The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 224

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 drummer John Ferraro. John’s credits include playing with Larry Carlton on and off for 18 years, along with Barry Manilow’s world tour, Boz Skaggs, George Benson, Aaron Neville, Eddie Van Halen, Rod Stewart, and even The Young & The Restless on TV … to name only a few! He is of course, a pipe smoker. In the Pipe Parts segment, Brian will follow up on questions from last week’s episode on tobacco and drink pairings, and ask for feedback on the format of the segment. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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4 Responses

  • Good lord, this is getting silly. A fourth straight interview with someone I never heard of. I must admit that John has a wonderful collection of pipes. He also had a number of interesting stories to tell. Good show.

  • Hi Brian,
    Some thoughts about the show and future content (I’m just going to throw it all out there). For Pipe Parts… maybe you could do short bios on famous pipe smokers of the past and their connection to or habits with the pipe. I liked the history of tobacco timeline, maybe there is something more to delve into there.
    For interviews I’d like to hear interview about some of the more pipe centric shops in the US and abroad (like you did with Milan Tobacco & Peretti’s). Maybe you could interview some of those owners/managers to give us an idea of where these shops are located if/when we will be traveling in those areas.
    I know it may not always be easy to get interviews but I (personally) would prefer not to hear back to back interviews with pipe makers. It tends to get a bit redundant and would be better if spread out throughout the year.
    For sound quality. I know everyone is not up to speed on technology but if there is an option to interview via Skype it would be a much better listening experience. For this last show I had to turn the volume up quite a bit while in the car. I have to do this often with your interviews but this time it was the whole show.
    Finally, I’ll let you know that I generally fast forward through an interview with a foreign interviewee if their accent is too strong. Between the difficult accent and the sound quality it’s just not enjoyable.
    All that being said, I never miss a show. I understand it’s not easy to produce a show like this and I was skeptical about the show’s longevity when it first started. I’m glad you proved me wrong.
    Happy New Year,

  • I had not heard of John, but loved every minute of this interview. I don’t always appreciate the music selections, but I enjoyed the Larry Carlton song so much that I bought the CD in Amazon.