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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 • 379 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.

    511: Pipe Maker Nate King. Pipe Review.

    511: Pipe Maker Nate King. Pipe Review.

    Our featured interview tonight is with pipe maker Nate King. Nate started smoking pipes in 2004, and starting making them in 2005. Prior to that he worked in the Indy race business where as a transmission specialist, precision and attention to detail is a high priority, and this carries over into his pipe making. Nate makes all kinds of pipes from the classic shapes, to whimsical. retro-inspired pieces such as a commission inspired by an old-style microphone. He has also participated in many collaborations on pipe designs, such as with fellow pipe maker Michael Lindner, and tobacco blender Gregory Pease. In Pipe Parts, Brian will have a pipe review, and at the end of the show we will have a guest rant.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    510: Fred Janusek Part III.

    510: Fred Janusek Part III.

    Our featured interview tonight is part three with Fred Janusek. He is a Doctor of Pipes, and professor of mathematics. Fred is in his early 80s, and he has been smoking a pipe since college in 1957. His first pipe was a very shellac-covered Yello Bole. These are some great stories of back in the day when pipes were everywhere. We will skip our usual opening segment as we have that much good material from Fred.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    509: Pipe Collector & Author Fred Hanna. Father's Day Gift Guide.

    509: Pipe Collector & Author Fred Hanna. Father's Day Gift Guide.

    On tonight's show we have one of our favorite recurring segments that Brian likes to call "Inside Fred's Head" with Fred Hanna. Fred is a well-known pipe collector, author, and speaker at pipe shows. He has a PhD. in psychology and teaches the same at the Chicago Campus at Adler University. He is also author of the book, “The Perfect Smoke”. This is the eighth in a recurring series with a long form discussion of pipe and tobacco questions sent in by our listeners. In the opening “Pipe Parts” segment, we will have a Father's Day Gift Guide for pipe smokers and collectors.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    508: Part II with Pipe Collector Fred Janusek. Ask the Blender with Jeremy Reeves.

    508: Part II with Pipe Collector Fred Janusek. Ask the Blender with Jeremy Reeves.

    Our featured interview tonight is with Fred Janusek. He is a Doctor of Pipes, and professor of mathematics. Fred is in his early 80s, and he has been smoking a pipe since college in 1957. His first pipe was a very shellac-covered Yello Bole. These are some great stories back when pipes were everywhere, including men's clothing stores. 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.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    507: Chicago Pipe Show Report and Vegas Show News

    507: Chicago Pipe Show Report and Vegas Show News

    We have a different format for tonight’s show and it will be all about two pipe shows—”shows” as in organized conferences / get togethers. Brian just got back from the Chicago pipe show, and most of this episode will be a discussion on that. Brian will give us a run down on how he spent each day, and information on the new venue. Then we have four different show attendees that Brian talked to on the show floor to get their takes on the newly revived show. In the opening Pipe Parts segment you’ll hear about another pipe show. Brian and Dave Peterson (DaveinLAX) have taken over the West Coast Pipe Show and renamed it The Las Vegas International Pipe Show. Mark your calendars for October 21-23, 2022.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    506: Pipe Collector Jacob Michelson. Review of King’s Red Virginia.

    506: Pipe Collector Jacob Michelson. Review of King’s Red Virginia.

    Our featured guest tonight is Jacob Michelson. Some of our listeners, pipe show attendees, and collectors will know Jacob’s late father Mitch Michelson. Mitch had an untimely passing on August 28, 2019. He was an avid pipe collector, and used to join Jacob in model building, woodworking, model rockets, and radio controlled cars—and the pipe was always there across all of these endeavors, but ironically, they never talked much about Jacob actually smoking a pipe or collecting. One day, Jacob decided to try a pipe on his own. Then, he really got into pipes after he inherited his father’s collection. He has some great stories of his pipe journey. In Pipe Parts, Brian will have a tobacco review of King’s Red Virginia from King’s Smoking Pipes & Cigars. It’s a McClelland match for 5100 Red Virginia. We’ll find out how close they come to it.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

daveinlax ,

I Enjoy The PM Radio Show

I Look Forward to and Enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show on My Walk Every Wednesday Morning!

Jahamathy ,

My Favorite Podcast

This show is awesome. As a newbie pipe-smoker, I'm learning so much and enjoying the hobby more with each episode. Brian (the host) is consistently engaging and informative. Guests range from master tobacco blenders to artisan pipe makers to poets and musicians. I also find myself laughing out loud at least once an episode. I have discovered that many in the pipe community are serious about the hobby without taking themselves too seriously... Brian seems to make sure of that. I'm in my mid-30's and plan on smoking for decades to come. I'm aiming for pleasant old codger by retirement... and I believe this podcast has set me up to achieve that goal. I can see aspects of my life that have already been positively impacted by the hobby and must give major credit to the great content on this podcast. Thanks Brian. Hope to meet you at a pipe show sometime.

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Best,
Dan Miller

DocWatson63 ,

Great Show!

There are a few good pipe podcasts…but this is the gold standard! I can’t wait to listen as soon as each drops on Tuesdays.

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