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

#346: The Platinum Platinum

February 13th, 2019 · 72 minutes

2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of Platinum Pen. Can they execute a better anniversary year than our friends at Pilot did? We also hit the news with updated Retro 51 fountain pens, new Blackwing pencil availability, and preview the LA Pen Show.

#345: A Very Brad Dowdy Situation

February 6th, 2019 · 72 minutes

We talk about Kickstarters this week, and not just the one Brad launched! Also, is a sterling silver Kaweco Sport in Myke’s future?

#344: French Rule Territory

January 30th, 2019 · 65 minutes

Brad makes things! We talk about those things, discuss Sailor’s new ink prices, get ready for the Baltimore Pen Show, and find out what stationery Tom Bobson is using today.

#343: Brown Reticle Blue Dots

January 24th, 2019 · 57 minutes

If you could design your own paper layout, what would it look like? Myke has his own ideas in this fun and frolicking episode

#342: They Made It More Boring

January 16th, 2019 · 57 minutes

I wasn’t sure it was possible, but they found a way. Who you ask? Tune in to find out!

#341: Get Your Own Shimmer

January 9th, 2019 · 72 minutes

Did you ever think you would see the day where Brad would ink up a pen with Shimmer ink? Well, that day has come, and he and Myke break it all down.

#340: It Seems Official

January 2nd, 2019 · 64 minutes

Brad and Myke get 2019 off to a roaring stationery start, with talk of journaling, ink-sperimentation, and new pens. What are your plans for the new year?

#339: Wub Wub Nib

December 19th, 2018 · 78 minutes

Brad and Myke take a look at how all of our favorite brands performed in 2018 and what we want to see from them in 2019.

#338: Container for Your Excess

December 12th, 2018 · 73 minutes

Myke purchased his first Platinum 3776 and thoughts about it. A lot of thoughts. Could it be better than his beloved Sailors? Brad discusses new products from Blackwing and Elemental Paper, plus teases every project he is working on that he can’t tell you about yet.

#337: Pen Pin – Holiday Gift Guide 2018

December 5th, 2018 · 89 minutes

It’s that time of the year! Brad, Myke, and our favorite co-host Ana Reinert answer all of the gifting questions you have for this holiday season.