The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 103

Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We broadcast weekly, every Tuesday at 8 pm eastern USA time and are available on nearly all podcast sites and apps. Listen on your computer, tablet, phone and even in the car! Our Featured Interview tonight is with pipe artisan J.T. Cooke. J.T. is returning from 2-weeks ago. There was so much to talk about that we asked him to come back. See more on J.T. Cooke at In our “Pipe Parts” segment, Brian will wrap-up our series on Oriental, a.k.a. Turkish tobaccos. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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6 Responses

  • HI Brian,
    Don’t complain, a little work will do you good! Your oriental experimentation was quite interesting, but I will stick to my Virginias.
    JT has a long history and experience from his work on other brand pipes which has resulted in the superior pipe that he designs and produces. JT is well known for his stems, which I like. It is nice to see a pipe maker who values the quality of his product and is committed to making nothing less than a product that he is proud of. How about one more interview discussing his sand blasting process and why he likes doing them as opposed to a smooth pipe.
    Don Flemons music was interesting as you said, a throwback to the 1920s big bands.
    As radio stations have call signs so do amateur radio operators. The FCC licenses operators and higher class licenses have more privileges on the airwaves. For those interested, Morse Code was dropped as a license requirements several years ago.
    Rant – Pineapple is a fruit. Jalapeno is a pepper. Both are toppings. What can you say? It is the new language alteration to what we are used to.
    Nice show.

  • Great insights on the Oriental tobaccos. It helps me understand where the different parts of the complexity comes into play.
    I really enjoyed the J.T. Cooke 2.0 interview. His pipes are gorgeous and now I have an additional pipe dream or four. Not only is he talented and passionate, he has integrity too. I will be looking for the “R” on estate pipes now. Recently on eBay there was a pipe that listed in the title that the stem was made by JT. You know he has quality work when the estate pipe has a replacement stem and the replacement was a selling point!
    I enjoyed Don’s music. It is refreshing to see the younger generation enjoying older traditions.
    Great show, gents!

  • Great work on the Orientals. Since my long term memory is non-existent don’t know how much use I will make of that knowledge.
    Fine Interview with J.T. Cooke. That is a dilemma that J.T. discusses about making replacement stems. I know a guy who makes replacement stems for high end pipes and will ask him what he does.
    Dom Flemons is just incredible. He was a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. He plays a half-dozen instruments or more. Heavily influenced by the old time string bands of the 20’s and 30’s he has created a wonderful sound that also brings in hints of early 50’s pop music.
    Rant: They really meant to say Vegetarian which is commonly defined as non-meat.

  • Great show. Loved the music… Loved the Music. Though I’ve listened to the Carolina Chocolate Drops for a few years now, I just recently learned, also, that Dom was a pipe smoker. Must be in the press kit for the new record.

  • I recently finished listening to all of the previous shows and am now looking forward to staying current with the podcast. It’s too bad they are only done weekly but I understand everyone’s hectic schedules, ahh the joys of modern life. I really enjoyed the interviews with J.T. He has quite the personality and his passion for making the best pipes he can really comes through in his spot on the show.
    Have you considered interviewing any of the youtube pipe presenters? I think it would be interesting to hear from some of the guys and gals making their own contribution to the pipe community. There are certainly some personalities out there like the Dagners, Matches860, Stogiefarts, etc. Anyway, keep up the good work and thanks for enhancing our smoking experience.

  • YES! Thank you Brian for playing Mr. Subliminal (Middleton’s Cherry Blend). Got to listen to it on the way to work and it brought me to tears I was laughing so hard. It really made my day thank you. This was a great 2nd show with Mr. Cooke, I had the privilege meeting him in person at the Chicago show. He was very humble and a great person to chat with. His work is beautiful and pictures cannot do his pipe’s justice. I may not be able to smoke one of his pipes but I did get to hold 3 different pipes he had before they were sold at the show and they are works of art including the stem. Hopefully he will come back for a third interview in the future. All the best. David.

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