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

#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!

#253: Live from the Atlanta Pen Show 2017

April 23rd, 2017 · 60 minutes

It's Atlanta Pen Show time!

Brad, Myke, and Ana are live in front of a studio audience at the 2017 Atlanta Pen Show.

The crew are joined by Vito Grippi from Story Supply Co and Jonathon Brooks from Carolina Pen Company to talk shop and tell them why they're so awesome.

#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.