The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 24

Kevin Godbee
Welcome to Episode 24 back at our regular time coming to you from the tobacco country of Charlotte North Carolina. For tonight, we will have a discussion of Danish estate pipes that offer a good value. There are definitely some good brands you should consider, and perhaps some you didn’t think of. Our featured guest is an extraordinarily talented pipe maker, Walt Cannoy. Walt left the business for a while when he was having some challenges in life, and is now back making some extremely unique pipes. He will tell his story in tonight’s feature interview. We have a great blues song by pipe smoking musician Albert King, another “You Might Be a Pipe Collector If …” bit and  Brian’s end-of-show rant is inspired by my “coupon queen” girlfriend, Patricia.

Tonight’s show is sponsored by, Missouri Meerschaum,, and Cup O’ Joes. Please give them some consideration when making your next pipe or tobacco purchase.

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13 Responses

  • Walt has a great story. I think many of us have been through times like this, it’s good, it’s bad and then it’s good again.

  • Another good show Brian, but I keep saying that….
    Nice summary on the Danish pipe market. I have met Walt and have seen his pipes at past shows and am glad he is back. Nice piece of blues for the music selection. I try to listen to the show as it appears on the magazine. – Pgh., PA.
    My rant – I hate going into a “smoke” shop that has poor selection of tobacco, pipes, and a clerk that tries to get you to buy a basket pipe and a not so good aromatic tobacco. I just do not go back.
    I hate the coupons for a high ticket item that a company will not honor as the item has been previously discounted from the ridiculous high “list” price so it has already been discounted.
    Keep up the good work.

  • Enjoyed the show on the ride into work this morning which is how I usually listen now that I am caught up.
    As a new pipe smoker I really enjoy the Pipe Parts segment of the show. I was hoping you might do one soon on developing a smoker’s palette. I am currently taste testing a bunch of different types and blends of tobacco (to find my go-to blend) and while I can recognize the aromas people say they smell in the tobacco I’m having trouble recognizing the flavors they say they taste in the smoking. I’m wondering if there is a trick to it, if it is just a matter of paying attention over time, or if I’ve just got a bunch of bum taste buds. I’m even entertaining the idea of getting a bunch of clay pipes in order to evaluate the “true” flavors of the different blends.
    Anyway, keep up the good work. I plan to make it to the New York Pipe Show and the Columbus Pipe show so with any luck maybe I’ll be able to meet you or at least meet some of the people you interview. I’m out of Philly by the way.

  • I didn’t get to catch the show until Sunday but it was well worth the wait. I didn’t catch the website address for Walt’s pipes other than hearing Brian talk about some other outfit is selling Cannoy pipes on the web site that you think would be Walt’s.

  • kcghost – look above. The link to Walt’s site is just below the large photo of one of his pipes.

  • I’m finally caught up! I have other obligations on Thursday nights, unfortunately, so I download the podcast and listen later – sometimes while I’m on the road to my other Thursday night obligation, sometimes while I’m on my way to the gym, and other times while I’m out on the porch with a pipe…
    I’m listening from Denver, for the record, and as a very new pipe smoker, I’ve really appreciated both the interviews with the various pipe makers and other personalities (I bookmarked Yacht Explorer’s web page for future reference), and the “Pipe Parts” segments, which are always educational.

  • REALLY like the new finish on Walt’s pipes! All the best qualities of sandblast and rustication . Beautiful!!

  • Another great show Brian, thanks. Walt’s Ultra Suede blast is very cool looking, I really want to get one in my hands to feel what it is like. Very entertaining interview and the first segment as always was very informative. Keep up the great work guys.

  • This is the 3rd time I have tried to listen to the radio show. Each time the same thing happened: obnoxious music to which I just can’t listen. This was not true of the first show, which started with the question, “what music do you listen to?” I turned that off too, not at all interested in what music a pipemaker likes, and not wanting to waste time with the irrelevant. It would be really considerate if you would do a show without music, or with music that does not sound like chalk on a blackboard, or worse. No music preferred. I do not mean to sound disagreeable, but for some of us, sound, or hopefully the lack of it, is important.

  • So much for the idea that I learned from Bugs Bunny that “music calms the savage beast”.