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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Latest Episodes

#289: The Cousin is the Big Brother

January 3rd, 2018 · 73 minutes

Brad and Myke ring in the new year in the stationery world with talk of resolutions, buying restrictions, planning, and journaling. 2018 is going to be the best year ever!

#288: It's Called Chaos

December 20th, 2017 · 82 minutes

It was a chaotic episode in more ways than one this week, as Brad and Myke planted various flags in the ground for products old and new. And the Chaos pen makes a triumphant podcast return!

#287: Internal Sparkle

December 14th, 2017 · 54 minutes

Myke is back from Podcon, and Brad is swimming in an ocean of swirls. We also talk about backpacks, smelly copper, and all of your #asktpa.

#286: A More Aggressive Swirl Pattern

December 6th, 2017 · 78 minutes

Brad is the king of recency bias, so he fawns over the recent releases from TWSBI and Blackwing. We also discuss the Livescribe note taking system, the Pelikan Ocean Swirl, and pen buying moratoriums.

#285: The Love Toaster

November 29th, 2017 · 77 minutes

Two weeks and no talk makes for a big episode. Brad and Myke catch up on all the things, including a slew of follow up, timing a pen delivery in Las Vegas, and plenty of Field Notes news.

#284: Weird and Wonderful Stuff - Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 22nd, 2017 · 60 minutes

Ana reinert joins Brad and Myke for their annual gift guide episode. This time, we take listeners questions to help with all of your gift giving needs.

#283: A Significant Business in Clever Pen Cases

November 15th, 2017 · 63 minutes

There’s a new podcast in town, a new pen to buy, and a new Field Notes edition. We hit all of those things plus take a deep dive on product inspiration vs. knock-off.

#282: 100% Humidity Paper

November 8th, 2017 · 53 minutes

Brad reviews his new Moleskine notebook, and it doesn’t go well. We also discuss Unicorn Snot, $750 Sharpies, and spend some of Myke’s money on purple pens.

#281: Supercaligraphicexpialidocious

November 1st, 2017 · 65 minutes

Brad and Myke tackle tons of new products, including the latest from Tactile Turn, Hippo Noto, Penwell, and more. And don’t forget to check out our amazing listener artwork!

#280: I Want Jim To Tell Me Bedtime Stories

October 25th, 2017 · 59 minutes

Brad and Myke have returned to their respective homes after a great trip to Chicago. They recap the Field Notes event, talk about Brad’s trip journaling practices, and tease the upcoming Pen Addict Retro 51. There is also a ton of new product discussion, including possible Pelikan price changes.