The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 232

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, for our special show for International Pipe Smoking Day, is Shane Ireland. Shane is the Pipe Manager at He deals with all of the pipe makers and manufacturers around the world and selects most of the pipe inventory for the largest pipe retailer in the world. Shane is also a whiskey aficionado, and plays several instruments.  We will have an extended interview with Shane, which will pre-empt the Pipe Parts segment. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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6 Responses

  • A delightful show for IPSD! Shane was the perfect choice for a conversation. I really enjoyed his “behind the curtain” look at SmokingPipes.
    Here’s an amazing coincidence: While listening to the show each week, I surf SmokingPipes. I do not need another pipe, ever, I tell myself, yet I still enjoy leering at pictures of comely pipes. One week I saw a bizarre Peterson, a B7 Donegal Rocky, and nearly plotzed. I had to have it. And, that’s the very pipe I filled with Samovar, to smoke today before the show, in honor of IPSD. A shout out to Shane for getting this unique gem from Peterson. What a truly strange and wonderful connection to the show for me.

  • Part of what ‘kept me going’ when I first started with a pipe was the infectious enthusiasm of guys like Shane.
    It is maybe more than luck that SOME people find their way to pipes at an early age.
    There is a destiny involved and it is for these individuals to carry the spark most effectively.
    My question for Shane: You mentioned your grandpa and also that you went out to buy a pipe as soon as you were old enough. Was your grandfather around to share that experience with you?
    Many moar happy smokes,
    mike / newbroom

  • Thanks so much for listening, gentlemen!
    Dino, great choice on the Donegal B7. I love the funkier shapes from Peterson and it’s been a pleasure digging through their reserves in the hopes of having some seldom-seen shapes become more readily available. I’ll be back in Dublin next month and I can’t wait to get back out on the factory floor… although the workers could probably do without me pestering them all day!
    Mike, to answer your question, yes, my grandfather was the first person that I spoke to after buying my first pipe. He had quit smoking by then, but was still able to offer me some guidance in both method/technique, as well as tobacco choices. To this day whenever I see him, he insists on smelling whatever tobacco I have on me, and to see new pipes that I’ve added to my collection.

  • Fantastic show, Brian! Shane is a great guy, with an infectious enthusiasm for pipes–perfect fit for his position at, and a whole lot of fun to be around!! I really enjoyed the interview. Shane was the perfect guest for International Pipe Smoking Day!!

  • Good show! I think Shane was one of the best guests you’ve had, Brian. Sethile captured Shane perfectly: “infectious enthusiasm” is exactly the right phrase. Best wishes in your new position.