The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 156

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 Bob Gregory of Samuel Gawith / Gawith Hoggarth. The Gawith tobacco company started over 200-years ago. Eighty-six years in, the company split, and this year they merged back together. Their tobaccos are always in high demand, and hard to get. They still have the same recipes and are made on the same machinery from 1792.  In "Pipe Parts", Brian will read a great Op-Ed from The New York Times. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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5 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    I’m a bit late tonight as I was enjoying a bowl on the deck with our friend Bill Kotyk.
    Three years? Wow, I have listened to them all? The show must have staying power!
    I saw the article and thought it was very good.
    I personally do not know Bob Gregory, but feel I know him through others that I know that do. As I would expect, he knows the history of his company. The merger looks like it will be a good thing for pipe smokers. Of course any company that produces “Full Virginia Flake” has to know what they are doing.
    Music – St Paul & the Broken Bones, Mighty River was OK.
    Rave – Great to see that the Smokers Friendly show neted a tidy sum for JDRF.
    Nice show, safe travels.

  • What a lovely chat! Bob is an absolute riot. Full Virginia Flake has been the major component of my own blend for over a decade. Love the stuff.
    Buy Bob a beer from me, when you see him next week (the check’s in the mail).
    St. Paul and the Broken Bones, a throwback to the great soul bands of the 60s-70s. Saw them on Letterman a while back. They remind me of a local, legendary Chicago group, from back-in-the-day, Baby Huey and the Babysitters. Great music choice.
    Have a good time in Deutschland!

  • Loved the reading you did in pipe parts.
    Seems like we are on a roll with accents recently. We have had a Belgian accent, an Irish accent, Southern Louisiana drawl and now a Northern English accent. Bob Gregory seems likes a lovely guy. His company produces some exquisite pipe tobaccos. My favorite would be 1792 if I could only keep it lit. Their ropes are just great too. Loved the history of the company stuff.
    All you need in Germany is the ability to say “Ein kaltes bier, bitte”.

  • It was a real pleasure listening to this show, particularly with regards to Bob Gregory. I have met him twice in the last year, attending Pipe club meetings and in the last one I travelled with him and Ian Walker of Northern Briars to the event near London. He has a great (and wicked) sense of humour, a ready word for any occasion and, by gum, he knows his stuff in the trade. He has achieved wonders with his tobaccos and his produce is respected and loved all around the world. It was so nice, as an Englishman too, to hear a familiar voice and accent. I also live in the North of England, though some distance away from the Lake District where Kendal, the home of the Gawith/Hoggarth business, is located. I look forward to getting some of that ‘Cabby’s Blend’ as well. Thank you so much for a friendly, enlightening and entertaining show.

  • Sorry to disapoint, but Bob has a southern accent. He has got the norther sense of humour, I listened to this as my first broadcast. It was a great programme and I enjoyed it very much. Bob was a gent and if I ever meet him I will certainly buy him a pint! Thanks for a great website and resource.

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