Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 450

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 450! Our featured interview tonight is with Jon David Cole. Jon is the owner of The Country Squire in Jackson, MS. The Country Squire is a 50-year old tobacconist focused on pipes and their own exclusive pipe tobacco blends. Jon is also the co-host of Country Squire Radio. This show is our seventh, and final 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, we have “Ask the Pipemaker” with Jeff Gracik. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Jon David Cole

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.

Our show is sponsored by SmokingPipes.com, Cornell & Diehl, Missouri Meerschaum, Savinelli Pipes and Tobaccos. Please give them some consideration when making your next pipe or tobacco purchase.

We hope you enjoy our 1-hour show produced just for you—the pipe smoker and collector.

Jon David Cole Interview

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5 Responses

    • Mike, there is some issue with Apple Podcasts. Some people are getting it and others are not. Brian told me that he got it immediately. I don’t have it on my iPhone, iPad, or desktop Safari browser, but I do have it in the podcast app on desktop (iMac). Also, when I go to check download stats, all 450 episodes are zeroed out with no stats. It’s extremely frustrating.

      • Still can’t seem to find it with my iPhone. Looks like when I cut the lawn tomorrow I’ll have to be content to listen to the voices in my head! lol
        Mike S.

  • This was a superb episode. Jon David Cole was a great interview. The guy knows tobacco like nobody’s business. He gave answers that were easy to understand and you could even relate to them. It is amazing that someone under 40 is really such a tobacco expert that he could be on this show but he is. So 5 out of 7 excellent shows on your “experts” is a pretty good percentage.
    Donald “Duck” Dunn and Albert King aren’t a shabby paring when it comes to music.