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

#230: The Cover Is Marbled

November 10th, 2016 · 61 minutes

What makes a composition book a composition book? Brad has opinions. We also discuss new pens, moving notebooks, the death of handwriting, and stationery subscriptions in this action packed episode.

#229: The Most Nervous Pen Repair of All Time

November 2nd, 2016 · 61 minutes

Brian and Lisa Anderson of Anderson Pens join us this week to talk about EVERYTHING! How they got their start, their first foray into selling pens online, travelling to pen shows, opening a brick and mortar store, and what is next for their empire.

#228: Hashtag Snail Mail

October 26th, 2016 · 52 minutes

Big mail episode this week, all of the snail mail variety. We get through about half of your #asktpa letters, with more to come in future episodes. Thank you all for writing!

#227: Myke Was Indeed Right

October 19th, 2016 · 66 minutes

We must admit, Myke is right a lot, but he has never been more excited to be as right as he was this week.

#226: The Girl with the Glitter Pens

October 12th, 2016 · 46 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined this week by Pen Friend Michelle Leung to talk about pens - what else! Michelle schools us on how amazing Toronto is for stationery lovers, and how she acquired her grail pen.

#225: Field Notes Kremlinology

October 5th, 2016 · 63 minutes

Myke is back from the London Writing Equipment Palooza and has stories to share - and videos too! We also get into the Lunacy that is the latest Field Notes release.

#224: My Ink Smells

September 28th, 2016 · 71 minutes

UGH! Pen Pineapple Apple Pen! We bring you all of today’s hits on this episode, including a Lanier update, how and where to sell a pen, more death of handwriting talk, and catch up on the latest #asktpa.

#223: You Need Top-Zip

September 21st, 2016 · 93 minutes

Nock Co. launched a big Kickstarter for a big bag and Brad and Myke are here to discuss all of the details.

#222: Keep the Dream Alive

September 13th, 2016 · 53 minutes

Brad is joined by special guest Cary Yeager this week to discuss all things Fountain Pen Day. Cary shares how it all got started, the crazy growth over the past few years, and what is next.

#221: Thank You?

September 7th, 2016 · 57 minutes

Brad almost got buried in an avalanche of stationery during a shelf reorg this weekend, but he escaped to tell the tale. One of our anti-handwriting nemesis (nemeses?) didn’t get off so easily.