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

#580: You're Going to Regret All of This

September 6th, 2023 · 53 minutes

The Raffle for St. Jude is now live on The Pen Addict, and wow, do we have the goods! Brad and Myke discuss all of the amazing community participation so far, and look forward to what is next. Brad also prepares for the Orlando Pen Show

#579: You Should Not Buy This Nib

August 30th, 2023 · 61 minutes

The highly anticipated Pilot nib ranking finally happens on this episode, with Brad counting down from number 15 to his favorite nib in the top spot. Which ones should you buy, and which should you avoid? Brad writes it all out on this episode.

#578: Business Crush It Vibes

August 23rd, 2023 · 61 minutes

It’s San Francisco Pen Show week, and Brad has all the FOMO. He goes through his “If he were there” shopping list, looks at the new Kaweco EBONIT Sport, and finally begins testing 15 different Pilot nibs.

#577: They’re Generally Covered in Ink

August 16th, 2023 · 60 minutes

Brad and Myke break down a slew of new products this week, which include a classic notebook maker, and a brand new one. They also give out a few tips for the upcoming San Francisco Pen Show.

#576: We Had Ourselves a Trip

August 9th, 2023 · 50 minutes

Brad is back from the Washington D.C. Fountain Pen SUPERSHOW, and has tales to tell.


August 2nd, 2023 · 47 minutes

It’s Washington D.C. Fountain Pen Supershow time, and Brad, for once, is prepared! He discusses his gameplan for what will be a busy show, but not before getting ready for Hobonichi SZN.

#574: Smells Fuzzy

July 26th, 2023 · 67 minutes

Brad is back from his Uni-ball talk and spills all the tea. Before that, he and Myke break down the new Pilot Vanishing point Limited Edition, and try to sort out the latest from Pilot’s ILMILY stationery lineup.

#573: Corporate Stooge

July 18th, 2023 · 52 minutes

We recorded early this week because Brad is off to talk to BIG PEN. Listen in to find out where he is heading and what he will be discussing. We also catch up on news reports from around the globe on the status of the Muji Polycarbonate Fountain Pen.

#572: A Time of Great Upheaval

July 12th, 2023 · 50 minutes

The social media landscape is disarray … but who cares? Let’s talk pens! Ok, we talk about social media a little bit, but then dig into live reports from Italy, Australia, and Portland, Oregon. What is going on in the wide world of stationery?

#571: Stationery Is Life

July 5th, 2023 · 61 minutes

Brad and Myke are back behind the mic, and Brad goes behind the scenes to discuss how he gets out of the stationary doldrums. Brad also discovers a pen for the second time before he and Myke discuss what the sale of Pelikan means for fountain pen fans