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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#263: Optimus Prime in My Pocket

June 28th, 2017 · 70 minutes

What is your expectation of a flex nib? We discuss that, plus the new Edison Pearlette, Uni-ball Signo Needle, Field Notes Campfire edition, and the Panobook from Studio Neat.


#262: Why Do I Have a Hulk Fist?

June 21st, 2017 · 67 minutes

It was a big pencil week at the Pen Addict household, with new Blackwing, Baron Fig, and CW Pencils loot landing in the mailbox. We also discuss Brad’s appearance in a Japanese stationery magazine, new flex nibs, and what our friends at Lamy are up to.


#261: Prolonged Writing Comfort

June 14th, 2017 · 63 minutes

Brad and Myke are back from their travels and in front of the mic once again to discuss all things stationery. We recap the Raleigh Pen Show and discuss Brad’s recent Kickstarter activity, plus the sadness of the new Star Wars Lamy pens.


#260: The Awakening

June 7th, 2017 · 67 minutes

Has it really been five years since we updated our Top 5 lists on the podcast? We review our lists from 2012 and give them a 2017 update.


#259: Another Thing in a Long Line of Things

May 31st, 2017 · 53 minutes

This is a show of things, and we discuss all of them this week. There are new products, upcoming pen shows, and, our favorite, pen companies doing weird things.


#258: Kind of Not Interesting

May 24th, 2017 · 57 minutes

What makes stationery so interesting to all of us? Do you care about ink properties of the gel ink pen you are using? We do, and we talk about it. And gosh darn, people like it!


#257: I'm Not Gonna Do Homework

May 17th, 2017 · 73 minutes

Brad and Myke finally get to talk to each other this week! We do a proper follow-up of the Chicago Pen Show, talk new products from Baron Fig and Field Notes, and of course pay our respects to the amazing Susan Wirth.


#256: Excellent Question

May 10th, 2017 · 75 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined this week by Joey Cofone of Baron Fig to discuss, well, EVERYTHING!


#255: Flipped My Toupee

May 3rd, 2017 · 71 minutes

The Bullet Journal has taken on a life of its own over the past year and we had its creator, Ryder Carroll, on to discuss how his life has changed since we last spoke to him.


#254: I Nearly Passed out, and You Started Crying

April 26th, 2017 · 59 minutes

Brad and Myke are back to their normal podcasting setup after another amazing Atlanta Pen Show. The voices are creaky, but the stories are awesome. Thank you all for a wonderful weekend!