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.
581: A Wand, a Skull, and Two Octopuses
Brad is back from Orlando, but did he even go to the pen show? Apparently yes, but he returned with an unexpected haul.
The Raffle for St. Jude is now live on The Pen Addict, and wow, do we have the goods! Brad and Myke discuss all of the amazing community participation so far, and look forward to what is next. Brad also prepares for the Orlando Pen Show, but not before they discuss a Kickstarter resurrection neither of them wanted to see.
The highly anticipated Pilot nib ranking finally happens on this episode, with Brad counting down from number 15 to his favorite nib in the top spot. Which ones should you buy, and which should you avoid? Brad writes it all out on this episode.
It’s San Francisco Pen Show week, and Brad has all the FOMO. He goes through his “If he were there” shopping list, looks at the new Kaweco EBONIT Sport, and finally begins testing 15 different Pilot nibs.
Brad is back from his Uni-ball talk and spills all the tea. Before that, he and Myke break down the new Pilot Vanishing point Limited Edition, and try to sort out the latest from Pilot’s ILMILY stationery lineup.
Video games and stationery are a perfect match, and who better to discuss both topics than Miranda Sanchez. We discuss her prolific journaling habit, get some journaling advice, and break down her relatively new fountain pen obsession. Plus, we chat podcasting, and all things Twitch streaming.
Myke is back, and he and Brad catch up on his digital travels in our analog space. Brad also follows up on his conversation with Uni-ball over the Kuru Toga Dive kerfuffle, and he breaks down a few new products that have crossed his desk over recent weeks.
This week, Brad is joined by Frank Pressentin of Elbwood to discuss his beautifully handcrafted work. From his late start in life to his current meticulous manufacturing, they cover it all in this episode.