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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#252: We All Know the Pencil Is Superior to the Pen

April 13th, 2017 · 87 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined this week by Caroline Weaver of CW Pencil Enterprise to talk about - what else - pencils! We cover her background and early love for pencils, opening the online and brick and mortar shop, and writing her recently released book, “The Pencil Perfect”.


#251: That's Not a Colour

April 5th, 2017 · 61 minutes

Brad and Myke dig into new product news, featuring a Tomoe River notebook Kickstarter, and a Bluetooth attached pen. And what would new product talk be without Baron Fig! Brad also gives a big Nock Co. product pipeline update.


#250: The Cool Kids Room

March 29th, 2017 · 84 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined by guest emeritus Ana Reinert to commiserate over 250 episodes worth of podcasts. We also talk about Ana’s latest project and what to expect at the upcoming Atlanta Pen Show.


#249: An Astronomical Wallet Event

March 22nd, 2017 · 69 minutes

Brad is back from the Arkansas Pen Show with tales to tell. It was a different experience, and perfect in all the right way. Plus, he bought stuff.


#248: We're Extraordinarily Particular

March 15th, 2017 · 78 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined this week by Matt Armstrong of The Pen Habit. In a long overdue conversation we discuss Matt’s start with fountain pens, producing wonderful video content, and some of his favorite pens and inks.


#247: My Optima Is in the Shoptima

March 8th, 2017 · 68 minutes

Brad’s interview with Aurora was posted this week and we discuss the details, as well as the million dollar pen floating around the hotel where the interview took place. We also cover an excellent new machined pen, pencil box subscriptions, and a big batch of reader mail.


#246: Bursting at the Seams

March 1st, 2017 · 76 minutes

The Field Notes Utility edition is in hand, and the internet has things to say. Brad reviews his copies, and also discusses vintage Kaweco pens, Lamy weirdness, and Staedtler Styli.


#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!