 
    Philanthropy - Chantecaille 
    Curated Shop Pens - The Gentleman Stationer 
    Herbin Rouge Hematite - Mountain of Ink
    Let’s Talk About Caran d’Ache Chromatics Inks - Fountain Pen Follies 
    Maruzen Athena Sepia - Alt.Haven 
    What Color is “Qing”? - World of Chinese 
    Homer’s Sea: Wine Dark? - New York Times 
    PenBBS 129 Xu Zhimo - Mountain of Ink 
    Sailor Manyo Haha - Mountain of Ink 
    Zebra Super Marble Gel Ink Pens - Zebra 
     
    54:39—Recommendations 
     
    Produce Camp 2021 (Chuang 2021) 
    Reluctant Reality TV Star Vladislav 'Lelush' Ivanov Just Couldn't Get Voted Off Produce Camp 21 - The Project 
    Chuang 2021: Are You A Werewolf? 
    Heaven’s Official Blessing (Animated Series) 
    The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System 
     
    1:06:41—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producer: Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 
    Special guest: Brad Dowdy. Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    76 - Brad Dowdy, Professional Pen Addict

    76 - Brad Dowdy, Professional Pen Addict

    The guest this episode is the OG pen addict himself, Brad Dowdy. He chats with Diana about his blog, his podcast, and the joys and travails and responsibilities of being able to make a livelihood out of what you love. 
     
    This episode features Diana (@thegrynne) with special guest Brad Dowdy (@penaddict). 
     
     
    FORMAT 
     
     
    00:09—Interview: Brad Dowdy 
     
    Tinterías Podcast 
    Welcome to The Pen Addict! - The Pen Addict 
    The Enough Podcast 
    The Pen Addict Podcast - Relay FM 
     
    24:16—WWAWW 
     
    Brad: Sailor x Bungubox Pro-Gear Fujiyama Blue w/ Bungubox Fujiyama Blue 
    Diana: Franklin-Christoph Model 19 Black/Creme w/ Caran d’Ache Ultraviolet 
     
    27:29—Interview continued 
     
    The Pen Habit 
    Nock Co. 
    The Pen Addict Members 
    Ologies 
     
    1:35:40—Recommendations 
     
    Ted Lasso 
    Get your flu shot 
    The Endurance of Wikimedia with Katharine Maher - Why Is This Happening? 
     
    1:46:08—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producer: Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 
    Special guest: Brad Dowdy. Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    75 - Recent Acquisitions (April 2021 Edition)

    75 - Recent Acquisitions (April 2021 Edition)

    Our semi-regular report on recent acquisitions, including Pilot Decimos, Folio Notebooks from Musubi, the Montblanc Happy Holidays Special Edition, and playful stacked nibs. 
     
    This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 
     
     
    FORMAT 
     
     
    01:36—WWAWW 
     
    Sharyn: ST Dupont Large Palladium Diamond Head w/ Montblanc Unicef Blue 
    Diana: Montblanc Le Petit Prince Happy Holidays Fountain Pen EF w/ Aurora Black 
     
    09:20—Feedback 
     
    10:55—Recent Acquisitions
     
    Episode 40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimania Edition) 
    Episode 41 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (A Happy Cut of the Tine Edition) 
    Pilot Decimo Alumite - TNS on FB (2, 3) 
    Sharyn’s sneaky photo of the Decimos from March 2019 - TNS on FB 
    Episode 71 - Gem on a Nib 
    Appelboom 
    Montblanc Happy Holidays Solitaire LeGrand vs Montblanc 146R Burgundy and Sailor ProGear Realo Burgundy - TNS on FB 
    Musubi Cosmo Air Light 83 Folio Notebook - Musubi 
    Musubi Cosmo Air Light paper comparisons - TNS on FB 
    Episode 46 - Recent Acquisitions (June 2019 Edition) 
    Musubi Tomoe River 52 Folio Notebook - Musubi 
    Nakaya Piccolo Shakei-Sonsetsu - TNS on FB 
    Episode 73 - Your Pelikan Opinions are Valid 
    Pelikan M600 Vibrant Orange - The Pelikan’s Perch 
    Pelikan M805 Blue Dunes - The Pelikan’s Perch 
    The Bent Tines 13 - The World of Ebonite 
    Monty Winnfield 
    Regalia Writing Labs 
    Monty Winnfield’s Owl Nib and Peregrine Triple Stacked Nib - TNS on FB 
    Bokumondoh 
     
    1:37:59—Recommendations 
     
    The Big Short (2015) 
    Rockford’s Sparkling Black Shiraz 
    The Emperor’s Feast, Jonathan Clements (audiobook) 
    Queen of the South (season 5) 
     
    1:46:44—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producer: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    74 - Collectors Series Part 8: Max Penabler

    74 - Collectors Series Part 8: Max Penabler

    A tireless penabler, Max is a fixture of the Melbourne “fountain pen posse” and owner of Fountain Pen Supplies. Diana interviews Max for the Collectors Series. 
     
    This episode features Diana (@thegrynne), with guest Max (@crabbocrew) of Fountain Pen Supplies. 
     
