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

#375: Nobody Tell Platinum

September 4th, 2019 · 66 minutes

More like nobody tell Brad and Myke! The guys keep secrets from each other, and spill all the beans this week. Plus, they begin to catch up on #asktpa.

#374: A Well-Appointed Recap

August 29th, 2019 · 55 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined this week by Ana Reinert of the Well-Appointed Desk to recap the 2019 San Francisco Pen Show. They discuss all of the comings and goings from one of the highlight events of the show calendar, and dive into all of the things they brought home.

#373: Live from the San Francisco Pen Show 2019

August 24th, 2019 · 63 minutes

Brad, Myke, and Ana are live from the San Francisco pen show, with special guests Hugh and Karol, from Kanilea Pen Co.

#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?