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

#423: Cute Fun Spooky

August 12th, 2020 · 60 minutes

It’s not Halloween just yet, but that doesn’t stop us from liking cute, fun, and spooky pens when they launch! We discuss all kinds of new products in this episode, how to sell your expensive pens, and why the classic Parker 51 doesn’t need to be remade.

#422: The Future is Not Fountain Pens

August 5th, 2020 · 56 minutes

Or is it? Brad and Myke dig deep into the stationery world for answers in this episode. The real question is did they find any.

#421: Return of the Tower of Pens

July 29th, 2020 · 68 minutes

Mega Studio pen situation, explained! We also discussed a new series on The Pen Addict blog, wax poetic on the future of Kickstarter pens, and dig into a large batch of #ASKTPA.

#420: The Real Collector's Edition

July 22nd, 2020 · 73 minutes

To celebrate this illustrious 420th episode of The Pen Addict podcast, we talked about the only thing that did this number justice: Pizza pens! We also discuss our beloved Scribble pen in unflattering terms, and dig into what makes a pen a collectors edition.

#419: That's So Draplin

July 15th, 2020 · 62 minutes

Brad gets all zen about pen cleaning - again. We also discuss a special Retro 51 anniversary, a virtual pen fair, and dig into recent pen reviews from Kaweco and Esterbrook.

#418: Today I Hate Paper

July 8th, 2020 · 67 minutes

Changes, they are coming - at least for our beloved Tomoe River paper. We discuss that, new Sailor releases, and try to decide how much Primary Manipulation we need in our lives.

#417: Barely Cut Hay

July 1st, 2020 · 67 minutes

Is our beloved Sailor Pen Co. about to have a new owner? Brad and Myke discuss all of the rumblings and try to sort out what it means. But first, we set the mood by lighting up the new Jacques Herbin scented candles.

#416: The Purest Carrots

June 24th, 2020 · 63 minutes

Want to write your government official? Our listeners came through with all of the tips you need to make sure your voice is heard. We also talk about new products from some of our favorite brands, including Studio Neat, Ugmonk, and Field Notes.

#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.