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

#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.

#78: Roll Your Sleeves Up Dowdy

October 29th, 2013 · 46 minutes

In this episode Myke handles interview duties as Brad Dowdy and Jeffrey Bruckwicki join the show to discuss all things Nock Co. The Kickstarter project is coming to an end and the guys are ready to get down to production. They also talk about the nuts and bolts of fulfillment and what the future holds for the company.

#77: I'm A Lost Cause

October 24th, 2013 · 61 minutes

In this episode Brad races back from the airport to chat with Myke about the many goings on in the pen world. Kickstarter projects continue to stay in the news, new pen resources are available, and Brad has completed a long awaited review.

Bonus: Tweets were answered!

#76: It Has Two Nibs

October 15th, 2013 · 56 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke follow up on a pen purchase that Brad has been wanting to make for months and finally did. Brad also talks about the big update to his Top 5 Pens list, including two separate fountain pen lists and the much requested fountain pen ink Top 5.