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

#624: Brad Was Wrong the Entire Time

July 17th, 2024 · 74 minutes

One of us was on their game this week before our big London event, and it wasn’t Brad. How many times can one person be wrong in one episode? Spoiler alert: a lot.

#623: A Formal Vendetta

July 10th, 2024 · 65 minutes

Brad’s trip to London is near, will he finish shipping in time? Will the new TWSBI VAC be making the trip? Is there a new Sailor he wants to discuss? Find all of these answers, including answers to your AskTPA, in this week’s episode.

#622: Limited Edition Zip Ties

July 3rd, 2024 · 46 minutes

Brad went all Captain Capitalism on us this week, discussing all of the new product collaborations he has been working on this year. Also, where does the Caran d’Ache 849 rank in the list of popular Japanese pens?

#621: I Like Bananas

June 26th, 2024 · 55 minutes

Brad is on vacation this week, so what better time to answer your AskTPA!

#620: Beach-to-Ocean Ratio

June 19th, 2024 · 61 minutes

Brad is heading to the beach next week, so what better time to ask what he thinks about Pilot’s latest Vanishing Point Limited Edition, Seashore. Maybe he will be playing Scarabeo with his family, and can bring along the perfect scorekeeping pen.

#619: The First Penguin

June 12th, 2024 · 69 minutes

Brad is joined by long-time friend, and Japanese stationery connoisseur, Bruce Eimon. We discuss his unique background that led him to where he is today, which includes helping organize the Tokyo International Pen Show, and working at Bungubox.

#618: Monitoring the Safari Situation

June 5th, 2024 · 76 minutes

There are new Limited Edition LAMY Safari’s to talk about. Wait, there are new Limited Edition LAMY Safari’s to talk about? Brad and Myke have Pina Colada under the Cherry Blossoms - won’t you join them?

#617: Orange Slander

May 29th, 2024 · 55 minutes

Brad and Myke discuss all of the stationery that has been striking their fancy of late. What are their favorite pens, inks, and paper? Does Myke really besmirch the good name of Orange ink? Listen and find out!

#616: What to Expect at a Pin Shown

May 22nd, 2024 · 59 minutes

Myke is back this week, and just in time for some of Brad’s pen breakdowns. They discuss Brad’s review of the Pelikan M200 Orange Delight, plus his first thoughts on the new Jetstream Lite Touch.

#615: It’s All In The Nib

May 15th, 2024 · 62 minutes

Brad is joined by Damien Alomar of All in the Nib this week to discuss all things nibs grinding. How did he get started? How did he learn the craft? What do you need to know when getting your first nib grind? Needlepoints for everyone!