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

#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!

#614: Wes Anderson's Green Baby

May 8th, 2024 · 58 minutes

Marketing stationery products isn’t the easiest thing to do, but when you get Wes Anderson involved with Montblanc, magic happens. Brad and Myke break it all down, plus follow-up on all the things.

#613: You Didn't Want Glitter?

May 1st, 2024 · 63 minutes

Brad and Myke are pen problem solvers, and this week they tackle the issue of fineliner usage on newsprint. Is there a reasonable solution? And, would you even consider ordering a pen without glitter?

#612: Who Knows What A6 Is?

April 24th, 2024 · 53 minutes

Brad and Myke talk about several new products this week, including Pilot finally sending the Clear 823 out into the rest of the world. Brad also loses his mind on paper size marketing.

#611: Stuff Be Weird

April 17th, 2024 · 54 minutes

Who knew that a single comment on a single ink review could send Brad off into deep stationery thought. It’s the good stuff, and what we are all about, so listen in!

#610: Sorbet Squid

April 10th, 2024 · 58 minutes

Brad has returned from vacation, and the Atlanta Pen Show. He recaps one of those this week, but which? Listen in to find out!