The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 242

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 pipe maker Phil Rivara. Phil is a former USN, and when he was in the reserves in 1989, he discovered pipe smoking. He makes unique classic shaped pipes with a style where they are longer a little more sleek than usual. He also makes walking sticks. In the Pipe Parts segment, Brian will talk about his 7-Day "Quantity of Smoking" experiment. We will have an update on the JDRF auction where you can bid on pipes and tobaccos while helping a good cause for his daughter. Check the links below. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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3 Responses

  • Your tobacco smoking experiment to determine how much tobacco you need to cellar was a good idea but might present a problem overall. At one pound a month you need 12 pounds just to last a year. Say 30 years and you need 360 pounds. Do you have that much space and money??
    Phil was a real good guest though he was a little soft spoken. I thought some of his pipes were interesting. I am kind of interested in canes as I need one for walking but his canes cost as much as his pipes.
    The WHO be damned.

  • Great interview, I had to heard of Phil before. I’ve never been a fan of the Calabash pipe shape, until I saw Phil’s acrylic versions, they are stunning. Where did you find that song? I saw Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughn in concert together, just before his death. It was one of the best concerts that I’ve ever seen.

  • Just a quick hello from a complete newbie from Australia.
    I’m thoroughly enjoying every show, currently catching up on the archives, and up to episode #178.
    I learn something new every time, and for that I’m very grateful to you Brian, for both your expertise and the clarity with which you present it.
    I have to say it can get a bit depressing hearing comments about the size and variety of people’s cellars, and I’m green with envy of you U.S. residents. When a guest or listener says a certain tobacco is bit expensive I just have to smile, and I feel like posting a price list from Australia.
    Courtesy of our nanny-state government, tax on tobacco here is now A$762.00 per kilo. Put simply, that adds roughly US$30 to every 50g tin.
    To add insult to injury we have a limited choice of blends compared to you guys.
    Anyway enough of my rant. I’m enjoying trying whatever new blends I can, and it’s a whole new world to me. Your show is educating me, proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks, as this 57 year old dog is having a lot of fun!
    Keep up the good work, and thanks again,