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

#504: Our Octopus Conversation

March 9th, 2022 · 72 minutes

Brad is joined this week by Jacob, aka FudeFan, to discuss all things Japanese stationery. This big stores, the small makers, the secret handshakes, and even the throwing away of fountain pens - we cover it all!

#503: I’ve Had Perfectly Standard Experiences

March 2nd, 2022 · 56 minutes

Brad gives a planner update in the early stages of 2022, makes glowing remarks about the latest releases from TWSBI, Studio Neat, and Schon DSGN, and calls a listener a liar. So, you know, a normal show.

#502: Throw a Dart at $125 Ten Years Ago

February 23rd, 2022 · 58 minutes

Have you heard? Brad LOVES the Pilot Custom 74. So much so, that he reviewed it this week, and elaborated further on its awesomeness this week. Brad and Myke also tier-rank fountain pen filling systems, and answer what features separate premium pens from standard pens.

#501: The AL-Star Sucks

February 16th, 2022 · 51 minutes

Is it #TeamAL-Star, or #TeamSafari in 2022? The decision is tougher than it seems. Brad and Myke also answer the 500th episode question posed to listeners, and go through a detailed breakdown of the data gathered.

#500: Pens!

February 9th, 2022 · 180 minutes

We did it! 500 episodes of a podcast about pens. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this journey!

#499: I'm Gonna Drink It

February 2nd, 2022 · 49 minutes

I mean, if you are going to put coffee in your ink name, what else am I supposed to do? Myke talks Brad out of drinking ink this week, but not out of buying a celebration pen for next week’s 500th episode.

#498: Caveats!

January 26th, 2022 · 65 minutes

Brad and Myke have an idea for Episode 500, and we need your participation. Listen in to find out how to contribute! We also discuss TWSBI’s continued product creation, an exclusive ink library, and a very fast pen.

#497: Here's My Desk Computer, Here's My Desk Cup

January 19th, 2022 · 53 minutes

Stuff happens this episode, all of it fueled by the mighty coffee bean.

#496: Pen TMZ

January 12th, 2022 · 51 minutes

Brad and Myke go behind the scenes this week and talk about talking with brands, distributors, and retailers. What are the pros and cons of digging deeper into the stationery industry?

#495: Parter Jocker

January 5th, 2022 · 60 minutes

It’s a new year, so it is time for new themes. And new stationery. And new brand names that Brad makes up on the fly. Happy 2022!