The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 127

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 Rich Esserman. Rich has been in the hobby for many, many years. He has done a ton of writing for The Pipe Smoker’s Ephemeris, and The Pipe Collector, and he is a renowned expert and collector of Dunhill Magnum pipes–and he actually smokes these huge pipes as well. Rich is also in charge of The New York Pipe Show. In the “Pipe Parts” segment, Brian will talk about the first pipe smokers ever–The Native Americans. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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2 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    So we are out at a concert, are we? I have never owned or smoked a peace pipe, therefore, I cannot comment.
    Now, Rich Esserman is a piper of which I have heard. It all started through his writings in the Pipe Smoker’s Ephemeris. I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking to him at various pipe shows. Rich’s experience parallels my own, learning of TPSE in 1977, but only contributing in a very small way. I also like the large pipes (Castello GG, etc.). I can’t even picture a Castello SR with a 5″ high bowl. His instructions on filling a large pipe are excellent, and the use of a tamper is imperative. I never empty out the ash as I smoke the pipe. It is all in developing the experience. IMHO, one of Rich’s best articles was on different philosophies of collecting pipes. I have been down the road of pipe makers and pipe shapes. Great Interview.
    Music – Bach is a good selection.
    IPSD Rave – We will be having our pipe club meeting this Friday on IPSD, so I and others will have a pipe to celebrate.
    Great Show – I hope you enjoyed your concert and the snow.

  • Brian,
    Outstanding interview Rich is a wealth of information hope I get to talk with him at Chicago. You can tell he really likes to share his knowledge with us newer pipe smokers. Happy ipsd.