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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#372: We Used To Budget

August 14th, 2019 · 80 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined by a very special guest this week - a first-time pen show-goer, who picks our brains about the upcoming San Francisco Pen Show. Everybody please give a warm welcome to Adina Hurley!

#371: Very Friendly Pens

August 7th, 2019 · 64 minutes

With the Relay FM 5th Anniversary and the San Francisco Pen Show right around the corner, Brad and Myke get hyped up for the next few weeks. Brad also goes on a discovery mission within the Closet of Doom, and there was a bear sighting.

#370: Second One on the Way

July 31st, 2019 · 58 minutes

The Pen of Deceit arrived, and it is as good has Brad hoped. But, is it worth it? That is always the question when buying pens. We dig into that, D.C., SF, and Schon DSGN in this very on brand edition of the podcast.

#369: One Week Per Two Days

July 24th, 2019 · 55 minutes

We get feedback, but not on the level we received recently around Brad’s planner discussion. You really like your planners! We sort out the feedback, and Brad comes to a conclusion. Maybe.

#368: Pen of Deceit

July 17th, 2019 · 66 minutes

Field Notes, Studio Neat, and Sailor pens - can we get any more on brand than this? Brad and Myke dig into all of the newness, plus Brad digs into the writing kit that joined him on his recent travels.

#367: The Acquisition Phase

July 10th, 2019 · 73 minutes

David Parker, aka Figboot on Pens, joins Brad this week to discuss creating fountain pen videos on YouTube. They talk about how David got started, what the video creation process is like, Brad’s favorite videos on the channel, and what exactly Figboot means.

#366: A Beautifully Told Story

July 3rd, 2019 · 58 minutes

It’s Horror Story time! This much-teased episode is here, as we bring you tales of stationary woe from our listeners. Do any make the Horror Story Hall of Fame?

#365: The Classic Flush

June 26th, 2019 · 74 minutes

The one thing we never get tired of discussing on The Pen Addict Podcast is cool companies doing cool things. This show is packed with exactly that, with new releases from Blackwing, Lamy, and Kanilea to discuss, and many more.

#364: Transitional Area of Doom

June 19th, 2019 · 86 minutes

Brad is joined by Mike Matteson of Inkdependence to discuss everything in the stationery world. Literally everything. Plus, bags and backpacks!

#363: Deepbossing

June 12th, 2019 · 73 minutes

Brad and Myke talk about making things! We do that from time to time, especially as it relates to stationary stuff. Brad also recaps another excellent Triangle Pen Show, and they take a first look at the Platinum 3776 Rokka.