Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 528

Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 528

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 528! 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 12th in the series with a long form discussion. Tonight, the guys will discuss the future of pipes. In Pipe Parts, we will have an Ask the Tobacco Blender segment with Jeremy Reeves. Jeremy is the Head Blender at Cornell & Diehl, which is one of the most popular boutique pipe tobacco companies in the USA. 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
Jeremy Reeves, Head Tobacco Blender Cornell & Diehl
Jeremy Reeves, Head Tobacco Blender – Cornell & Diehl

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2 Responses

  • Jeremy’s comments on the question from J. were quite revealing and informative. It’s fascinating to hear how a tobacco blender holds on to established blends and creates new ones.
    Inside Fred’s Head (and yours) is jam-packed with amazing, geeky, Rube Goldberg ideas for the future of pipe design and smoking. Fun stuff. But pardon my codger response to all this, I’ll pass. I like all the futzing around with arcane implements, choosing the pipe and tobacco from among those “friends” in my racks and tins, many with warm and fuzzy back-stories that add to and inform my smoke. My walls are lined with books and LPs. I love holding a book as I read and placing an LP on my turntable. It makes real, for me, the process of enjoyment.
    Jonathan Coulton (“JoCo”) is a very inventive talent. “Re: Your Brains” was hysterical, a great musical hook with outrageous lyrics. Loved it! His songwriting and music are often outré, but if you liked this tune, you’ll find his other stuff very entertaining.
    Re: Your Rant, slow down Brian. How many different tobaccos have come out in the past two years, variations on basic flavors. Why? Because businesses need to make money, and the more tobaccos they can market using tweaks on an established product, the more chances of making a sale. It’s simple, if you don’t like it, don’t buy it.
    I really enjoyed this episode. Thanks.

  • Really an enjoyable episode. Jeremy Reeves displayed a wealth of knowledge in Pipe Parts. It is simply amazing to me the amount of tobacco blends that blenders keep in their heads.
    Fred’s head continues to amaze me. It must hold about everything on pipes and tobaccos. Have you ever asked Fred if he has ever done a self-analysis of himself? I’m like Dino I like futzing around with all tools of piping even if most folks consider it weird.
    The music was okay, I guess.
    The rant seemed like a bit of a stretch to me.