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

#388: Alligator 🐊

December 4th, 2019 · 61 minutes

Sometimes our show titles make complete sense. Sometimes they don’t. Which one is it this week? Also, are you ready to break the bank on your next Retro 51?

#387: Costs Me Money Every Time - Holiday Gift Guide 2019

November 27th, 2019 · 96 minutes

We have recorded several gift guide episodes over the years, but this one is the best yet. Ana, Brad, and Myke fill up your shopping carts with a wide and wonderful array of stationery goodies that are sure to delight.

#386: Massive Massive Mistake

November 20th, 2019 · 72 minutes

Have you ever wanted to know what products live on Brad’s desk? Well today is your lucky day! We also break down the new Field Notes release, and discuss if abs have a place in pen design.

#385: Like Using a Crayon

November 13th, 2019 · 57 minutes

Do you ever match your ink so perfectly to the pen you never want to change it? Do you ever wonder what it would look like if Platinum made a Star Wars pen? Do you know Brad bought a fancy pen? You will if you listen to this episode.

#384: Fountain Pen Daze

November 6th, 2019 · 77 minutes

Brad is joined by Cary Yeager this week to discuss all of the happenings at Kenro Industries, Fountain Pen Day, and every pen show on the planet.

#383: Resoundingly Average

October 30th, 2019 · 54 minutes

Brad is back from his trip to Dromgoole’s and has all the tales to tell. Are they resoundingly average? No, they are far better than that.

#382: You May Have Missed Tokyo

October 23rd, 2019 · 64 minutes

Myke is back from a trip, and Brad is heading on one. Are they pen related? Maybe so! They might also talk about Sailor pens in this episode.

#381: A Plumbing Theme

October 16th, 2019 · 47 minutes

It’s Horror Story time once again, and boy, did the listeners deliver!

#380: A Little Bit of Extra

October 9th, 2019 · 64 minutes

Brad and Myke always love talking about new products, but never as much as on this episode, as the touch on the latests extravagances from Montegrappa, Visconti, and Platinum.

#379: Rainbow Sparkly

October 2nd, 2019 · 52 minutes

There is a lot of FOMO going on in this episode. Will Brad hold strong? Will Myke cave? How do they handle all of the great new products launching?