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

#534: Every Day I Vote For Pens

October 12th, 2022 · 51 minutes

We discussed the launch of the OKB48 vote last week, and this week, Brad cast his ballot. Brad then attempts to explain a traditional eyedropper mechanism to Myke, with varying levels of success.

#533: Emotional Support Stationery

October 5th, 2022 · 57 minutes

The most important election of the year is underway, and that is the pen vote at OKB48! Brad breaks down last years list, updates his Top 5 Pen In The Store list, and digs into his first experiences with a group of freshly inked fountain pens.

#532: Nice Cakes

September 28th, 2022 · 61 minutes

New Sailor releases! Paper discontinuations! Weird products! Planner changes! It’s an all the great things episode of The Pen Addict Podcast this week.

#531: Royal Pen Content

September 21st, 2022 · 49 minutes

Myke is back, and boy do he and Brad have some catching up to do! From all the King’s Pens, to an oddly-placed Naruto experience, they cover it all in this week’s episode.

#530: Overengineered

September 13th, 2022 · 91 minutes

Brad is joined this week by C.Y. from Tokyo Station Pens and the Tokyo Inklings Podcast. They met in person at the San Francisco Pen Show for the first time a few weeks ago, but it took until C.Y. returned to Japan for Brad to record their conversation.

#529: There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Paper

September 7th, 2022 · 55 minutes

There are always sacrifices when picking the perfect paper for yourself. Brad breaks down how he tests paper, what he looks for, and the pens and pencils he uses to make decisions on what’s good.

#528: 10:12 AM

August 31st, 2022 · 60 minutes

Brad is back from the San Francisco Pen Show and has all the tales to tell.

#527: 1-800-FIX-NIBS

August 24th, 2022 · 56 minutes

Before Brad heads to the San Francisco Pen Show, we have some important things to discuss. Mainly, Hobonichi’s plan to phase in the new Tomoe River paper in time for 2024 planners.

#526: All of the Fruit Combinations

August 17th, 2022 · 49 minutes

Brad is on a pen show bender-when will it end? Not for several weeks, at least! Brad has signed up for classes in San Francisco, started updating his Top 5 Pens list, and rails on ink bottle design thanks to an #ASKTPA question. Myke is here, too.

#525: Don’t Leave Me

August 10th, 2022 · 52 minutes

Brad auditioned for not one, but two new jobs this week. What are they, and will he be leaving Myke in the dust? Tune in to find out!