The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 107

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 Louise Pavonetti of Hermit Tobacco. Louise (and her late husband Jay) are well-known in the pipe hobby as blenders of high-quality, boutique gourmet tobaccos, and for having quite a large collection of rare and unique Dunhill pipes and other Dunhill branded items. In “Pipe Parts”, Brian will talk about a somewhat forgotten brand of pipes that he considers to be currently undervalued; Karl Erik Pipes. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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3 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    Karl Erik makes some nice pipes that are available on the estate market at a decent price.
    Louise is one of the most prominent lady pipe smokers in the hobby. I have had the pleasure to know her for quite a while now. Her Dunhill collection of pipes and other materials is outstanding. Even though the Hermit Tobaccos are English style with strong latakia content, I will smoke one occasionally, when in the right mood, with the right people. Now, if only she would come out with a great Virginia blend… I remember the Dunhill display at Richmond. It was out of this world! I also remember the hurricane at the Richmond CORPS show!
    It sounds like you had a nice trip west. You are fortunate to have such long-lived relatives. You and your family’s history with Disney is also a great memory. I like the music selection.
    Rant – I want a horn that is easily accessible and gets the job done so someone either moves, stops, or gets out of the way.
    Great show, loved the interview!

  • What a thoroughly delightful conversation with Louise! Coincidentally, just before I tuned into the show, I was smoking a GBD Militaire prince that I bought from Jay and Louise at the 2001 Chicago show, at the Indian Lakes Resort. A great smoker.
    I really enjoyed the music selection; well chosen, Brian. And, a very sweet story of your visit with Grandma; may God continue to bless her.
    Happy trails, Dino.

  • Now a run on Karl Erik pipes is imminent. They are some beautiful pipes and another addition to the Pipe Acquisition Disorder list of must haves.
    The interview with Louise was great. Pipe smoker, collector, and tobacco blender. She hits the trifecta! Listening to interviews like this just reminds me of how much I don’t know about our hobby. Hermit tobaccos are also on my list. Those art deco pipes are intriguing. It is amazing the amount of jars Alfred Dunhill had his hands in.
    I loved the music by Taylor Davis. I was picturing moments in the movie as it played. Bravo.
    So political correctness is now coming to our car horns. God, help us!