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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#224: My Ink Smells

September 28th, 2016 · 71 minutes

UGH! Pen Pineapple Apple Pen! We bring you all of today’s hits on this episode, including a Lanier update, how and where to sell a pen, more death of handwriting talk, and catch up on the latest #asktpa.


#223: You Need Top-Zip

September 21st, 2016 · 93 minutes

Nock Co. launched a big Kickstarter for a big bag and Brad and Myke are here to discuss all of the details.


#222: Keep the Dream Alive

September 13th, 2016 · 53 minutes

Brad is joined by special guest Cary Yeager this week to discuss all things Fountain Pen Day. Cary shares how it all got started, the crazy growth over the past few years, and what is next.


#221: Thank You?

September 7th, 2016 · 57 minutes

Brad almost got buried in an avalanche of stationery during a shelf reorg this weekend, but he escaped to tell the tale. One of our anti-handwriting nemesis (nemeses?) didn’t get off so easily.


#220: Not That I'm Rugged

August 31st, 2016 · 57 minutes

Brad is back from the San Francisco Pen Show with his tales of wonder. It was a fantastic trip, and of course Brad bought stuff. We also talk about packing pens, paper, and ink as Myke gets ready for his big move.


#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.