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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#269: We Sold Everything

August 9th, 2017 · 49 minutes

Another D.C. Pen Show is in the books, and we lived to tell the tale. After a rocky start, things came around as hoped. It was a success nearly all the way around.

#268: Hot Breaking Footage

August 4th, 2017 · 61 minutes

Brad and Myke record live from a hotel room at the 2017 DC Pen Supershow.

#267: Meet Me at the Bar

July 26th, 2017 · 52 minutes

The DC Pen Show is almost here! Brad and Myke discuss show and travel prep, plus what’s on their respective shopping lists. Brad also professes his love for pocket pens.

#266: Sometimes Funny, Most of the Time Nonsense

July 19th, 2017 · 57 minutes

Do you love the Paper Mate Ballpoint pen? Well, now there are two of you! We have fun with a Wired article Brad was part of, talk about left-handed Field Notes, and fawn over the new Kanilea Pen Co. release.

#265: I Know It All And I Can't Tell You

July 12th, 2017 · 56 minutes

Brad has all the secrets this week and he can’t share. Not even with Myke!

#264: Redacted

July 5th, 2017 · 62 minutes

We tackle a grab bag of topics in this week’s episode, including the new Write Pads Chesapeake Edition, the Namisu Ixion, Pelikan Hubs, and the weird things that stationary lovers do.

#263: Optimus Prime in My Pocket

June 28th, 2017 · 70 minutes

What is your expectation of a flex nib? We discuss that, plus the new Edison Pearlette, Uni-ball Signo Needle, Field Notes Campfire edition, and the Panobook from Studio Neat.

#262: Why Do I Have a Hulk Fist?

June 21st, 2017 · 67 minutes

It was a big pencil week at the Pen Addict household, with new Blackwing, Baron Fig, and CW Pencils loot landing in the mailbox. We also discuss Brad’s appearance in a Japanese stationery magazine, new flex nibs, and what our friends at Lamy are up to.

#261: Prolonged Writing Comfort

June 14th, 2017 · 63 minutes

Brad and Myke are back from their travels and in front of the mic once again to discuss all things stationery. We recap the Raleigh Pen Show and discuss Brad’s recent Kickstarter activity, plus the sadness of the new Star Wars Lamy pens.

#260: The Awakening

June 7th, 2017 · 67 minutes

Has it really been five years since we updated our Top 5 lists on the podcast? We review our lists from 2012 and give them a 2017 update.