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

#549: Less Caps, More Clicks

February 1st, 2023 · 55 minutes

There is a spy amongst us! Brad and Myke try to sort it out at the beginning of this week’s episode, before digging into the latest and greatest the stationery world has to offer.

#548: Emergency Cufflinks

January 25th, 2023 · 68 minutes

Batman, Tutankhamen, and now this one? Montegrappa has done it again! Brad and Myke talk about their latest unbelievable pen design, discuss the annual Lamy AL-Star release, and one of the strangest pens to cross Brad’s desk in some time.

#547: Peaking at Average

January 18th, 2023 · 58 minutes

Sometimes the best laid plans get balled up and tossed right into the bin. That’s how this week’s show progressed, and you know what, it turned out pretty great.

#546: Getting Together and Doing Pen Stuff

January 11th, 2023 · 60 minutes

The US Pen Show season kicks off this week, and Brad has begun booking travel for later in the year. Will you be attending any pen shows in 2023? Brad also bows to peer pressure … multiple times.

#545: Relax Better

January 4th, 2023 · 58 minutes

It’s Theme Season, and Brad brings his interesting take on a simple idea to the show today. How will stationary find its way into this theme? Where there is a pen, there is a way.

#544: Things Run Smoother On WNYC

December 28th, 2022 · 56 minutes

Brad and Myke are back to wrap up 2022 in the only way they know how: talking about stationery! Brad catches Myke up on all of the content goodness over the last few weeks, and they wrap the show by cleaning their desks in preparation for 2023.

#543: Sketchnotes, Revisited

December 14th, 2022 · 67 minutes

Over ten years ago, we had Mike Rohde as our first ever guest on the podcast. He is back with Brad this week to discuss all things Sketchnote, and the awesomeness that has transpired over the last decade.

#542: This Love Has Conditions

December 7th, 2022 · 59 minutes

To misquote one of Brad’s favorite singers, Laura Jane Grace, even if his love was unconditional, it wouldn’t save him from questioning their product choices. He questions many of them this episode.

#541: Holiday Gift Guide 2022

November 30th, 2022 · 66 minutes

Ana is back, with stationery gift ideas in tow! She and Brad break down all of the fun stationery goods they hope to see this holiday season, and give you some ideas along the way.

#540: Just Do the Job Brad!

November 23rd, 2022 · 54 minutes

Brad and Myke answer all of your #ASKTPA questions this week.