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.



Latest Episodes

#42: Short Attention Span Theatre

February 19th, 2013 · 66 minutes

In this episode Myke and Brad play catch-up after a lost week. Both of the boys have loads of new products in hand, including rare Field Notes editions, Myke's first TWSBI, and an old school Namiki Vanishing Point.

#41: I Liken It To Unicorn Poop

February 6th, 2013 · 39 minutes

In this episode Brad talks about his latest fountain pen purchase, and most importantly, the nib he went out of his comfort zone to buy. The guys also dig into some reader mail, and Brad talks about the roadblocks in getting his ink review series started.

#40: It Was Very Troubling To Me

January 29th, 2013 · 37 minutes

In this episode Brad recaps the video series "An Obsessive's Guide to Field Notes" and the boys also discuss their findings on how to best clean a fountain pen.

#39: We Are The Normal Ones

January 24th, 2013 · 46 minutes

In this episode Myke discusses an interesting pen he has carried for years that we refer to as the "MacGuyver of Pens" and I elaborate on my first successful Field Notes trade. This leads into our main discussion of our pen addiction and how the things we do and think about are very, very normal amongst other addicts like ourselves.

#38: Playing The Role Of My Mother

January 15th, 2013 · 52 minutes

In this episode Brad follows up on a recent PSA on The Pen Addict blog and then the boys dig into why they carry the pens they do every day and how they manage the herd.

#37: Off The Deep End

January 8th, 2013 · 50 minutes

In this episode Myke and I follow up on a few topics from recent episodes and then dive into the world of weird and interesting pens. The land of product reviews is a strange, strange place.

#36: Would You Like To Try A Sample?

January 3rd, 2013 · 38 minutes

In this episode Myke and Brad discuss their stationery resolutions for the new year. Things are going to get inky in 2013!

#35: Scratched Off The List

December 27th, 2012 · 48 minutes

In this episode a special package from Brad has arrived on Myke's doorstep and he shares the contents with us all. Also, Myke discusses his trial run with the Parker 5th Ingenuity and Brad delves into the US release of the Pilot Acroball before losing his mind on US pen companies.

#34: I Like European Broads

December 18th, 2012 · 54 minutes

In this episode Myke and Brad discuss the recent Field Notes "Expedition" release as well as some of our top Wish List items. Who knew Brad would become such a fountain pen addict?

#33: Field Notes Fascination

December 11th, 2012 · 27 minutes

In this episode Brad discusses all things Field Notes, including the fascination with collecting every limited release that Draplin, Coudal, and Co. come up with.