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

#295: Why is it Not Called Pen Pals?

February 14th, 2018 · 76 minutes

Toronto here we come! We are bringing The Pen Addict show on the road again this year that’s to your support. We also discuss two of our favorite brands in Field Notes and Retro 51, plus Myke gets mail!

#294: Not the Most Funded Anything

February 7th, 2018 · 84 minutes

All the Kickstarters that are fit to print! Including ours of course. The 2018 Pen Addict Podcast Kickstarter has launched, met its goal, and is well on its way to hitting the stretch goal. Tune in to hear all of the details!

#293: Cut With a Hammer and Chisel

January 31st, 2018 · 67 minutes

What is your Dream Pen? Wancher thinks they know with the release of their latest Kickstarter pen. We also discuss new goods from Retro 51, Baron Fig, Bellroy, and Karas Kustoms.

#292: Don't Learn Safety By Accident

January 24th, 2018 · 71 minutes

Brad and Myke are joined by our third co-host, the amazing Ana Reinert. We follow-up our office supply draft with Ana’s picks, take a dive into the brush pen world, and get ready for the Los Angeles Pen Show.

#291: At Some Point a Pen Has to Get Involved

January 17th, 2018 · 76 minutes

Office supply draft! Brad and Myke draft the important office supplies everyone needs at their jobby-job. They also discuss orange pens, handwriting fonts, and wild Retro 51 secondary prices.

#290: Saskatchewan Has Always Been In My Heart

January 10th, 2018 · 56 minutes

Pen Addict Kickstarter plans are well underway for 2018. We discuss a few of those details, the immediately sold out Retro 51 Mars, and Brad’s first Hobo fail of 2018.

#289: The Cousin is the Big Brother

January 3rd, 2018 · 73 minutes

Brad and Myke ring in the new year in the stationery world with talk of resolutions, buying restrictions, planning, and journaling. 2018 is going to be the best year ever!

#288: It's Called Chaos

December 20th, 2017 · 82 minutes

It was a chaotic episode in more ways than one this week, as Brad and Myke planted various flags in the ground for products old and new. And the Chaos pen makes a triumphant podcast return!

#287: Internal Sparkle

December 14th, 2017 · 54 minutes

Myke is back from Podcon, and Brad is swimming in an ocean of swirls. We also talk about backpacks, smelly copper, and all of your #asktpa.

#286: A More Aggressive Swirl Pattern

December 6th, 2017 · 78 minutes

Brad is the king of recency bias, so he fawns over the recent releases from TWSBI and Blackwing. We also discuss the Livescribe note taking system, the Pelikan Ocean Swirl, and pen buying moratoriums.