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

#614: Wes Anderson's Green Baby

May 8th, 2024 · 58 minutes

Marketing stationery products isn’t the easiest thing to do, but when you get Wes Anderson involved with Montblanc, magic happens. Brad and Myke break it all down, plus follow-up on all the things.

#613: You Didn't Want Glitter?

May 1st, 2024 · 63 minutes

Brad and Myke are pen problem solvers, and this week they tackle the issue of fineliner usage on newsprint. Is there a reasonable solution? And, would you even consider ordering a pen without glitter?

#612: Who Knows What A6 Is?

April 24th, 2024 · 53 minutes

Brad and Myke talk about several new products this week, including Pilot finally sending the Clear 823 out into the rest of the world. Brad also loses his mind on paper size marketing.

#611: Stuff Be Weird

April 17th, 2024 · 54 minutes

Who knew that a single comment on a single ink review could send Brad off into deep stationery thought. It’s the good stuff, and what we are all about, so listen in!

#610: Sorbet Squid

April 10th, 2024 · 58 minutes

Brad has returned from vacation, and the Atlanta Pen Show. He recaps one of those this week, but which? Listen in to find out!

#609: Pin Pen Pen Pin

April 3rd, 2024 · 58 minutes

The Pin is the winning pen! Brad and Myke wrap the Uni-ball Bracket, discuss Brad’s upcoming trip to the Atlanta Pen Show, and answer your AskTPA questions.

#608: Turn the Nib

March 27th, 2024 · 53 minutes

Brad and Myke turn the piston on the new Kaweco Sport, and then turn the nib on the Sailor TUZU, a new entry-level pen hitting the market soon. Plus, what do they think about the new LAMY AL-Star releases?

#607: Mellow Writing Taste

March 20th, 2024 · 58 minutes

Does LAMY know what they are getting into with Uni-ball? Just this week, Uni has launched a new Jetstream ink formulation, and a new Kuru Toga engine mechanism. And, the Kuru Toga isn’t as popular as the Uni Pin Fineliner apparently!

#606: It's Orange Obviously

March 13th, 2024 · 58 minutes

This episode is full of surprises, the biggest of which is Brad going back on everything he ever said about international paper standards. We also break down the Uni-ball Pen Bracket, and get to the real surprise in the last segment of the show.

#605: Real Journalism Happens in Memes

March 6th, 2024 · 53 minutes

Mitsubishi Pencil Co. buys Lamy. Dark Lilac lands in the New York Times. Memes are where you find the true details. What is this timeline we are living in, and how fun is it?