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

#591: I'm Thankful for Ballpoint Pens

November 22nd, 2023 · 58 minutes

It’s Thanksgiving week in the US, and Brad wonders “What stationary are we thankful for?” He and Myke discuss that, why there aren’t more interesting ink cartridge sampler packs, and the next pen Brad must have.

#590: Writing With the Theme of Writing

November 15th, 2023 · 63 minutes

The Uni Kuru Toga Dive is launching a new color. Will you be able to get one? One can only hope! Brad also brings up a new-to-him pen, which Myke quickly derails into madness.

#589: 1 2 3 4 Inks

November 8th, 2023 · 51 minutes

Brad is back from Fountain Pen Day at Atlas Stationers, and, to the shock of no one, has a lot to discuss.

#588: Thick Paper Means Fountain Pens Work

November 1st, 2023 · 62 minutes

It’s Horror Story time! Did Brad have a nightmare with Platinum Chou Kuro? He goes over his latest review, and gets ready for Fountain Pen Day.

#587: I’m Not in a Month Long Meeting

October 25th, 2023 · 53 minutes

How many different notebooks do you use in a single day? Brad dissects some interesting poll results, creates a business meeting stationary kit, and dips his toes into the world of fude nibs.

#586: Only 19,996 to Go

October 18th, 2023 · 49 minutes

The Business Boys are back at it this week, with updates from both Brad and Myke on what they are working on. They also tackle a stationary thought experiment.

#585: No, Not That One

October 11th, 2023 · 52 minutes

The London Pen Show this past weekend was epic, and neither Brad or Myke were there to witness it. Myke has already added the next show in the Spring to his calendar. Brad also discusses pen cleaning, and gives a Top 100 update.

#584: That Tube Needs a Home

October 4th, 2023 · 59 minutes

Every tube deserves a home. Brad welcomes Myke back to the show, only to be told where to put his pen tubes. That’s right, Myke gets his payback on Brad’s desk tour!

#583: The Soft Stuff

September 27th, 2023 · 65 minutes

This week, Brad is joined by correctly-spelled Mike, the one and only Mike Matteson from Inkdependence. We discuss his recent YouTube milestone, his local Pelikan Hub, some of his favorite inks, and what makes for a great pen show experience.

#582: Fried Egg Jellyfish

September 20th, 2023 · 47 minutes

All of the ASK TPA! Ok, maybe not all of it, but Brad and Myke dig into the mailbag and answer your questions. Keep them coming!