The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 261

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 Jason Thompson of J.L. Thompson Pipes. Jason is a landscape architect, and started making pipes because he loves working with wood. He has been making pipes for 4½ years. The pipe making eventually led to him smoking pipes, which is the opposite of most pipe makers. In the Pipe Parts segment, Brian will discuss why most people start with bent pipes, and then later on move onto straight stemmed pipes. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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3 Responses

  • It was a good show. I thought the guy who said people start with bent pipes and then switched to straight ones was wrong. How a pipe appears to your eye is very important and this perception just doesn’t change. I was a bent pipe guy 45 years ago and am still one today. People do change their flavor profiles however.
    I continued to be amazed how you keep coming up with carvers I haven’t heard of. When you said Jason was one of the winners I was flabbergasted and I was the one who paid these guys. I had to go back to the July 2016 newsletter to see if it was true. The contest is something more carvers should be interested in. Last year we paid $930 per winning pipe. And if you don’t win you get your pipe back. Jason is smart to work on other woods that are cheaper than briar. Anything to hold the learning curve cost down.

  • Great call on the Rabbit Air. I’ve had one even before I started smoking pipes. Works wonders for an NYC apartment.

  • Oooo! Two shows in one week.
    I listened to the rebroadcast of the second Neill Roan conversation, and it was well worth hearing it again.
    The show with Jason Thompson was also a terrific one. Jason was both congenial and interesting. And, he does very nice work, as a burgeoning pipe maker.
    I loved the Newsboys song! “Hosti gezen in dayne lebn?” A nice Jewish boy who digs Christian rock? Brian, I salute your eclectic tastes!
    Almost all my first pipes were straight. However, my favorite shapes are the author, and the bent bulldog, and variations on those shapes.
    Thanks for two fun shows,