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Mike & Mary McNiel on Radio Show of November 27, 2018

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    Tonight's featured interview on The Pipes Magazine Radio Show will start our series with the former owners of the now closed McClelland Tobacco company, "Storytime with Mike & Mary McNiel". Most people know that McClelland was one of the most popular boutique pipe tobacco companies for 40-years. Their story is well told in Tobacconist Magazine. The part that only pipe show attendees know is that Mary & Mike are a joy, and a pleasure to listen to, so our show listeners are in for a real treat. In Pipe Parts, Brian will finish the series on quintessential pipes with old estate pipes that are no longer made.

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    The McNeils used to supply the coffee to the NASPC pipe swap. It was a very kind gesture from two great folks.
    Mike S.

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    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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    Our Westie's cousin! Great photo. Our boy, Nash, is a bit long in the tooth.

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    Dogs, and cats -- they study us, and eventually know more about us than our parents do.

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    This should be a real good show!

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    Excited to hear this one!

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    Wonderful!

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    Yes!!!!!!!!!

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    I'd been hoping that they would do the show since they closed down, it should be a good listen.

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    Loved the first installment. I was really hoping Brian would do this series and was jazzed to see the topic this week.

    Great people who produced great tobaccos. What better excuse to open a tin of Christmas Cheer than to accompany the show and celebrate the McNiels?

    Renfield / Rob Petrie

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    This made my day driving home and listening to a great interview.

    Neal
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    What a great show! I'm looking forward to the next three. Great to hear how a few enthusiasts started a thriving business knowing next to nothing, and learning as they went along.

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    Great show !!
    Nice to see you do shows with guests other than pipe makers

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    Mike and Mary are extremely interesting. Mary, a journalist before her tobacco adventures, is the gifted talker, but Mike chimes in with some observations on the business and their journey in it. One of their production work places was in an "industrial cave" in/near Kansas City. Also, Mary has fascinating accounts of visiting the big industrial tobacco processing plants. Well worth a listen, and there are more interviews to come, I believe.

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    A perfect day at work to listen to this...and work of course!

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    The industrial caves mentioned in the interview may be former limestone mines; a major one is called Subtropolis, lots of space with various tenants. Though the one Mary mentions Mike later says is now allowed to flood and is no longer in use. Interesting subject in itself. Never heard of this.

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    I was surprised at the use of the caves and instantly thought mold but it must not have been to that level of humidity. A very interesting listen.

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    THis was fascinating, thank you for sharing

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    What makes me think we'll be hearing more from Mike and Mary beyond these interviews?

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    What makes me think we'll be hearing more from Mike and Mary beyond these interviews?

    I for one would be willing to pay a fair amount of money (or coerce my local library to borrow for me) McClelland: The Untold Stories. We need more books about pipes in general, and this would probably be a great read, esp. given Mary's background in journalism.

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
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    Very interesting! I love hearing these stories about the best tobacco producers I've ever experienced!

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