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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Latest Episodes

#286: A More Aggressive Swirl Pattern

December 6th, 2017 · 78 minutes

Brad is the king of recency bias, so he fawns over the recent releases from TWSBI and Blackwing. We also discuss the Livescribe note taking system, the Pelikan Ocean Swirl, and pen buying moratoriums.

#285: The Love Toaster

November 29th, 2017 · 77 minutes

Two weeks and no talk makes for a big episode. Brad and Myke catch up on all the things, including a slew of follow up, timing a pen delivery in Las Vegas, and plenty of Field Notes news.

#284: Weird and Wonderful Stuff - Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 22nd, 2017 · 60 minutes

Ana reinert joins Brad and Myke for their annual gift guide episode. This time, we take listeners questions to help with all of your gift giving needs.

#283: A Significant Business in Clever Pen Cases

November 15th, 2017 · 63 minutes

There’s a new podcast in town, a new pen to buy, and a new Field Notes edition. We hit all of those things plus take a deep dive on product inspiration vs. knock-off.

#282: 100% Humidity Paper

November 8th, 2017 · 53 minutes

Brad reviews his new Moleskine notebook, and it doesn’t go well. We also discuss Unicorn Snot, $750 Sharpies, and spend some of Myke’s money on purple pens.

#281: Supercaligraphicexpialidocious

November 1st, 2017 · 65 minutes

Brad and Myke tackle tons of new products, including the latest from Tactile Turn, Hippo Noto, Penwell, and more. And don’t forget to check out our amazing listener artwork!

#280: I Want Jim To Tell Me Bedtime Stories

October 25th, 2017 · 59 minutes

Brad and Myke have returned to their respective homes after a great trip to Chicago. They recap the Field Notes event, talk about Brad’s trip journaling practices, and tease the upcoming Pen Addict Retro 51. There is also a ton of new product discussion, including possible Pelikan price changes.

#279: Live at Field Notes HQ

October 18th, 2017 · 67 minutes

Brad and Myke visit Field Notes HQ in Chicago and chat live with Jim Coudal and Bryan Bedell.

#278: I Failed You, Myke

October 11th, 2017 · 71 minutes

It’s been a big shopping month at The Pen Addict household, with Brad receiving his latest purchases from Franklin-Christoph, Woodshed, and Schon DSGN. He talks about those, plus pencil love, Lamy’s Black Amber problems, and our upcoming live event at Field Notes.

#277: A Low Chance of Succeeding

October 4th, 2017 · 68 minutes

Myke regales us with the tale of his visit to the London Pen Show, where he almost wasn’t allowed to enter. We also discuss Japanese stationery partnerships, take personality quizzes, and mention more animals in this episode than in the previous 276 episodes combined.