The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 18

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We are now four months into our regular weekly broadcasts of The Pipes Magazine Radio Show and have surpassed 15,000 listeners each week. Thanks for listening! Tonight’s show: Pipes and tobacco – each one is useless without the other, but some people appreciate one more than the other. Tonight’s “Pipe Parts” topics asks the question; “Are you a pipe guy or a tobacco guy?” Our featured guest tonight is Olie Sylvester. Olie makes extremely unique and creative pipes, and he has one of the longest running and most popular pipe podcasts called Oom Paul. Brian and Olie interviewed each other for their own respective shows.

Tonight’s show is sponsored by, Missouri Meerschaum,, and Cup O’ Joes. Please give them some consideration when making your next pipe or tobacco purchase.

We hope you enjoy our 45-minute show produced just for you—the pipe smoker and collector. The following link will launch a pop-up player. Alternatively, you can download the show in iTunes after the initial broadcast is complete here.

You can hear Olie’s interview with Brian on the Oom Paul Podcast.

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Olie Sylvester

Olie’s extremely unique Beastie pipes.

For more on Olie’s pipes, see our Kansas City show coverage, and scroll half way down.

Brian is starting to take the show too seriously. Now he wants to be called Edward R. Murrow, and he refers to himself as “The Talent”.

Here is the dash of a BMW with The Pipes Magazine Radio Show on the car radio via Stitcher.

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7 Responses

  • My guess on the Trivia question would be Asbestos.
    Another great show, Brian.
    When I was young, a shop owner around the corner smoked only cutty pipe tobacco. I could not understand why a person would only smoke one tobacco. Having smoked a pipe when I was 18, over 40+ years ago, I have tried almost everything. I now only smoke McClelland #5100, Red Kake (as does Emperor Leopaldo – see my website). Occasionally I will smoke something else. As Bill Kotyk has often said that “I have three underwear drawers full of 5100” in addition to over 500 tins of tobacco in my cellar. Amazing how one’s view change over time. I guess by your definition, I would be a tobacco person.
    Keep up the good work.
    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Just another wonderful episode. I hope this show gets the word out what a wonderful asset Olie Sylvester is to the pipe hobby.

  • Another great show Brian, thanks. Not sure whether I am a pipe guy or tobacco guy. I smoke VA and Vaper Flakes only and buy artisan pipes most notably from Rad Davis because I love the way they smoke my flakes. I buy certain sized pipes and certain shapes to get the most out of my flakes. I dedicate my pipes to Va flakes and Vaper flakes. So what does this make me? I really enjoyed the opening segment because of the question it raised.
    The interview with Ollie was great, I will definitely be checking out his podcast. I never knew it existed. The Tull song was great, always been a huge Tull guy. The rant as always was entertaining. Looking forward to this weeks edition.

  • I’m still listening and appreciating the program! I had to catch up on all the December and January shows; I got behind during the Christmas holidays. Episode 15 was great by the way! I, for sure, am a pipe guy. I’m attracted to specific styles of pipes (usually darkly stained rustic or sandblasted bend briars by various makers)…and each pipe is dedicated for specific tobaccos blends. On a day when I can’t smoke; I am sustained by adoring the pipes in my collection. Just as Olie stated in the interview, “Pipes are little works of art.”