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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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#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!

#609: Pin Pen Pen Pin

April 3rd, 2024 · 58 minutes

The Pin is the winning pen! Brad and Myke wrap the Uni-ball Bracket, discuss Brad’s upcoming trip to the Atlanta Pen Show, and answer your AskTPA questions.

#608: Turn the Nib

March 27th, 2024 · 53 minutes

Brad and Myke turn the piston on the new Kaweco Sport, and then turn the nib on the Sailor TUZU, a new entry-level pen hitting the market soon. Plus, what do they think about the new LAMY AL-Star releases?

#607: Mellow Writing Taste

March 20th, 2024 · 58 minutes

Does LAMY know what they are getting into with Uni-ball? Just this week, Uni has launched a new Jetstream ink formulation, and a new Kuru Toga engine mechanism. And, the Kuru Toga isn’t as popular as the Uni Pin Fineliner apparently!

#606: It's Orange Obviously

March 13th, 2024 · 58 minutes

This episode is full of surprises, the biggest of which is Brad going back on everything he ever said about international paper standards. We also break down the Uni-ball Pen Bracket, and get to the real surprise in the last segment of the show.

#605: Real Journalism Happens in Memes

March 6th, 2024 · 53 minutes

Mitsubishi Pencil Co. buys Lamy. Dark Lilac lands in the New York Times. Memes are where you find the true details. What is this timeline we are living in, and how fun is it?

#604: Hi Cliff

February 28th, 2024 · 63 minutes

Can we finally put the Lamy Dark Lilac saga to rest? One can hope. Brad does have all of the new Safari releases on hand and gives his first impressions, plus he and Myke do a full draft of Pilot Iroshizuku inks.

#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.