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

#143: Horse Head in Myke's Bed

February 23rd, 2015 · 52 minutes

Brad and Myke welcome Dan Bishop from Karas Kustoms to discuss his great adventure to the Los Angeles Pen Show. As a first time show vendor it was great to get his insight on all of the goings on at one of the biggest pen shows on the planet.

#142: Agents Of Orange

February 16th, 2015 · 59 minutes

Brad and Myke catch you up on all the goings on over the last few weeks, including the quest for the orange Vanishing Point, which has unfortunately been solved. They discuss how Brad is wrong about Myke's favorite orange ink, lost pens, and more!

#141: Shiny Happy People

February 9th, 2015 · 55 minutes

Brad breaks out the feels in this Pen Addict / Analogue crossover event, as your hosts talk about the Lypen and Esterbrook and how to handle these types of public pen issues in a respectful manner. Myke talks about a pen buying rut he is in, and there's b

#140: All Follow Up Extravaganza

February 2nd, 2015 · 64 minutes

After two weeks of holding on to listener follow up Brad and Myke unleash it all in this weeks episode. They give a quick Pen Addict Kickstarter update (with a special guest appearance!), and later go deep into notebook follow up.

#139: This is Gonna Be a Party

January 26th, 2015 · 47 minutes

So we did this Kickstarter thing that turned out ok. And we talked about it a lot. And Myke maybe got a little teary.

You guys are the best. Thank you!

#138: We All Want a Lightsaber

January 19th, 2015 · 68 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined this week by Tony Sculimbrene from Everyday Commentary to discuss all things EDC. Why do we carry knives? What makes a flashlight special? What pens get the job done? And, most importantly, would you spend $1300 for a lightsaber?

#137: Notebook Emergency

January 12th, 2015 · 56 minutes

Break open a new notebook in case of emergency! That seems to be what Myke and Brad do, with each having five or more active notebooks in the rotation. Is this a problem? They also talk about falling in love with an old pen and read some amazing email.

#136: Have You Seen This Pen?

January 5th, 2015 · 63 minutes

Fun fact: Brad ignores Myke while they record. At least that's what is discovered this week as Brad so excitedly repeats something Myke had told him the week before.

The guys share stationery resolutions for 2015 and tips to improve handwriting.

#135: Shake it Like a Paint Pen

December 29th, 2014 · 58 minutes

Christmas has come and gone but Brad and Myke keep it going by talking about all the holiday goodies their listeners received. They also follow up on last weeks Field Notes rankings, all the new orange pens on the market, and a couple of new and polarizin

#134: It's a Gateway Edition

December 22nd, 2014 · 61 minutes

The Top 25 Field Notes Colors Editions, ranked! Brad and Myke break them all down, from Butcher Orange to Ambition and rank them against each other. What is your favorite Field Notes Colors release?