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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Latest Episodes

#404: Maybe a Pen Canoe

April 1st, 2020 · 52 minutes

Brad went on a shopping spree for National Pencil Day - did you? He also went down a rabbit hole of discovery with fountain pen inks, and tried to sort out why this, and why now. It’s a question for the ages.

#403: Stationery Makes Me Feel Things

March 25th, 2020 · 59 minutes

Brad makes his feelings for all things stationery known, and makes Myke uncomfortable at the same time. So, basically the perfect episode.

#402: We Need More of This

March 18th, 2020 · 57 minutes

It’s a great time to catch up on all things Pen Addict, including an update to our Kickstarter campaign, new product releases, old product repairs, and one very interesting fish.

#401: Can I Touch the Pen?

March 11th, 2020 · 75 minutes

Following up on a wonderful episode 400, Brad and Myke have even more topics to discuss that get you up to speed on the history of the podcast.

#400: Pen Addict 101

March 4th, 2020 · 78 minutes

Did you look at the 399 previous episodes of The Pen Addict Podcast and wonder “Where should I start?” Right here. This is where you should start.

#399: Disassembleable

February 26th, 2020 · 59 minutes

Are you Frankenpen friendly? We are at The Pen Addict Podcast. We are also stationery friendly, digging into what - and how - we use some of our favorite goods.

#398: Plastered on a Card

February 19th, 2020 · 57 minutes

The Bungubox 4B fountain pen has arrived via ParcelForce! We discuss that - and the customs charges contained within - along with plaster art, Platinum notebooks, Emulsion ink, and Brad’s latest Top 5 Pen list updates.

#397: Why Did You Make This Decision?

February 12th, 2020 · 65 minutes

We talk a lot about unique pen designs in this episode, and are curious about some of the decisions made. And don’t worry, we talk about Retro 51 and Sailor as well.

#396: Full of Good Functions

February 5th, 2020 · 57 minutes

There is so much good stuff in this episode that Brad is going to have to have another pen sale. Also, the fastest pens in the world.

#395: We Have Unearthed a New Technology

January 29th, 2020 · 54 minutes

The Retro 51 announcement last week was a shocker, but we now have some clarity, and a plan to move forward. We also can’t get enough of the Platinum Curidas, and use our friend Google Translate to help us decipher some interesting charts.