Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 521

Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 521
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Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 521! On tonight’s show we have a new episode of an ongoing segment of what Brian likes to call “Inside Fred’s Head” with Fred Hanna. Fred is a well-known pipe collector, author, and speaker at pipe shows. He has a PhD. in psychology and teaches the same at the Chicago Campus at Adler University. He is also author of the book, “The Perfect Smoke”. This is the 11th in the series with a long form discussion of pipe and tobacco questions sent in by our listeners. In the opening “Pipe Parts” segment, Brian will get caught up on some of the longer answers from questions mailed in. Many of these are great tips for newbies, and a good refresher for the rest of us. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Fred Hanna & Brian Levine
Fred Hanna & Brian Levine

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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2 Responses

  • I again really enjoyed the conversation you and Fred shared. Like jazz musicians “trading fours” you both complemented each other’s ideas and riffed on your own variations. And, as always, the insights are of benefit to new and seasoned smokers. Nicely done.
    Thanks for the “poetic” shout-out. But really, me instead of a Stevie Ray Vaughan tune? Let’s be serious.
    Yes! Get out and smoke those pipes in public. Whenever I do, I almost always get a thumbs up or a smile from those who pass by. Occasionally, I get a “Karen” who waves her hands to protect herself from the “toxic fumes” of my tobacco, and I respond by waving a portion of my own hand. I’m further amused that she doesn’t perform this “eco-theater” as a Chicago Transit Authority bus belches out a plume of diesel exhaust as it pulls away from the nearby curb.
    Thanks for an always entertaining show.
    Dino

  • Another great show!! Fred is such a joy to listen to and he keeps you from committing an occasional faux pas. Granted we enjoy those. I about died laughing at your comment that bent pipes are like training wheels. You blew it on that one. I give personal testimony that bents are far more difficult to smoke that when you eventually try a straight pipe they are a piece of cake.
    I didn’t know what to think about the “music”. It wasn’t good poetry but then it was a lot better than some of the yahoos you bring on to “sing”. Dino’s was kind of amusing. Maybe if you had read a chapter of “My Lady Nicotine” by J.M. Barrie that might have been worthy of the time.
    I really like your suggestion to smoke out side but I can’t clench a pipe to save my soul.

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