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

#311: The Worst Possible Paper

June 6th, 2018 · 75 minutes

Brad is joined by Mike Matteson of Inkdependence this week to recap the Triangle Pen Show, follow-up on the state of the stationery industry, and answer all of your #asktpa.

#310: A Mini Reckoning

May 30th, 2018 · 57 minutes

What does the future hold for the stationery industry? Brad and Myke look into their crystal balls, and inevitably get things wrong.

#309: Cool Your Boots Over There

May 23rd, 2018 · 66 minutes

Brad is back from Houston, and is heading to Raleigh! We catch up on his travels, new Kickstarter projects, and the latest from Retro 51.

#308: Full Metal Body

May 16th, 2018 · 60 minutes

Do you really want to hear how Brad packs for a pen shop visit? Apparently so, as he lays out his gear for a trip to Dromgoole’s in Houston. He and Myke also dig into new Kaweco and Pelikan special Editions, and answer all of your #asktpa questions.

#307: Welcome To Two Months Ago

May 9th, 2018 · 66 minutes

Two weeks between recording gives the boys a lot to talk about! Everything from new product talk, to Sailors, Pelikans, Kanilea pens, and more. Join in on the fun!

#306: Pen...cil

May 2nd, 2018 · 57 minutes

Interested in making your own fountain pens? We follow-up on our previous #asktpa with feedback from two just-getting-started pen makers. We also talk about the challenges of good mechanical pencil design, and pick the perfect pen for a Park Ranger.

#305: I Believe in Standards

April 25th, 2018 · 68 minutes

It’s new notebook day on the podcast, as Brad and Myke discuss a slew of new releases crossing our desks. Limited editions were also a hot topic, this week hotter than most with the launch of the Retro 51 “The System” rollerball.

#304: I'm Out of Superlatives

April 18th, 2018 · 66 minutes

Brad and Myke are back from Atlanta and recap the best show ever. At least until the next one!

#303: Live from the Atlanta Pen Show 2018

April 15th, 2018 · 63 minutes

We are live! Thank you to all of our Kickstarter backers for making this live episode possible. Listen in as Ana, Brad, and Myke discuss the Atlanta Pen Show and interview Jim Rouse from Franklin-Christoph and Lisa Vanness from Vanness Pens.

#302: BradDowdy Brad-Dowdy Edition

April 4th, 2018 · 64 minutes

Brad prepped for the Atlanta Pen Show by buying all of the things beforehand. Myke showed some responsibility by making a game plan for the show. It’s time to get hyped!