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

#428: Stacked Nibs

September 16th, 2020 · 51 minutes

Interview time! Brad is joined by Gena Salorino from Custom Nib Studio to discuss all things nib grinding. What has life during lockdown been like for a pen show regular? What type of grind should you get, and on what pen? And what magic does Gena have up her sleeves for the future?

#427: Nobonichi

September 9th, 2020 · 56 minutes

Is it Hobonichi season already? 2020 was not the best year for planners, but it’s time to get right back in there for 2021! Brad and Myke also discuss other active projects, with updates on the Retro 51 Celebration, Nock Co. news, and a big raffle for St. Jude.

#426: When Am I Gonna Get One?

September 2nd, 2020 · 61 minutes

Will Brad ever ship Myke his Retro51 Celebration? Will Myke become a pirate? Will Brad re-up his pencil subscription? All of these questions - and more - answered in this week’s episode.

#425: The 1911 of Pen

August 26th, 2020 · 64 minutes

Packing. Pens. Podcastathon. We talk about all of those things, although not in that order. Plus, what pens would you pair with your other preferences?

#424: Keyboard Addict

August 19th, 2020 · 69 minutes

What has happened to this show? Are we no longer discussing pens? Of course we are! But Myke has a wonderful digression on how similar the mechanical keyboard community is to the pen community. Join us!

#423: Cute Fun Spooky

August 12th, 2020 · 60 minutes

It’s not Halloween just yet, but that doesn’t stop us from liking cute, fun, and spooky pens when they launch! We discuss all kinds of new products in this episode, how to sell your expensive pens, and why the classic Parker 51 doesn’t need to be remade.

#422: The Future is Not Fountain Pens

August 5th, 2020 · 56 minutes

Or is it? Brad and Myke dig deep into the stationery world for answers in this episode. The real question is did they find any.

#421: Return of the Tower of Pens

July 29th, 2020 · 68 minutes

Mega Studio pen situation, explained! We also discussed a new series on The Pen Addict blog, wax poetic on the future of Kickstarter pens, and dig into a large batch of #ASKTPA.

#420: The Real Collector's Edition

July 22nd, 2020 · 73 minutes

To celebrate this illustrious 420th episode of The Pen Addict podcast, we talked about the only thing that did this number justice: Pizza pens! We also discuss our beloved Scribble pen in unflattering terms, and dig into what makes a pen a collectors edition.

#419: That's So Draplin

July 15th, 2020 · 62 minutes

Brad gets all zen about pen cleaning - again. We also discuss a special Retro 51 anniversary, a virtual pen fair, and dig into recent pen reviews from Kaweco and Esterbrook.