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

#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.

#413: Ana Does Best

June 3rd, 2020 · 83 minutes

Myke and I are joined by Ana Reinert of The Well-Appointed Desk to discuss 10 years of blogging adventures.

#412: Urushi Safari KOP Magnet Filler

May 27th, 2020 · 71 minutes

Brad opened the box! We talk about the amazing urushi work found inside the box, plus new event cancellations, Myke’s ink swabbing experiment, and a six-pen challenge in this jam-packed episode.

#411: Curious Case of the Curidas Cracking

May 20th, 2020 · 52 minutes

So much Platinum talk, so little time! Brad and Myke break into cracked feeds and broken pricing, plus talk about some new pens that are intriguing. There is also an unopened box.

#410: Albert, Duchess, and Duke

May 13th, 2020 · 62 minutes

This episode is one big tease of new products from some of our favorite brands like Leonardo, Platinum, and Sailor. Also, if you had to rename the international paper standard naming convention, what names would you choose?