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. Hosted by Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley.
This week, Brad is joined by Ben Walsh of Gravitas Pens to discuss his story of the brand. It’s a story of trial, error, and resiliency, and one I hope you enjoy.
A Paint Job and a Story
Brad and Myke catch up on what they are using today before digging into Brad’s latest shopping experience, bulky notebooks, and … edible note pads?
ABC Generic Pen
A pen cleaning for the ages, the One pen, and a 55th Edition. What more could you ask for in a single episode? Maybe a couple of pens that will not be mentioned? Yes, that too.
I Know That Sound, I Make It
How do you review a pen that you personally love, but wouldn’t recommend it except to the smallest fraction of pen users? Brad and Myke discuss this, plus discuss what they look for when shopping for a custom pen.
Shimmer is Now an Add-On
I mean, isn’t shimmer always an add-on? Brad and Myke think so when it comes to pens, and inks. Find out exactly which ones in this week’s episode!
Congratulations, You Are Correct
What are your thoughts on the new Blackwing Palomino? What do you think Field Notes will do for their 50th release? Do you leave stickers on pens, or peel them off? Come on in and listen to find out how right - or wrong - you are!
BEST. PODCAST. EVER.
I have had a history of insomnia and when i need it, this podcast is here for me. it puts me right to sleep every time, without fail, within 5 minutes. all i have to do i skip to the middle of the episode, and when i have no context for what i'm listening to, i fall asleep almost immediately. 10/ 10 would recommend
Hosts find themselves very charming
I just cannot tolerate Myke, he is very interested in signaling status and it just makes me cringe.
A good podcast, but the content isn't consistently about things I care about
I think this podcast is well made, but after listening to a gift guide i was like cool, great exactly what i wanna know, and then learned that, unfortunately, most of most episodes are about fountain pens. I draw more than i write, and was hoping for more of an overview of pens and mark making tools in general. I have no use for fountain pens as i am a heavy handed bozo and they are sharp at the end. After a derisive comment about how a brush pen couldnt be considered a "best" pen by anyone i realized my lifestyle was too fabulous for these nerds. Ill tune in on holidays when the nice lady is on. But you should listen if you like fountain pens or journalling because they love it and speak passionately on the subject for a long time for a whole lotta episodes. I gave this one the ole college try but its not exactly what i hoped it would be- which isnt really a problem for anyone but me... and not really anybody's fault or something i expect to be changed... because i wandered into the pachinko parlor looking to play poker yknow