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

#585: No, Not That One

October 11th, 2023 · 52 minutes

The London Pen Show this past weekend was epic, and neither Brad or Myke were there to witness it. Myke has already added the next show in the Spring to his calendar. Brad also discusses pen cleaning, and gives a Top 100 update.

#584: That Tube Needs a Home

October 4th, 2023 · 59 minutes

Every tube deserves a home. Brad welcomes Myke back to the show, only to be told where to put his pen tubes. That’s right, Myke gets his payback on Brad’s desk tour!

#583: The Soft Stuff

September 27th, 2023 · 65 minutes

This week, Brad is joined by correctly-spelled Mike, the one and only Mike Matteson from Inkdependence. We discuss his recent YouTube milestone, his local Pelikan Hub, some of his favorite inks, and what makes for a great pen show experience.

#582: Fried Egg Jellyfish

September 20th, 2023 · 47 minutes

All of the ASK TPA! Ok, maybe not all of it, but Brad and Myke dig into the mailbag and answer your questions. Keep them coming!

#581: A Wand, a Skull, and Two Octopuses

September 13th, 2023 · 50 minutes

Brad is back from Orlando, but did he even go to the pen show? Apparently yes, but he returned with an unexpected haul.

#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.