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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#25: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Club

August 2nd, 2012 · 42 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke discuss the lost art of handwriting and offer tips on how to improve yours. Brad also shares a few lesser known Pen Addict facts, and the boys talk about their current pen ordering withdrawals.

#24: Storage Wars

July 24th, 2012 · 34 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke talk about pen storage, more specifically, how Brad keeps all of his wares organized at home. The gents also follow up on Brad's Lihit Lab Teffa pen case trial run, and talk about the stabbiness of the Pilot Vanishing Point EF nib unit.

#23: That's How An Addict Thinks

July 19th, 2012 · 42 minutes

In this episode, Brad talks about a recent purchase and why he might have been happier waiting a couple of weeks to buy it. The guys also talk about the concept and pitfalls surrounding "gift pens, and also answer some listener mail.

#22: It's The Hole Up There

July 12th, 2012 · 42 minutes

In this episode Myke puts Brad on the spot right out of the gate about his love for a certain paper product. Brad also gets his hands on a prototype of a popular Kickstarter pen and breaks it down for the listeners.

#21: The Pens That Shall Not be Named

July 5th, 2012 · 39 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke talk about what pens are on their wish list and other pens need to be created. The guys are also challenged not to mention a couple of their favorite pens on this episode and Brad, for one, fails miserably.

#20: Myke's Top 5 Pens

June 21st, 2012 · 35 minutes

In this episode, Myke shares his current Top 5 pens and why they work so well for him. We also discuss some listeners Top 5's and Myke also shows off his ninja-like Google skills.

#19: Brad's Top 5 Pens

June 21st, 2012 · 38 minutes

In this episode, Brad discusses his recent Top 5 Pens blog post. Number one is no surprise, but the overall list is quite a departure and a changing of the guard for The Pen Addict.

#18: Breaking The Bank

June 14th, 2012 · 45 minutes

In this episode Myke goes off the deep end with his latest purchases, including not one, not two, but THREE new Retro 51 pens. Brad and Myke also follow up on a new pen case they both just bought, and Myke comes up with a great new notebook hack.

#17: Sketchnoting With Mike Rohde

June 7th, 2012 · 46 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke talk with designer, illustrator, and sketchnoter Mike Rohde about how the idea of sketchnotes started and all of the great projects it has lead to. Mike also shares with us the pens and paper he uses to capture his ideas and talks about his upcoming book "The Sketchnote Handbook".

#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?