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

#18: Breaking The Bank

June 14th, 2012 · 45 minutes

In this episode Myke goes off the deep end with his latest purchases, including not one, not two, but THREE new Retro 51 pens. Brad and Myke also follow up on a new pen case they both just bought, and Myke comes up with a great new notebook hack.

#17: Sketchnoting With Mike Rohde

June 7th, 2012 · 46 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke talk with designer, illustrator, and sketchnoter Mike Rohde about how the idea of sketchnotes started and all of the great projects it has lead to. Mike also shares with us the pens and paper he uses to capture his ideas and talks about his upcoming book "The Sketchnote Handbook".

#16: Kickstart My Heart

May 31st, 2012 · 45 minutes

In this episode Brad talks about the popularity of the Pilot Hi-Tec-C as a platform for Kickstarter projects. The Pen Type-A started it all - can its followers match its success?

#15: Casing the Joint

May 24th, 2012 · 41 minutes

In this episode Brad talks about some of his favorite pen cases as well as a new competitor to the Pilot Hi-Tec-C. Myke gives a Vanishing Point update now that he has had some time to spend with it and professes his undying love for all things Retro 51.

#14: Vanished in Customs

May 17th, 2012 · 37 minutes

In this episode Myke finally gets his Pilot Vanishing Point through customs and to his house and Brad talks about a pen he loves on the complete opposite end of the pricing spectrum.

#13: The Back to Work Kit

May 10th, 2012 · 43 minutes

In this episode Myke talks about his new Pilot Vanishing Point. Oh wait, he doesn't BECAUSE IT IS STILL STUCK IN CUSTOMS! Brad and Myke also discuss the pens they take to work and how to protect them from the non-pen addicts among us.

#12: Houston, We Have A Fountain Pen Problem

May 3rd, 2012 · 35 minutes

In this episode Brad talks about his latest purchases - yes, two more fountain pens. The guys also answer reader questions around interesting barrel markings and Moleskine alternatives.

#11: Analog vs Digital

April 24th, 2012 · 31 minutes

In this episode, Brad and Myke take a look at the digital applications that compliment their analog workflows. Can pen and paper be fully replaced by technology? Not for these pen addicts!

#10: The Major Haul

April 18th, 2012 · 38 minutes

In this episode Brad recaps his highly successful - if not bank breaking - trip to the Atlanta Pen Show and Myke elaborates on his newfound fascination with knockers.

#9: Get The Lead Out

April 12th, 2012 · 45 minutes

In this episode Brad discusses his new fascination with one of the smallest fountain pens on the market and he and Myke discuss a few favorite mechanical pencils.