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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#363: Deepbossing

June 12th, 2019 · 73 minutes

Brad and Myke talk about making things! We do that from time to time, especially as it relates to stationary stuff. Brad also recaps another excellent Triangle Pen Show, and they take a first look at the Platinum 3776 Rokka.

#362: A Blueprint of the Nib Grind

June 5th, 2019 · 63 minutes

Dan is back, and you have questions for him! In part two of our chat with Dan Smith from The Nibsmith, we get into the nitty gritty of what nib grinds are all about, and why you would want one. Plus, we answer all of the questions you sent in for Dan.

#361: Full-Time NibSMITH

May 29th, 2019 · 45 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined by Dan Smith, aka The Nibsmith, to discuss his origins in the pen community, and the adventure he has been on with his business over the past few years.

#360: Cancelling is Not an Option

May 22nd, 2019 · 69 minutes

This is the Pen Addict Game of Thrones crossover you have all been waiting for. Well, everyone except Myke that is. We discuss television stationery controversies, Lamy Ballpoints, Kaweco nibs, and Spoke Pens in this wide-ranging episode of your favorite podcast.

#359: Difficult Pickles

May 15th, 2019 · 68 minutes

Between Stan, The Deep, and Kyanite du Nepal, Brad had a difficult time choosing his favorite new products this week. And that’s not even close to all that was discussed on this amazing journey that we call The Pen Addict Podcast.

#358: Direct Vertical Upstroke

May 8th, 2019 · 52 minutes

The 2019 Chicago Pen Show is in the books, and we have the friends to tell you all about it. Brad and Myke go over several show recaps that have already hit the internet, discuss Brad’s aggressive pen cleaning tactics, and ask why is there such a thing as a nib review?

#357: The Porsche of Moleskines

May 1st, 2019 · 53 minutes

Brad has stated for years that Leuchtturm is the way to go if you are looking to upgrade your Moleskine, and now he has validation from one of the most prolific stationary users on the planet. We also discuss Myke’s very special Sailor, TWSBI Ink, and say Happy World Stationery Day to all!

#356: Busy Week in the Inbox

April 24th, 2019 · 72 minutes

We got a ton of feedback on last week’s episode, mostly in Brad’s email inbox. We go through those messages as part of an overall discussion about pen commentary and our place in it. We also dig into Kaweco’s soul, and what makes a Perfect Pencil.

#355: Redlight Project

April 17th, 2019 · 62 minutes

Brad and Myke dig into all of the recent pen news, including a rash of Kickstarter projects that bear a lengthy discussion. They also talk about what they are currently using, and answer all of the #ASKTPA. John Tesh, are you listening?

#354: As Legally and Safely as Possible

April 10th, 2019 · 60 minutes

Wait, are we still in Atlanta? No, but it sure feels like it. Brad and Myke wrap up the Atlanta Pen Show, talk final purchases, and catch up on the recent pen news.