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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#88: Mollycoddling

January 8th, 2014 · 65 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke discuss their stationery resolutions and wish lists for 2014. Many challenges lie ahead in the new year as well as many budget-breaking purchases. Brad has already marked one off the list and the year just began!

#87: Putting A Pen Out To Pasture

December 31st, 2013 · 42 minutes

In this episode we cover a wide range of topics including a new Pen Addict Podcast Drinking Game, Myke's latest purchase and Brad's new favorite fountain pen for beginners. We also discuss how the Field Notes Cold Horizon edition handles fountain pen inks differently than other editions and, sadly, when it is time to retire a pen from daily use.

#86: We Have Bingo!

December 23rd, 2013 · 57 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke are joined by Mike Dudek from The Clicky Post. Mike fills us in on his rOtring obsession (spending our money in the process) and talks about his awesome woodworking skills. We also discuss the game taking the podcasting world by storm - Pen Addict Bingo!

#85: Getting Ink With Dan Bishop

December 17th, 2013 · 63 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke are joined by Dan Bishop from Karas Kustoms to discuss his latest project, simply called Ink. Dan fills us in on how the design came to be and the choices made for the Kickstarter launch. Myke also joins Team Pelikan and talks about a very interesting iPad/notebook case that found its way to his doorstep.

#84: Pen Blogging With Ed Jelley

December 10th, 2013 · 71 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke are joined by Ed Jelley to discuss all things pen blogging. How to get started, how to gain and keep an audience, how to work with vendors and much more. We also touch a bit on fountain pen ink maintenance and a new, super-limited edition Field Notes release.

#83: Something, Something Field Notes

December 5th, 2013 · 56 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke run the gamut from Field Notes cut sheets to wish list dissection to Myke's highly anticipated review of the Visionnaire. And Myke cries.

#82: Challenge Accepted

November 26th, 2013 · 41 minutes

In this episode Myke and Brad have loads of FU, including an update on the Polar Pen Kickstarter project and the new Field Notes Winter 2013 edition. We also chat a bit about Myke’s flatmate Sir Jony Ive and his (RED) Lamy 2000 and a couple of new pen projects that should be on your radar.

#81: You Stole My Wish List Item! - Gift Guide 2013

November 19th, 2013 · 73 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke are joined by the wonderful Ana Reinert from The Well-Appointed Desk. The three of us discuss all of our gift ideas for the upcoming holidays and also let the listeners know what is on our personal wish lists.

#80: It's A Scandal

November 12th, 2013 · 57 minutes

On this episode, Brad and Myke revisit an old topic they hoped they would never need to again: The Visionnaire. Things are getting ugly in Visionnaire land, and no real answers are to be found. On a more positive note, we talk about brick and mortar pen shops and two worthwhile causes that need your attention.

#79: Golden

November 5th, 2013 · 51 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke touch on every topic under the sun; new Field Notes standard and special editions, Kickstarter pens, leather notebook cases, and the funding of Nock Co. Brad also does a quick run through of fountain pen 101 tips that have been on the listeners minds.