The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 119

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 Neil Strong. Neil is a pipe smoker and big collector of Savinelli pipes. He is also featured in the new Winter 2015 issue of Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine for his unique collection of 600 pipe-smoking Santa Claus Figurines. In “Pipe Parts”, Brian will continue his talk about  his collection of Disney pipes and tobaccos. Yes, they used to actually sell them at Disney World. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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4 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    Ho, Ho, Ho,,,,Merry Christmas!
    You are quite knowledgeable about your Disney collection. Keep pursuing your unique collection in the future. Who knows, maybe I will find something for you.
    Now, my wife has collected miniature Christmas Trees for over 40 years and has about 300 or so, but Neil’s collection of Santas is just phenomenal. My sole Santa is a SMS Meerschaum pipe that I smoke during the Christmas season and yes, he is smoking a pipe. Santa is just not Santa unless he has a pipe in his mouth. Neil is another collector that is very knowledgeable of the pipes he collects. Bill Kotyk and I will have to meet Neil at a show as we are both Sherlock Holmes nuts and have extensive collections.
    I liked the music///Poetry selection “Twas the Night After Christmas”. Hear! Hear!, this poem needs to become a standard. See what you can do about it.
    The Christmas Truce of 1914 was an excellent way to end the program. It is a shame that the Great War did not end that night.
    Keep up the good shows! Merry Christmas to you, Kevin, and all pipe smokers.

  • Another really good show. I greatly enjoyed the continued discussion on Disney and your Disney collection.
    Neil Strong was a delightful guest. I have no idea why anyone would fancy massive pipes, but a number of people do. Must be some kind of compensation mechanism. His Santa collection was just a hoot. Loved the pictures of them. Kudos to him for keeping at it.
    I enjoyed the the Christmas Truce segment. The local Opera company of which I am a season ticket subscriber will the “Silent Night” in February 2015 which is based on the this historical event. It promises to be a real tear jerker.
    Merry Christmas to all at

  • I am always fascinated by people’s collections. Yours has a personal connection that makes it even more valuable to you. I am always tempted to buy Disney pipes but am afraid I might prevent you from getting one that you have your eye on. Neil’s collection is awesome. I agree with my esteemed colleagues that Santa just isn’t “Santa” without a pipe.
    The Christmas Truce during WW1 was a great show of humanity amidst chaos. A true show of existentialism.
    I hope your Christmas/Hanukah was great. You provide a valuable service to a great community. Thank you for all you do.

  • Great Show Brian, Neil was a great guest…and SHOCKER, a pipe smoker who is a collector who enjoys Sherlock Holmes. We should start a club!
    Thanks for another great hour and Happy New Year!