Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 542

Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 542

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 542! Our featured interview tonight is with Gabe Skypala. This is the first in our series of interviews with “Journeymen Pipe Smokers” – guys that have been smoking pipes between five and 10 years. Gabe is a native Texan from Amarillo. He grew up helping out on his uncle’s cow farm and thought that might be his trade at the time. He also played college basketball (he’s 6’9″), was pre-med at Samford University, did some youth ministry, and is now in sales in the electrical equipment business. Gabe also is a BJJ white belt, and amateur pipe maker. At the top of the show, Brian will give us a list of pipe makers that have quit making pipes that you should seek out on the estate market. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Gabe Skypala
Gabe Skypala

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2 Responses

  • The conversation with Gabe was both interesting and entertaining. I enjoyed his enthusiasm in rediscovering the pipe. His questions for you and your answers were, I’m sure, quite pertinent and edifying to those nascent smokers in your audience.
    “Kyrie Eleison” by Larry Nickel was just plain lovely. Thanks for sharing.
    That was a warm, heartfelt shout-out to The Country Squire Radio show. Nicely done.
    Thanks for a great show.

  • Good show. Your list of carvers who have retired or passed on is quite useful. Should also let guys who are interested know that eBay can be a good thing.
    Gabe was an interesting guest to have on. I hadn’t heard of him before, but your conversation let us get acquainted with him. His story of how he got back into pipes will spark memories for a lot of pipe smokers.
    As a young boy who attended Catholic school for three years in 2nd, 6th, and 7th grades. I am very acquainted with the musical piece you played this evening, Kyrie Eleison. This was back in the day when the only language was Latin. Being in the school choir you couldn’t help it. The playing of the piece by Larry Nickel really took me back.