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

#415: Blender's Choice

June 17th, 2020 · 56 minutes

Congratulations, you played yourself.

#414: Where Do I Even Write Things?

June 10th, 2020 · 60 minutes

How do file-based digital planners work? Brad wants to know, and Myke tries to help. The conversation goes about as well as you would expect. Brad also shares a Kickstarter update, and digs into a slew of new stationery releases.

#413: Ana Does Best

June 3rd, 2020 · 83 minutes

Myke and I are joined by Ana Reinert of The Well-Appointed Desk to discuss 10 years of blogging adventures.

#412: Urushi Safari KOP Magnet Filler

May 27th, 2020 · 71 minutes

Brad opened the box! We talk about the amazing urushi work found inside the box, plus new event cancellations, Myke’s ink swabbing experiment, and a six-pen challenge in this jam-packed episode.

#411: Curious Case of the Curidas Cracking

May 20th, 2020 · 52 minutes

So much Platinum talk, so little time! Brad and Myke break into cracked feeds and broken pricing, plus talk about some new pens that are intriguing. There is also an unopened box.

#410: Albert, Duchess, and Duke

May 13th, 2020 · 62 minutes

This episode is one big tease of new products from some of our favorite brands like Leonardo, Platinum, and Sailor. Also, if you had to rename the international paper standard naming convention, what names would you choose?

#409: Looks Like a Milkshake

May 6th, 2020 · 62 minutes

We have wonderful follow-up this week, including an updated translation and a searing look into neon inks. Brad and Myke then discuss tracking their collections, and Brad’s first foray into the Fountain Pen Companion.

#408: You Gotta Let Me Live My Life

April 29th, 2020 · 70 minutes

Brad received the Platinum Curidas and gives his initial impressions. Then, a shopping spree happened,

#407: A Pen With an Instruction Set

April 22nd, 2020 · 58 minutes

We have new pens! The Retro 51 Celebration prototype is here, as is the brand new Kanilea Pen Co. Kona Cherry. Brad and Myke discuss them both, and later in the episode take a trip down memory lane.

#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.