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.



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Latest Episodes

#338: Container for Your Excess

December 12th, 2018 · 73 minutes

Myke purchased his first Platinum 3776 and thoughts about it. A lot of thoughts. Could it be better than his beloved Sailors? Brad discusses new products from Blackwing and Elemental Paper, plus teases every project he is working on that he can’t tell you about yet.

#337: Pen Pin – Holiday Gift Guide 2018

December 5th, 2018 · 89 minutes

It’s that time of the year! Brad, Myke, and our favorite co-host Ana Reinert answer all of the gifting questions you have for this holiday season.

#336: That's When I Heard the Second Car

November 28th, 2018 · 69 minutes

The long-overdue #ASKTPA and Pen Addict Horror Stories episode. You don’t want to miss this one.

#335: A Very Peculiar Scale

November 21st, 2018 · 73 minutes

We love lists, and we love talking about lists, so let’s talk about a list that is 100 pens long! Brad also shares his notebook project, and Myke tries to catch them all.

#334: Yes, I Am a Tastemaker

November 14th, 2018 · 76 minutes

Every awesome paper product on the planet released in the past week, and we are here to break it down. We also talk double-nibbed fountain pens, and Brad comes clean about being a tastemaker.

#333: Top Five Pens 2018

November 7th, 2018 · 92 minutes

Do you want to know what pens, pencils, paper, and inks are the best? Brad is here to tell you.

#332: The Big Little Pen Show

October 31st, 2018 · 79 minutes

Live from a hotel room in Toronto! Our 2018 Pen Addict World Tour wrapped up in epic fashion, with stops in New York City and Toronto. Ana, Brad, and Myke discuss what turned out to be a very eye-opening trip. Come along for the ride!

#331: A Podcaster’s Grind

October 24th, 2018 · 72 minutes

Road trip time! Ana, Brad, and Myke are headed to New York City and Toronto this week to wrap up the 2018 Pen Addict World Tour. Hear about our plans, and get ready for the ride!

#330: This Pen Will Never Die

October 17th, 2018 · 57 minutes

We talk about a lot of amazing pens this episode. The Sailor King of Pen. The Lamy Safari. Retro 51. But none - NONE - hold a candle to the one pen to rule them all.

#329: Electric Raspberry Blurple

October 10th, 2018 · 63 minutes

The Podcasting Don is here, with an offer you can’t refuse. Like a concrete (boots?) pen for example. Or a Pink Robot, or some shiny inks. You know what, you can’t refuse any of it, and that’s why you are here!