The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 13

We are pleased to bring you our 13th radio show on the 13th day of the month and on the evening of the new moon. Our featured guest tonight is Jeff Gracik of J. Alan Pipes. Jeff makes extremely unique, high-end artisan pipes, and represents the younger demographic of pipe artisans. Brian will have several pipe reading recommendations, and gift ideas for your pipe smoking buddies or family members.

Tonight’s show is sponsored by, Missouri Meerschaum,, and Cup O’ Joes. Please give them some consideration when making your next pipe or tobacco purchase.

We hope you enjoy our 45-minute show produced just for you—the pipe smoker and collector. The following link will launch a pop-up player. Alternatively, you can download the show in iTunes after the initial broadcast is complete here.

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Jeff Gracik, J. Alan Pipes, Show Guest

Brian Levine, Host of The Pipes Magazine Radio Show in the Charlotte NC studio

Kevin Godbee, Producer of The Pipes Magazine Radio Show in the Tampa FL studio

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10 Responses

  • Nice program Brian. I’ve worn a hat for years…as the hair went,,,the hat was worn more often. It gets cold up there and here in Pittsburgh, if you know what I mean. Jeff makes nice pipes. A bit small for me, but if he ever makes me a hawkbill, about Castello size GG, who knows? I would offer some other reading material for you maybe you may find yourself in one of the stories if I ever get the motivation to write some more. You are right on target about NASPC’s Pipe Collector, the December issue containing some experimentation I did with pressing of pipe tobacco. Our little Washington, PA club will be meeting at Bill’s house next Friday night. If anyone is in the area, I can provide directions. We meet the third Friday evening of the month, each month.
    Have a fine holiday and keep up the good work.

  • I really enjoyed the show this week and rant. Happy Holiday’s fellow Pipe Smokers! Your interview on the NPR show on Pipes Wednesday afternoon was outstanding. Keep up the great work host Brian Levine…………your super funny!

  • Brian,
    At the beginning of your show there is a sound about a train and some zany conductor’s commentary with a train whistle blasting. It never ceases to crack me up. Who records that piece and where did you dig it up? Also, what the hell is he saying? I love it as the introduction to your broadcast and have a belly laugh each time I hear it. Let me know about the above,if you can.

  • I’ve only got one J. Alan pipe, which I’ve never smoked, despite it being in the collection for quite a while now. Partly because I hesitate to start the break-in process, partly because I’ve got a fond thought to gift it to an as yet hypothetical offspring, perhaps when he or she turns sixteen.
    The unsmoked Blue Riband will go to the other equally hypothetical kid.
    Assuming that by that time they’ve broken in a few pipes that they bought themselves, of course. And do not smoke aromatics.

  • Brian,
    I really enjoy listening to your podcast. I live in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia so you are really spanning the globe. Keep up the great work. I look forward to each new podcast.
    Happy Holidays!

  • Apparently this is where you post the comments.. I’ve looked around the internet and haven’t see a place to rate and make other comments…. so here goes… I’m loving the radio show.. it makes for a perfect Monday morning drive to work listen.. I download it on Saturday for my ipod and it is the highlight of my drive to work
    Listening from Stuttgart Germany.. and the J. Alan interview was in my opinion of of the best.. right behind the McClelland interview.. keep up the good work

  • Brian,
    Enjoyed this show, especially the interview as I too, along with Jeff, enjoy pipesmoking and roasting coffee. In fact, it is often when I am roasting coffee that I enjoy a good pipe so who knows, maybe one day I can commission Jeff for a coffee roasting pipe!
    Oh and as to your pipe book list, what about for fun “Pipe Smoking in Middle Earth”

  • I am making my way thru the shows since Christmas week. I have to say I really love listening to this show while smoking my pipe in my basement. It has and will continue to be my weekend ritual to listen to your great show, with a nice pipe and a whiskey. Before I know it the 45 minutes are up so I know I am having fun as time flies. Your format is great and makes for such an interesting and informative show.
    Listening from the White Mountians of NH. Cant think of a better setting to be smoking, sipping, and listening. Keep up the great work! Love it and all your guests!