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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#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.

#279: Live at Field Notes HQ

October 18th, 2017 · 67 minutes

Brad and Myke visit Field Notes HQ in Chicago and chat live with Jim Coudal and Bryan Bedell.

#278: I Failed You, Myke

October 11th, 2017 · 71 minutes

It’s been a big shopping month at The Pen Addict household, with Brad receiving his latest purchases from Franklin-Christoph, Woodshed, and Schon DSGN. He talks about those, plus pencil love, Lamy’s Black Amber problems, and our upcoming live event at Field Notes.

#277: A Low Chance of Succeeding

October 4th, 2017 · 68 minutes

Myke regales us with the tale of his visit to the London Pen Show, where he almost wasn’t allowed to enter. We also discuss Japanese stationery partnerships, take personality quizzes, and mention more animals in this episode than in the previous 276 episodes combined.

#276: I Bought Seven Nakayas

September 27th, 2017 · 61 minutes

It’s Top 5 Pens update time! We discuss Brad’s annual update to the most popular page on his site. What new products made the cut? What old ones got dumped? Listen in to find out.

#275: Field Notes X

September 20th, 2017 · 60 minutes

The new Field Notes is out, and Brad and Myke play the guessing game of what each other think about the Fall 2017 edition. Spoiler alert: Duh.

#274: Treasures of the Earth

September 14th, 2017 · 62 minutes

Analog tools are the true treasures of the earth, but the digital world is making inroads. We talk about new crossover products from Moleskine and Wacom, plus a new collaboration in the pen world that has Brad very excited.

#273: Myke Hurley Appreciation Day

September 6th, 2017 · 60 minutes

Myke is back from his world tour and we catch up on all the goings on in the pen, pencil, and Kickstarter world.

#272: Waiting for an Intervention

August 30th, 2017 · 58 minutes

Brad is back from the San Francisco Pen Show, and brought along Joey Feldman to recap one of the best pen shows of the year.

#271: Anti-Myke

August 23rd, 2017 · 67 minutes

Brad is so ready to go to the San Francisco Pen Show he can’t stand it. Myke tries to reign him in, but it’s not possible.