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

#603: Do Not Attribute to Malice That Which Could Be Attributed to Other People Not Caring as Much as You Do About That One Hyper Specific Thing

February 21st, 2024 · 50 minutes

But is it really Dark Lilac? Brad and Myke try to sort out what Lamy is up to, which is a sisyphean task. That doesn’t stop them, nor does it stop Brad from a temporary Sailor moratorium lifting. The Ninja’s did it!

#602: Am I Seeing What I Think I'm Seeing?

February 13th, 2024 · 61 minutes

Myke and his face computer are back behind the mic this week, with travel updates from both he and Brad. They also catch up on Brad’s Kickstarter backings, Lamy Safari SE release dates, and an interesting release from Nahvalur.

#601: Figboot Battle Royale

February 7th, 2024 · 63 minutes

Brad is joined this week by David Parker, better known in the stationery world as Figboot on Pens. It’s been over four years since he last joined the show, so we had a lot to catch up on, including his next fountain pen collaboration.

#600: You're Stuck With Us

January 30th, 2024 · 87 minutes

You’ve made it this far, and it still feels like the beginning. That’s a good place to be! Brad and Myke reminisce about the past, and look into the future in this week’s episode.

#599: When Clip Why Clip Where Clip

January 24th, 2024 · 63 minutes

Brad and Myke are filled with Orange Delight about AI in the analog space. We discuss that, plus take a look at several new stationary Kickstarters that recently launched.

#598: Big Pen + Big Nib = Big Price

January 17th, 2024 · 57 minutes

What are we using? What is Brad buying? Are you keeping up with your Burn Book? We answer all of these questions in this week’s episode.

#597: All I Can Think About Is Vibe

January 10th, 2024 · 53 minutes

The new year brings new product teases, and we got hints about one of our favorites this week. Brad is excited about the upcoming Lamy Safari, a new Retro 51, and gives his initial thoughts on the just released Studio Neat Keepbook.

#596: Frixion Dots

January 3rd, 2024 · 59 minutes

New year, new Theme! Myke and Brad discuss their themes for 2024, and it will come as no surprise that it involves a lot of stationery.

#595: I Have My Junior Ranger Stamp

December 20th, 2023 · 68 minutes

Myke is back from … college? Yes, Myke was expanding his brainpower last week, but most importantly, he had to go school supply shopping. That’s the focus of this week’s episode, along with a few product updates from Brad’s desk.

#594: My Bank Account Is Sick

December 13th, 2023 · 82 minutes

Brad is joined this week by Arielle Fragassi, aka ToastyTreat to discuss her recent trip to Japan. There was food, friends, and fun, but most importantly, there was stationery. Time to plan a trip!