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

#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?

#604: Hi Cliff

February 28th, 2024 · 63 minutes

Can we finally put the Lamy Dark Lilac saga to rest? One can hope. Brad does have all of the new Safari releases on hand and gives his first impressions, plus he and Myke do a full draft of Pilot Iroshizuku inks.

#603: Do Not Attribute to Malice That Which Could Be Attributed to Other People Not Caring as Much as You Do About That One Hyper Specific Thing

February 21st, 2024 · 50 minutes

But is it really Dark Lilac? Brad and Myke try to sort out what Lamy is up to, which is a sisyphean task. That doesn’t stop them, nor does it stop Brad from a temporary Sailor moratorium lifting. The Ninja’s did it!

#602: Am I Seeing What I Think I'm Seeing?

February 13th, 2024 · 61 minutes

Myke and his face computer are back behind the mic this week, with travel updates from both he and Brad. They also catch up on Brad’s Kickstarter backings, Lamy Safari SE release dates, and an interesting release from Nahvalur.

#601: Figboot Battle Royale

February 7th, 2024 · 63 minutes

Brad is joined this week by David Parker, better known in the stationery world as Figboot on Pens. It’s been over four years since he last joined the show, so we had a lot to catch up on, including his next fountain pen collaboration.

#600: You're Stuck With Us

January 30th, 2024 · 87 minutes

You’ve made it this far, and it still feels like the beginning. That’s a good place to be! Brad and Myke reminisce about the past, and look into the future in this week’s episode.

#599: When Clip Why Clip Where Clip

January 24th, 2024 · 63 minutes

Brad and Myke are filled with Orange Delight about AI in the analog space. We discuss that, plus take a look at several new stationary Kickstarters that recently launched.

#598: Big Pen + Big Nib = Big Price

January 17th, 2024 · 57 minutes

What are we using? What is Brad buying? Are you keeping up with your Burn Book? We answer all of these questions in this week’s episode.

#597: All I Can Think About Is Vibe

January 10th, 2024 · 53 minutes

The new year brings new product teases, and we got hints about one of our favorites this week. Brad is excited about the upcoming Lamy Safari, a new Retro 51, and gives his initial thoughts on the just released Studio Neat Keepbook.

#596: Frixion Dots

January 3rd, 2024 · 59 minutes

New year, new Theme! Myke and Brad discuss their themes for 2024, and it will come as no surprise that it involves a lot of stationery.