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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#532: Nice Cakes

September 28th, 2022 · 61 minutes

New Sailor releases! Paper discontinuations! Weird products! Planner changes! It’s an all the great things episode of The Pen Addict Podcast this week.

#531: Royal Pen Content

September 21st, 2022 · 49 minutes

Myke is back, and boy do he and Brad have some catching up to do! From all the King’s Pens, to an oddly-placed Naruto experience, they cover it all in this week’s episode.

#530: Overengineered

September 13th, 2022 · 91 minutes

Brad is joined this week by C.Y. from Tokyo Station Pens and the Tokyo Inklings Podcast. They met in person at the San Francisco Pen Show for the first time a few weeks ago, but it took until C.Y. returned to Japan for Brad to record their conversation. Way to go!

#529: There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Paper

September 7th, 2022 · 55 minutes

There are always sacrifices when picking the perfect paper for yourself. Brad breaks down how he tests paper, what he looks for, and the pens and pencils he uses to make decisions on what’s good.

#528: 10:12 AM

August 31st, 2022 · 60 minutes

Brad is back from the San Francisco Pen Show and has all the tales to tell.

#527: 1-800-FIX-NIBS

August 24th, 2022 · 56 minutes

Before Brad heads to the San Francisco Pen Show, we have some important things to discuss. Mainly, Hobonichi’s plan to phase in the new Tomoe River paper in time for 2024 planners. Brad also pen show preps, and then gets help from Myke on how to sort his loose fountain pen nibs.

#526: All of the Fruit Combinations

August 17th, 2022 · 49 minutes

Brad is on a pen show bender-when will it end? Not for several weeks, at least! Brad has signed up for classes in San Francisco, started updating his Top 5 Pens list, and rails on ink bottle design thanks to an #ASKTPA question. Myke is here, too.

#525: Don’t Leave Me

August 10th, 2022 · 52 minutes

Brad auditioned for not one, but two new jobs this week. What are they, and will he be leaving Myke in the dust? Tune in to find out!

#524: So?!

August 3rd, 2022 · 57 minutes

It’s DC Pen Show week-will you be there? Brad and Myke won’t, but that doesn’t stop Brad from being the unofficial hype man for the “Supershow.” What will you find there? Maybe some of the new products we discuss on this episode.

#523: Average is Good

July 27th, 2022 · 62 minutes

What is the P.A.R.? Brad breaks down the stationery grading system he shares with Pen Addict Members each week, and gives out grades for a few popular products. The show also makes a guest appearance on the most recent Office Ladies podcast, which is the highlight of a lifetime for Brad and Myke.