I have recently become quite the podcast addict. I like music but sometimes I think podcasts are a little more engaging, especially since I have an hour to drive a day when commuting. Podcasts are a great way to learn more about a subject and get involved in a passionate creative community. Did you know that there is a whole niche of stationery podcasts?! Well in this post we’ve picked out our favourite stationery and planner themed podcasts. If, like me, you’re a stationery obsessive who wants to learn more about the history and community of stationery as well as being able to get advice and tips from seasoned stationery addicts then read on to find the right stationery podcasts for you.
Erasable – for pencil enthusiasts
The podcast for pencil enthusiasts, I’ve already featured this podcast on my blog in a post all about pencils (more interesting than it sounds I swear, check it out!) and it’s peaked my interest in the seemingly simple tool. The show is hosted by Johnny Tim & Andy. Two of the hosts also run their own blogs dedicated to the world of pencils. The podcast is relaxed friendly and really informative. Side effects may include buying more pencils than you ever thought existed. They also have an extra podcast called ‘Extra Dark’ which includes extra discussion from the hosts after the main show is done.
BYOB Pen Club – for pen enthusiasts who want relaxed discussion
What happens when you give alcohol to a group of pen enthusiasts? This podcast. Basically the podcast is by a group of friends who wanted to see more casual free form discussion about fountain pens which is of course helped along by the booze. It’s actually live and comes our every Wednesdayat 8:30pm (EST) but if you’re like me and have no idea how to convert that into your local time then you can of couse listen to the archive. There’s a really big team which is made up of Oscar, Jim, Sarah, Ralph, Phil, Michael, Jesi and Yvgenii. They all have their own personal stationery preferences and all bring something different to the podcast. Check it out here.
Planner Girl Chatter – for planner addicts
A podcast by the Arizona Planner Girls, an amazing blog and collaborative community of planner enthusiasts. Planner Girl Chatter is the podcast where 3 lovely ladies sit down and talk all about their love of planners, share tips, tricks and everything in between. The podcast is aimed at complete beginners as well as more experienced planner addicts. The chat in the podcast is really relaxed and you get the feeling that these 3 are really great friends. Why not have a listen next time you sit down with your planner?
Goulet Pens – for reviews & info on pens
Goulet Pens is an amazing online store anyway but they also have TWO stationery podcasts all about the world of pens. They have a general Pen podcast and a specific Q&A podcast for all your burning questions about their products and pens in general. This is a really great choice if you want clear explanations about all your pen questions. Goulet really what they’re talking about so this is one of the best places to learn more about the complicated world of pens.
Pen Addict – for pen enthusiasts
The Pen Addict is a weekly podcast hosted by Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley. Brad is the creator of The Pen Addict, the amazing blog all about pens. In the past Brad was frustrated by not being able to find the right pen so started blogging and reviewing pens for others. His blog has grown and grown and with it the podcast. There are now over 300 episodes of the pen addict! There are some really great informative episodes like the glossary podcast which is where they explain all the technical terms of the pen world. My favourite was the term ‘rail-roading’. Any ideas what that means? If not then you’ll need to listen to The Pen Addict to find out!