Take Note

Take Note

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Life through the lens of our notebook


62: Hay Bales
Oct 15 • 27 min
In this episode, Adam and Ted gather their thoughts and rally the creative troops for NanoWrimo, parse 90s sitcom visual style, and analyze the economics of the everything bagel.
61: A Little Leafy
Oct 8 • 25 min
We discuss the new Field Notes edition, Autumn Trilogy, plus coffee shops, Scottish officers, Chekov, and NaNoWrimo
60: The Decasode
Oct 1 • 47 min
Ryan joins Adam and Ted for a wide-ranger full of stationery, tuna, and seasonal beverages. Ted and Adam also break down their visit to Field Notes HQ, where Jim Coudal himself proved a generous host.
59: Fajita Dad
Sep 13 • 30 min
We take our notebooks to a diner and a Pirate party. We discuss the new CW Pencils pencil box, reading journals, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Oliver Sacks, and NaNoWrimo.
58: Useless but Wonderful
Sep 9 • 29 min
Ted learns something shocking about Adam before they delve into grocery shopping list analysis, including the best deal on lentils; Ted gets a mail call of pencils and a familiar pen from Adam; Adam goes for a nice, long walk; then they dig deep about…
57: Irregular Pentagon Actually
Sep 2 • 30 min
A pen we don’t like, nibs too fine, pencils and their accessories.
56: What You See in the Circus
Aug 26 • 34 min
Adam and Ted bring in the school year with a bevy of whaddya gots, checking in on the Wilco x Field Notes and Clairefontaine, extol what they’ve stuck with for years, and talk note-taking and page-ripping.
Sidenote: Chasing Papier in Paris
Aug 21 • 9 min
Taking a different approach in this Sidenote, Ted takes you along his Parisian stationery excursion. With a reprieve from Paris through the kids-eye view, he takes inspiration from Flaneuse by Lauren Elkin, bouncing from the delightful Papier Tigre to the…
55: An Audit of a ’60s Dry Cleaner
Aug 16 • 40 min
A stationery tour of Paris, big plans for Time Travelers Camp, and a couple of things we’re sticking with.
54: The Weirdest Guy at the Museum
Aug 2 • 33 min
This week we’re talking nonsense about hotels, bakeries, and museums. Then we get down to business: Is there a difference between journaling and note booking? And what are we sticking with?
53: The Eleventh Pencil
Jul 24 • 25 min
This week we investigate feline mystery novels and the Schlitterbahn. We also talk about long-standing favorites in our segment Stickin’ With It. Yes, Stickin’ With It.
52: Office Parrot
Jul 11 • 40 min
Ted puts this friendship to the test around the Wilco edition of Field Notes, Adam and Ted discuss the new National Parks edition of Field Notes, including the parks we could but won’t complain about to Field Notes. Field Notes Wilco edition from the…
51: Wilco X Field Notes
Jun 30 • 25 min
We dedicate an episode to Wilco, on the occasion of Adam stumbling across the Wilco X Field Notes six-memo book boxed set at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival
50: Peak Pen Dad
Jun 24 • 31 min
To commemorate the occasion of our 50th episode, we welcome Ryan Slie back to the airwaves and use his creative practice as inspiration for three brand new pieces of flash fiction, which we read ON AIR.
49: Pen-Losing Season
Jun 19 • 28 min
We discuss small pockets, notebook sizes we’d like to see, records, and the wrong time to say, “We can help out with that!”
48: Nib Nib Nib
Jun 6 • 34 min
Ted is back from a trip to D.C. and ready to share, including a great trip to Jenni Bick Custom Journals. Adam is getting to know some Kaweco, known issues in tow. It’s hurricane season, so let’s take note.
47: Avert, Avert
May 16 • 25 min
London, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Washington D.C.
46: Coffee & Tears
Apr 23 • 37 min
We discuss pretend diaries, Log & Jotter, and we all find out what happens when you add a duplicate episode number to your podcast feed. No tears.
45: Sheep Egg
Mar 26 • 32 min
This week we talk about books, bookish podcasts, and Terrace House. It all ties back to notebooks. Kinda. Barely. Not really.
44: Basic Birds of American Highways
Mar 18 • 37 min
We take a good square look at the Baron Fig Squire rollerball pen, talk shorter sentences, reflect on our kids’ taking notes, and celebrate the spring return of the vaunted Summer Beverage Series.
43: Colonial Magician
Mar 7 • 39 min
Adam and Ted review the Standard Memorandum and Blue Mountain editions from Word. Notebooks, dig into the CW Pencils quarterly box, raise a ferrule to five years of the Erasable Podcast, and venture deep into Stub Territory.
42: Smiles Catastrophe
Mar 5 • 31 min
This week Ted becomes a stationery ambassador and Adam can’t pick a new notebook. Resilient Kawecos, refilled Ohtos, and the two-point sharpener yields oohs. (And ahs!)
41: Adam Fixes the Internet
Feb 26 • 32 min
40: Hatin’ on Suzanne
Feb 19 • 52 min
Friend of the pod’ Ryan joins us to share his hilarious notes and discuss his notebooking process.