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

#552: Where's the Margarita Version?

February 22nd, 2023 · 58 minutes

What better feedback than Pilot FriXion feedback?! We get a list of use cases for everyone's favorite erasable gel ink pen, talk about Sailor doing Sailor things, and bring Blue Milk into the show lore.

#551: The Traditional Ball Knock

February 15th, 2023 · 51 minutes

Brad’s review of the Pilot FriXion Ball Knock Zone has finally been published, so maybe this podcast topic can finally be put to bed. One topic we never hope to put to bed are price decreases, which we saw last week from one of our favorite makers.

#550: An Oddly Enjoyable Fountain Pen

February 8th, 2023 · 63 minutes

Brad breaks down a huge range of new content at The Pen Addict this week, including the latest from Schon DSGN, and his thoughts on PLOTTER. A Top 5 Pens update also happened, and a discussion around selling pens.

#549: Less Caps, More Clicks

February 1st, 2023 · 55 minutes

There is a spy amongst us! Brad and Myke try to sort it out at the beginning of this week’s episode, before digging into the latest and greatest the stationery world has to offer.

#548: Emergency Cufflinks

January 25th, 2023 · 68 minutes

Batman, Tutankhamen, and now this one? Montegrappa has done it again! Brad and Myke talk about their latest unbelievable pen design, discuss the annual Lamy AL-Star release, and one of the strangest pens to cross Brad’s desk in some time.

#547: Peaking at Average

January 18th, 2023 · 58 minutes

Sometimes the best laid plans get balled up and tossed right into the bin. That’s how this week’s show progressed, and you know what, it turned out pretty great.

#546: Getting Together and Doing Pen Stuff

January 11th, 2023 · 60 minutes

The US Pen Show season kicks off this week, and Brad has begun booking travel for later in the year. Will you be attending any pen shows in 2023? Brad also bows to peer pressure … multiple times.

#545: Relax Better

January 4th, 2023 · 58 minutes

It’s Theme Season, and Brad brings his interesting take on a simple idea to the show today. How will stationary find its way into this theme? Where there is a pen, there is a way.

#544: Things Run Smoother On WNYC

December 28th, 2022 · 56 minutes

Brad and Myke are back to wrap up 2022 in the only way they know how: talking about stationery! Brad catches Myke up on all of the content goodness over the last few weeks, and they wrap the show by cleaning their desks in preparation for 2023.

#543: Sketchnotes, Revisited

December 14th, 2022 · 67 minutes

Over ten years ago, we had Mike Rohde as our first ever guest on the podcast. He is back with Brad this week to discuss all things Sketchnote, and the awesomeness that has transpired over the last decade.