From pencils and paper, and each-others “weird quirks” to the current and future of technology, the hosts discuss whatever they like.

About the show

Every fortnight, hosts Andrew Hathaway, Julian Kay and Jordan Appleson discuss topics from pencils and paper, and each-others “weird quirks“ to the current and future of technology and whatever else they like.

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  • Episode 40: Bum Imprint

    April 18th, 2020  |  59 mins 2 secs
    animal crossing, desks, gaming, lockdown, minecraft, nintendo, ps4, setup, streaming services, switch

    After catching up about the lockdown and the best foil to use, we discuss streaming services. Jordan finally has a desk at home, and Andrew has made some upgrades of his own. We wrap up the episode with the games that we’re playing and what we’re looking forward to in gaming.

  • Episode 39: I Gave It to You Because It Was Crap

    July 17th, 2019  |  46 mins 18 secs
    apple, electron, jony ive, microsoft, node, surface book

    An evening-made episode of Mavis in which we discuss Jordans new Surface Book and the pains of his old one, Electron apps and their issues, Jony Ive leaving Apple and modern day computing.

  • Episode 38: Dog Who Apparently Says Sausages

    July 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 25 mins
    electric vehicles, flying, fountain pens, ink, op-z, pens, planes, stationery

    After OP-Z follow up, we run through more new pens Andrew has, and the obvious best options for the new European electric vehicle laws on emitting external sound before moving on to our main topic, Jordan is learning to fly!

  • Episode 37: DubDub

    June 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 26 mins
    apple, display, field notes, hobonichi, homepod, ios, ipados, mac pro, macos, op-z, playdate, travel, tvos, watchos, wwdc

    After Field Notes & travelling follow up, we discuss the main announcements from WWDC 2019 (also known as “dubdub") that matter to us, before finally discussing Jules’ new OP-Z.

  • Episode 36: One Less Burger King a Month

    April 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    airpods, airpower, apple, face id, iphone

    An Apple-heavy episode in which we discuss Jules’ new iPhone, AirPods cancellation, AirPods, AirPods and AirPods.

  • Episode 35: Sir Nibalot the 2nd

    March 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 33 mins
    airpods, apple, apple events, apps, audible, books, field notes, fountain pens, hacking, hobonichi, imac, ink, ios, ipad, kindle, pens, reading, sailor, stationery

    This episode is packed full of golf, iOS applications for cars, books, new pens, notebook changes and Apple products.

  • Episode 34: Coming to Us Live From the Space Station

    March 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 28 mins
    apple, facebook, google, nasa, pen, pen addict, space, spacex, spoke, stationery, wallets

    Recorded during the SpaceX Demo-1 mission, we discuss a few Kickstarters related to stationery, Jules’ new wallet and the Panobooks we finally got our hands on, as well as frequent updates on how cool space is from Jordan.

  • Episode 33: Heartless and Evil

    February 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins
    apple, editing, facebook, facetime, ferrite, google, interaction, ipad pro, podcast, privacy

    Facebook & Google have their Apple enterprise certificates revoked, which means we can chat about how much we dislike them again! We discuss the issues relating to how Apple handled the FaceTime privacy bug, and Andrew shares his experience editing podcasts on the iPad Pro using Ferrite and an Apple Pencil.

  • Episode 32: Just Assume the Phasers are Set to Stun

    January 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    desks, discovery, fountain pens, games, gaming, movies, netflix, office, productivity, star trek, stationery, tv shows, workspaces

    Star Trek Discovery Season 2 discussions lead us down a violence-based rabbit hole, Andrew finally receives his new corner desk extension and we discuss how we like our workspaces.

  • Episode 31: Fountain Porn

    January 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 54 mins
    audible, books, fountain pens, hobonichi, karas kustoms, kaweco, kindle, moonman, nock co, reading, stationery, twsbi

    Jordan gets some new books and needs a place to contain them, Andrew has a bunch of new fountain pens with one very special item and Julian gets a cover for his Hobonichi Weeks.

  • Episode 30: Smells Like Horse

    December 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 33 mins
    audible, books, charging, fountain pens, kindle, new year, one note, reading, stationery

    As Andrew asks Julian to buy another fountain pen, we follow up on stationery and discuss how Jordan is getting on with the analogue world again. We’ve all been reading more books recently, and have things we are looking forward to in 2019! Oh, we also ended up talking about desks, charging and of course, Julian brought up OneNote.

  • Episode 29: I Missed You Jordan

    December 3rd, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins
    apple, ipad, notebooks, omnifocus, onenote, pens, productivity, shortcuts, stationery

    Jordan is back from his travels, and after follow up we discuss the changes Jordan is making in his stationery and digital life, alongside our issues with digital notes organisation. Andrew makes a special purchase and digs in to the fountain pen world, then discusses his new 11” iPad Pro, how he’s set it up and his general thoughts and review on the device and it’s accessories.

  • Episode 28: The True Pen Addict

    November 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 36 mins
    andrew, guest, julian, mavis, stationery

    Brad Dowdy, The Pen Addict, joins us as our very first guest on Mavis to talk all about the world of stationery! After catching up with who Brad is and what Brad does, we talk Jetstreams and “standard pens”, getting in to fountain pens, productivity in paper and overall talk about a bunch of great pens, pencils and paper!

  • Episode 27: The Pages Scrape on the Quilt

    November 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 38 mins
    apple, hobonichi, ipad pro, mac, microsoft, planners, stationery, surface

    After a break, we have some catching up to do! We discuss Apple’s September event, Surface’s October event and the new MacBook Air’s, Mac Mini’s and the long awaited iPad Pro’s from Apple’s October Event! Andrew has new devices, Jordan has been doing more reading and wants a Kindle, wrapping up with Jules and Andrew catch up on what our 2019 planners will be!

  • Episode 26: Potentially Incriminating

    September 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 32 mins
    26, andrew hathaway, andromeda, apple, arm, cbs, desks, episode 26, go, intel, iphone, jordan appleson, julian kay, mavis, mavispodcast, microsoft, ollin, september 12, surface, teams, vesa arm, watch

    Andrew has taken the simple approach to his desk as the corner-extension arrives soon, oh and we have Mavis stickers! Julian has a new Surface Go device and found his iPhone to be helpful for staying in touch with work-things. Lastly, we discuss designing software with a colour-filter active, Andrew rages at Teams and the upcoming Apple & Surface events!

  • Episode 25: Worst Way to Explain How Corner Desks Work

    August 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 26 mins

    In the news of Atlassian folding HipChat customers in to Slack, we complain about how Slack isn’t responsive and how Microsoft Teams’ notifications aren’t native yet, again.

    Following Andrews recent investment in his office we discuss how we like our workspaces to be, what we need and like including lighting conditions, the arm-status of chairs, the troubles of charging and so much much more.