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

#409: Looks Like a Milkshake

May 6th, 2020 · 62 minutes

We have wonderful follow-up this week, including an updated translation and a searing look into neon inks. Brad and Myke then discuss tracking their collections, and Brad’s first foray into the Fountain Pen Companion.

#408: You Gotta Let Me Live My Life

April 29th, 2020 · 70 minutes

Brad received the Platinum Curidas and gives his initial impressions. Then, a shopping spree happened,

#407: A Pen With an Instruction Set

April 22nd, 2020 · 58 minutes

We have new pens! The Retro 51 Celebration prototype is here, as is the brand new Kanilea Pen Co. Kona Cherry. Brad and Myke discuss them both, and later in the episode take a trip down memory lane.

#406: Maruzen After Lunch

April 15th, 2020 · 55 minutes

What would it be like to go on your lunch break and walk into one of the best stationary shops in the world? Brad and Myke ponder this question, along with “Who is Kumamon?” in this wide-ranging, pasta-ordering podcast.

#405: The Biggest Flex

April 8th, 2020 · 66 minutes

Brad and Myke discuss some of the newest products to cross their desks, while trying to sort out why certain pens in a certain price range are all the rage these days. Plus, we share our continued love and support for the Visconti Iopenna.

#404: Maybe a Pen Canoe

April 1st, 2020 · 52 minutes

Brad went on a shopping spree for National Pencil Day - did you? He also went down a rabbit hole of discovery with fountain pen inks, and tried to sort out why this, and why now. It’s a question for the ages.

#403: Stationery Makes Me Feel Things

March 25th, 2020 · 59 minutes

Brad makes his feelings for all things stationery known, and makes Myke uncomfortable at the same time. So, basically the perfect episode.

#402: We Need More of This

March 18th, 2020 · 57 minutes

It’s a great time to catch up on all things Pen Addict, including an update to our Kickstarter campaign, new product releases, old product repairs, and one very interesting fish.

#401: Can I Touch the Pen?

March 11th, 2020 · 75 minutes

Following up on a wonderful episode 400, Brad and Myke have even more topics to discuss that get you up to speed on the history of the podcast.

#400: Pen Addict 101

March 4th, 2020 · 78 minutes

Did you look at the 399 previous episodes of The Pen Addict Podcast and wonder “Where should I start?” Right here. This is where you should start.