     
    FORMAT 
     
     
    00:44—Interview: Max aka Crabbocrew 
     
    Milligram 
    Pen City 
    Savers Australia 
     
    11:19—WWAWW 
     
    Max: Pilot for Yotsuba Shizuoka's 70th Anniversary "Koki" w/ Lamy Dark Lilac 
    Diana: Nakaya Piccolo Cigar “Shakei-Sonsetsu” w/ Kyo-iro Cherry Blossoms of Keage 
     
    14:58—Interview continued 
     
    Episode 39 - Collectors Series Part 5: “Lamy Archaeology” 
    Tailored Pen Company 
    Woodshed Pen Co 
    Sailor x Joyful-2 Pro Gear Watarase Mint - @crabbocrew 
    Episode 47 - Collectors Series Part 6: Leo Fok 
    @tokyostationpens 
    Pilot x Sankodo LE Decimos - @calligraphynut 
    Pilot x Kobe Gradation Decimos - @nagasawa_umeda 
    Episode 55 - Care and Maintenance of Your Lamy 2000 
    Pilot 742 x Bokumondoh - @crabbocrew 
    Bokumondoh 
    Fountain Pen Supplies 
    Pensive Pens 
    Pulp Addiction 
    Bookbinders Online 
    Ink Fix Subscription Box - Fountain Pen Supplies 
    Ink Palettes - Mountain of Ink 
    @pen_and_inkcap 
     
    1:23:48—Recommendations 
     
    BreadkTalk Mangococo 
    Ahnitol 
    Buying a Knockoff of My Own Dress: An Educated Roast (actual fire used for Scientific Purposes) - Bernadette Banner 
     
    1:30:12—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producer: Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    73 - Your Pelikan Opinions Are Valid

    73 - Your Pelikan Opinions Are Valid

    To share their thoughts on Pelikan as a fountain pen brand, we have on this episode 3 loyal fans and 1 naysayer. Because all opinions are valid! 
     
    This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha), Leo (@inquisitivequill), Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Diana (@thegrynne). 
     
     
    FORMAT 
     
     
    02:24—WWAWW 
     
    Leo: Pilot Justus 95 FA 
    Tav: ASA Nauka Flora Green EF w/ Noodlers Navy 
    Diana: Pelikan Souveran M605 White Stripe F w/ GvFC Violet Blue 
    Sharyn: Pelikan M600 Red Tortoiseshell w/ Pelikan Edelstein Garnet, M600 Turquoise EF w/ Lamy Turquoise, M400 White Tortoise Richard Binder Extra-Flex w/ Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun
     
    10:52—Feedback 
     
    12:05—Brand Focus: Pelikan 
     
    Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl - The Pelikan’s Perch 
    The Nibsmith 
    Pelikan M815 Metal Striped - The Pelikan’s Perch 
    Pelikan M215 - The Pelikan’s Perch 
    Early Pelikan M900 Toledo - The Pelikan’s Perch 
    Pelikan 400NN - The Pelikan’s Perch 
    Pelikan Calculation of Times review - The Pen Habit 
    Pelikan Fire - Pen Chalet 
    Pelikan Evolution of Script - Bonhams 
    Seven Wonders of the World LE - Pelikan 
    Pelikan Pura - LarryPOST 
    Pelikan M640 - The Pelikan’s Perch 
    In Praise of the Pelikan 400 - Reddit 
    Pelikan Hubs 
    Episode 53 - The Other German Pen Brand 
    Episode 5 - Pelikan Hubs Recap, or How to Be A Stationery MacGyver 
    The Story Behind Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black - The Pelikan’s Perch 
     
    1:11:36—Recommendations 
     
    Matt Goulding - Rice, Noodle, Fish 
    Top 5 Pens of Leo (Inquisitive Quill) 
    Philosophy Tube 
    Maltesers Truffles 
    Daniel Goleman - Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships 
    Woollykins Complete Mending Kit 
    Woollykins Boro Mending Kit  
     
    1:28:12—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producers: Sharyn Zha, Leo Fok, Taveet Sinanian and Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    72 - Journaling for Productivity

    72 - Journaling for Productivity

    Fountain pens and journals go together like bangers and mash. In this episode, Sharyn and Di go through their most used journaling systems, from their non-artistic bullet journals to their ink journals. 
     
    This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 
     
     
    FORMAT 
     
     
    01:03—WWAWW 
     
    Sharyn: TWSBI Diamond Mini White Rose-Gold V2 Medium w/ J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor 
    Diana: ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo L Medium w/ Caran d’Ache Idyllic Blue 
     
    07:38—Montblanc 2020 Calligraphy Nib 
     
    Episode 71 - Gem on a Nib 
    Episode 53 - The Other German Pen Brand 
     
    13:32—Journaling for Productivity 
     
    About - Bullet Journal 
    A Deep Dive Into How I Use My !Not Artistic! Bullet Journal To Organize My Brain - Kate Elliott 
    Di’s bullet journaling system 
    Life Kappan Grid A5 - Wonder Pens 
    Traveler’s Notebook Regular Size - LarryPOST 
    Hobonichi Techo Day-Free - Hobonichi 
    Episode 14 - Analog Strikes Back 
     
    43:48—Other kinds of journaling 
     
    Midori 5 Years Perpetual Diary - Bookbinders Online 
    A Brief Guide to Keeping a Commonplace Book - Notebook of Ghosts 
    A new method of making common-place books - John Locke 
    Creating and Keeping a Fountain Pen Ink Journal - Fountain Pen Love 
    Life Schopfer Notebook B5 - The Journal Shop 
    Sharyn and Di’s ink journals - TNS on FB 
     
    1:15:20—Recommendations 
     
    Caran d’Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen - Caran d’Ache 
    @thekangaroosanctuary 
    @crazy_wombat_lady 
    Wombat poop: Scientists reveal mystery behind cube-shaped droppings - BBC 
     
    1:24:30—Thanks and Credits 
     
    Producers: Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai. 
    Recording and editing: Diana Dai. Music: Michael Pearce. 
    Logo: Will H. Smith. 
    Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

    • 1 hr 25 min

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