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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#334: Yes, I Am a Tastemaker

November 14th, 2018 · 76 minutes

Every awesome paper product on the planet released in the past week, and we are here to break it down. We also talk double-nibbed fountain pens, and Brad comes clean about being a tastemaker.

#333: Top Five Pens 2018

November 7th, 2018 · 92 minutes

Do you want to know what pens, pencils, paper, and inks are the best? Brad is here to tell you.

#332: The Big Little Pen Show

October 31st, 2018 · 79 minutes

Live from a hotel room in Toronto! Our 2018 Pen Addict World Tour wrapped up in epic fashion, with stops in New York City and Toronto. Ana, Brad, and Myke discuss what turned out to be a very eye-opening trip. Come along for the ride!

#331: A Podcaster’s Grind

October 24th, 2018 · 72 minutes

Road trip time! Ana, Brad, and Myke are headed to New York City and Toronto this week to wrap up the 2018 Pen Addict World Tour. Hear about our plans, and get ready for the ride!

#330: This Pen Will Never Die

October 17th, 2018 · 57 minutes

We talk about a lot of amazing pens this episode. The Sailor King of Pen. The Lamy Safari. Retro 51. But none - NONE - hold a candle to the one pen to rule them all.

#329: Electric Raspberry Blurple

October 10th, 2018 · 63 minutes

The Podcasting Don is here, with an offer you can’t refuse. Like a concrete (boots?) pen for example. Or a Pink Robot, or some shiny inks. You know what, you can’t refuse any of it, and that’s why you are here!

#328: The Longest Relationship I've Ever Had

October 3rd, 2018 · 61 minutes

Brad is back from Dallas with tales to tell. It was a great event! We also discuss more new Sailors, including a first look at the Key Lime 1911, and have a special request for our listeners.

#327: Japan Can Help You

September 26th, 2018 · 56 minutes

Another week, and ten Sailors for Myke. Ok not ten, just two this week. And maybe eyes for a few more. We also dig into the new Field Notes and Blackwing releases, and Brad preps for the Dallas Pen Show.

#326: Pen Addict and Pens Rule!

September 19th, 2018 · 55 minutes

How do you handle partially used notebooks? Brad declares notebook bankruptcy, but is that the best solution? Myke remains on Sailor high alert, and we also explore what Pilot is doing with their new Explorer fountain pen, much to Brad’s chagrin.

#325: Sailor Museum Curator

September 12th, 2018 · 63 minutes

It is known that we are big Sailor pen fans here, and Myke is laying the groundwork for his own personal Sailor Museum at home. I wonder if they will do a better job on their next anniversary lineup than Pilot has with their 100th?