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

#471: I Drop Pens All The Time

July 21st, 2021 · 60 minutes

The amount of pens being dropped in this community is too darn high! What can be done about that? Brad and Myke discuss that, plus large capacity converters, ultra-fine tipped ballpoints, and Brad’s love of Ultem.

#470: Fibers in the Groove

July 14th, 2021 · 68 minutes

It’s an action-packed episode this week, as Brad and Myke cover the upcoming Drillog launch, the new TWSBI Swipe, and everything in between. Watch out for the Ruler Mafia!

#469: Does it BEND?

July 7th, 2021 · 68 minutes

It’s a highlighter - does it need too? Brad and Myke discuss these important questions, and others, on this rollicking episode of the podcast.

#468: The A's got a Hat On

June 30th, 2021 · 68 minutes

Brad is back from vacation and has big plans. Plans for what? Plans to change his planner, that’s what! We discuss that, Drillog news, and handwriting tips and tricks.

#467: You Had One Job

June 23rd, 2021 · 77 minutes

Remote location Brad had one job this week on vacation, and he couldn’t even get that right. What he, and Myke, did get right was their commentary on all things stationery. They are never wrong about any of that stuff, right?

#466: I'm Not Going to Rank My Friends

June 16th, 2021 · 69 minutes

Brad posted an update to his Top 5 Fountain Pens between $100-$200 and he an Myke break it all down. Plus, they discuss fancy pens in this dragon.

#465: Skittles Skulls

June 9th, 2021 · 51 minutes

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.

#464: A Paint Job and a Story

June 2nd, 2021 · 63 minutes

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?

#463: ABC Generic Pen

May 26th, 2021 · 75 minutes

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.

#462: I Know That Sound, I Make It

May 18th, 2021 · 56 minutes

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.