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


August 2nd, 2023 · 47 minutes

It’s Washington D.C. Fountain Pen Supershow time, and Brad, for once, is prepared! He discusses his gameplan for what will be a busy show, but not before getting ready for Hobonichi SZN.

#574: Smells Fuzzy

July 26th, 2023 · 67 minutes

Brad is back from his Uni-ball talk and spills all the tea. Before that, he and Myke break down the new Pilot Vanishing point Limited Edition, and try to sort out the latest from Pilot’s ILMILY stationery lineup.

#573: Corporate Stooge

July 18th, 2023 · 52 minutes

We recorded early this week because Brad is off to talk to BIG PEN. Listen in to find out where he is heading and what he will be discussing. We also catch up on news reports from around the globe on the status of the Muji Polycarbonate Fountain Pen.

#572: A Time of Great Upheaval

July 12th, 2023 · 50 minutes

The social media landscape is disarray … but who cares? Let’s talk pens! Ok, we talk about social media a little bit, but then dig into live reports from Italy, Australia, and Portland, Oregon. What is going on in the wide world of stationery?

#571: Stationery Is Life

July 5th, 2023 · 61 minutes

Brad and Myke are back behind the mic, and Brad goes behind the scenes to discuss how he gets out of the stationary doldrums. Brad also discovers a pen for the second time before he and Myke discuss what the sale of Pelikan means for fountain pen fans

#570: Witchy Whatever

June 28th, 2023 · 73 minutes

Video games and stationery are a perfect match, and who better to discuss both topics than Miranda Sanchez. We discuss her prolific journaling habit, get some journaling advice, and break down her relatively new fountain pen obsession.

#569: By the Way I’m Also the President

June 21st, 2023 · 53 minutes

Myke is back, and he and Brad catch up on his digital travels in our analog space. Brad also follows up on his conversation with Uni-ball over the Kuru Toga Dive kerfuffle, and he breaks down a few new products that have crossed his desk over recent weeks

#568: I Wanted To Go The Slow Way

June 14th, 2023 · 66 minutes

This week, Brad is joined by Frank Pressentin of Elbwood to discuss his beautifully handcrafted work. From his late start in life to his current meticulous in manufacturing, they cover it all in this episode.

#567: Just Delete Our Podcast

June 7th, 2023 · 60 minutes

What would bring Brad to say this? Well, it’s an all ASK TPA episode of the podcast this week, and he has thoughts!

#566: A Boat on Your Desk

May 31st, 2023 · 51 minutes

In this episode, Brad and Myke ride a Balloon out over the Sea to get a beautiful view of the Horizon. Brad also inks up new pens.