Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 424

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 424! On tonight’s show our featured guest is Chris Tarman. Chris has over 500 pipes with 445 on display at home. The focused part of his collection is 100 Ashton pipes, which were featured in an educational display at the Chicago pipe show in 2014. Chris is also a part time bassist with a collection of 16 electric basses including a few Rickenbacker and Fender models. His band, The Roscoes, opened for Kansas. Give a listen to find our how that happened, along with a great pipe journey story.  In our opening, “Pipe Parts” segment, Brian will discuss his latest experiment on aging tobaccos. At the end of the show, we have a news story from NPR: Tobacco Plants Contribute Key Ingredient For COVID-19 Vaccine.  Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Chris Tarman
Chris Tarman


Part of the Tarman Collection
Part of the Tarman Collection

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1 Response

  • A good interview with an interesting person. I continue to be surprised at the pipes various people collect. To me Ashtons are akin to basket pipes. This is probably because as I joined the KC Pipe Club they had already commissioned an Ashton pipe from Bill Taylor. As it was a straight pipe I wasn’t interested but he had totally botched the job to boot. They had to send them back to England to get them fixed. At this stage of Bill’s life he was much more interested in consuming alcohol than making pipes. I believe he died within two years of this event. Such is life but it tarnished his memory to me.
    The report from NPR was of interest to me and probably other smokers but not to the faceless horde of accusers out there.