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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#238: P Goes to 80%

January 4th, 2017 · 68 minutes

Brad and Myke drop some maths and science knowledge on you this week, courtesy of our listeners. Confessions also continue, as Myke feels vindicated on his life choices.

#237: Oh Myke! Noooo!

December 28th, 2016 · 54 minutes

Do you have a stationery confession to make? You are among friends. Brad and Myke share their deepest darkest secrets.

#236: More Stuff Inside Your Stuff

December 21st, 2016 · 58 minutes

Brad stepped into the beehive with his talk about a product by This Is Ground called the Mod 3. He explains what is up with this case, and he and Myke discuss Myke’s latest pen acquisition. Plus - Field Notes in Christmas cards!

#235: Baby-Faced Assassin

December 14th, 2016 · 89 minutes

Brad is joined by Mike Dudek of Clicky Post and Dudek Modern Goods fame. They discuss recent and past Kickstarter pens, vintage Rotring and Pilot collecting, and staying sane while running their respective businesses.

#234: Temperamental Little Beast

December 7th, 2016 · 78 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined this week by MIke Matteson from Inkdependence. It is a wide-ranging discussion, from ink reviews and favorite colors, to ethics in pen reviews.

#233: Andrifolio Candrinople

November 30th, 2016 · 73 minutes

Who knew that the shower pen topic would have so much feedback? Our listeners apparently, which is why they are awesome. We also review the Field Notes Black Ice edition, and talk about the grey market in the pen world.

#232: That's Standard Desk

November 23rd, 2016 · 77 minutes

Myke is back from his house shenanigans and is just in time to talk new Field Notes! Black Ice is interesting, as is the Steel & Flint pen, new Montblanc Ink, and shower pens!

#231: Myke Didn't Make It - Holiday Gift Guide 2016

November 16th, 2016 · 61 minutes

Ana Reinert joins Brad this week for our annual gift guide episode. We cover it all, even Myke’s write-in votes, as we get you set for the holiday season.

#230: The Cover Is Marbled

November 10th, 2016 · 61 minutes

What makes a composition book a composition book? Brad has opinions. We also discuss new pens, moving notebooks, the death of handwriting, and stationery subscriptions in this action packed episode.

#229: The Most Nervous Pen Repair of All Time

November 2nd, 2016 · 61 minutes

Brian and Lisa Anderson of Anderson Pens join us this week to talk about EVERYTHING! How they got their start, their first foray into selling pens online, travelling to pen shows, opening a brick and mortar store, and what is next for their empire.