The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 131

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 Per Georg Jensen of The Mac Baren Tobacco Company. This is Per’s 2nd visit with us, and this time we will talk about the Georg Jensen Pipe Factory that his father founded in 1954, as well as hot pressing tobaccos at Mac Baren. Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, in the “Pipe Parts” segment, Brian will talk about the Dublin pipe shape, which is one of his favorites. We will have some St. Patrick’s Day music as well Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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4 Responses

  • HI Brian,
    I got home a bit late so I am listening a bit later than usual.
    You go fight the weeds, I am going to wait another month.
    AS you say, at least 1/4″ wall thickness. I prefer more. The dubbin has not been one of my favorite shapes due to the reasons you mentioned. Good advice on the bents bowls shapes and the tobacco chamber.
    It is interesting that Per Georg Jensen was born into a pipe making family and he continues now in the tobacco end. I wonder if his explanation on how they made pipes would be the same for, for example, Dunhill? The amount of testing, modification, and mixing for the HH line that is dependent on the availability of the basic tobaccos in a blend is phenomenal. I hope the new HH tobacco does not affect me like the 1792 blend did,,,,,cold chills, etc.
    Music – Duncan Honeyborn (sp?) piece called the Irish Jig was nice.
    Rant – Posting without attribution? It seems like it becomes done more and more each day. Yes, photos should be attributed when used, but I doubt it will happen.
    Nice show. I hurried home tonight from one of my club meetings to listen to you albeit a bit late. Time for bed.
    Nice show Brian.

  • Hi Brian!
    A very entertaining show. I enjoyed the “Per II” conversation, and am looking forward to giving HH Vintage Syrian a try. I’m also intrigued by the new HH blend.
    The music by Mr. Honeybourne was quite lovely, and a nice coda to my day as the husband of an Irish-Italian woman (who fully embraces both her cultures, and my own Greek one). It was Irish music all day, a sumptuous corned beef and cabbage, soda bread dinner, and a post-prandial Peterson Antique Collection 1910 bulldog (that my wife bought me, when we visited the Grafton shop in Dublin) filled with Sweet Killarney.
    Now I have to gird myself for the Italian side, Saint Joseph’s Day, on Thursday. Pasta, Pavarotti, Sinatra, Montepulciano and my Costello calabash. Life is good.
    As a retired teacher-librarian, I’m more than aghast at the theft of ideas, images and authorship, without the hint of citation or attribution. Too bad friend Ed Lehman is no longer with us, so that he and Rick Newcombe could “sue the bastards!”
    Happy trails, Dino.

  • Another great show, Brian. I could listen to Per Jensen for hours. The man’s deep knowledge of pipes and tobacco, bright mind, and lovely Danish-accented English make for a wonderful listening experience. Hope I get to meet him in person some day. Can’t wait to find out what the new MacBaren HH blend is!

  • No way to sugar coat it but Dublins just suck. 40 years ago I bought a Ben Wade free hand Dublin that is still the most beautiful pipe I ever owned. At the local cigar store we had a gentleman that worked there that was poor as a church mouse, but loved the older Ben Wades. So, I did the right thing and gave him the pipe.
    Greatly enjoyed the interview with Per Jensen; he is a class act. Just love the way he explains the details of the many facets of tobacco processing. His stories on the history of his family and MacBaren’s is just riveting.
    The music was quite pleasant. Might have preferred Dennis Day doing “When Irish Eyes are Smiling”.
    Totally agree on the rant. As you know I use tons of pictures in the KC Club newsletter and I always try to give an attribution to a given picture. It is important that we recognize those who did the real work.