Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 461

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 461! Our featured interview tonight is with Ryan O’Rourke. Ryan is in the bar business, and when it’s time to relax, he enjoys pipe smoking. This episode is another installment in our series of novice pipe smokers (those with 3-5 years of pipe smoking experience) that we pose seven questions to.  At the top of the show, Brian will describe a large batch of donated pipes and tobaccos for the up-coming JDRF auction that’s guaranteed to make you salivate. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Ryan O'Rourke
Ryan O’Rourke

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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5 Responses

  • Again, another “novice” pipe smoker who is years ahead in his knowledge, personal growth and discrimination within the pipe community. Although, it says a lot about those of us who put up with years of trial, error, failure, tongue incineration, and yet stuck with it. That’s not sour grapes, rather, a “thank goodness” that times have improved.
    A very tasty, funky music choice that had me tapping the desk top.
    Your rant was spot-on.

  • I really enjoyed the discussion. Ryan O’rourke is a wonderful ambassador for the benefits of pipe smoking.
    A bar manager? Perfect!

  • Just another great show.
    Sounds like the JDRF fund raiser is finally under way and it looks like a good one. Steve Fallon does a great job on things like this. I need to send you a cash donation, too. Just wish there was an end in sight. Regardless of your age diabetes is a tough row to hoe.
    Ryan O’Rourke was an excellent guest. He has already made the leap to the deep end of the pool. From Mr. Brog to Castello’s in just a few short years. That’s pretty quick.
    It’s nice when your “Aha” moment comes while smoking McClelland 5100. It doesn’t get much better than that.
    I am with Ryan on his dislike of Molte Dolce and Haunted Bookshop. The first could lay in the Sahara in an opened tin for about six years without drying out. Nice radio commercials, though. As for Haunted Bookshop I just have a strong aversion to burley. My loss, but that’s how it goes.
    I think he is the first piper that I have heard that says his main smoking time is in the morning. God choice of tobacco. I don’t even begin until 3PM.
    You have too much free time on your hands.

  • Brian,

    As a fairly new pipe smoker (less than 5 years) I am thoroughly enjoying these interviews. What a variety of understanding, knowledge and levels of tobacco & pipe enjoyment. Great questions to them and particularly from them. Keep up the great podcast.