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

#465: Skittles Skulls

June 9th, 2021 · 51 minutes

This week, Brad is joined by Ben Walsh of Gravitas Pens to discuss his story of the brand. It’s a story of trial, error, and resiliency, and one I hope you enjoy.

#464: A Paint Job and a Story

June 2nd, 2021 · 63 minutes

Brad and Myke catch up on what they are using today before digging into Brad’s latest shopping experience, bulky notebooks, and … edible note pads?

#463: ABC Generic Pen

May 26th, 2021 · 75 minutes

A pen cleaning for the ages, the One pen, and a 55th Edition. What more could you ask for in a single episode? Maybe a couple of pens that will not be mentioned? Yes, that too.

#462: I Know That Sound, I Make It

May 18th, 2021 · 56 minutes

How do you review a pen that you personally love, but wouldn’t recommend it except to the smallest fraction of pen users? Brad and Myke discuss this, plus discuss what they look for when shopping for a custom pen.

#461: Shimmer is Now an Add-On

May 12th, 2021 · 63 minutes

I mean, isn’t shimmer always an add-on? Brad and Myke think so when it comes to pens, and inks. Find out exactly which ones in this week’s episode!

#460: Congratulations, You Are Correct

May 5th, 2021 · 65 minutes

What are your thoughts on the new Blackwing Palomino? What do you think Field Notes will do for their 50th release? Do you leave stickers on pens, or peel them off? Come on in and listen to find out how right - or wrong - you are!

#459: All This to Pay for a Pen

April 28th, 2021 · 57 minutes

Business Brad is front and center this week, before discussing a new Platinum limited edition, the first release from the new Retro 51 team, and the cast of Ted Lasso as pens. The what, you say? Listen and find out!

#458: The Fourth Best Colour

April 21st, 2021 · 61 minutes

Brad may be making another call to the law firm if this continued usage of orange keeps up from unauthorized parties. Until then, he and Myke discuss what they have been using, possibly new Maruman Croquis notebooks, and deciding between fountain pens and standard pens.

#457: A Literal Banana

April 14th, 2021 · 64 minutes

When is a big pen too big? Brad found out almost immediately after last week’s show. The discussion then turns to a new, old notebook that Brad is enjoying, which led to an even deeper discussion around stationary satisfaction.

#456: Citrus, Orange, and Tangerine Esq.

April 8th, 2021 · 75 minutes

Brad’s lawyers were active this week, but the situation has been resolved with no further intervention required. Brad follows up on a conversation with Retro 51, and a new pen he is shopping for, then Myke jumps in to discuss Sailor’s 110th Anniversary.