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

#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.

#480: An Approximation of a Color

September 22nd, 2021 · 60 minutes

In the case of one of our all-time favorite Pen Addict products, what is dead may never die. Yes, the Scribble Pen is … back? It’s something, that’s for sure.

#479: Fountain Pen Companion with Urban Hafner

September 16th, 2021 · 59 minutes

Brad is joined this week by Urban Hafner, the developer of Fountain Pen Companion. FPC is an essential site for fountain pen and ink fanatics, and the answer to all of your “How do I track all of this stuff?” questions. Thank you Urban for sharing your story!

#478: 27% More Color Density

September 8th, 2021 · 73 minutes

How important is color density in your gel ink pens? Zebra would like you to find out. Brad would like Pentel to find out who besmirched the legacy of Pikachu on their latest EnerGel, and then helps you decide on what to look for in your next planner.

#477: This Notebook Has Rules

September 1st, 2021 · 68 minutes

What’s more fun than talking about companies who recycle and reuse old products as new again? We pile on #MONTBLANCGATE this week, before digging into to Brad’s experience with the PLOTTER notebook system

#476: Particular Thoughts about Particular Products

August 25th, 2021 · 71 minutes

You want thoughts about stationery? Brad has them. He breaks down the Uni Alpha Gel Switch and the TWSBI Swipe, and ends up with more questions than answers. At least he has 18 new bottles of ink to distract him.

#475: Butter-Softly

August 18th, 2021 · 57 minutes

What is going on with Jowo? What is Kaweco planning? What is Pilot recalling? Brad and Myke attempt to break it all down, along with discussing a good pen, and an ink you should never put in a fountain pen.