Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We broadcast weekly, every Tuesday at 8 pm eastern USA time and are available on nearly all podcast sites and apps. Listen on your computer, tablet, phone and even in the car! Our Featured Interview tonight is with Michael Johnson, a.k.a. "CosmicFolklore" in the Forums. Michael is a Silversmith who creates custom jewelry, eyewear frames and other wearable art, along with custom tampers. In our opening segment, Brian will tell you a little about the big industry trade show, IPCPR, along with a "Big Tobacco" merger. After the "Mailbag", Brian will also have a surprise announcement about himself and his fulltime job. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!