The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 124

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 author and pipe smoker Regis McCafferty. Regis has written myriad stories and several great fiction books where the hero is always a pipe smoker. He is also the co-founder of the The North American Society of Pipe Collectors. In “Pipe Parts”, Brian will talk about some of his “at-home” fixes you can try if you have a pipe with some issues on the inside of the bowl. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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3 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    There are many easy repairs you can make on your own pipes or on estate pipes that you obtain. Your recommendations make sense. It is not something I have tried.
    I have known Regis for about 15 years. I have read most of his books. He is a fine author and a great pipe smoker in conversation. I always look forward to his articles in “The Pipe Collector”. As you can see from your interview, he is a great story teller. Great Interview!
    I tend to agree with Ben and your comments regarding new pipe makers. Too many who are not established charging too high a price before they reach a ‘masters’ level.
    Rave – The letter to Roush Racing was quite good as was their response. It is great that someone takes the time, even late, to reply in a fine fashion.
    Have a great trip and a safe return. Keep up the good work.

  • Welcome home, Brian.
    Pipe parts was very enlightening. It is great information to have.
    The interview with Regis was fascinating. I have not read any of his books, but that is soon to change! I also enjoy his articles in The Pipe Collector as I do all of them. I loved the story of how he started pipe smoking and getting that job at the finance company.
    Being on a limited budget prevents me from getting all of the pipes that entice me and remaining in the good graces of my wife. I liked your suggestion that new pipe makers should not sell their first 50 pipes. That should be their “apprenticeship” period. Whatever happened to paying your dues before cashing in?
    Physical correspondence is a dying medium. It is great to see it still being used to great affect.
    Great show, gents!

  • Highly informative Pipe Parts but I will remain obdurate in how I go about repairing/refurbing. I find someone competent and let them handle it.
    Regis has been an influential member of the pipe community for quite a while. As one of the founding members of the NASPC he deserves special praise. Not a big fans of his books. The first one I tried had a private detective with a drinking problem. Man we sure needed another one of those. I am a big fan of the articles he writes for the NASPC magazine. Those are interesting and informative.
    It was nice of Jack Roush to respond to you. He must get quite a bit of mail and to have even read yours is impressive. Once he meets you he will get over that.
    If the new carver thing offends you just don’t buy from them. I think we all agree a carver ought to “pay their dues” but it is different world now. With the internet these novice carvers can learn at a startling rate. You interviewed Tyler Beard last week and his Pipe Makers Forum alone can cut years off an apprenticeship program.