The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 209

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 as we kick off our 5th Season of The Pipes Magazine Radio Show is with Rich Esserman. Rich has been in the pipe smoking and collecting hobby for over 40 years, has a wealth of knowledge and has lived through a lot of history of different brands and how they have evolved and devolved. He is also known for his love of very large "magnum" pipes. He has written lots of articles for The Pipe Smoker’s Ephemeris, and The Pipe Collector, and is also in charge of The New York Pipe Show. 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.

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Rich on Episode 127 on February 17, 2015

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3 Responses

  • Congratulations and much appreciation for achieving 5 yrs.
    The Pipe Magazine Radio Show is an essential part of my week.
    One more source of validation! Yea pipe tobacco!
    Puff on.

  • Wow, what a show! Rich was just a fabulous guest. I’ve seen him at shows but never introduced myself to him. His love of gargantuan pipes is known through out the pipe world. He’s also well known for mixing tobaccos. He doesn’t smoke a tobacco straight often.
    Congratulations on the five years. I can’t imagine how you are doing it.

  • Rich Esserman is a wonderful and informative conversationalist. It’s always a pleasure to hear him speak of pipes and pipemen. His reminiscences of Ed Lehman were reflective of all who knew Ed. He was a “charter” member of the Chicago club, one of the progenitors of the Chicago Show and a truly good friend to all who knew him.
    I always seek out Rich at the Chicago shows, to say “hello” and kibitz about pipes and tobaccos. He is one of the venerable pipemen of our community. I’m waiting, anxiously for next week’s continuation of the conversation.
    Mazel tov on the start of year five of this great show!
    And, thank you for four years of entertainment, information and camaraderie.