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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

#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.

#362: A Blueprint of the Nib Grind

June 5th, 2019 · 63 minutes

Dan is back, and you have questions for him! In part two of our chat with Dan Smith from The Nibsmith, we get into the nitty gritty of what nib grinds are all about, and why you would want one. Plus, we answer all of the questions you sent in for Dan.

#361: Full-Time NibSMITH

May 29th, 2019 · 45 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined by Dan Smith, aka The Nibsmith, to discuss his origins in the pen community, and the adventure he has been on with his business over the past few years.

#360: Cancelling is Not an Option

May 22nd, 2019 · 69 minutes

This is the Pen Addict Game of Thrones crossover you have all been waiting for. Well, everyone except Myke that is. We discuss television stationery controversies, Lamy Ballpoints, Kaweco nibs, and Spoke Pens in this wide-ranging episode of your favorite podcast.

#359: Difficult Pickles

May 15th, 2019 · 68 minutes

Between Stan, The Deep, and Kyanite du Nepal, Brad had a difficult time choosing his favorite new products this week. And that’s not even close to all that was discussed on this amazing journey that we call The Pen Addict Podcast.

#358: Direct Vertical Upstroke

May 8th, 2019 · 52 minutes

The 2019 Chicago Pen Show is in the books, and we have the friends to tell you all about it. Brad and Myke go over several show recaps that have already hit the internet, discuss Brad’s aggressive pen cleaning tactics, and ask why is there such a thing as a nib review?

#357: The Porsche of Moleskines

May 1st, 2019 · 53 minutes

Brad has stated for years that Leuchtturm is the way to go if you are looking to upgrade your Moleskine, and now he has validation from one of the most prolific stationary users on the planet. We also discuss Myke’s very special Sailor, TWSBI Ink, and say Happy World Stationery Day to all!