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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#245: The Entire Thing is Orange

February 22nd, 2017 · 64 minutes

Brad is back from the Los Angeles Pen Show with wonderful tales and an epic haul. The Field Notes Utility Edition dropped during the live recording as well, so you can hear our first reactions. Plus, the coloring book to end all coloring books.


#244: Club Safari

February 15th, 2017 · 74 minutes

You can pry our Safari’s from our cold dead hands! Brad and Myke double down on their love for one of Lamy’s flagship pens. But did you notice one in their bag dumps? Interesting...


#243: I Don't Really Know How I Found You

February 8th, 2017 · 65 minutes

Can you believe it has been five years of a podcast about pens? Neither can Brad and Myke because it took a listener to remind them right before the show. That’s ok, because they covered all of the high points any five year anniversary show should!


#242: The Hype Man

February 1st, 2017 · 81 minutes

Our Kickstarter project launched and funded since last episode, so we go in to the show and announce our stretch goal! It has a little something to do with our favorite pocket notebook, so you will want to listen in and hear all of the details.


#241: Art Makes People Mad

January 25th, 2017 · 77 minutes

We like it when companies give us topics to talk about, and boy are we covered today! The Baron Fig Askew takes center stage, and Brad and Myke are on different sides of the ledger. Who loves it? Who hates it? Tune in to find out!


#240: A Mythical Colorful Bird

January 18th, 2017 · 89 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined by Tiff Arment to discuss the awesomeness that was the Philly Pen Show. How was the vibe? What did she buy? We also get into her recent purchases, including her first Nakaya.


#239: Previously Inksploded

January 11th, 2017 · 68 minutes

We have a real grab bag of topics for you today, including new Akkerman Ink, Fantasy Vanishing Points, and Primary Manipulation.


#238: P Goes to 80%

January 4th, 2017 · 68 minutes

Brad and Myke drop some maths and science knowledge on you this week, courtesy of our listeners. Confessions also continue, as Myke feels vindicated on his life choices.


#237: Oh Myke! Noooo!

December 28th, 2016 · 54 minutes

Do you have a stationery confession to make? You are among friends. Brad and Myke share their deepest darkest secrets.


#236: More Stuff Inside Your Stuff

December 21st, 2016 · 58 minutes

Brad stepped into the beehive with his talk about a product by This Is Ground called the Mod 3. He explains what is up with this case, and he and Myke discuss Myke’s latest pen acquisition. Plus - Field Notes in Christmas cards!