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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#234: Temperamental Little Beast

December 7th, 2016 · 78 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined this week by MIke Matteson from Inkdependence. It is a wide-ranging discussion, from ink reviews and favorite colors, to ethics in pen reviews.

#233: Andrifolio Candrinople

November 30th, 2016 · 73 minutes

Who knew that the shower pen topic would have so much feedback? Our listeners apparently, which is why they are awesome. We also review the Field Notes Black Ice edition, and talk about the grey market in the pen world.

#232: That's Standard Desk

November 23rd, 2016 · 77 minutes

Myke is back from his house shenanigans and is just in time to talk new Field Notes! Black Ice is interesting, as is the Steel & Flint pen, new Montblanc Ink, and shower pens!

#231: Myke Didn't Make It - Holiday Gift Guide 2016

November 16th, 2016 · 61 minutes

Ana Reinert joins Brad this week for our annual gift guide episode. We cover it all, even Myke’s write-in votes, as we get you set for the holiday season.

#230: The Cover Is Marbled

November 10th, 2016 · 61 minutes

What makes a composition book a composition book? Brad has opinions. We also discuss new pens, moving notebooks, the death of handwriting, and stationery subscriptions in this action packed episode.

#229: The Most Nervous Pen Repair of All Time

November 2nd, 2016 · 61 minutes

Brian and Lisa Anderson of Anderson Pens join us this week to talk about EVERYTHING! How they got their start, their first foray into selling pens online, travelling to pen shows, opening a brick and mortar store, and what is next for their empire.

#228: Hashtag Snail Mail

October 26th, 2016 · 52 minutes

Big mail episode this week, all of the snail mail variety. We get through about half of your #asktpa letters, with more to come in future episodes. Thank you all for writing!

#227: Myke Was Indeed Right

October 19th, 2016 · 66 minutes

We must admit, Myke is right a lot, but he has never been more excited to be as right as he was this week.

#226: The Girl with the Glitter Pens

October 12th, 2016 · 46 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined this week by Pen Friend Michelle Leung to talk about pens - what else! Michelle schools us on how amazing Toronto is for stationery lovers, and how she acquired her grail pen.

#225: Field Notes Kremlinology

October 5th, 2016 · 63 minutes

Myke is back from the London Writing Equipment Palooza and has stories to share - and videos too! We also get into the Lunacy that is the latest Field Notes release.