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

#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.

#455: Thumbs Up for Fountain Pens

March 31st, 2021 · 60 minutes

Some days are rough, and some days are just like “Thumbs up for fountain pens!” Today is definitely the latter, as Brad and Myke discuss making your own Sailor Pro Gear, the new Schon DSGN Ultem model, and Brad corrects a big error from last week.

#454: Concerning Your Use of Orange…

March 24th, 2021 · 61 minutes

The cases are shipped! The nibs are in flight! The use of orange is … questionable? Brad and Myke discuss all the things, including new stuff from our favorites at CW Pencil Enterprise, Musubi, Gravitas, and The Well-Appointed Desk.

#453: What Have You Done?

March 17th, 2021 · 68 minutes

Myke received a rare box of goodies from Brad, and then a second right behind that. What's going on in this world where that would actually happen. Myke discusses what was inside the boxes, plus new limited edition releases from Pilot, Sailor, and TWSBI.