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

#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.

#590: Writing With the Theme of Writing

November 15th, 2023 · 63 minutes

The Uni Kuru Toga Dive is launching a new color. Will you be able to get one? One can only hope! Brad also brings up a new-to-him pen, which Myke quickly derails into madness.

#589: 1 2 3 4 Inks

November 8th, 2023 · 51 minutes

Brad is back from Fountain Pen Day at Atlas Stationers, and, to the shock of no one, has a lot to discuss.

#588: Thick Paper Means Fountain Pens Work

November 1st, 2023 · 62 minutes

It’s Horror Story time! Did Brad have a nightmare with Platinum Chou Kuro? He goes over his latest review, and gets ready for Fountain Pen Day.

#587: I’m Not in a Month Long Meeting

October 25th, 2023 · 53 minutes

How many different notebooks do you use in a single day? Brad dissects some interesting poll results, creates a business meeting stationary kit, and dips his toes into the world of fude nibs.

#586: Only 19,996 to Go

October 18th, 2023 · 49 minutes

The Business Boys are back at it this week, with updates from both Brad and Myke on what they are working on. They also tackle a stationary thought experiment.