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

#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.

#539: Will the GO Go Away?

November 16th, 2022 · 64 minutes

It’s an old school podcast this week, with Field Notes and TWSBI discussion right from the start. Brad then breaks down the new Writewell launch from Good Made Better, plus explains his choices for the updated Top 5 Fountain Pens between $100 and $200.

#538: Lukewarm Takes

November 9th, 2022 · 55 minutes

Hot Takes are the internet’s favorite currency, but are they a thing in the stationery world? Brad and Myke explore what is, and what isn’t, a hot take, and discover-gladly-that we reside in a more lukewarm territory.

#537: Adjusted in the Wrong Direction

November 2nd, 2022 · 58 minutes

In an episode full of fun and surprises, Myke discovers the biggest one right near the end.

#536: Strange and Cherry

October 26th, 2022 · 55 minutes

Lamy released pictures of their best collaboration yet, so why is Brad upset? He explains, and also discusses new Kaweco builds and collaborations, and the return of Conid. Finally, he breaks down the Top 5 “Next” Fountain Pens list update.

#535: A Fine Mist of Yama

October 19th, 2022 · 56 minutes

It’s Horror Story season! Brad and Myke kick things off with two great stories, and an accidental third that needed to be discussed. Then, Brad breaks down his updated Top 5 Beginner Fountain Pens list.