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

#439: Falcon Is An Acquired Taste

December 2nd, 2020 · 65 minutes

Two of our favorite brands - Pilot and Sailor - have done some interesting things over the past week. Brad and Myke discuss that, plus Brad’s TWSBI Golden Horse, and the latest version of the Bullet Journal notebook.

#438: I’ll Take a Kilt – Holiday Gift Guide 2020

November 25th, 2020 · 83 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined by Ana Reinert of The Well-Appointed Desk for our annual Gift Guide Episode. We tackle a ton of categories to cover all of your holiday shopping needs!

#437: That's Not My Handwriting

November 18th, 2020 · 72 minutes

Brad’s wrist is improving, but is his left-handed handwriting? We discuss other lefty-centric topics, perforated pages, abs on a pen and making better pencil recommendations.

#436: Pens Take Precedence

November 11th, 2020 · 61 minutes

Brad is back … or is he? With a broken wrist in tow, he and Myke try to sort out what is going on with Sailor’s many new releases. Is it all a fever dream?

#435: Fine Fine Medium Line

November 4th, 2020 · 60 minutes

Brad did some shopping for Fountain Pen Day. Did you? We talk about a couple of new acquisitions, and then listen live as Myke stumbles upon a secret.

#434: Trick Ink Window

October 28th, 2020 · 64 minutes

The results of the Great Pen Addict Slack Survey are in! Brad and Myke break it all down, plus discuss new, and strange, pens from TWSBI, making Zines, and what uni-ball is up to in the US.

#433: Why would you do that‽

October 21st, 2020 · 72 minutes

It’s a business-heavy podcast this week, as we talk about bits of news across the stationery industry. We also discuss the upcoming virtual Detroit Pen Show, and a couple of new products on Brad’s desk.

#432: Blacklight Poster Pens

October 14th, 2020 · 52 minutes

Sailor pens or Benu pens? Why not both! We dig into the latest Sailor business news this week, and Brad expresses his love for a brand he was indifferent on for years. We also reminisce about our friend Bob Johnson, owner of the DC Supershow, who passed away last month.

#431: May I Buy This From You?

October 7th, 2020 · 76 minutes

What do you think of the Sailor Pen rebrand? How do you review the King of Pen? Is King of Pen even spelled correctly? These are the hard hitting questions Brad and Myke tackle today. Plus, Brad asks if he can buy a pen.

#430: Better than the G2

September 30th, 2020 · 65 minutes

The Pilot G2 is a good gel ink pen. There are better gel ink pens right next to it on the store shelf, and Brad digs into the ones you should consider the next time you are stocking up.