The Pen Addict

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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#204: Notebooks Filled with Garbage

May 11th, 2016 · 76 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined by Tiffany Arment this week to discuss her recent deep dive into all things fountain pen. Zero to Nakaya in less than 12 parsecs!


#203: #mykewastechnicallyright

May 4th, 2016 · 51 minutes

Brad is back from the Chicago Pen Show and Myke picks his brain about the event and how great of time it was. There was also a trip to Field Notes HQ that Brad and Ana took, making Myke forever jealous.


#202: We Ship On Time

April 27th, 2016 · 52 minutes

Who knew Hugh Jackman could pull off an amazing Montblanc ad? He nailed it, and Myke and Brad nailed the rest of the episode as well. Myke helps name a new pen, Brad gets digital, and they both talk about coloring animals. And don’t forget to let Brad know what classic pens need to be revisited!


#201: Sky at Night

April 20th, 2016 · 50 minutes

Brad and Myke made it back home safe and sound from the Atlanta Pen Show and talk about the weekend that was. They also follow up on the Moleskine Smart Writing Set origins and the pinkest of pink fountain pens.


#200: Episode 200, Live from the Atlanta Pen Show 2016

April 17th, 2016 · 71 minutes

This week's episode comes to you live from the Atlanta Pen Show. Hear Brad, Myke, and Anna talk about their experiences of the show, in front of a fantastic audience.


#199: It's Almost Like You're a Professional

April 6th, 2016 · 74 minutes

ALMOST THERE!!! Brad and Myke are thisclose to being in Atlanta for the 2016 Atlanta Pen Show. That happens next week, but this week we are loaded for bear with news, notes, and follow up. Is Brad about to buy his first Montblanc?


#198: Plen Replair Place

March 30th, 2016 · 51 minutes

Brad and Myke discuss several new products this week, including the Kaweco Mini Converter, Baron Fig Squire, and the rebirth of the Tom Bihn Field Journal. The Show Notes Mega Doc is also alive, and is is awaiting your contribution!


#197: Secret Society of Enablers

March 22nd, 2016 · 88 minutes

Myke and Brad are joined by Ana Reinert of The Well-Appointed Desk to get ready for the 2016 Atlanta Pen Show! We also get through a huge list of follow up and have fun with our #AskAna segment.


#196: You Replace Your Carpet

March 16th, 2016 · 55 minutes

It’s fun to take a look back at how this crazy thing called a pen podcast started, and Brad and Myke do just that by re-listening to and reminiscing over Episode 1. They also dig into the news of week which includes a look at a new Parker and a couple of Retro 51’s.


#195: I'm Flexible

March 9th, 2016 · 68 minutes

The Scribble Pen has risen from the dead for what - the 10th time now? We give that product the amount of time it deserves, which is to say very little. We also dig into Brad’s newest pens from Namisu and Edison, and dig into entry level vintage fountain pens and why you should love them.