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The Pipes Magazine Radio Show is a 1-hour talk show where we interview different pipe and tobacco industry people and chat about all the different aspects of smoking a pipe, and trying different pipe tobaccos.

The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Podcast Brian Levine & Kevin Godbee

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    • 4.9 • 362 Ratings

The Pipes Magazine Radio Show is a 1-hour talk show where we interview different pipe and tobacco industry people and chat about all the different aspects of smoking a pipe, and trying different pipe tobaccos.

    480: Rich Esserman and Brian Discuss Pipe Collecting

    480: Rich Esserman and Brian Discuss Pipe Collecting

    Tonight we have Rich Esserman back with us for an epic show. Rich is quite well known in the hobby. He has been smoking, collecting, and writing about pipes for over 40-years, and he is best known for collecting large-size Dunhill pipes. We will have Brian and Rich discussing the different types of pipe collectors. Find out which one you are ... or are you just a "pipe accumulator"? This episode will go right into the conversation, and bypass the usual Pipe Parts segment.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    479: Pipemaker Brian G. Rowley of Growley Pipes. Ask the Pipemaker with Jeff Gracik.

    479: Pipemaker Brian G. Rowley of Growley Pipes. Ask the Pipemaker with Jeff Gracik.

    Our featured interview tonight is with pipe maker Brian G. Rowley of Growley Pipes. Brian is also a leather crafter and produces handmade merchandise in that area as well. He makes all types of pipe shapes, including some of the classics, but leans more towards the Danish freehand styles. He takes commissions on pipes as well. At the top of the show, We'll have our "Ask the Pipemaker" segment with artisan pipe maker, Jeff Gracik.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    478: Novice Pipe Smoker Warren Byle. Captain Black Tobacco Review.

    478: Novice Pipe Smoker Warren Byle. Captain Black Tobacco Review.

    Our featured interview tonight is with novice pipe smoker Warren Byle. Warren is an IT guy that is working on a tobacco project of his own. This episode is another installment in our series of novice pipe smokers (those with 3-5 years of pipe smoking experience) that we pose seven questions to. At the top of the show, (hold onto your seats), Brian will have a surprising review of Captain Black Original.

    • 1 hr
    477: Conversation with Rich Esserman on Various Pipe Topics.

    477: Conversation with Rich Esserman on Various Pipe Topics.

    Tonight we have Rich Esserman back with us for an epic show. Rich is quite well known in the hobby. He has been smoking, collecting, and writing about pipes for over 40-years, and he is best known for collecting large-size Dunhill pipes. Last time we changed things up, and had Rich interview Brian. We are changing it up again tonight with these two experts having a conversation on various topics in pipes and tobacco. This episode will go right into the conversation, and bypass the usual Pipe Parts segment.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    476: Novice Pipe Smoker Andrew Knapp. Special Mailbag Catch-Up Segment.

    476: Novice Pipe Smoker Andrew Knapp. Special Mailbag Catch-Up Segment.

    Our featured interview tonight is with novice pipe smoker Andrew Knapp. Andrew grew up in such a remote part of Idaho that he had to travel 86 miles just to buy groceries. Perhaps he was making up for that by later traveling to Cairo, Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, Amman and all over northern Europe. He currently resides in Washington D.C. and has degrees in Philosophy in Politics, and in Politics. This episode is another installment in our series of novice pipe smokers (those with 3-5 years of pipe smoking experience) that we pose seven questions to. At the top of the show, Brian will catch up on a backlog from the mailbag which occurred during his three weeks of travel. (We will have the regular mailbag segment as well.)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    475: Jeremy Reeves of Cornell & Diehl. Tobacco Use from Over 12,000 Years Ago.

    475: Jeremy Reeves of Cornell & Diehl. Tobacco Use from Over 12,000 Years Ago.

    Our featured interview tonight is with Jeremy Reeves. Jeremy is the Head Blender at Cornell & Diehl, which is one of the most popular boutique pipe tobacco companies in the USA. Jeremy has been a pipe smoker for over a decade and is passionate about pipes, pipe tobacco, and blending tobacco. He will be talking about the launch of Small Batch Carolina Red Flake with Perique. It launches tonight at midnight! (Eastern US time) At the top of the show Brian will go over an article with evidence of tobacco use from over 12,000 years ago. There's lots of tobacco talk with Jeremy, plus the article at the top of the show makes for a tobacco packed hour.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
362 Ratings

362 Ratings

JonnyLuvsJazz ,

Excellent way to learn about pipes and tobacco

Having been away from the hobby for 30 years, coming back as an old-newbie, I enjoy learning the history of various tobaccos, how they are blended, the history of pipes and pipe making and a whole lot more. Things I didn’t care about when I was in my 20’s. The host Brian Levine is a pleasure to listen to and there’s no screeching audio or silly cutting up between goofy hosts, and very minimal off-topic bunny trails. Tune in here if you’d like to get insight into pipe makers, learn from experts in the tobacco business, and general fun stuff about this relaxing and reflective hobby. I’ve listened to other podcasts that deal with pipe smoking and have found Brian’s to be top notch and jolly good fun.

macmike75 ,

Thanks For The Company

I have been a pipe smoker for a few years now, and have gobbled up old copies of Pipes & Tobacco magazine I would find and, not finding any more old copies I hadn’t read, I really missed reading about pipes. Then last week I was going on a road trip from FL to MN, so I searched for some podcasts to accompany me on the way, and lo and behold I discovered PipesMagazine podcast! Well, there and back, I listened excitedly to over 30 episodes.. and couldn’t wait to listen to more. Brian and guests just had me riveted with wonderful pipe and tobacco content all the way up there and back. I am now a huge fan of the show and sharing it with others. Thanks for this gift! (And by the way.. I picked up a new beauty from Rich Lewis at his shop while I was up there.. what a guy!). Thanks for great show Brian! Mike, Palm Harbor FL.

Al Beck - ,

Fantastic

Thank you for today, tomorrow and yesterday. Your podcast contains a fountain of knowledge, especially to this 45 year old new pipe smoker. Thoroughly enjoy the how tos, history, pipe making, blending, reviews, cellaring, opinions… I’m coming to this hobby as a new smoker, my wife of 21 years just shakes her head. This podcast has something for everyone. I can easily nerd out, being an engineer, to the details. In fact I listened to 20 + episodes and watched hours of YouTube videos before even lighting up. Thank you for the commitment and investment over the 473 episodes so a newbie like me can learn and start off on the right foot. Cheers

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