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.



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Latest Episodes

#356: Busy Week in the Inbox

April 24th, 2019 · 72 minutes

We got a ton of feedback on last week’s episode, mostly in Brad’s email inbox. We go through those messages as part of an overall discussion about pen commentary and our place in it. We also dig into Kaweco’s soul, and what makes a Perfect Pencil.

#355: Redlight Project

April 17th, 2019 · 62 minutes

Brad and Myke dig into all of the recent pen news, including a rash of Kickstarter projects that bear a lengthy discussion. They also talk about what they are currently using, and answer all of the #ASKTPA. John Tesh, are you listening?

#354: As Legally and Safely as Possible

April 10th, 2019 · 60 minutes

Wait, are we still in Atlanta? No, but it sure feels like it. Brad and Myke wrap up the Atlanta Pen Show, talk final purchases, and catch up on the recent pen news.

#353: Live from the Atlanta Pen Show 2019

April 7th, 2019 · 81 minutes

Ana, Brad, and Myke are excited to be back at the Atlanta Pen show for their fifth year! Listen in as we discuss this year’s pen show, plus hear our interviews with our guests; Chris Rothe of Write Notepads, and Jessica Coles of Vintage Pen Shop.

#352: Mandatory Cookout

March 27th, 2019 · 80 minutes

We are ready for the Atlanta Pen Show! So ready, in fact, that we have official third host Ana Reinert join us this week for our annual pen show pre-game episode.

#351: Hardest Question of all the Questions

March 21st, 2019 · 66 minutes

You ask, we answer. Maybe. While we may not have all of the answers, we do know that you all helped us smash every Pen Addict Kickstarter record ever. We discuss that, episode 350 feedback, and new notebooks that Brad loves.

#350: Superbacker

March 13th, 2019 · 81 minutes

There is a long list of topics that are recurring themes on this show, and Kickstarter projects are certainly one of them. It’s apparently Kickstarter season, and we discuss them all. A perfect topic for our 350th episode!

#349: Magic Graphite Stick

March 6th, 2019 · 64 minutes

Brad is back from the Baltimore Pen Show with tales of joy. Snow couldn’t keep the fun away! We detail the event, plus dig into various Kickstarters and world travels.

#348: Baltomorrow

February 27th, 2019 · 65 minutes

All aboard the Baltimore hype train! Brad is hitting up his first pen show of the year very soon, and cannot wait. Myke also tries to buy a Sailor Pen from 7 years ago, and Brad falls in love with the Vanishing Point all over again.

#347: It's Only Pens

February 20th, 2019 · 64 minutes

San Francisco here we come! We finally dropped the news for the 2019 Kickstarter campaign, and we are heading out west. Along with that big news, Brad rattles on about Sailor for way too long, and give his initial impressions of the Wancher Dream Pen.