Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 393

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 393! Our featured interview tonight is with Phil Morgan, the General Manager of the Missouri Meerschaum Co. Missouri Meerschaum has been making the original American-made Corn Cob Pipes for over 150-years. They have a great story and a rich history. In the “Pipe Parts” segment Brian will discuss the results of his tests of two different aging styles. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Phil Morgan - Missouri Meerschaum
Phil Morgan – Missouri Meerschaum

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Interview with Phil Morgan from Missouri Meerschaum

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4 Responses

  • Great conversation with Phil. And, I really enjoyed Phil’s “favorite story” of smoking his new Lee Von Erck pipe, while Lee smoked a MM gift from Phil. As for old MM cobs, I showed Phil a pipe I’ve owned and smoked since the late 1960s, at the Chicago Show a few years ago. He even took a picture of it. It was in regular rotation, back in the day. I smoke it at least a few times a year. It’s a little beat-up on the rim, but still a great smoke.
    I hope everyone enjoyed Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach as much as I did. How can one not?
    Thanks again for a fun show, and stay well,

  • Really enjoyed this show. The Pipe Parts segment was interesting if a little confusing. I just put the tins up as I get them. Screwing around with mason jars is just a pain.

    Phil, Pat, and family are just fine people to be associated with. I even smoke a MM pipe several times a year in honor of them. I am amazed at how much innovation they have introduced to as tired a concept as the Missouri Meerschaum is.

    Yo Yo Ma didn’t do it for me. He sounded like a guy playing a cello with a dull saw.

  • Always enjoy hearing from Phil, thank you for the great interview. I have never decided on my “desert island” tobacco. But I know what my “desert island” pipe is. If the ship is going down and I have one chance to grab a pipe before jumping into the lifeboat- I am taking my Missouri Meerschaum Legend!

  • I’ve only become a ‘serious’ pipe smoker in the last 6 yrs and I started with a MM Legend from Wal Green’s. It is still in my regular rotation and hardly ever gets a day’s rest. I do use a variety of stems in it now’a’days.
    I’ve got a bunch of MM cobs and all provide pleasurable use and I’ve even bought a few estate cobs for their uniqueness. One has what appears to be a factory made bamboo shank, and another is about Eaton sized, bent, with a diamond shank, quality plastic saddle stem and wooden insert at the bottom, oh and a nickel band!
    One thing Americans can be proud of is the corn cob pipe.