The Pen Addict

The Pen Addict is a weekly fix for all things stationery. Pens, pencils, paper, ink – you name it, and Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley are into it. Join as they geek out over the analog tools they love so dearly.

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#219: My Box of Goodies

August 24th, 2016 · 60 minutes

Myke went to the US and returned home with a box of goodies bigger than any pen show he’s ever been to. We talk about his haul, Brad’s new pen, and the upcoming San Francisco Pen Show.


#218: None of My Pens Have Suitable Ink

August 17th, 2016 · 59 minutes

It is #asktpa time here on the podcast as we catch up on all of the questions from the past several weeks. Myke also takes the Platinum Plaisir for a test drive and Brad looks at the latest notebooks from Story Supply.


#217: Complete Systems Failure

August 10th, 2016 · 59 minutes

Brad is back from DC and shares all the tales of wonder from the biggest pen show on the planet. He also bought stuff.


#216: FIVE?!?!

August 3rd, 2016 · 75 minutes

We got a little Cronzy this week on the podcast, and just just because our good friend Ana Reinert joins us once again. We talk about the resurrection of Omas, too many Field Notes, and the upcoming Washington DC Pen Show.


#215: Maximum Peak Weirdness

July 27th, 2016 · 67 minutes

We hit it this week gang - maximum peak weirdness! Pen shooting, pencils, and bamboo are just the appetizers of the main course of this episode.


#214: The Garish Quota

July 20th, 2016 · 69 minutes

Brad and Myke hit on everything this week, from pencils and sharpeners, multi-cartridge fountain pens, and how Fuyu-gaki is the worst orange. They also have the definitive answer for the Trump pen.


#213: The Myke Hurley Signature Pen

July 13th, 2016 · 64 minutes

Ballpoint, gel, and rollerball pens make up the majority of the pens in use so Brad and Myke revisit some of the best of each style. We also get corrected on our pronunciation, and talk about coffee shops in a cabin in the woods.


#212: Captain Orange Beard

July 6th, 2016 · 47 minutes

It was a big week for pen news, including two new releases from Lamy, a big one from Montblanc, and a tease as usual from TWSBI. Brad and Myke also share their current writing setups.


#211: Running Out Of Coal

June 29th, 2016 · 71 minutes

Ed Jelley joins Brad and Myke this week to discuss blogging and burnout. It’s a wide ranging conversation and well worth your listen. We also follow up on the Field Notes Byline edition and the new J. Herbin 1670 ink.


#210: Tiny Tiny Pocket Tornado

June 22nd, 2016 · 68 minutes

Myke is back from WWDC and he got gifts! We talk about the goods that were delivered, and especially the Nakaya he got to test out. We also dig into the new Field Notes Byline edition, and we now have an Akkerman soundboard!