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

#396: Full of Good Functions

February 5th, 2020 · 57 minutes

There is so much good stuff in this episode that Brad is going to have to have another pen sale. Also, the fastest pens in the world.

#395: We Have Unearthed a New Technology

January 29th, 2020 · 54 minutes

The Retro 51 announcement last week was a shocker, but we now have some clarity, and a plan to move forward. We also can’t get enough of the Platinum Curidas, and use our friend Google Translate to help us decipher some interesting charts.

#394: Who Better Than Us?

January 22nd, 2020 · 61 minutes

One of our favorite brands, Retro 51, is closing up shop. What does that mean to us, and to the pen industry?

#393: Pen Transportation Safety

January 15th, 2020 · 60 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined once again by Adina Hurley to discuss her further journey into the rabbit hole that is the stationery world. What has she been up to since the San Francisco Pen Show? What new products have found their way home? How does she set up her one (or many?) journals? It’s always a good time when Adina joins the show.

#392: Knocking Knock Twist Knock

January 8th, 2020 · 53 minutes

How much knock could a twist knock knock if a twist knock could twist knock? Find out the answer in this episode of The Pen Addict podcast!

#391: This Sounds Great – I Have No Interest

January 2nd, 2020 · 62 minutes

Brad and Myke ring in the new year with a discussion around what they are using for planning and journaling. What products are working for them, and, will they make it through an entire year with those products? Only time will tell!

#390: Why Do We Have This Question

December 18th, 2019 · 71 minutes

It’s the last episode of 2019, so what better time to clear the #ASKTPA queue of all the questions!

#389: I Like Lists

December 11th, 2019 · 74 minutes

All the great lists were discussed on this episode. Myke listed all of the items currently sitting on his desk, and Brad gave us his top 10 stationary products of the decade. It’s a list-fest!

#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.