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

#511: It Monday, Me Write

April 27th, 2022 · 72 minutes

There was a situation in the planner of a certain Pen Addict this week. Or was it last week? Possibly the week before? Brad is distraught, and comes to you for his weekly stationery therapy session.

#510: Everything's a Bear

April 20th, 2022 · 57 minutes

We have nib follow-up, we have golf pens, we have superhero pens, and, most importantly, Brad finds himself in a very Bear-y situation.

#509: All Over the Nib Map

April 13th, 2022 · 64 minutes

Brad Dowdy, King of the Needlpoints, Ruler of the Fine Line, First of his Name, bought a stacked nib. And he likes it

#508: What Year Is It? Where Am I?

April 6th, 2022 · 62 minutes

Brad went to the Atlanta Pen Show … or did he? We discuss his whirlwind of an event, and see what it was like to be back home after years away.

#507: Hand in Your Badge

March 30th, 2022 · 49 minutes

Happy International Pencil Day! We spend at least two minutes celebrating graphite on what is, ostensibly, an ink-filled episode. Planning and Pen Show prep are on the agenda, all before Brad pledges his fealty to the Uni-ball One.

#506: Chicken Ink

March 23rd, 2022 · 54 minutes

How do you take your ink, seasoned or fried? These are the important discussions Brad and Myke have, along with and Elbwood unboxing, hope for the Pilot 912 lineup, and Ferrari pens.

#505: Aggressively Debossed

March 18th, 2022 · 66 minutes

Myke is back, but we are still discussing Jacob this week, as Brad received a special package from Japan. What was included? Tune in to find out.

#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.