The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 151

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 Carole Burns from Pipeworks & Wilke which was established in old New York in 1872. Pipeworks & Wilke is now in Montpelier, Vermont. They have their own special blends that have stayed popular over the centuries and decades, and Carole has been the blender for many years. This ties-in with Pipe Parts. In "Pipe Parts", We will get back to our summer series on the history of tobacco, resuming in the 1650s. Health warnings and no-smoking laws started popping up, but so did smoking amongst the clergy, and churchwarden pipes. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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5 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    Wow, It’s Brian, almost LIVE…
    Carole Burns, tobacco blender and the Pipeworks & Wilke shop has long been established in the pipe and tobacco field. It would have been fun to be in the shop in the 1930s through 1960s. You don’t know who you would have run into. She carries on the tradition of the store, its founders, and the Wilke sisters. I have not tried any of their tobaccos, but if they had a virginia, I might just have to try one of their blends.
    Music – Segovia doing Handle….interesting.
    Shout out – I wish our tobacconists would march on the FDA. I saw the Einstein T-shirt smoking a pipe- Yea!
    Nice show Brian, glad you may have a little down time.

  • Great show. I’m loving the history of tobacco, interesting to me that there were anti tobacco regulations going back that far. America, land of the free, and a proud sponsor of governmental regulations. But, know tobacco has outlasted regulatory issues that far back does being some balance to the doomsday theory we all prescribe to.
    Loved the interview with Carol. She sounded like an incredibly kind person. I’ll have to check out the website.
    As always, thanks.

  • Really enjoy you going through the history of pipes and tobaccos, That is good listening.
    Carol sounded just delightful. I can’t believe I have never heard of her or Pipeworks. She really sounds like a pro at her business to me. I did check out the website for tobacco but didn’t see a tobacco for a hardcore English guy like me.
    Segovia – Good, Selection – Not So Much. Keep trying.
    Kudos to the French for once. The French have always been good about taking to the streets providing the streets don’t have a Germans in them.

  • Enjoyed the Carole Burns interview and have been interested in thier offerings for years, just need to pull the trigger. Her dedication to the craft is commendable.
    I also have noticed Target carrying those “evil” smoking related shirts! Good for them.
    Nice work Brian.