Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 477

Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 477

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 477! Tonight we have Rich Esserman back with us for an epic show. 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. Last time we changed things up, and had Rich interview Brian. We are changing it up again tonight with these two experts having a conversation on various topics in pipes and tobacco. This episode will go right into the conversation, and bypass the usual Pipe Parts segment. 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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2 Responses

  • An absolutely wonderful conversation with Rich! You guys made some great points that can get both newer and seasoned collectors thinking about things to consider when buying a pipe. I like the idea of you two doing more conversations on pipe smoking topics. It’s like sitting in the smoking area of a pipe show, listening-in to a discussion between two well established collectors, and picking up tips and strategies to make collecting more successful.
    I also enjoyed the music selection.
    Your closing rant/rave was spot on. It is vitally important to support those musicians whose work you enjoy.
    Thanks for an very entertaining show.
    Dino

  • I greatly enjoyed the show with Rich Esserman. I think people got a great look at what you guys look for in a pipe and they weren’t necessarily the same thing. You spent a lot of time discussing briar density which I thought kind of silly since density equals weight and that leads to “heft” factor. You placed a lot of emphasis on weight of the pipe while Esserman was kind of blase about. That’s to be expected as Rich smokes a much larger pipe than you do. Personally I look at a pipe and if it isn’t appealing to my eye it’s out. Then I kind of check the physical dimensions of the pipe to be sure it is suitable for me. I like to be be sure the bowl is round and of proper dimensions by sticking my thumb in it and it has to pass a pipe cleaner. Then I hold the pipe. Does it have a natural feel when I hold it or is it a little awkward. Then I ask the person selling the pipe if I can put the pipe in my mouth. If he says no I move on. If yes, I put the thing in my mouth gently and see how the pipe fits there. If it feels good we move in to negotiations. I don’t play hard ball with the guys here. I usually say okay or just move on. Occasionally I will say another number.

    Music wasn’t bad.

    Not sure about the rant. A lot of musicians are leading big life styles. It’s a little hard to believe they aren’t getting paid.

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