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

#321: Ciaowdy!

August 15th, 2018 · 57 minutes

What is orange will never die. Lamy made new inks, and nary an orange was to be found. We are keeping the faith though! We also talk about letter writing apps, game-changing pens, and the amazing resource that is the Stationery Wiki.

#320: Terrible Advice about All Your Stationery Needs

August 8th, 2018 · 59 minutes

The 2018 D.C. Pen Show is in the books, and Brad is back to tell the tale. And he may or may not have bought a Nakaya.

#319: I Triumphantly Return

August 1st, 2018 · 67 minutes

Myke is back! And, we have loads to catch up on. Everything is covered in this episode, from Kanilea Pens, to Lamy Orange cartridges, to Kickstarter projects, and more.

#318: The Pen Thief

July 25th, 2018 · 79 minutes

Brad is joined this week by artist, bookbinder, writer, and stationery reviewer extraordinaire Less Harper. Did you know Less has one of the longest running stationery blogs on the internet? Listen in to find out how she got her start and what keeps her going.

#317: Born With It

July 18th, 2018 · 64 minutes

Brad is joined this week by Esterbrook dealer to the stars, Jessica Coles. They discuss buying, selling, and restoring vintage pens, plus pen show travels and the expansion of Jesi’s empire.

#316: Let's Build a Pen

July 11th, 2018 · 55 minutes

All of your #ASKTPA questions, answered in one episode!

#315: This Orange Doesn't Exist

July 4th, 2018 · 50 minutes

We are troublemakers at heart, and we can’t help but wonder: Did we cause a problem with Lamy Orange ink? Not likely, but it was a fun discussion regardless. That wasn’t the only orange ink discussed, but it was the least sparkly.

#314: Everyone’s Favorite Game

June 27th, 2018 · 56 minutes

Field Notes released a new quarterly edition, and Brad and Myke try to guess what each other think about the edition. They also discuss more new Sailor pens, and what to do about that, plus, fight over Lamy Orange ink.

#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.