The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 116

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 Collector and Enthusiast, Brandon Marquette. Brandon has been smoking and collecting pipes for 16-years. In “Pipe Parts”, Brian will provide you with his own holiday shopping guide – and it’s more of a shopping guide to help your family and friends figure out how to shop for you. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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8 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    Your holiday gift giving guide is quite good. Pipes are great and I would not hesitate to have my spouse go into a shop and select one for me. Music is good. With respect to drink, the spouse should go with what you like. Books and magazines are also good. One can always use nice accessories. But just remember, I never bought a pipe that cost more than $5, heh heh.
    Brandon Marquette is an interesting collector. Tasting all of the old classic tobaccos is noble, but I doubt it would taste the same as when it was in production.
    I agree with the aged virginia tobaccos. His recommendations on aged virginias to try is good, especially the red ribbon from McCranies. Could you post a picture of a Vampire Squid? With respect to the blowfish, I have a hard time smoking an asymmetrical pipe. BTW, what were the other three shapes he was instrumental in developing? I pretty much agree with his pipe smoking philosophy. I have found one pipe that smoked sweet from day 1 and continues to do so. I agree with him on smoking aged tobacco, however I normally only smoke bulk VA where I blend fresh with aged. Brandon Marquette has a unique and refreshing perspective on pipe smoking.
    Louis and Mel’s version of “The Christmas Song” was great.
    Rant – I agree with the LinkedIn rant.
    Great show and I thoroughly enjoyed the interview. Keep up the good work.

  • I love the gift guides at this time of year. Some great suggestions. The problem is, now I want to buy that stuff for myself!
    I really enjoyed the interview with Brandon. I can’t imaging spending $20,000.00 on aged tobacco. Although if I look at the money I have spent on fresh tobacco I might faint! I too am a huge fan of McCranie’s Red Ribbon. It is my current Nirvana tobacco. I am also enjoying a 5 year old tin of Beacon. It is great stuff. I too have very little cake buildup in my pipes as Brandon mentioned. I must be doing something right.
    “The Christmas Song” is one of my favorites. Hearing it sung by the man that wrote it was even better. It occurred to me when listening how much Michael Buble sounds like Mel. Interesting.
    I too am on LinkedIn. Why? I have no idea. But I am there.
    Another great show, gentlemen.

  • Enjoyed the show as always. Great interview. My main reason for jumping on here is that as I was looking through Christmas CDs, I came across a compilation with a picture of a guy named Billy Vaughn smoking a pipe on it. After browsing around the net, it looks like his orchestra did some of music for a few of the Bing Crosby movies. Anyway thought I’d pass it along as possible music on an up coming show.

  • I can appreciate Brandon’s collecting perspective. I also enjoyed “The Jerk”reference at the end, I almost missed that one.

  • BTW, I’Ve been listening on Podkicker, directly from my Android phone. It works great and I can stay up to date with current shows easier than downloading via iTunes.

  • The gift giving guide was useful, but I usually just tell whoever it is exactly what I want and where to get it.
    Nice interview with a guy who seems to have something of a unique perspective on the hobby. Sounds like he is sitting on a mountain of tobacco. I think we know a guy who has more. Interesting that he goes to Chicago for the Tobacco not the Pipes.
    I always thought Steve Martin’s best movie was “Roxanne”. Couldn’t stand “The Jerk”.
    The value of Linked In is that the people who own it are making lots of money.

  • Pipe gifts sound great! You had some wonderful suggestions. Alas, lady of the house (my fiancée) won’t be getting me any tobacco items. (Should I get rid of her? Hah). I’ve seen Brandon around a lot; smoking beautiful pipes and popping rare tins. But it was nice to finally get to know him a little bit better. I can understand that tobaccos get better with age but I wouldn’t go as far to say that smoking fresh tobacco is inferior. Tobacco can be like cheap wine, can be enjoyed young and on the budget 😉
    Don’t get me started on Linked In. I get requests from all these bozos I’ve never even met before. Seems like a facebook for people who want to appear that they’re full of “business” connections. No thank you.
    I’m going to the Tokyo pipe show this weekend Brian, I’ll keep my eyes opened for Disney Pipes for you…or me 😉 great job with the show again. Is it Tuesday yet?