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.



Latest Episodes

#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.

#100: Episode 100

April 2nd, 2014 · 67 minutes

This episode is for you, the listeners of The Pen Addict Podcast. We wanted to do something special so we put together the biggest giveaway ever, and designed a special commemorative t-shirt to boot. We can't wait for you to listen to Episode 100.

#99: To The Tippy-Top

March 25th, 2014 · 48 minutes

Oh boy. Brad is causing problems between him and Myke in this episode. Is this the end of the show as we know it?

#98: Space Credits

March 19th, 2014 · 64 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke are joined by Ed Jelley to recap the Long Island Pen Show. Ed provides great insight, especially concerning a purchase he made that knocked Brad's socks off. We also discuss Myke's Nock Co. order landing across the pond and the new Retro 51 Tornado Touch.

#97: I Don't Want My Pens To Touch!

March 11th, 2014 · 55 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke discuss all of the hot topics of the week including a possible new pen case design, the closing of Staples stores and a new podcast that aims to be our evil twin. We also discuss Brad's review of the JAWNS notebook and talk about the creation of his Edison Menlo.

#96: I’m Attached To Pencils

March 5th, 2014 · 66 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke are joined by Andy Welfle from to discuss pencils. No, we haven't gone off our rocker, we just want to learn! We discuss all things woodcase pencils, from materials, to lead grades, to some of Andy's current favorites. Is there a Pencil Addict podcast in the making?

#95: Fabber Castle

February 26th, 2014 · 47 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke discuss the amazingly thorough feedback they received from Episode 94. We love how passionate our listeners are! We also talk about the perfect new pen for Myke, a few recent reviews Brad has done, and a possible new addiction creeping into Brad's arsenal.

#94: The Pen Ambassador

February 19th, 2014 · 49 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke discuss the feedback they got from the EDC episode (#92) as well as further discussion on cold weather pens and inks. They also discuss new TWSBI products and the LA Pen Show before Brad questions what is really going on in the great big pen world.

#93: Never Say Never

February 12th, 2014 · 65 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke open up the floor and take questions from their followers on Twitter. The questions run the gamut from fountain pen nib modifications, to gel ink pens, to signing birth certificates. Yes, we went there. Brad also gives a Nock Co. update and a sneak preview of a new product collaboration available soon.