The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 108

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 Brian McNulty. Brian has been a pipe maker and repairer for 16-years. Our show host, Brian Levine met him last week at the original Tinder Box in Santa Monica, CA. In “Pipe Parts”, Brian will talk about Rusticated Pipes. Sometimes people confuse sandblasted pipes with rusticated pipes and vice versa. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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4 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    I prefer rusticated pipes over smooth pipes. NASPC published an article in “The Pipe Collector” that Bill Kotyk and I wrote several years ago entitled “We Like Them Rough”. It is all about the tactile feel of the pipe. I think it says it all.
    Brian McNulty is one pipe person that I have not had the pleasure to meet. Probably because he is west coast focused. There is definitely a difference between the ‘Artist’ and the ‘Mechanic’ pipe maker. The term synchronistic or synchronicity was used twice in the interview. You should look up Carl Jung (psychologist) who has written on the topic in conjunction with the “I Ching” (Wilhelm & Baynes translation), a Chinese book on living.
    Great Blues choice on the music.
    Rant – OK on the rant, but I am not much for movies.
    Great Show, see you in Richmond with a surprise.

  • This was a fascinating interview to me for some reason. I loved his story about how he followed his nose to “Santa” Synchronicity indeed!

  • I enjoyed the interview with Brian McNulty. I had the good fortune to meet Brian at the 2nd meeting of the Los Angeles Pipe Club in August. He showed us tampers he’d made from all different kinds of materials–various woods, metal, horn–really beautiful work. Fun guy to talk, hang out, and smoke with too.

  • I watched the video you suggested about rustication. It was very informative and I would imagine you need a pretty steady hand to get it right.
    Great interview with Brian. It was interesting to hear his background and how he first started smoking a pipe. I wonder if he ever found that Santa looking carpenter and sat down and had a smoke with him.
    Ya gotta love Dizzy Gillespie! Being only a stone’s throw from Cheraw, SC (Dizzy’s hometown) brings it home a little. He was a great talent.
    The great shows just keep coming! Well done.