Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 473

Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 473

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 473! Our featured interview tonight is with novice pipe smoker Misha Zigas. Misha is from upstate NY and has a BA in Actuarial Science from Binghamton University. He currently resides in Atlanta and is an Account Executive at Gainsight. He started with cigars, and then got into pipes. 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, we will have an “Ask the Pipemaker” segment with pipe artisan, Jeff Gracik. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Misha Zigas
Misha Zigas

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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4 Responses

  • Two wonderful new folk, Misha and Marcus!
    Misha was a delight. He has really moved swiftly in his knowledge and enjoyment of pipes.
    Man, some of these newbies have advanced so fast in the pipe world compared to the years of trial and error us old farts endured (Yeah, I know, “OK, Boomer”).
    Marcus King is an amazing young talent with stunning guitar chops. Great choice.
    And, thanks for letting your listeners know about “Pierogi” of Scammer Payback. His videos are hilarious, and the work he does not only informs people about scammers but also gives these [I]gonifs [/I]a taste of their own chicanery.
    Thanks for an entertaining show.

  • Entertaining show. Maybe I missed it but you didn’t to get into what Misha’s heritage is. His name alone indicates there was a boat involved in it somewhere and recently. I’m guessing Eastern European but not sure where. He had an interesting story to tell and very relateable to old pipesmokers except how compressed it was. With their exposure to the internet it seems the youngsters experience things at the speak of light. One minute their smoking some god awful blend that they found some place and the next they are moaning about the loss of Balkan Sobranie. I mean these guys start out with $5 basket pipes and in a year they’re smoking Castellos.

    The music was quite enjoyable but I couldn’t get past the feeling I had heard that song before with different lyrics. But, nonetheless it was an enjoyable effort on his part. The best part was was you could clearly hear what he was singing.

    Your bit on Pierogi was fascinating. The guy has some serious skills. I don’t know why it is but for some reason us old people seem to lose our common sense when we get old.

  • Great show! I love these young, articulate pipe smokers you are finding, adds some new life to the show! I have to say, I’m hooked on the Scammer Payback YouTube channel you recommended, I can’t stop watching it, what a wonderful and honorable way to make a living! Who doesn’t like seeing these scumbags get what’s coming to them? Payback is a bitch. Most of these YouTubers that make a fortune don’t really deserve it in my opinion, however, these guys do, without a doubt! Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Another fine show, Brian. Always enjoy these interviews with newer pipe smokers. They’re uniformly upbeat and personable, unlike many of us long time pipe codgers. On another note, Mrs. Spike and I missed seeing you in Richmond. The show was as good as ever and I’ve been going to Richmond shows since 1988. On our way out of the show on Saturday, Mrs. Spike stopped to thank the CORPS guys manning the table out front. She charmed them so much, they offered to make her the first female CORPS President. I’m jealous.