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

#446: We Are Now Under New Ownership

January 27th, 2021 · 58 minutes

No, not The Pen Addict, but our good friends over at Retro 51 have officially made the transition. We also discuss Brad’s foray back into fountain pens, Presidential writing instruments, and Sailor price increases.

#445: Great Day to Start a New Notebook

January 20th, 2021 · 66 minutes

It’s new notebook day for Brad, and there are many great reasons as to why. We also discuss Retro 51 sale news, and dig into a big batch of #ASKTPA.

#444: Complex Complicated Colours

January 13th, 2021 · 62 minutes

News of a new, old Lamy Safari hit the stationary internet, and Brad and Myke discuss what it is, and what it means. They also break down an 87 pen list as best as one can, and talk about what 2021 may hold from a stationary perspective.

#443: Notes Passing Through the Night

January 6th, 2021 · 71 minutes

Brad breaks down not only his Theme System Journal in this week’s episode, but also his 2021 planner, and his Notebook of Randomness.

#442: Instead I Got a Monitor Stand

December 30th, 2020 · 68 minutes

The holiday break is over and there is stationary to discuss! Brad and Myke do just that this week, with talk around the Theme System, Retro 51, Holiday gifts, and rage cleaning all of your fountain pens.

#441: Riptiiiiide

December 16th, 2020 · 66 minutes

Rachael Maddow, we are so sorry! Your pencil choices were a big topic of conversation today, and we broke down a few that may make a good replacement for you. Myke and I also discuss the new Theme System Journal, Second Edition, from cover to cover.

#440: Upgraded Vision

December 9th, 2020 · 59 minutes

Hello Kitty. Lisa Frank. Popper-palooza. How much better can one episode get? How about 99,999 times better?

#439: Falcon Is An Acquired Taste

December 2nd, 2020 · 65 minutes

Two of our favorite brands - Pilot and Sailor - have done some interesting things over the past week. Brad and Myke discuss that, plus Brad’s TWSBI Golden Horse, and the latest version of the Bullet Journal notebook.

#438: I’ll Take a Kilt – Holiday Gift Guide 2020

November 25th, 2020 · 83 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined by Ana Reinert of The Well-Appointed Desk for our annual Gift Guide Episode. We tackle a ton of categories to cover all of your holiday shopping needs!

#437: That's Not My Handwriting

November 18th, 2020 · 72 minutes

Brad’s wrist is improving, but is his left-handed handwriting? We discuss other lefty-centric topics, perforated pages, abs on a pen and making better pencil recommendations.