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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#538: Lukewarm Takes

November 9th, 2022 · 55 minutes

Hot Takes are the internet’s favorite currency, but are they a thing in the stationery world? Brad and Myke explore what is, and what isn’t, a hot take, and discover-gladly-that we reside in a more lukewarm territory.

#537: Adjusted in the Wrong Direction

November 2nd, 2022 · 58 minutes

In an episode full of fun and surprises, Myke discovers the biggest one right near the end.

#536: Strange and Cherry

October 26th, 2022 · 55 minutes

Lamy released pictures of their best collaboration yet, so why is Brad upset? He explains, and also discusses new Kaweco builds and collaborations, and the return of Conid. Finally, he breaks down the Top 5 “Next” Fountain Pens list update, recently published on the blog.

#535: A Fine Mist of Yama

October 19th, 2022 · 56 minutes

It’s Horror Story season! Brad and Myke kick things off with two great stories, and an accidental third that needed to be discussed. Then, Brad breaks down his updated Top 5 Beginner Fountain Pens list.

#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. Way to go!

#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.