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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#350: Superbacker

March 13th, 2019 · 81 minutes

There is a long list of topics that are recurring themes on this show, and Kickstarter projects are certainly one of them. It’s apparently Kickstarter season, and we discuss them all. A perfect topic for our 350th episode!

#349: Magic Graphite Stick

March 6th, 2019 · 64 minutes

Brad is back from the Baltimore Pen Show with tales of joy. Snow couldn’t keep the fun away! We detail the event, plus dig into various Kickstarters and world travels.

#348: Baltomorrow

February 27th, 2019 · 65 minutes

All aboard the Baltimore hype train! Brad is hitting up his first pen show of the year very soon, and cannot wait. Myke also tries to buy a Sailor Pen from 7 years ago, and Brad falls in love with the Vanishing Point all over again.

#347: It's Only Pens

February 20th, 2019 · 64 minutes

San Francisco here we come! We finally dropped the news for the 2019 Kickstarter campaign, and we are heading out west. Along with that big news, Brad rattles on about Sailor for way too long, and give his initial impressions of the Wancher Dream Pen.

#346: The Platinum Platinum

February 13th, 2019 · 72 minutes

2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of Platinum Pen. Can they execute a better anniversary year than our friends at Pilot did? We also hit the news with updated Retro 51 fountain pens, new Blackwing pencil availability, and preview the LA Pen Show.

#345: A Very Brad Dowdy Situation

February 6th, 2019 · 72 minutes

We talk about Kickstarters this week, and not just the one Brad launched! Also, is a sterling silver Kaweco Sport in Myke’s future?

#344: French Rule Territory

January 30th, 2019 · 65 minutes

Brad makes things! We talk about those things, discuss Sailor’s new ink prices, get ready for the Baltimore Pen Show, and find out what stationery Tom Bobson is using today.

#343: Brown Reticle Blue Dots

January 24th, 2019 · 57 minutes

If you could design your own paper layout, what would it look like? Myke has his own ideas in this fun and frolicking episode

#342: They Made It More Boring

January 16th, 2019 · 57 minutes

I wasn’t sure it was possible, but they found a way. Who you ask? Tune in to find out!

#341: Get Your Own Shimmer

January 9th, 2019 · 72 minutes

Did you ever think you would see the day where Brad would ink up a pen with Shimmer ink? Well, that day has come, and he and Myke break it all down.