The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 286

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 Jim Brown. Jim makes the Heisenberg Pipes brand. Jim likes to make pipes of standard shapes with his favorite shape being a billiard, of which he’s made hundreds. In Pipe Parts, Brian will talk about popular pipe tobaccos that become discontinued, and what fans of those tobaccos do when that happens. How do you find a replacement for your favorite tobacco? Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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4 Responses

  • Regarding this week’s rant about pipe smokers who don’t understand what a podcast is or how to listen to them, it’s not much of a surprise to me. At last year’s Chicagoland Pipe and Tobacciana Show, there was a contest for one of ten $100 gift cards to an online tobacco retailer. It required only that you take a photo with your smartphone and to share it on Instagram with a hashtag. There were only fourteen entries. Fourteen! Why? Although we pipe smokers as a group have embraced the internet, we haven’t really embraced technology. According to the contest sponsor, most folks reported that they didn’t use Instagram.
    For those with an Amazon Echo or Dot, I’ve been playing the show by saying, “Alexa, play the Pipes Magazine Podcast.”, which she plays using the TuneIn Radio skill. That’s easy enough!
    I can tell you Brian, that I regularly recommend your fine podcast, including the gold mine which is your archive of shows. Although I’ve cheated and listened to several especially intriguing episodes out of order, I’m listening to every episode and am only on #66, so there’s still plenty to listen to and learn from! I hear other CPCC members talking it up, too, and not just those who have been guests on the show. I enjoy and regularly listen to the Country Squire podcast, too. It was good to hear you give them a boost too. It’s not a zero sum game.
    I’m sorry that the Oom Paul podcast seems to have ended. I enjoyed when you and Olie Sylvester appeared on each other’s show. I thought it was classy. Your listeners would really enjoy listening to his interview of you at
    You came dangerously close to revealing your favorite tobacco during that interview.
    I was grateful to have authoritative and trusted sources of information on the topic of McClelland last week. Thanks again for your great work on this valuable resource.

  • I don’t know why it is that we can’t duplicate tobaccos other than the lack of proper ingredients. I can understand Syrian Latakia being unavailable. It’s gone and there is nothing that really replaces it. Cyprian latakia is good but not the same. The particular Red Virginia that McClelland uses is gone and won’t be replaced. Like they say “Things Happen”. What happened to 3 Nuns is just a mystery. Why would the original maker sell the recipe without the perique in it? It makes no sense. All you can do is move on.
    Jim Brown was a good guest though he didn’t get to talk much about his pipes. Seemed like a good guy. Prices are very good.
    I talk to the guys in our pipe club every Saturday and ask who listened to the show and invariably the answer is none of them did. I guess they think they don’t need to. I know they are not busy.

  • Thank you for having Jim on. He is a good friend and my pipe making mentor. I can attest to his eclectic musical tastes when in the shop. It’s interesting to say the least. This interview seemed like a casual conversation between friends, which was nice. Briar Nation always appreciates a shoutout, too. I try to spread the word about the podcast within (and even outside of) the community as much as possible without seeming like I’m paid to advertise. I sincerely hope the show continues to grow. It’s been some of the best nearly 300 hours of my pipe smoking time. The music selection was a nice change and interesting, with a nice little tie to pipe smoking. Hear you next week.