The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 126

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 Dwight Davis. Dwight has been in radio for over 40-years. He is a morning show host, has a special show on Sunday afternoons, and is also Program Director for WHRO-FM in Norfolk, Virginia … and of course, he is a pipe smoker. In the “Pipe Parts” segment, Brian will give us his expert opinion on his own opinion regarding the future of pipe smoking which was inspired by the discussion in this forum thread. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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4 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    Future of Pipe smoking, eh? I agree, it won’t go away. It will be more expensive and less available, hence, buy it now, store it away. It will become a more ‘home’ recreational affair. I agree, we will all become ‘dabblers’.
    Once again, you come up with an interview of someone I do not know. Dwight Davis sounds like he thoroughly enjoys his broadcasting job. His pipe journey is similar to most of ours. Once you find the better pipes and tobaccos, it’s all over. Pipe Shows…what can one say? What’s this about Engineers–loosen up? Hmmm. Good interview.
    I will have to say that you music selections cover a very broad range. This one was something I am sure I have not heard before (of course, I wasn’t around 100 years ago). Dwight does have the FM radio voice.
    Rant – Part 2 – I hope you get results. good luck.

  • As for the future of pipe smoking….
    i think many people who are new to it that never really learn to properly pack, puff and care for a pipe and whose first impressions of smoking are with a cheap pipe and OTC tobacco may drop out sooner than later. They may feel it’s easier to buy cigars or go back to the cigarette or e-cigarettes.
    For those that have experienced the pleasures to be found in better grade pipes and good quality tobacco the industry will continue to provide an endless variety of pipes in all price ranges and a steady supply of satisfying blends of tobacco. The ease of buying over the internet has changed everything. Brick and mortar dealers now have a strong presence online and there’s never been a better time for the novice or old timer to find whatever they want and have it delivered to their front door.
    A pipe smoker is more disciplined in his or her habits and doesn’t necessarily need to always be holding a lit pipe to constantly stroke his ego or massage his senses. He values the quality time spent with his pipe and looks forward to the next opportunity to spend a half hour or so relaxing with it. This is what I have been doing for 55 years and do not expect to ever stop soon.
    Larry R.
    Woodinville, Wa

  • The more you rant, the less likely I’ll ever fly commercial. I have never flown and hearing your aggravation doesn’t bode well for any future air travel from me.
    I hope the airline works something out with you. Lack of response shows how little they care about their customers. Common problems these days in this wired world we live in. No accountability.

  • I see the future of pipe smoking the same way. A very foreseeable future is that B&Ms will decline even more in the coming years. Online retailers are the way of the future (present really). The only storefronts that can weather the storm are already established with a well known name, solid following and most likely have a website as well (See Smoker’s Haven). Thankfully there is social media (don’t worry this isn’t a linked in segue). What was once a group of scattered and uninformed enthusiasts, became a cohesive group of likeminded people. Through forums, Facebook or even Instagram, I can hear about how an acquaintance in Germany got a new pipe from an up and coming carver from Illinois. It really does so much for our hobby and hopefully it can help it to continue to flourish.
    I wish I could have seen your face when Dwight said he can prep a show in 45 minutes! Remember, slow and steady wins the race Brian. Don’t worry, I’m sure you sound the way you do because you don’t have any pestering engineers and an abundance tobacco smoke in your studio. 🙂
    Looking forward to the next show and the continuation of the rant.