The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 211

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 part 2 of our discussion 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. In “Pipe Parts” Brian will talk about Richard Dunhill, who recently passed. He was a relative of Alfred Dunhill, the founder of Dunhill Pipes and Tobaccos in the early 1900s. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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5 Responses

  • Once again, a truly delightful conversation with Rich. It was like sitting at a table in the smoking tent, at the Chicago Show (or any show), where folk exchange reminiscences, opinions, ideas, information and lore.
    Which brings me to your “rant.” If the forum folk would only take some time away from forum posts and spend some time with real people, by joining a pipe club, visiting a B&M shop, going to some pipe shows, and tuning-in to the fabulous “pipe show” of the mind that your program provides, the “real” community would grow and strengthen, and the newbies and old farts would be richer for it.
    Thanks for a fun show; love the Gate.

  • A most enlightening and entertaining show!
    I learned to use toothpaste on my stems!
    It only took me just over 2 years to become aware of this obvious solution.

  • I can’t get enough of Rich Esserman and really enjoy these interviews.
    I try to always reference a radio show interview or segment when replying to a related thread on the forum. I’d love to see more tie-in’s on the radio podcast end back to it’s namesake forum. Perhaps a weekly “Hot Topic” section or similar? For example, this week, we have a great discussion on Russ O’s new Arcadia Gold blend.
    Regarding the Peter Siegel and Ken Barnes interviews, those were attained solely thru the forum and their participation in various British threads (we have here one of the best British sections of any pipe forum). But I don’t think the forum and their activity was mentioned in either interview. As they used to say on ESPN, “come on man!”.

  • I have to add, that unfortunately, the forum search feature just does not work very well. The best way to search for a topic on the forum is via Google and add to your topic, that typically yields solid answers.

  • Loved the second part of this interview. I could listen to guys like Rick talk about their pipe collecting all day.
    On another note, this past Wed. night after teaching an evening class, I had a 4 hour drive to make up to my cabin for a long weekend of fly fishing. To help me stay awake, I downloaded several of the older episodes of the radio show, as there are only about 150 episode I haven’t heard! Episodes 100 through 104 got me up into the mountains and made the late night drive quite enjoyable!