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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#327: Japan Can Help You

September 26th, 2018 · 56 minutes

Another week, and ten Sailors for Myke. Ok not ten, just two this week. And maybe eyes for a few more. We also dig into the new Field Notes and Blackwing releases, and Brad preps for the Dallas Pen Show.

#326: Pen Addict and Pens Rule!

September 19th, 2018 · 55 minutes

How do you handle partially used notebooks? Brad declares notebook bankruptcy, but is that the best solution? Myke remains on Sailor high alert, and we also explore what Pilot is doing with their new Explorer fountain pen, much to Brad’s chagrin.

#325: Sailor Museum Curator

September 12th, 2018 · 63 minutes

It is known that we are big Sailor pen fans here, and Myke is laying the groundwork for his own personal Sailor Museum at home. I wonder if they will do a better job on their next anniversary lineup than Pilot has with their 100th?

#324: The Enthusiasts

September 5th, 2018 · 62 minutes

I don’t know what you know, but I like it all, and I can ask you questions. Such is our life on The Pen Addict podcast. In this episode, Myke and I take over two pen companies and make them better.

#323: Mother Cover

August 29th, 2018 · 59 minutes

Do you have your plans made for the 2019 Hobonichi Festival? The what, you say? Brad and Myke break down all the Hobonichi planner goodness, plus new orange Sailor Pens, Elemental Notebooks, and the Pelikan infographic of awesomeness.

#322: Burner Pen

August 22nd, 2018 · 71 minutes

Did the world most perfect burner pen just hit the market? Maybe so in the TWSBI Go. Myke gives his initial impressions of this very unique pen, plus we discuss the new luxury lineup from J. Herbin and Lamy Crystal ink pricing.

#321: Ciaowdy!

August 15th, 2018 · 57 minutes

What is orange will never die. Lamy made new inks, and nary an orange was to be found. We are keeping the faith though! We also talk about letter writing apps, game-changing pens, and the amazing resource that is the Stationery Wiki.

#320: Terrible Advice about All Your Stationery Needs

August 8th, 2018 · 59 minutes

The 2018 D.C. Pen Show is in the books, and Brad is back to tell the tale. And he may or may not have bought a Nakaya.

#319: I Triumphantly Return

August 1st, 2018 · 67 minutes

Myke is back! And, we have loads to catch up on. Everything is covered in this episode, from Kanilea Pens, to Lamy Orange cartridges, to Kickstarter projects, and more.

#318: The Pen Thief

July 25th, 2018 · 79 minutes

Brad is joined this week by artist, bookbinder, writer, and stationery reviewer extraordinaire Less Harper. Did you know Less has one of the longest running stationery blogs on the internet? Listen in to find out how she got her start and what keeps her going.