Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 488

Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 488

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 488! Our featured interview tonight is with John Brandt. John is the owner of the Wilke Pipe Tobacco, which has been in existence since 1872. Wilke has a great history of pipe making and tobacco blending. John is the second owner, since 2017, after the founding family, and he continues to make some of the original tobacco blends from over a century ago. In the “Pipe Parts” segment we will have “Ask the Pipemaker” with pipe artisan Jeff Gracik. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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John Brandt
John Brandt

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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1 Response

  • A totally entertaining and informative episode, as usual. Jeff’s comments about the “taste” of briar from a particular country made me laugh, thinking about “pipe connoisseurs” doing a spit-take or choking on the tobacco in their “artisan farmed Corsican” briar (which actually might be from Spain or France).
    I salute John for his great success in almost single-handedly, keeping an historic and culturally significant marque in business. I’m quite a fan of some of his blends, including #524 and #515.
    “Stand” by the Newsboys was excellent. The music and performance underlined the powerful concept of standing up for what you believe. It’s not just a Christian song, but one of universal application.
    And, thanks for going that extra mile for your listeners. (Do you get travel credit for that mile?)