The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 149

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 David Halliwell. David is a former BBC Radio reporter at large, but mostly covered the automotive industry. He lost his sight at the age of ten, but that doesn’t stop him from traveling the world as a project manager. Like many blind people, he also has heightened senses which come in handy for enjoying his pipe smoking. In "Pipe Parts", Brian will talk about the tricky use of Pipe Reamers. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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4 Responses

  • I almost choked when you said: thanks for sharing your insight. What a wonderful program ya had here…a really pleasant fellow he is.

  • Hi Brian,
    A bit late as I could not find the program last night. Even had a bit of a problem tonight. Tonight’s program sounds a bit like Memorex.
    Having tried a slew of reamers/reaming techniques over the years, I have settled on the pipenet set.
    David Halliwell is a new pipe person to me. The old adage was that ‘you can’t get the full pleasure out of a pipe when smoking in a dark room’. David seems to negate that adage. I wonder if he favors a smooth pipe or a carved or sandblasted pipe due to the tactile feel of the last two types. I also wonder what place the pipe shape plays. Interesting.
    Music – City Beneath the Sea was pleasant.
    Mail – Dino – I may not have been familiar with “Thick as a Brick”, but now “Aqualung”, that is another story.
    Rant – Sounds like you need another vendor, or a longer lead time.
    Good Show.

  • Another nice show.
    Reaming is not for mere mortals when you are talking artisan pipes.
    Enjoyable interview with David Halliwell. He seems like a real nice guy. He has that British “let’s get on with it” attitude toward problems.
    I am with you on the emailing thing, but people just won’t do it. About every month I have to bust a few heads amongst my staff about not calling someone. They always say “well I emailed them”. Certain news has to be handle promptly and verbally to get max value. Why?? Because it leads to busted heads!

  • Yet another delightful and engaging conversation with a member of our small but amazingly diverse community. David’s story is a wonderful example of meeting life’s adversities and living it on one’s own terms. His “insights” on enjoying pipes and tobacco were quite thought-provoking.
    Listening to Harry Connick, Jr. is always a treat.
    And, John: apropos of “Aqualung,” do you think “Locomotive Breath” is a nickname Ian’s band-mates might have given him for smoking one too many bowls of Balkan Sobranie?