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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#110: Gauntlet Down

June 12th, 2014 · 68 minutes

Myke is back and on the attack. Don't bring your weak products up in here and think they are going to get a pass! The boys discuss a huge amount of question marks behind The Scribble, a pen that can match any color in the world. They also discuss Sailor ink changes, Brad's introduction into the world of the Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter, and, of cou…

#109: I Have Colors!

June 4th, 2014 · 82 minutes

While Myke is away the kids will play! This week, Brad is joined by guest host extraordinaire Ana Reinert from The Well-Appointed Desk. They discuss a huge range of topics, including Cross pens, Kickstarter, specific pens for specific papers, and revisit some old favorites. Thanks for filling in Ana!

#108: The Worst Pen Review Of All Time

May 29th, 2014 · 49 minutes

Myke and Brad are joined by Tim Fletcher this week on the podcast. Don't know who that is? Neither did we so I guess you should listen and find out. Also, the rebirth of the TWSBI ROC!

#107: Getting Crunk With Myke

May 19th, 2014 · 47 minutes

In episode 107 of the podcast, Brad and Myke go through the feedback from the bag dump episode last week, discuss the completion of the Nock Co. Kickstarter campaign, and talk about a coach who not only had a love of the game but of pens as well. They then get into Glossary Version Two and lay the groundwork for future discussions.

#106: Knolling

May 13th, 2014 · 42 minutes

Bag dump time! Brad and Myke dump out the contents of their bag (one more neatly than the other mind you) and discuss what their every day carries are like. Myke is a showcase of function while Brad is a whirlwind of excess. Who needs to carry a dozen pens everywhere they go!

#105: The Kimono Is My Roll-Stopper

May 8th, 2014 · 61 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke discuss EDC pens, a very enlightening reader email and that the Lamy Safari may not the best pen for beginners. Then the boys discuss the two new amazing fountain pens added to their respective collections over the past week.

#104: Hate That Dude

May 1st, 2014 · 61 minutes

Myke is back from the Ull conference with tales of pen love at one of the techiest meet ups on the planet. Pen Addicts are taking over the world! Brad gives an update on Nock Co. and more graduation pen ideas before getting into the big Top 5 Pens update. The worst pens Brad has ever reviewed are also discussed. Let's make people mad!

#103: Twitter Q&A

April 22nd, 2014 · 65 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke field all the Twitter questions! They cover pen recommendations, nib types and uses, and $2 pens that give us more joy than $200 ones. Thank you to all the listeners who submitted questions!

#102: Shopping Brad and Business Brad

April 17th, 2014 · 54 minutes

The winners are here! The winners are here! Our big Episode 100 giveaway comes to a close this episode when we name the winners of the five amazing prize packages. Were you one of the winners? Brad also recaps his experience at the 2014 Atlanta Pen Show, talking about the pens he bought, and, more importantly, the people he met.

#101: Lots of Brad's Face

April 8th, 2014 · 45 minutes

To say our socks were knocked off over the feedback from last week's epic Episode 100 would be an understatement. The kind words were amazing and we thank you so much. We get back down to business this week with Brad's 2014 Atlanta Pen Show shopping list. With the experience of two previous shows under his belt this one looks to be a doozy.