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.
586: Per George Jensen. One of the Last Satou Smio Pipes.
Our featured interview tonight is with Per George Jensen. Most pipe enthusiasts know Per as the longtime Mac Baren Tobacco Company spokesman. Earlier this year he made some changes in his life. He got married, moved to Germany and parted ways with Mac Baren, but not with the tobacco business. He is consulting with Sutliff Tobacco Co., and he created the popular and unique signature tobacco series, "Pipe Force". At the top of the show Brian will discuss his latest pipe acquisition, which is one of the last pipes made by late Japanese pipe artisan, Satou Smio, who died in July of this year.
585: Glen Whelan from Peterson Pipes. Ask the Pipemaker with Jeff Gracik.
Our featured interview tonight is with Glen Whelan. Glen is the Director of Sales for Peterson of Dublin. Peterson is a family tradition for Glen. His father worked in the factory for 50 years, eventually serving as Factory Manager. Although Glen now serves as Director of Sales, he started as a part-time retail associate in the Peterson store at the age of 16. After more than a decade in Peterson retail, Glen joined the sales team in Sallynoggin. At the top of the show, we will have an "Ask the Pipemaker" segment with Jeff Gracik.
584: Jon David Cole from The Country Squire Co-Hosts
We have a special show tonight where there will not be an interview, but we will have Jon David Cole as co-host. JD is the Owner/Tobacconist at The Country Squire in Jackson, MS, and he is the former co-host of the now discontinued podcast, Country Squire Radio. Country Squire Radio ran for 10-years and is still one of the most popular pipe-niche podcasts. Brian and Jon David will be talking all things pipes and tobacco, and we will get an update on what's new at The Country Squire. We will be preempting our usual first segment to start right off with JD. We will have the usual music, mailbag and rant at the end of the show.
583: Pipe Maker Tanner Halligan. Pipes Smoking 101 - Flake Tobacco
Our featured interview tonight is with Tanner Halligan. Tanner is from Columbus Ohio, and makes the Butterbone Briars line of pipes. He first tried pipe smoking in high school with some friends, and enjoyed it on and off. About a year ago he began making pipes part-time, but was struggling until he decided to buy some pipe making kits by RawKrafted. The kits are made at Smoker's Haven in Columbus. Tanner went into the shop and was immediately hired by shop owner and pipe maker Premal Chheda. With Premal's mentoring, Tanner's pipe making skills took a big leap forward. At the top of the show, we'll have a Pipe Smoking 101 segment on flake tobaccos.
582: Adam Boolen of Cloudbear Custom Blends. Jeremy Reeves of Cornell & Diehl.
We have a tobacco filled show for you tonight. Our featured interview is with Adam Boolen of Cloudbear Custom Blends. He became interested in pipe smoking when he walked past the Tinderbox in the Cerritos Mall while he was in high school. He smoked a pipe on and off again with years in between. When he became interested in pipes again five years ago, he downloaded a book on home tobacco blending, which eventually lead to Cloud Bear Custom Blends. At the top of the show we will have an Ask the Tobacco Blender segment 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.
581: Pipe Maker Grey Van Kuilenburg. Pipes 101 - Cuts of Tobacco.
Our featured interview tonight is with Grey Van Kuilenburg. Grey makes the Van Kuilenburg line of pipes. He has always been into art and design, and he started drawing seriously when he was just three years old. He is a tattoo artist full time, and also hand carves custom electric guitars and basses for the last 30-years. Grey started smoking pipes at the Original Tinder Box in Santa Monica, CA, and Brian McNulty took him under his wing, learning the ropes of doing repairs and cleaning, and then started making pipes. He's been making pipes for three years now. At the top of the show we will have a Pipes 101 segment discussing the different cuts of pipe tobacco.
Excellent Pipe podcast
This podcast is not only informative but also entertaining from start to finish. Everything for the new pipe smoker to the veteran.
New host please.
It would be nice if the host would spend less time talking about himself and trying to be the “focus,” and allow the guest to use the Lion’s share of the time to speak and share their views. The show gets stale quickly because of this. The guests are always quite interesting.
A weekly ritual for me
I love the whole show - even the commercials! Highly recommended for anyone interested in pipe smoking or a seasoned vet.