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.

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#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!

#494: The Centre is Twisty

December 29th, 2021 · 74 minutes

Myke unboxes the Drillog live on the show this week. It goes … well? We break it all down, plus discuss early planning for the new year, and an interesting notebook format to check out.

#493: A Guy Named Dean

December 22nd, 2021 · 70 minutes

The results of the 2021 Pen Addict Census are in! Myke and I have breaking it all down in this week’s episode.

#492: I Can Tell You Don't Like It

December 15th, 2021 · 60 minutes

Brad and Myke are back together, and they get METAL! Ok, not really, that was just them fawning over last week’s guest. This week, Brad gets into trouble, then tries to extract himself from said trouble. So, a normal week around here.

#491: The Symphony

December 8th, 2021 · 66 minutes

Brad is joined this week by special guest Anabelle Hiller. While known for her current work with Appelboom Pen as their in-house nib and repair superstar, her story is much bigger than that. We dig into her musical past, her goldsmithing future, and how all of that plays into her love for fountain pens.

#490: Orange-Flavored Pens

December 1st, 2021 · 54 minutes

Brad takes us through a first look at several new-to-him products, including the ystudio Revolve, PenBBS 456, and an ink you don’t want to miss.

#489: The Radiation in This Pen Is Not Harmful

November 24th, 2021 · 50 minutes

Brad and Myke are lost during gift guide season without their venerable third podcast host. They make it through a mini-guide this year, plus discuss two interesting Tomoe River Paper tidbits.