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From literature to carpentry, accounting to space travel, the wood-cased pencil and its ancestors have undeniably been at the center of creation and innovation for centuries. Join Johnny, Tim, and Andy on The Erasable Podcast as they discuss and pay homage to these seemingly simple tools of human expression. Hosted by Johnny Gamber, Tim Wasem, and Andy Welfle.

From literature to carpentry, accounting to space travel, the wood-cased pencil and its ancestors have undeniably been at the center of creation and innovation for centuries. Join Johnny, Tim, and Andy on The Erasable Podcast as they discuss and pay homage to these seemingly simple tools of human expression. Hosted by Johnny Gamber, Tim Wasem, and Andy Welfle.
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From literature to carpentry, accounting to space travel, the wood-cased pencil and its ancestors have undeniably been at the center of creation and innovation for centuries. Join Johnny, Tim, and Andy on The Erasable Podcast as they discuss and pay homage to these seemingly simple tools of human expression. Hosted by Johnny Gamber, Tim Wasem, and Andy Welfle.

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Episodes

Episode 121: I'm Not Bossy. I'm the Boss (with special guest Caroline Weaver)

7/23/2019
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Teachers says you need a pencil case. You are tired of dropping your pencils down the library stairs. What to do? Tune in to episode 121 for a discussion of pencil cases with special guest Caroline Weaver.

Duration:00:59:11

Episode 120: Impossible Points

7/15/2019
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It’s been a few weeks, and some of our favorite companies have dropped some lovely new releases since we last recorded. We’ll be back next week with a special guest, but this week, we present another Fresh Points episode full of limited edition goodness. Issue 6 of Plumbago Magazine is available for pre-order! Head over to the product page to place your pre-order, and save $2 per issue!

Duration:00:50:37

Episode 119: Johns Hopkins and the Half-a-Bluejays

6/25/2019
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Summer is upon us, and we are here to greet the season with a breezy Fresh Points episode featuring all of the Graphite Goodness you’ve come to expect for 119 episodes, including a discussion of the latest limited edition from Blackwing. If you can find points that are fresher, you listen to ‘em!

Duration:01:00:23

Episode 118: Spotify Take the Wheel

5/31/2019
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Today we get musical and chat about the music we listen to while writing. To accompany this episode, we put together a little Spotify playlist with our music suggestions, available in show notes.

Duration:01:38:56

Episode 117: Traumatic Tattoos

5/20/2019
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Andy is not with us tonight, but Tim and Johnny are joined by Mike Hagan, of Leadfast fame. Tune in for a short Fresh Points episode from the hairier co-hosts and bearded guest Mike!

Duration:00:38:18

Episode 116: Cedar Slob

5/1/2019
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Today as the weather gets warmer across much of North America, we’re talking about writing outside. We discuss some of our favorite places to write out of doors, from balconies to firepits to coffee shops. We have our preferred al fresco tools and methods, and of course, will mentally assemble our proverbial desert island pack.

Duration:01:36:04

Episode 115: Watermelon Slushies Every Single Day

4/1/2019
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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!

Duration:01:11:41

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

3/21/2019
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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!

Duration:01:15:45

Episode 113: The Whackbling

3/1/2019
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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.

Duration:01:01:14

Episode 112: Stationery is My Copilot (with special guest Bull Garlington)

2/14/2019
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Sign here, please. Tonight, we three hosts are joined by writer and signature expert Bull Garlington — the Analog Attorney — as we discuss developing your signature signature.

Duration:01:27:25

Episode 111: Eiffel Tower Points

1/25/2019
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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.

Duration:00:55:15

Episode 110: Open-minded AF

1/9/2019
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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.

Duration:01:23:03

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

12/12/2018
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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...

Duration:01:25:47

Episode 108: Fondling Notebooks

11/28/2018
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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...

Duration:01:26:41

Episode 107: Election Chili

11/8/2018
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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...

Duration:01:24:39

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

10/14/2018
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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...

Duration:01:08:14

Episode 105: Way Past the Solstice

10/4/2018
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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!

Duration:00:46:22

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

9/19/2018
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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.

Duration:01:17:04

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

8/28/2018
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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.

Duration:01:33:13

Episode 102: Aggressively Sharpie'd (With special guest Caroline Weaver)

8/14/2018
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It’s that time of year again: lists, big packs of pencils, and ten cent composition books. It’s back to school time already! Tonight, Andy and Johnny are joined by none other than Caroline Weaver from CW Pencil Enterprise, to discuss the best pencils and pencil paraphernalia with which to outfit your kids and and even yourself this fall.

Duration:01:27:01