450 episodes

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. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Brad Dowdy.

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    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

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. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Brad Dowdy.

    The Friendships We Made Along the Way

    The Friendships We Made Along the Way

    450 podcast episodes, and nearly 10 years of Kickstarter campaigns! Brad and Myke discuss their personal highlights - and a few lowlights - of nearly 200 campaigns backed.

    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Retail 9-9-5

    Retail 9-9-5

    How engineered does a dip pen need to be? Apparently VERY engineered is the answer, and we are here for it. We discuss that very interesting pen, Brad’s new Ultra Extra Fine nib, and the design heather that Leonardo has been on this year.

    • 55 min
    The Hurley School of Pen Usage

    The Hurley School of Pen Usage

    Adina is back! And this time, she has comics in tow. How is she making them? What pens and paper is she using? How did she decide what colors of Sailor Ink Studio to purchase? All of that, and more, in this awesome episode.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Global Monetary Markets

    Global Monetary Markets

    How do price increases affect retailers? How about consumers? Are we heading towards a tipping point in a few years? Brad has no clue, but he would like to find out. We also talk new products from Platinum, and new decisions from Kaweco

    • 55 min
    We Are Now Under New Ownership

    We Are Now Under New Ownership

    No, not The Pen Addict, but our good friends over at Retro 51 have officially made the transition. We also discuss Brad’s foray back into fountain pens, Presidential writing instruments, and Sailor price increases.

    • 58 min
    Great Day to Start a New Notebook

    Great Day to Start a New Notebook

    It’s new notebook day for Brad, and there are many great reasons as to why. We also discuss Retro 51 sale news, and dig into a big batch of #ASKTPA.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

model citizen ,

A n excellent (if niche) podcast!

I have just finished listening to every episode of this podcast, and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I recently was introduced into the world of fountain pens, and this podcast has been an amazing companion as I’ve learned and explored the hobby. A big thanks to Brad and Myke!

Tom_Ontario ,

Finally someone who gets me!

I love pens and pencils. I am constantly on the lookout for the perfect pen or mechanical pencil. Going to a Staples store is like being in a toy store for me. I know this podcast sounds like it is made for Geeks, but really it's not. Listen to a few episodes and you will be a 'pen addict' also.

Printer Dave ,

Favourite podcast

If you have even a slight interest in pens, tune in. I started at the beginning and have enjoyed learning with Myke and Brad, and now get much more enjoyment out of using pens and paper than I ever have. Great podcast!

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