The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 295

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! Tonight’s show will be co-hosted by Shane Ireland. Shane is the Pipe Manager, and Website Manager for Brian and Shane talk about the Chicago pipe show prior to actually going to the show in this episode that was pre-recorded last week. We will also hear about Shane’s trip to Denmark, which was filled with pipes and tobacco. We will also hear from pipe maker Tom Eltang on the difference between a craftsman, and artist. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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5 Responses

  • Brian,
    Over the last couple of months I haven’t headed your advice and have listened to every show in order. I’ve enjoyed listening to all of the shows. I’ve been smoking a pipe for 8-10 years and have learned more in the last month about pipes, tobaccos, laws, cellaring, engineering than I could have imagined. In fairness, I didn’t even realize how many people were in the hobby until I randomly became a member of the forums and saw the link to a ‘Radio Show.’ Because of the broadcast I’ve become a member of the NASPC and have a subscription to Pipes and Tobaccos magazine. Lastly, my cellar has tripled and I own 3 new pipes all at incredibly inexpensive prices (what I say to my wife). Thank you for continuing to produce a fantastic product.
    This show was great. You learn from listening to all of the shows that not everyone is so verbose, but Shane Ireland is a great guest/cohost. I really liked the clips from Shane’s visit with Tom Eltang. Someone whose work I admire but haven’t quite made the jump in price to purchase. I agree with his stance that pipes are functional objects (paraphrasing) as I also find myself to view pipes as instruments to smoke tobacco out of.
    Lastly, your rants always remind me of my grandfather (also a pipesmoker). When he was eulogized, they said ‘the only guy I ever met who bitched about a free lunch.’ Thanks again and have a great day.

  • It was great seeing and speaking with you again, in Chicago. I saw Shane, but he was busting his ass moving stuff around at the SP tables, so I didn’t bother him.
    The Radio Show, as usual was a treat. Shane’s “Adventures in Denmark” review and interview with Tom Eltang were very entertaining. Your pre-Show discussion was absolutely on point.
    And, you can’t go wrong with Ivory Joe.
    To your rant, I say, “Amen.”
    Thanks, Dino

  • Really enjoyed the show. Didn’t go to Chicago so I didn’t miss you there. I enjoyed the the interviews with Tom Eltang and Shane. Nice discussion of craftsmen versus artisans.
    I imagine some of our carvers will not be amused.
    Ivory Joe was pretty good for the music.
    And, of course, your rant was very germane.

  • I always enjoy when Shane cohosts with you. The Eltang interview was good, and I hadn’t thought about the art vs craft argument but I now have to say I side with Tom and say it’s not art. The joke about Delta advertising on the side of the Smokingpipes plane and the “…German for whale…” both gave me a good laugh. Pleasant smokes!

  • I for one, don’t think one of the finer things in life is making friends and colleagues jealous, but that’s just me.37:32 into the program.
    I also think that an ugly pipe that smokes great will get smoked more often than a beauty, but, again, that’s me.
    I did a search and looked at Tom’s masterpiece, and it’s spectacular. It is unlikely those will ever get smoked.
    Thanks for another interesting program!