The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 329

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 featured interview will be the 3rd and last in our series with the former owners of the now closed McClelland Tobacco company, “Storytime with Mike & Mary McNiel”. Most people know that McClelland was one of the most popular boutique pipe tobacco companies for 40-years. Their story is well told in Tobacconist Magazine. The part that only pipe show attendees know is that Mary & Mike are a joy, and a pleasure to listen to, so our show listeners are in for a real treat. In Pipe Parts, Brian will tobacco review on Sutliff Crumble Kake Virginia/Perique . Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Brian & Dale Levine & Mary & Mike McNiel
Brian & Dale Levine & Mary & Mike McNiel

Minnie & Mike
Minnie & Mike

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3 Responses

  • I got behind with family time but it was nice to come back to work and have two back to back episodes again. Catching up:
    Merry Christmas. This crossover show was a ton of fun. You all definitely put on a lively conversation together. I’ll have to go back and watch the video at some point. Good music on the podcast version, and squeezing in a Home Alone 2 reference was nice. I spent December smoking all of my Kaywoodie contest pipes from the slow smoke, which are stamped with a Christmas tree and limited to about 50 for the contest.
    Happy New Year. Great tobacco review. Listening to Mike and Mary is bittersweet, especially hearing Mike say he never made his best tobacco. It is hard to believe that we will never taste the tobacco which gets Mike’s full stamp of approval. The stories of cans of cigarettes full of red tobacco are amazing. I’ll reserve comments on the music until both songs are played. Nice Trading Places bit at the end.

  • Uh, that photo with Mike and Minnie is a little disturbing. Does this mean a further breakup in the McClelland world?
    The conversations with the McNiels was a terrific ending to the series. Although, as I’m sure most listeners would agree, I want more.
    I await next week’s song, but I really did like this Punch Brothers performance.
    Happy New Year! And, thanks again for another year of great entertainment.

  • Mike McNeils comments Barry Levin’s widow was priceless: “For God’s sake keep shipping”. It’s shame that this is the end of the story because they didn’t cover half the story.
    I don’t care for Sutliff tobacco very much so I won’t be rushing out to get some.
    I thought the Punch Brothers recording was dreadful. I love acoustic music and have enjoyed the Punch Brothers but that performance was awful.