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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Latest Episodes

#313: The Ocean is in My Hand

June 20th, 2018 · 59 minutes

Brad has the Sailor Pro Gear Ocean in hand, and is it as fabulous as he expected? Tune in to find out!

#312: Squidgy Marshmallow

June 13th, 2018 · 63 minutes

Buffeted by a balmy breeze, Brad and Myke discuss Platinum’s latest release, journaling skills - or lack thereof - and what 3-D printing can do for the pen community.

#311: The Worst Possible Paper

June 6th, 2018 · 75 minutes

Brad is joined by Mike Matteson of Inkdependence this week to recap the Triangle Pen Show, follow-up on the state of the stationery industry, and answer all of your #asktpa.

#310: A Mini Reckoning

May 30th, 2018 · 57 minutes

What does the future hold for the stationery industry? Brad and Myke look into their crystal balls, and inevitably get things wrong.

#309: Cool Your Boots Over There

May 23rd, 2018 · 66 minutes

Brad is back from Houston, and is heading to Raleigh! We catch up on his travels, new Kickstarter projects, and the latest from Retro 51.

#308: Full Metal Body

May 16th, 2018 · 60 minutes

Do you really want to hear how Brad packs for a pen shop visit? Apparently so, as he lays out his gear for a trip to Dromgoole’s in Houston. He and Myke also dig into new Kaweco and Pelikan special Editions, and answer all of your #asktpa questions.

#307: Welcome To Two Months Ago

May 9th, 2018 · 66 minutes

Two weeks between recording gives the boys a lot to talk about! Everything from new product talk, to Sailors, Pelikans, Kanilea pens, and more. Join in on the fun!

#306: Pen...cil

May 2nd, 2018 · 57 minutes

Interested in making your own fountain pens? We follow-up on our previous #asktpa with feedback from two just-getting-started pen makers. We also talk about the challenges of good mechanical pencil design, and pick the perfect pen for a Park Ranger.

#305: I Believe in Standards

April 25th, 2018 · 68 minutes

It’s new notebook day on the podcast, as Brad and Myke discuss a slew of new releases crossing our desks. Limited editions were also a hot topic, this week hotter than most with the launch of the Retro 51 “The System” rollerball.

#304: I'm Out of Superlatives

April 18th, 2018 · 66 minutes

Brad and Myke are back from Atlanta and recap the best show ever. At least until the next one!