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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#314: Everyone’s Favorite Game

June 27th, 2018 · 56 minutes

Field Notes released a new quarterly edition, and Brad and Myke try to guess what each other think about the edition. They also discuss more new Sailor pens, and what to do about that, plus, fight over Lamy Orange ink.

#313: The Ocean is in My Hand

June 20th, 2018 · 59 minutes

Brad has the Sailor Pro Gear Ocean in hand, and is it as fabulous as he expected? Tune in to find out!

#312: Squidgy Marshmallow

June 13th, 2018 · 63 minutes

Buffeted by a balmy breeze, Brad and Myke discuss Platinum’s latest release, journaling skills - or lack thereof - and what 3-D printing can do for the pen community.

#311: The Worst Possible Paper

June 6th, 2018 · 75 minutes

Brad is joined by Mike Matteson of Inkdependence this week to recap the Triangle Pen Show, follow-up on the state of the stationery industry, and answer all of your #asktpa.

#310: A Mini Reckoning

May 30th, 2018 · 57 minutes

What does the future hold for the stationery industry? Brad and Myke look into their crystal balls, and inevitably get things wrong.

#309: Cool Your Boots Over There

May 23rd, 2018 · 66 minutes

Brad is back from Houston, and is heading to Raleigh! We catch up on his travels, new Kickstarter projects, and the latest from Retro 51.

#308: Full Metal Body

May 16th, 2018 · 60 minutes

Do you really want to hear how Brad packs for a pen shop visit? Apparently so, as he lays out his gear for a trip to Dromgoole’s in Houston. He and Myke also dig into new Kaweco and Pelikan special Editions, and answer all of your #asktpa questions.

#307: Welcome To Two Months Ago

May 9th, 2018 · 66 minutes

Two weeks between recording gives the boys a lot to talk about! Everything from new product talk, to Sailors, Pelikans, Kanilea pens, and more. Join in on the fun!

#306: Pen...cil

May 2nd, 2018 · 57 minutes

Interested in making your own fountain pens? We follow-up on our previous #asktpa with feedback from two just-getting-started pen makers. We also talk about the challenges of good mechanical pencil design, and pick the perfect pen for a Park Ranger.

#305: I Believe in Standards

April 25th, 2018 · 68 minutes

It’s new notebook day on the podcast, as Brad and Myke discuss a slew of new releases crossing our desks. Limited editions were also a hot topic, this week hotter than most with the launch of the Retro 51 “The System” rollerball.