The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 179

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 William Serad. William has written tons of tobacco reviews for Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine in his former column is "Trial by Fire" where he did dueling reviews with Tad Gage. Currently, he writes the “Pipefuls” column in each quarterly issue of P&T. In "Pipe Parts", Brian will give us the not-so-good news on some negative legislation both here in the US, and abroad as well. On a more positive note, we have International Pipe Smoking Day coming up this weekend, on February 20th. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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4 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    Governmental intrusion that is not needed.
    William Serad is a well known name in the pipe world due to his pipe tobacco reviews, especially the ‘Trial by Fire’ reviews in Pipes and Tobacco magazine. The combined book of the reviews is a classic and needs updating and reprinting.
    Music – Carl Orff- School Works Movement – nice, but it does sound like something from a school. As time goes on, it became more complex.
    Rant – Taxing the poor has been going on for years. It is not recognized as such since it is “disguised”.
    nice show.

  • Escudo that first time was magic for me too.
    A treasured memory, to attempt to repeat in any small measure, for the rest of my life.
    Terrific first pipe story! “It wasn’t as if the clerk steered me to a Calabash.” ha ha

  • Another nice show. Nice update on the upcoming nightmare from the FDA.
    I really enjoy Serad’s and Gage’s reviews in P&T and continue to be impressed how nicely they can tell you that a given blend isn’t really very good without using those words. I also bought a Calabash as one of my early purchase of pipes. Didn’t work out too well. And Escudo is just a great tobacco.
    They have to tax somebody and they figure it is better to tax those without the resources to complain.

  • Quite a delightful conversation with Mr. Serad. I have enjoyed his reviews and articles for many years. As a fellow Sherlockian, I treasure the Summer 2000 issue of “Pipes And Tobaccos,” in which he detailed all the references to pipes in the Holmes Canon.
    On Saturday, we had fabulous weather in Chicago (60 degrees and sunny). I had two bowls, to celebrate International Pipe Smoking Day, out on the patio. First, Samovar in a Pre-Trans Barling pot, and then Drama Reserve in a Stanwell author. A few cups of Earl Grey tea, with a dash of Grand Marnier, and some Sherlock Holmes stories, made for an amazing afternoon.
    And, thanks for another fun show.