The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 197

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 Steve Laug. Steve is well-known in the pipe community as the man behind Reborn Pipes where he does amazing work restoring pipes that look like they were hit by a truck and then set on fire. They look like new when he is done with them. His full time job is with the SA Foundation which helps women and children at risk of becoming sexually exploited and/or trafficked. In the "Pipe Parts" segment, Brian will answer the question; "Who made that pipe?" He will list some resources for pipe identification. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

Tonight’s show is sponsored by,, Missouri Meerschaum,, Cornell & Diehl, and Savinelli Pipes and Tobaccos. Please give them some consideration when making your next pipe or tobacco purchase.

We hope you enjoy our 1-hour 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 and other podcast sites and apps after the initial broadcast is complete here.

Click Here to Play the Show

Listen & Download With These Apps as Well
iTunes Podkicker for Android Stitcher

Steve Laug of Reborn Pipes

Links Mentioned in This Show:
Wheel of Time Books on Amazon

Chris’ Pipe Pages

SA Foundation

More Pipes and Tobaccos Articles

3 Responses

  • Steve Laug’s story is both compelling and inspirational. A person working in a big way, to help restore abused people, and in a much smaller way, to rescue abused pipes. While nowhere near comparable, both are acts of “rebirth.” Bravo Steve.
    I really liked the Finzi. His “Eclogue for piano and strings” is a favorite of mine.
    Summer reading: I’m sure many of our community are aware of Inspector Maigret. Georges Simenon wrote 75 novels and 28 short stories, that feature the pipe smoking, French police detective. If you haven’t met Maigret, a good place to start is “Maigret’s Pipe” a collection of seventeen short stories.
    Thanks, Brian, for another eclectic and thought-provoking show.

  • Just a great episode. The Pipe Parts segment was really good. I’m glad you mentioned as one of your main sources of info about pipes. What he has done is amazing. His section on Odd Pipes is quite good. I wasn’t familiar with Chris’s Pipe Pages but it seemed really informative.
    Steve Laug is doing very good work on older pipes that is very impressive. It was a very informative interview. His day job is nothing short of doing God’s work.
    Rant was spot on. You have to be somewhat alert when you walk around. Of course, the biggest problem is each other.

  • This was a great show! I really enjoyed hearing about Steve’s life and work. When he said he did his master’s in Southern Cal, I wondered if it was at Westminster Seminary. Then he said he was church planting with the Presbyterian church, I thought for sure it must be Westminster! Then, of course, he confirmed it. I’m so glad to hear of other pipe smoking Presbies out there. I’m currently doing my pastoral internship with a Presbyterian church plant in Lancaster PA. Blessings to Steve and his work of redemption, both in the lives of those victims of human trafficing, and in the lives of those abused pipes!

  • Drucquers Banner