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

#406: Maruzen After Lunch

April 15th, 2020 · 55 minutes

What would it be like to go on your lunch break and walk into one of the best stationary shops in the world? Brad and Myke ponder this question, along with “Who is Kumamon?” in this wide-ranging, pasta-ordering podcast.

#405: The Biggest Flex

April 8th, 2020 · 66 minutes

Brad and Myke discuss some of the newest products to cross their desks, while trying to sort out why certain pens in a certain price range are all the rage these days. Plus, we share our continued love and support for the Visconti Iopenna.

#404: Maybe a Pen Canoe

April 1st, 2020 · 52 minutes

Brad went on a shopping spree for National Pencil Day - did you? He also went down a rabbit hole of discovery with fountain pen inks, and tried to sort out why this, and why now. It’s a question for the ages.

#403: Stationery Makes Me Feel Things

March 25th, 2020 · 59 minutes

Brad makes his feelings for all things stationery known, and makes Myke uncomfortable at the same time. So, basically the perfect episode.

#402: We Need More of This

March 18th, 2020 · 57 minutes

It’s a great time to catch up on all things Pen Addict, including an update to our Kickstarter campaign, new product releases, old product repairs, and one very interesting fish.

#401: Can I Touch the Pen?

March 11th, 2020 · 75 minutes

Following up on a wonderful episode 400, Brad and Myke have even more topics to discuss that get you up to speed on the history of the podcast.

#400: Pen Addict 101

March 4th, 2020 · 78 minutes

Did you look at the 399 previous episodes of The Pen Addict Podcast and wonder “Where should I start?” Right here. This is where you should start.

#399: Disassembleable

February 26th, 2020 · 59 minutes

Are you Frankenpen friendly? We are at The Pen Addict Podcast. We are also stationery friendly, digging into what - and how - we use some of our favorite goods.

#398: Plastered on a Card

February 19th, 2020 · 57 minutes

The Bungubox 4B fountain pen has arrived via ParcelForce! We discuss that - and the customs charges contained within - along with plaster art, Platinum notebooks, Emulsion ink, and Brad’s latest Top 5 Pen list updates.

#397: Why Did You Make This Decision?

February 12th, 2020 · 65 minutes

We talk a lot about unique pen designs in this episode, and are curious about some of the decisions made. And don’t worry, we talk about Retro 51 and Sailor as well.