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

#450: The Friendships We Made Along the Way

February 24th, 2021 · 133 minutes

450 podcast episodes, and nearly 10 years of Kickstarter campaigns! Brad and Myke discuss their personal highlights - and a few lowlights - of nearly 200 campaigns backed.

#449: Retail 9-9-5

February 17th, 2021 · 55 minutes

How engineered does a dip pen need to be? Apparently VERY engineered is the answer, and we are here for it. We discuss that very interesting pen, Brad’s new Ultra Extra Fine nib, and the design heather that Leonardo has been on this year.

#448: The Hurley School of Pen Usage

February 10th, 2021 · 89 minutes

Adina is back! And this time, she has comics in tow. How is she making them? What pens and paper is she using? How did she decide what colors of Sailor Ink Studio to purchase? All of that, and more, in this awesome episode.

#447: Global Monetary Markets

February 3rd, 2021 · 55 minutes

How do price increases affect retailers? How about consumers? Are we heading towards a tipping point in a few years? Brad has no clue, but he would like to find out. We also talk new products from Platinum, and new decisions from Kaweco

#446: We Are Now Under New Ownership

January 27th, 2021 · 58 minutes

No, not The Pen Addict, but our good friends over at Retro 51 have officially made the transition. We also discuss Brad’s foray back into fountain pens, Presidential writing instruments, and Sailor price increases.

#445: Great Day to Start a New Notebook

January 20th, 2021 · 66 minutes

It’s new notebook day for Brad, and there are many great reasons as to why. We also discuss Retro 51 sale news, and dig into a big batch of #ASKTPA.

#444: Complex Complicated Colours

January 13th, 2021 · 62 minutes

News of a new, old Lamy Safari hit the stationary internet, and Brad and Myke discuss what it is, and what it means. They also break down an 87 pen list as best as one can, and talk about what 2021 may hold from a stationary perspective.

#443: Notes Passing Through the Night

January 6th, 2021 · 71 minutes

Brad breaks down not only his Theme System Journal in this week’s episode, but also his 2021 planner, and his Notebook of Randomness.

#442: Instead I Got a Monitor Stand

December 30th, 2020 · 68 minutes

The holiday break is over and there is stationary to discuss! Brad and Myke do just that this week, with talk around the Theme System, Retro 51, Holiday gifts, and rage cleaning all of your fountain pens.

#441: Riptiiiiide

December 16th, 2020 · 66 minutes

Rachael Maddow, we are so sorry! Your pencil choices were a big topic of conversation today, and we broke down a few that may make a good replacement for you. Myke and I also discuss the new Theme System Journal, Second Edition, from cover to cover.