Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 454

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 454! Our featured interview tonight is with Morley Surcon. He has fallen in love with pipe smoking, and collecting, and has been doing it for three years.  After having seven shows with seven questions for seven experts, Morley is our fourth in a series of novice pipe smokers that we pose seven questions to. At the top of the show Brian will give his answer to two more of the seven questions for seven experts.  Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Morley Surcon
Morley Surcon

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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Morley Surcon Interview

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4 Responses

  • Mo was a terrific guest! I really enjoyed his thoughtful answers to the “seven questions.” His detailed take on each of the questions showed a well grounded start to what I think will be, for him, a very satisfying embrace of the pipe smoking community. Start that club, Mo!
    Nice choice of an early Rush tune.
    Good show, Brian. Thanks.

  • Wow, a truly great show with a great guest!
    First, on your comparison of Cope’s Escudo to its later self shows the dangers in aging things too long. It’s a shame you didn’t get to try any of the 4 ounce tin of Cope’s that I acquired several years ago. This tin was 40+ years old and absolutely rich. robust, and succulent. I gave some to several members of the KC Pipe Club and to a man they all said it was the single best bowl of tobacco they had all smoked. It was mouthwatering. But after being opened for a week it rapidly began to lose its potency. On your slight change in pipe preference, I too changed mine from 1/2 bent or more pipes to ones that at 1/8 to 1/4 bent. Like you I love rusticated or sand blasted pipes. Sorry, I just can’t get into straight pipes.
    Mo was a real pleasure to listen to. It is amazing that you found someone who would invest all the time in studying the hobby before actually trying it. I was impressed with his knowledge of Vesz pipes. For some reason we can’t get the word out about this guy and he is a truly magnificent carver. And the teardrop shape is just a marvel.

  • Great show Brian, I can relate to mo In doing extensive research and jumping in with both feet. That’s exactly what I did when I started smoking a pipe. I love hearing all the new pipe smokers entering the fold. I have hope for our hobby.

  • Mo,

    I’d be happy to meet you for a bowl on my way through some day.
    We could meet up at Stoney Nakoda Reserve and sit down for a spell.

    I’m a Saskatchewan Boy in Regina and I know the loneliness you speak of when it comes to finding someone to enjoy a pipe with.

    I hope you were able to complete your Man Cave as Winter is relentlessly descending upon us (again) for another 7 months.

    Inversely, if you happen in Regina I would be happy to host you in my heated garage by winter or Smoker Friendly Patio any other time for a bowl.