Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 442

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 442! Our featured interview tonight is with Mike Couch. Mike is a part time pipe maker, and full time teacher at a private Christian school in north Idaho. He started smoking pipes in 2012, and in 2014 got serious about making pipes. Mike makes about 70-80 pipes a year. He makes standard shapes, and Danish-influenced freehand pipes. At the top of the show in the Pipe Parts segment, Brian will discuss two pipes you should own but never smoke. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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2 Responses

  • I own two Calabash gourd pipes and smoke them both. Although they do need particular attention, they are great for a cool, dry contemplative smoke. I usually indulge in the late afternoon, when the climate in my backyard patio allows, as I puff and listen to some music or an audiobook Sherlock Holmes adventure, from my CD boom-box.
    I totally enjoyed your conversation with Mike, another interesting guest with an eclectic take on life.
    The music choice was powerful and kinda apropos.

  • Brian gave an interesting discussion of gourds and Tyrolean pipes at the top of the show. I have smoked gourd and they’re good smokes but decided they were too clumsy after a while. Do not care for Tyrolean pipes at all.
    The conversation with Mike was enjoyable. He was a pleasant fellow and had a decent gift of palaver.