Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 471

Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 471

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 471! Tonight we have an exceptional show that kicks off our 10th year with our special guest-host, Rich Esserman. Rich is quite well known in the hobby. He has been smoking, collecting, and writing about pipes for over 40-years, and he is best known for collecting large-size Dunhill pipes. We will turn the tables and have Rich interview Brian. Brian is our regular host, and both Rich and Brian hold the title of Dr. of Pipes. At the top of the show, Rich will answer the question, “When should you get a high grade pipe?” He’ll also tell you the smart way to go about it. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Rich Esserman
Rich Esserman

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.

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6 Responses

  • Man, Brian, that was the fastest hour and a half ever. What an amazing show! Rich was an outstanding host, and you were a terrific guest. I quite frankly didn’t want the show to end.
    I know the seasoned pipe smokers really enjoyed the conversation, and I hope the newer pipe enthusiasts realize what an incredibly warm and welcoming community they have embraced.
    Great music choice, Rich. I truly love Tony Bennett’s voice and musicianship, and Bill Charlap is a master jazz pianist and sensitive accompanist. Thanks.
    Congratulations Brian for another milestone in Radio Show history!

  • Congratulations on 10 years! It’s been an amazing ride. Very thankful for all the good times and great information the show has brought. I raise my bowl to another ten years. Sweet smokes to you Brian, and Kevin and the entire audience!

  • Happy 10th Anniversary!!!
    I am new to the Pipe Smoking Community (5 months) and I was fortunate enough to stumble upon your show very quickly. It has instantly become my favorite pass-time on my hour long commute to and from work (I am a Locomotive Engineer at Canadian Pacific Railway). You can imagine my delight at having almost 10 years of catching up to do.

    From novice smokers to heavy hitters in the pipe industry, your guests are all very interesting and I enjoy their Super Hero Origin Stories as well as their varied insights into the world as it pertains to pipe smoking.

    Mr. Eltang has been my very favorite guest so far at least until today when you got put into the hot seat.

    Anyways, I just wanted to drop a brief line to congratulate you on 10 years and Here’s to another 10 years (and infinitely more) of great entertainment. You are doing a great service to the Pipe Smokers across the span of the globe that are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy your show.

    Great Job Brian and Thank You

    Dave Hariniuk

  • This was a great episode. Great novice interview with that Brian Levine guy. I think he’s probably one of those fellas that will stick around the hobby for sometime. Seems to have a pretty good feel for what is going on with the pipe. Blessings to you all! – Nathan

  • You need to break it to people that it is your ninth anniversary, not your tenth. But nonetheless it is a tremendous accomplishment to say the least.
    It was an amazing show and Rich’s advice on how to get into high-ends made tremendous sense to me. Either save your dough or go the estate route, both are excellent ways to get into high ends. I continue to marvel at Rich’s ability to combine tobaccos and get some thing decent out of it. I’d ruin every tobacco I tried to do that with. And I must say I enjoyed him interviewing you very much.
    For as much as I have enjoyed your Sinatra and Crosby selection over the years I just don’t like Tony Bennett artistically.