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

#468: The A's got a Hat On

June 30th, 2021 · 68 minutes

Brad is back from vacation and has big plans. Plans for what? Plans to change his planner, that’s what! We discuss that, Drillog news, and handwriting tips and tricks.

#467: You Had One Job

June 23rd, 2021 · 77 minutes

Remote location Brad had one job this week on vacation, and he couldn’t even get that right. What he, and Myke, did get right was their commentary on all things stationery. They are never wrong about any of that stuff, right?

#466: I'm Not Going to Rank My Friends

June 16th, 2021 · 69 minutes

Brad posted an update to his Top 5 Fountain Pens between $100-$200 and he an Myke break it all down. Plus, they discuss fancy pens in this dragon.

#465: Skittles Skulls

June 9th, 2021 · 51 minutes

This week, Brad is joined by Ben Walsh of Gravitas Pens to discuss his story of the brand. It’s a story of trial, error, and resiliency, and one I hope you enjoy.

#464: A Paint Job and a Story

June 2nd, 2021 · 63 minutes

Brad and Myke catch up on what they are using today before digging into Brad’s latest shopping experience, bulky notebooks, and … edible note pads?

#463: ABC Generic Pen

May 26th, 2021 · 75 minutes

A pen cleaning for the ages, the One pen, and a 55th Edition. What more could you ask for in a single episode? Maybe a couple of pens that will not be mentioned? Yes, that too.

#462: I Know That Sound, I Make It

May 18th, 2021 · 56 minutes

How do you review a pen that you personally love, but wouldn’t recommend it except to the smallest fraction of pen users? Brad and Myke discuss this, plus discuss what they look for when shopping for a custom pen.

#461: Shimmer is Now an Add-On

May 12th, 2021 · 63 minutes

I mean, isn’t shimmer always an add-on? Brad and Myke think so when it comes to pens, and inks. Find out exactly which ones in this week’s episode!

#460: Congratulations, You Are Correct

May 5th, 2021 · 65 minutes

What are your thoughts on the new Blackwing Palomino? What do you think Field Notes will do for their 50th release? Do you leave stickers on pens, or peel them off? Come on in and listen to find out how right - or wrong - you are!

#459: All This to Pay for a Pen

April 28th, 2021 · 57 minutes

Business Brad is front and center this week, before discussing a new Platinum limited edition, the first release from the new Retro 51 team, and the cast of Ted Lasso as pens. The what, you say? Listen and find out!