Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 494

Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 494
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Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 494! Our featured guest tonight is Marc Dion. Marc is a pipe smoking writer, journalist, and book author. He has been published innumerous times in magazines, newsletters, and newspapers and was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. You may have seen his writings in P&T Magazine and The Pipe Collector amongst others. In Pipe Parts, we have a new “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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Marc Dion

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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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3 Responses

  • A wonderfully packed and wide-ranging show tonight!
    Thanks for the advice Jeff, but no thanks. I ain’t gonna be futzin’ with any DIY pipe repair any time soon.
    Marc was amazing! (And, a great photo). I love his work in “The Pipe Collector.” His is always the first article I read. Marc is also a fabulous raconteur. It was a very entertaining conversation.
    Jody Davis’ music is always welcome, and this tune struck all the right musical and spiritual chords.
    Your final comments echo the thoughts and prayers of most rational folk.

  • Thank you for the show, I enjoyed it very much (as always). Jeff’s advices really made me think about several pipes which I can really improve by changing the stems. I wouldn’t dare doing it myself, but rather send it to a professional.

    I loved Marc’s sharing his taste. I also enjoy the diversity of tobaccos and was glad to hear that I am not a freak for not finding my one tobacco. He sounds like a great guy.

    Finally, I share your prayers for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine & Russia.

    Thanks a lot!

  • I was listening to Jeff Gracik explain how you can improve the smoking characteristics of an inexpensive pipe by carefully widening the draw to let more air through. Criminy that was funny. It sounded a heck of a lot more like instructions to completely ruining your pipe so you’d have to buy another one. If I want that done I’d have George Dibos do it. Not me.
    I just loved the interview with Marc Dion. He is simply the best. I hope it generates a ton of subscriptions to the NASPC. They deserve and need it. He is so down to earth it’s just unbelievable. You know he added nothing to our collective wisdom of the lore but he’s just fascinating to listen to. And, an added bonus, he talked a lot so that we didn’t have to listen to you!! Okay, I was kidding about the last part.