Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 453

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 453! Our featured interview tonight is with Ryan Bingaman. Ryan is a full-time fire fighter, and has been smoking a pipe for nearly three years. After having seven shows with seven questions for seven experts, Ryan is our third in a series of novice pipe smokers that we pose seven questions to. At the top of the show we have an “Ask the Pipemaker” segment with Jeff Gracik.  Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Ryan W. Bingaman
Ryan W. Bingaman

Seven Questions for Seven Novice Pipe Smokers

1. After you got started smoking a pipe, what was your “Ah Ha!” moment that kind of clicked for you?
2. Which tobaccos did you try based on a recommendation that you did not like?
3. How has your preference in pipes changed over your short time of pipe smoking? Have you developed preferences?
4. What was your holy grail pipe when you started smoking a pipe, and what it is now?
5. Who are a few of your favorite show guests from past episodes, and why?
6. What is your favorite thing to do while smoking a pipe?
7. Brian answers any question.

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

Ryan Bingaman Interview

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3 Responses

  • Another wonderful conversation with a “new to the community” pipe smoker. Ryan’s insights, opinions and enthusiasm for finding the best way to enjoy his pipes were quite refreshing. And, kudos to him for choosing to serve his community.
    I am so glad someone suggested “Coyotes” and that you shared it with your listeners. This is an absolutely stunning and beautiful piece of Americana.
    Brian, your “rant” proposal is truly a great idea! (Yikes, I never thought I would connect the words “Brian” and “great idea” in the same sentence. But, strange things happen on the Pipes Magazine Radio Show.) Thanks for always entertaining, informing and surprising me.

  • The kind of pipe maker I like to think of is the one who does it for the love of art and for the hunt for harmony without any monetary or critical concern. ( I mean, other than that some convention is achieved)
    I am not sure I could name one, but, that’s how it would be if I made ’em.

  • A nice show with a personable newbie. I got a good laugh out of all the mistakes he made when getting started. Of course, these were the same mistakes I made at the same time in my pipe journey. Ah, the good old days when time were bad.