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

#490: Orange-Flavored Pens

December 1st, 2021 · 54 minutes

Brad takes us through a first look at several new-to-him products, including the ystudio Revolve, PenBBS 456, and an ink you don’t want to miss.

#489: The Radiation in This Pen Is Not Harmful

November 24th, 2021 · 50 minutes

Brad and Myke are lost during gift guide season without their venerable third podcast host. They make it through a mini-guide this year, plus discuss two interesting Tomoe River Paper tidbits.

#488: Your Warranty is Voided

November 18th, 2021 · 59 minutes

It’s a big follow-up week, with State of Stationary comments, NaNoCoMo updates, and a look at a few recent purchases from both Brad and Myke.

#487: The State of Stationery

November 10th, 2021 · 61 minutes

What is the current state of the stationery market? Prompted by listener questions, Brad and Myke break down what they are seeing across the industry.

#486: Write-O

November 3rd, 2021 · 64 minutes

What are you using? Brad and Myke discuss their current stationary situation, how they will be spending Fountain Pen Day, Tomoe River updates, and how #NaNoCoMo is going.

#485: Every Month Has a Month

October 27th, 2021 · 55 minutes

What if you participated in NaNoWriMo, but didn’t write a book? Brad shares his ideas on this upcoming monthly challenge, plus digs in to the candidates for this years OKB48 General Election.

#484: Don't Lie about Being in Antarctica

October 20th, 2021 · 73 minutes

Big news this week as Brad made the tough decision to wind down Nock Co., at least as it is currently built. He and Myke also break down the latest TWSBI Japan-only release, and consider making their own wooden pencils.

#483: You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

October 13th, 2021 · 82 minutes

We answer all of your pressing #ASKTPA questions this week - from picking out a new fountain pen nib to why color pencil leads are so hard to find. We also get a sneak peek at the TPA Slack Survey.

#482: It's a Medium Nib, It's Fine

October 6th, 2021 · 61 minutes

We have Pen Addict surveys! We have new Lamy collaborations! We even have new Rotring colors! But, did you know we have stacked nibs? Well, Myke does, and tells us all about them.

#481: Fully Precedented

September 29th, 2021 · 56 minutes

Brad and Myke chart a path into unprecedented territory this week. Or do they? Listen in and you be the judge.