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

#27: I Need To Take A Shower

August 16th, 2012 · 33 minutes

In this episode Brad gives his first impressions of his new Lamy 2000 and Myke discusses his huge pen and paper haul from his vacation. Myke also drops a bombshell by anointing a new favorite pen.

#26: It's Got Little Curves To It

August 9th, 2012 · 33 minutes

In this episode, Brad is joined by special gust host Stephen Hackett of The gents discuss Stephen’s transition from barely being able to fill a page in his notebook to filling 10 of them in the span of a year. Stephen also talks about some of his favorite pens and why they work for him.

#25: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Club

August 2nd, 2012 · 42 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke discuss the lost art of handwriting and offer tips on how to improve yours. Brad also shares a few lesser known Pen Addict facts, and the boys talk about their current pen ordering withdrawals.

#24: Storage Wars

July 24th, 2012 · 34 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke talk about pen storage, more specifically, how Brad keeps all of his wares organized at home. The gents also follow up on Brad's Lihit Lab Teffa pen case trial run, and talk about the stabbiness of the Pilot Vanishing Point EF nib unit.

#23: That's How An Addict Thinks

July 19th, 2012 · 42 minutes

In this episode, Brad talks about a recent purchase and why he might have been happier waiting a couple of weeks to buy it. The guys also talk about the concept and pitfalls surrounding "gift pens, and also answer some listener mail.

#22: It's The Hole Up There

July 12th, 2012 · 42 minutes

In this episode Myke puts Brad on the spot right out of the gate about his love for a certain paper product. Brad also gets his hands on a prototype of a popular Kickstarter pen and breaks it down for the listeners.

#21: The Pens That Shall Not be Named

July 5th, 2012 · 39 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke talk about what pens are on their wish list and other pens need to be created. The guys are also challenged not to mention a couple of their favorite pens on this episode and Brad, for one, fails miserably.

#20: Myke's Top 5 Pens

June 21st, 2012 · 35 minutes

In this episode, Myke shares his current Top 5 pens and why they work so well for him. We also discuss some listeners Top 5's and Myke also shows off his ninja-like Google skills.

#19: Brad's Top 5 Pens

June 21st, 2012 · 38 minutes

In this episode, Brad discusses his recent Top 5 Pens blog post. Number one is no surprise, but the overall list is quite a departure and a changing of the guard for The Pen Addict.

#18: Breaking The Bank

June 14th, 2012 · 45 minutes

In this episode Myke goes off the deep end with his latest purchases, including not one, not two, but THREE new Retro 51 pens. Brad and Myke also follow up on a new pen case they both just bought, and Myke comes up with a great new notebook hack.