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The Pen Addict

Analog tools are often pushed aside in the digital age but The Pen Addict Podcast is bringing them back, front and center. Join Brad Dowdy, aka "The Pen Addict" and Myke Hurley each week as they discuss all things pen and paper.

Hosted by Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley.


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#115: The Panic Addict

July 15, 2014 at 6:00PM • 57 minutes

In this weeks episode Brad and Myke discuss the upcoming move of The Pen Addict Podcast. We aren't going away, just pushing the reset button. Be sure to listen for all of the details. Also, Brad goes through his recent flea market finds, pen durability, and works on his Japanese.


#114: Butchering The Orange

July 8, 2014 at 6:30PM • 51 minutes

It's been a great week in Pen Addict land with a host of new things to talk about. Myke and Brad dig into the Midori Travelers Notebook, the Parker Jotter, refreshing your pen and ink load out, and then Brad goes and does something crazy. He writes in his Field Notes Butcher Orange Colors Edition!!!


#113: The Pen Whisperer

July 1, 2014 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

In this episode Brad is on vacation and still manages to show up for the podcast! We discuss magical refills, pink Bolt's, and booze. Wait, this is a pen podcast, right? We also elaborate on the Chronodex system and answer some awesome listener submitted questions.


#112: Take Out The Trash

June 23, 2014 at 6:45PM • 51 minutes

In this episode of The Pen Addict Podcast Brad and Myke discuss a slew of new pens to cross Brad's desk. From Rotring to Kaweco to Nakaya to Edison and more - they are all covered!


#111: A Podcast Divided

June 17, 2014 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

In this episode the boys are joined by Josh Ginter from The Newsprint. We discuss his start in blogging and his transition of content from the digital to analog. Field Notes are a big topic, and we get into some follow up concerning the lack of information around the Scribble Pen.


#110: Gauntlet Down

June 12, 2014 at 5:15PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Myke is back and on the attack. Don't bring your weak products up in here and think they are going to get a pass! The boys discuss a huge amount of question marks behind The Scribble, a pen that can match any color in the world. They also discuss Sailor ink changes, Brad's introduction into the world of the Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter, and, of course, the Summer 2014 Field Notes release.


#109: I Have Colors!

June 4, 2014 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

While Myke is away the kids will play! This week, Brad is joined by guest host extraordinaire Ana Reinert from The Well-Appointed Desk. They discuss a huge range of topics, including Cross pens, Kickstarter, specific pens for specific papers, and revisit some old favorites. Thanks for filling in Ana!


#108: The Worst Pen Review Of All Time

May 29, 2014 at 5:45PM • 49 minutes

Myke and Brad are joined by Tim Fletcher this week on the podcast. Don't know who that is? Neither did we so I guess you should listen and find out. Also, the rebirth of the TWSBI ROC!


#107: Getting Crunk With Myke

May 19, 2014 at 5:15PM • 47 minutes

In episode 107 of the podcast, Brad and Myke go through the feedback from the bag dump episode last week, discuss the completion of the Nock Co. Kickstarter campaign, and talk about a coach who not only had a love of the game but of pens as well. They then get into Glossary Version Two and lay the groundwork for future discussions.


#106: Knolling

May 13, 2014 at 5:45PM • 42 minutes

Bag dump time! Brad and Myke dump out the contents of their bag (one more neatly than the other mind you) and discuss what their every day carries are like. Myke is a showcase of function while Brad is a whirlwind of excess. Who needs to carry a dozen pens everywhere they go!