The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 10

Welcome to the 10th weekly episode of the Pipes Magazine Radio Show. Our featured guest tonight is Scott Thile. Scott makes high grade pipes under his S. E. Thile Pipes brand name, and unbeknownst to many, he is also the founder of As if that’s not enough, he is also a piano tuner and musician. We hope you enjoy our 10th show on Thanksgiving 2012.

Tonight’s show is sponsored by, Missouri Meerschaum,, and Cup O’ Joes. Please give them some consideration when making your next pipe or tobacco purchase.

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Scott Thile

Brian Levine

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15 Responses

  • Really enjoyed the show today. I agree with Brian that the stem and button are at least as important as any other part of the pipe smoking experience; perhaps more. What a pleasure to “meet” Mr. Thile! I had no idea he was such an engaged renaissance man, and I enjoyed the music he and his son performed. Nice work in putting all this content together, Mr. Levine!

  • Thanks Brian for your commitment to the show; thanks Scott for your contributions to the pipe smoking community. I was unaware of the relation between Scott and Chris. I have enjoyed Chris’ work for more than a decade, and learning that Scott Thile, “Nickel Creek” bassist, and Scott Thile, pipe maker and Pipedia-ist are one guy, is a delicious discovery. Finally, in keeping with the season, thanks again, Brian, for giving us another terrific show.

  • Hi,
    is there a plain RSS/Atom Feed for this podcast?
    Not everybody uses iTunes or Podkicker!
    Thank you & Best Regards

  • Great show, great music, great discussion. Amazing what some turkey and wild turkey will do! Another great sign of a well made pipe is the junction between the stem and mortise. If it is well made, no gap, an indication of a well made pipe.
    Keep up the good work, Brian.

  • This was probably the best show so far. I agree with EVERYTHING Brian said in Pipe Parts. And I think Scott Thile is one of the finest carvers in the world. Seriously, he’s THAT good. He was an EXCELLENT subject to interview; good choice, Brian!
    This show keeps getting better and better.

  • Another wonderful program. Really enjoyed Brian’s commentary on the button was “on the button”. Scott Thile makes a great pipe. I have two of them and they are both wonderful smokers.
    No real clue on the trivia question but I will go with cauliflower.

  • Really enjoyed the piece of music that was played during the show.
    Pipedia is a pretty cool site, but it still needs some work. The major problem with Open Source websites is that just about anyone can register and contribute, and it reads as if some of the pages were written by people whose first language is not English. I certainly mean no disrespect to the site or to those working on it, because I think it’s got a lot of potential; however, it needs some “cleaning”. I do thank Mr. Thile for putting his time and effort into what will one day be the go-to site for Pipe Smokers.
    As for the trivia question – I couldn’t even find an answer to the question by using Google. This may be a clear sign of the impending apocalypse.

  • As for the trivia question, I’m not sure. I think you asked, “which leaves at the supermarket,” contain as much nicotine as tobacco. Are we eating these leaves? If so, they would be poisonous; since nicotine is a natural insecticide. Eating tobacco leaves can be deadly! (Smoking is not eating though – very different.) Now as for the trivia question, any “nightshade” contains nicotine. I would guess one of the following: tomato, potato, eggplant, chili pepper, bell pepper, or tomatillo. Probably potatoes.

  • Another great show with tons of great info. The first segment about stems was incredibly eye opening. I have been buying nothing but artisan made pipes for a while because I love the stems and the way they smoke, now I have a better understanding of the mechanics behind it.
    The interview with Scott was great. I just so happen to own one of his pipes and it is one of my favorites. A great looking and smoking pipe and I am on the lookout for more.
    The show keeps getting better and better, and I look forward to every weeks edition.

  • Brian,
    Have been listening since the beginning and really enjoyed this episode – thanks for taking the time for putting the show together each week!