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

#514: Through the Moon

May 18th, 2022 · 59 minutes

This podcast is so hot, we are going to need shades! Specifically, Kaweco branded sunglasses. We also find Cinderella’s Slipper, miss the apex on Montegrappa’s latest F1 pen, and Brad gets what he asks for in relation to the Pilot Custom 912.

#513: What Do You Think About Nuts?

May 11th, 2022 · 68 minutes

Brad and Myke talk about some of their favorite things. Orange Mark One? Check. New Sailor pens? Check. Jony Ive’s favorite pen? CHECK!

#512: Diamine Cookie Monster

May 4th, 2022 · 62 minutes

If you could design the wildest ink you could think of, what would it be? And what pens are you using today? And how would you manage your phones home screen? Wait … is this Cortex?

#511: It Monday, Me Write

April 27th, 2022 · 72 minutes

There was a situation in the planner of a certain Pen Addict this week. Or was it last week? Possibly the week before? Brad is distraught, and comes to you for his weekly stationery therapy session.

#510: Everything's a Bear

April 20th, 2022 · 57 minutes

We have nib follow-up, we have golf pens, we have superhero pens, and, most importantly, Brad finds himself in a very Bear-y situation.

#509: All Over the Nib Map

April 13th, 2022 · 64 minutes

Brad Dowdy, King of the Needlpoints, Ruler of the Fine Line, First of his Name, bought a stacked nib. And he likes it

#508: What Year Is It? Where Am I?

April 6th, 2022 · 62 minutes

Brad went to the Atlanta Pen Show … or did he? We discuss his whirlwind of an event, and see what it was like to be back home after years away.

#507: Hand in Your Badge

March 30th, 2022 · 49 minutes

Happy International Pencil Day! We spend at least two minutes celebrating graphite on what is, ostensibly, an ink-filled episode. Planning and Pen Show prep are on the agenda, all before Brad pledges his fealty to the Uni-ball One.

#506: Chicken Ink

March 23rd, 2022 · 54 minutes

How do you take your ink, seasoned or fried? These are the important discussions Brad and Myke have, along with and Elbwood unboxing, hope for the Pilot 912 lineup, and Ferrari pens.

#505: Aggressively Debossed

March 18th, 2022 · 66 minutes

Myke is back, but we are still discussing Jacob this week, as Brad received a special package from Japan. What was included? Tune in to find out.