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

#358: Direct Vertical Upstroke

May 8th, 2019 · 52 minutes

The 2019 Chicago Pen Show is in the books, and we have the friends to tell you all about it. Brad and Myke go over several show recaps that have already hit the internet, discuss Brad’s aggressive pen cleaning tactics, and ask why is there such a thing as a nib review?

#357: The Porsche of Moleskines

May 1st, 2019 · 53 minutes

Brad has stated for years that Leuchtturm is the way to go if you are looking to upgrade your Moleskine, and now he has validation from one of the most prolific stationary users on the planet. We also discuss Myke’s very special Sailor, TWSBI Ink, and say Happy World Stationery Day to all!

#356: Busy Week in the Inbox

April 24th, 2019 · 72 minutes

We got a ton of feedback on last week’s episode, mostly in Brad’s email inbox. We go through those messages as part of an overall discussion about pen commentary and our place in it. We also dig into Kaweco’s soul, and what makes a Perfect Pencil.

#355: Redlight Project

April 17th, 2019 · 62 minutes

Brad and Myke dig into all of the recent pen news, including a rash of Kickstarter projects that bear a lengthy discussion. They also talk about what they are currently using, and answer all of the #ASKTPA. John Tesh, are you listening?

#354: As Legally and Safely as Possible

April 10th, 2019 · 60 minutes

Wait, are we still in Atlanta? No, but it sure feels like it. Brad and Myke wrap up the Atlanta Pen Show, talk final purchases, and catch up on the recent pen news.

#353: Live from the Atlanta Pen Show 2019

April 7th, 2019 · 81 minutes

Ana, Brad, and Myke are excited to be back at the Atlanta Pen show for their fifth year! Listen in as we discuss this year’s pen show, plus hear our interviews with our guests; Chris Rothe of Write Notepads, and Jessica Coles of Vintage Pen Shop.

#352: Mandatory Cookout

March 27th, 2019 · 80 minutes

We are ready for the Atlanta Pen Show! So ready, in fact, that we have official third host Ana Reinert join us this week for our annual pen show pre-game episode.

#351: Hardest Question of all the Questions

March 21st, 2019 · 66 minutes

You ask, we answer. Maybe. While we may not have all of the answers, we do know that you all helped us smash every Pen Addict Kickstarter record ever. We discuss that, episode 350 feedback, and new notebooks that Brad loves.

#350: Superbacker

March 13th, 2019 · 81 minutes

There is a long list of topics that are recurring themes on this show, and Kickstarter projects are certainly one of them. It’s apparently Kickstarter season, and we discuss them all. A perfect topic for our 350th episode!

#349: Magic Graphite Stick

March 6th, 2019 · 64 minutes

Brad is back from the Baltimore Pen Show with tales of joy. Snow couldn’t keep the fun away! We detail the event, plus dig into various Kickstarters and world travels.