The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 321

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 feature is the 3rd and final installment of Storytime with Sykes. Sykes Wilford is the Founder & C.E.O. of He has been all over the world and has probably met with more pipe makers at their homes & workshops then anyone. It is likely that he has also been to more pipe and tobacco factories as well. He is a titan in the industry, and he has lots of really cool stories. In Pipe Parts, Brian will start a series of the quintessential pipes. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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4 Responses

  • I’m currently working on shrinking down my collection to fewer pipes of better quality. I’ve been sending in about 5-6 to SmokingPipes estate department at a time for the store credit which then I put towards a new pipe. Basically trading in the entry level Petersons and Savinellis for one pipe from Sam Adebayo or Ryan Alden or Pete Prevost. I highly recommend looking at the estate section at Smoking Pipes. That’s where you can get some really good deals on well cared for pipes from bigger name carvers.
    Can’t wait to see you at the West Coast Show. Have a safe flight out here. I’ll be cracking open a ten year old tin of Mac Baren Burley London Blend for the show that I’ll be sharing.

  • I caught your interview with Mike Murphy of pipeandtamper and it was really good. I hope more people begin listening to his show.
    Your advice on how to begin a collection was very good. I think estates are a great way to go but I do worry what effect this will have on the carvers. Starting with less expensive pipes will permit collectors to get their feet wet without damaging their pockets too much. They then can decide if they want to step up or not.
    Loved listening to you and Sykes talking about some of the great collections you got to examine while you worked for him. That was really something.

  • I forgot last time, the show after I mentioned new commercials there were some. What a funny coincidence. I feel like your quintessential list is incomplete without Kaywoodie. Personally one pre-WWII and one brand new push stem. I loved the interview and analysis of collectors through their estates. Great song and congratulations on the clear bill of health.

  • Great show, best of the three with Sykes. I especially liked his admission that he is a terrible pipe smoker, doesn’t clean his pipes etc. I’d fit right in with him. Not that I don’t eventually clean my pipes, but I appreciated his less snooty approach. I loved the various anecdotes about the estate pipes you evaluated together, especially the Aaron Spelling. I enjoyed your interview with Mike. I’ve been listening to him since episode one. I enjoy his show. Good luck with the airlines.