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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

#556: Pen Sommelier

March 22nd, 2023 · 58 minutes

What are we using? Why are we using them? How difficult will Brad make this? Find out this week on The Pen Addict!

#555: Lamy, Call Your Boys

March 15th, 2023 · 54 minutes

Brad is back from the Baltimore Pen Show, and has tales to tell. Also, Lamy has decided it is bracket season, and boy do we have thoughts.

#554: Block Signature Signature

March 8th, 2023 · 58 minutes

Our recent signature and handwriting talk sparked some great feedback, which we dig into at the start of today’s episode. Brad then heaps praise on Sailor. That’s right. PRAISE! Brad will also be at the Baltimore Pen Show this upcoming weekend, and goes into all of the details.

#553: Number Green

March 1st, 2023 · 61 minutes

When you have a product named Sweet Juice Milk, you know there is going to be follow up. Brad gets angsty over the latest Pilot Juice release, discusses his Nahvalur Original Plus review, and Myke decides if he needs a signature makeover.

#552: Where's the Margarita Version?

February 22nd, 2023 · 58 minutes

What better feedback than Pilot FriXion feedback?! We get a list of use cases for everyone's favorite erasable gel ink pen, talk about Sailor doing Sailor things, and bring Blue Milk into the show lore.

#551: The Traditional Ball Knock

February 15th, 2023 · 51 minutes

Brad’s review of the Pilot FriXion Ball Knock Zone has finally been published, so maybe this podcast topic can finally be put to bed. One topic we never hope to put to bed are price decreases, which we saw last week from one of our favorite makers.

#550: An Oddly Enjoyable Fountain Pen

February 8th, 2023 · 63 minutes

Brad breaks down a huge range of new content at The Pen Addict this week, including the latest from Schon DSGN, and his thoughts on PLOTTER. A Top 5 Pens update also happened, and a discussion around selling pens.

#549: Less Caps, More Clicks

February 1st, 2023 · 55 minutes

There is a spy amongst us! Brad and Myke try to sort it out at the beginning of this week’s episode, before digging into the latest and greatest the stationery world has to offer. That includes deciding on THE ONE pen they could use for the rest of their lives.

#548: Emergency Cufflinks

January 25th, 2023 · 68 minutes

Batman, Tutankhamen, and now this one? Montegrappa has done it again! Brad and Myke talk about their latest unbelievable pen design, discuss the annual Lamy AL-Star release, and one of the strangest pens to cross Brad’s desk in some time.

#547: Peaking at Average

January 18th, 2023 · 58 minutes

Sometimes the best laid plans get balled up and tossed right into the bin. That’s how this week’s show progressed, and you know what, it turned out pretty great.