The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 159

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 Pipe Artisan Brad Pohlmann. Brad has been making pipes fulltime for 12-years. However, it was 39-years ago that he traveled the USA seeking out pipe makers to learn from and work with, including Andrew Marks and Jim Cooke. Today, Brad is known for producing fantastic works of art, some of which are high end, and others quite affordable. In "Pipe Parts", Brian will recap his trip to the Dortmund Tobacco Show. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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4 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    Glad you had such a good time on your trip to Intertobac.
    Brad Pohlmann is a name that I am familiar with but have not had a chance to try his pipes unless an old “Briar Workshop” counts. He had quite the circuitous trip on his journey to becoming a pipe maker. I agree that we are in the golden age of pipes. Today’s high quality pipe cannot be beat in terms of fit, finish and quality. Everyone expects a hand cut stem today.
    Music – You can’t beat Frank.
    Rant – It won’t help me to boycott Harrahs and the Caesar Properties as now being retired, the chance that I would go to one is very slight. I am glad that the New Orleans club was able to find a close, no-hassle, smoking venue for the show and wish them every success. I am really finding out that I miss the CORPS show this time of the year.
    Good show, BTW I had a computer crash during the show, but came back to listen to it in in its entirety.
    Good Show.

  • Glad your trip to Inter Tabac was a safe one.
    Brad Pohlmann’s road is certainly not typical of today’s carver. He was a bit of a nomad and paid his dues to learn his profession. Could you imagine the current generation of carvers being told they need to apprentice for four years to learn their craft? His pipes are simply some of the best pipes n the world. When talking about the truly great American carvers he has to be included in the discussion. And he always wears such great hats.
    Ol’ Blue Eyes was just amazing, wasn’t he.
    I am kind of like John, Harrah’s and Caesar’s can rot in hell, but since I never go there they will never know I am gone. I don’t envy the folks walking back to there hotel after several hours of adult beverages and several bowls of great tobacco. A 15 minute walk can seem like an eternity.

  • Still loving the show each week. I think the new site for the NOLA pipe show is better than Harrah’s, regardless of the reasons for the move. Good things seem to work out despite the nanny state in which we currently live. I have a condition which makes it painful to ride in a car, stand or walk more than block; making my world very small. I’ve regretted being able to attend any of the NO pipe club’s meetings. Now I can add missing the show to my regrets. Wish I could have thanked you in person. If you get to aching for some great coffee try PJ’s. It’s a block away from the pipe show’s hall, by the WWII museum. Beats Starbucks anyday.

  • Great podcast as usual. Looking forward to having the chance to meet you at the New Orleans Pipe Show. Will you be joining us for the tour on Friday as well?
    The problem is not just Harrahs but the politically corrupt City Council which ignored everything told to them by business owners. I wouldn’t be surprised if we found out the decision as based on pressure put on Harrahs by certain council members even though the pipe club had letters saying that the event was permissible