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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#210: Tiny Tiny Pocket Tornado

June 22nd, 2016 · 68 minutes

Myke is back from WWDC and he got gifts! We talk about the goods that were delivered, and especially the Nakaya he got to test out. We also dig into the new Field Notes Byline edition, and we now have an Akkerman soundboard!

#209: There's Not Enough Pink Pens

June 15th, 2016 · 55 minutes

Brad and Myke go behind the scenes in this episode and talk about about stress and burnout as it relates to blogging, podcasting, and keeping a good work/life balance. We also share details of an awesome new podcast from one of our friends, Nock news, and when there will be a Top 5 Pens update.

#208: The Queen’s Filofax

June 8th, 2016 · 51 minutes

The British Invasion continues this week on The Pen Addict as Brad and Myke are joined by Adam Blaine from The Desk of Adam. We discuss his award-winning blog, amazing photography, and how many Nerds one can stuff into your mouth.

#207: The Right Person Was Me

June 1st, 2016 · 73 minutes

Brad and Myke go through a long list of new products, including the Tom Bihn Field Journal Notebook, Baron Fig Vanguard, and the latest from Schon DSGN. We also discuss desert island pens, paper, and inks, and answer a boatload of user questions.

#206: Put Myself On That Google Map

May 25th, 2016 · 53 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined this week by Tessa Sowry from All Things Stationery to discuss her start in blogging, her stationery world tour, and why the UK stationery scene is awesome.

#205: Recreational Grade Titanium

May 18th, 2016 · 55 minutes

Writing should be simple, but that’s not what Brad experienced when a digital pen gets involved. We break down the N2 Neo Smartpen, plus discuss new Retro 51’s, the Tactile Turn Gist, and Pretty Much Everything.

#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.