The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 244

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 Todd Bannard a.k.a. “Sasquatch” on the pipe forums. Todd is a carpenter in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has been making pipes since 2008. He prefers to make classic shaped pipes rather than freehands. His pipes are all stamped BST, an abbreviation for "Briar, Sweat, and Tears." In Pipe Parts, Brian will talk about two different American pipe makers from the past – of two different styles – whereby their pipes have held good value for the collector. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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2 Responses

  • I never thought much of DeJarnette’s pipes. Always felt his pipes were cumbersome. Different strokes I guess. Never seen a Frey.
    Fun interview with Todd though. For a little bit I thought all you were going to get was one word answers out of him. Turned into a fun interview. Loved his comment “….and I’ll be the next Bo Nordh”.

  • An interview with a very excellent pipe artisan and a man with an honest, intelligent, and practical perspective on the life of an artist.
    Basically, you make art for enjoyment and for expression, not for enrichment. That only happens if you have a body (of work) to leave behind, for MOST artists.
    I love classically shaped pipes too, and a hand made bulldog, for instance, is much more demanding than a freehand, imho.
    Great show guys!