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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#16: Kickstart My Heart

May 31st, 2012 · 45 minutes

In this episode Brad talks about the popularity of the Pilot Hi-Tec-C as a platform for Kickstarter projects. The Pen Type-A started it all - can its followers match its success?


#15: Casing the Joint

May 24th, 2012 · 41 minutes

In this episode Brad talks about some of his favorite pen cases as well as a new competitor to the Pilot Hi-Tec-C. Myke gives a Vanishing Point update now that he has had some time to spend with it and professes his undying love for all things Retro 51.


#14: Vanished in Customs

May 17th, 2012 · 37 minutes

In this episode Myke finally gets his Pilot Vanishing Point through customs and to his house and Brad talks about a pen he loves on the complete opposite end of the pricing spectrum.


#13: The Back to Work Kit

May 10th, 2012 · 43 minutes

In this episode Myke talks about his new Pilot Vanishing Point. Oh wait, he doesn't BECAUSE IT IS STILL STUCK IN CUSTOMS! Brad and Myke also discuss the pens they take to work and how to protect them from the non-pen addicts among us.


#12: Houston, We Have A Fountain Pen Problem

May 3rd, 2012 · 35 minutes

In this episode Brad talks about his latest purchases - yes, two more fountain pens. The guys also answer reader questions around interesting barrel markings and Moleskine alternatives.


#11: Analog vs Digital

April 24th, 2012 · 31 minutes

In this episode, Brad and Myke take a look at the digital applications that compliment their analog workflows. Can pen and paper be fully replaced by technology? Not for these pen addicts!


#10: The Major Haul

April 18th, 2012 · 38 minutes

In this episode Brad recaps his highly successful - if not bank breaking - trip to the Atlanta Pen Show and Myke elaborates on his newfound fascination with knockers.


#9: Get The Lead Out

April 12th, 2012 · 45 minutes

In this episode Brad discusses his new fascination with one of the smallest fountain pens on the market and he and Myke discuss a few favorite mechanical pencils.


#8: Retro Style

April 5th, 2012 · 31 minutes

In this episode Myke talks about his new favorite pen and why it has taken over the top spot in his arsenal. Brad also teases what his latest acquisition is and the guys chat about pen suppliers in the UK.


#7: Not Your Grandfather's Fountain Pen

March 29th, 2012 · 34 minutes

In this episode of The Pen Addict Brad and Myke discuss some of their favorite fountain pens and why a certain portable fountain pen has rocketed to the top of their respective charts.