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Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 464

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 464! Our featured interview tonight is with Mike Burkes. Mike is a part-time pipe maker and a full time mechanical engineer who has been learning pipemaking since 2017. His engineering experience definitely helps with the science side of pipe making. At the top of the show, we have another installment in our series on three must-try tobaccos within a specific genre. Tonight’s tobacco style is aromatic blends. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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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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Mike was an amazing guest. The conversation showed an incredibly interesting pipe maker with a wide ranging story, and a unique view of how his engineering background affects and impacts his pipe making skills.
Thanks for the Willie Watson tune. I remember him from the Old Crow Medicine Show. His beautifully plaintive voice is perfect for this genre.
Great Rave! I agree that our friend Steve Fallon is a wonderful, generous and giving person. I'm proud to say I know him. But, if we praise him too much, he'll never get that damned cowboy hat back on.
Thanks for a completely entertaining show, and what you do for JDRF.
Dino
An entertaining show. Listening to you recommend certain aromatics was like listening to me do a "Win Friends and Influence enemies" segment. I think it would be interesting if you could get the carver to give his age before he starts. As Dino points out Burke's engineering skills are impressive and a more detailed exposition of them might have proved very interesting.
Surprisingly I really enjoyed the music with Willie Watson. I was sure his version would flop against Wilma Lee and Stony Cooper's but it held up very well. He really has a fine voice.
Steve Fallon is a treasure to the pipe smoking community. I know there are guys who know more about pipes but there's nobody who has done more for the hobby.
What an amazing guest. I was fascinated listening to he and you banter, and was excited to find out lived not too far from me in Ohio. I was very impressed with him so impressed in fact that I hunted him down and the Columbus show and bought one of his pipes. I'm smoking it as write this, and boy lemme tell you... one sure can tell a difference in the qualities of a pipe carved by a mechanical engineer.

I don't do social media. The only way I would have ever found out about him is on the radio show, on the forums or by chance. Another prime example of why this show is such a valuable resource for the pipe community. Music was excellent as well.

Bravo on another great show Brian. Sorry we missed each other at the show.

Your truck driving pal,
Chris
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