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

#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.

#595: I Have My Junior Ranger Stamp

December 20th, 2023 · 68 minutes

Myke is back from … college? Yes, Myke was expanding his brainpower last week, but most importantly, he had to go school supply shopping. That’s the focus of this week’s episode, along with a few product updates from Brad’s desk.

#594: My Bank Account Is Sick

December 13th, 2023 · 82 minutes

Brad is joined this week by Arielle Fragassi, aka ToastyTreat to discuss her recent trip to Japan. There was food, friends, and fun, but most importantly, there was stationery. Time to plan a trip!

#593: You know, Wisky

December 5th, 2023 · 52 minutes

It’s the Battle of the Abs this week! No, not Brad and Myke, but between our good friends at Montegrappa and Graf von Faber Castell. They also discuss Wisky, a possible rename of the Pilot Explorer, and Brad stationery preps for vacation.

#592: Holiday Gift Guide 2023

November 29th, 2023 · 75 minutes

Brad is joined by Ana Reinert from The Well-Appointed Desk to help out with all of your holiday stationery needs. Or maybe they just shop for themselves instead.

#591: I'm Thankful for Ballpoint Pens

November 22nd, 2023 · 58 minutes

It’s Thanksgiving week in the US, and Brad wonders “What stationary are we thankful for?” He and Myke discuss that, why there aren’t more interesting ink cartridge sampler packs, and the next pen Brad must have.