Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 447

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Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 447! Our featured interview tonight is with Linwood Hines. Linwood has been in the business and the hobby for years and is one of the founding members of the Conclave of Richmond Pipe Smokers (CORPS). This show is our fourth in Volume II in our series of “Seven Questions for Seven Experts”. Over the course of seven weeks, we will ask seven prominent pipe collectors the same seven pipe related questions, and see how their answers compare. At the top of the show, for our pipe parts segment, Brian will prove the importance of a pipe’s stem with a tale of two stems. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Linwood Hines
Linwood Hines

Seven Questions for Seven Experts

1. If you could only cellar 100 tins, would you prefer to have 100 tins of one blend, 50 tins each of two blends, 25 tins each of four blends, or ten tins each of ten blends?
2. What would those blends be?
3. What is the oldest tobacco you have smoked, and how was your experience with it?
4. How has your preference in pipes changed over time?
5. What is the pipe you own that has the most sentimental value, and why?
6. How does situation affect your pipe and tobacco choice, like outdoor versus indoor, morning versus evening, on the go or in a chair?
7. Which famous pipe smoker from the past would you like to share a bowl with? It has to be someone you’ve never met.

The Pipes Magazine Radio Show features interviews with pipe makers, tobacco blenders, pipe and tobacco aficionados, collectors, and more. Episodes air every Tuesday.

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Linwood Hines Interview

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3 Responses

  • Good discussion of stems and the role they play in enjoying a pipe.
    I know this guy is a veritable legend in the community but what hold does he have on everyone? He doesn’t answer a question, instead he worries it to death. I think for the first time you had an “expert” on who is older than me. I think you could of found someone else who would have done a much better job. Oh, and it’s pronounced “Prin-kip-i-a”.

  • Linwood’s rambling, all-encompassing answers were an absolute treat! He is, as are all the previous guests in this series, someone you really want to sit with and share a bowl.
    “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis is one of my all-time favorite songs.
    Thanks for a wonderfully entertaining episode.

  • He cleaned out the gunk, tar, and old tobacco, put in the new stem, and the pipe smoked better. Of course it was the new stem, and not the cleaner mortise.