The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 337

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 is with Dan Spaniola of Paul’s Pipe Shop in Flint MI. His father, Dan Spaniola, founded the store in 1928. He passed in 2013 at 100-years old. Word has it that there are around 1-million pipes in inventory – in tons of boxes in the basement, as well as on display in the store. They also have a “pipe hospital” and a pipe museum as part of the iconic store. They also make their own brand of oil-cured Cayuga Pipes. There’s a ton of amazing pipe history here. In our opening segment, Brian will have a review of his trip last week, and pipe smoking on the trip. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Paul Spaniola (R) Pauls Pipe Shop, Flint MI
Paul Spaniola (R) Paul's Pipe Shop, Flint MI

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3 Responses

  • A real good show. Paul’s Pipe Shop is an institution among pipe smokers. I’m not sure how old Dan is but I suspect he is at least 70 and you have to wonder how long the shop will survive when he is gone. Maybe he’s got a son.
    Ah, Ol’ Biue Eyes. The man can really sing.

  • Brian,,, great show as always. Dan’s story is amazing!
    Changing the subject… I wanted to do a shout out and “thank you” to James Foster and the members of the Austin Pipe Club for the warm welcome I was given as I “crashed” their monthly meeting. I was visiting Austin for a conference and learned of their pipe club from the Pipes Magazine website… I looked up their webpage and saw that they were meeting while I was there… I emailed their President (James) to ensure it was ok to drop by… and the rest was history! I had a fantastic time chatting pipes and tobacco… and was impressed to learn that James was a writer for the magazine as well! It was a great evening that I’ll not forget!
    Also, thanks to Pipe World for hosting the gathering… what a SUPER and welcoming staff they have…

  • Please excuse if this is a duplicate comment – it does not appear that my last one saved properly.
    Brian, great show as always! Dan’s story was facinating… a lot of history shared and so much more to tell… you will need that have him on the show again to record these stories for posterity.
    Changing the subject, I wish to send a shout out and a “thank you” to James Foster and the Austin pipe club. I was traveling to Austin for a conference and, through the Pipes Magazine website, I found out about the pipe club… I looked them up online and reached out to James (the president of the club) to see if they’d mind me crashing their meeting. I had an absolutely fantastic time, meeting other pipe smokers and sharing stories and P + T information. James was a wealth of knowledge and I was suitably impressed to learn that he was a writer at Pipes Magazine as well. Given I’m from Canada where public gatherings like this are difficult if not impossible, it was a special night indeed!
    Also, big thanks out to Pipe World for hosting the event… their staff is super friendly and knowledgable… they made me feel both welcome and right at home immediately upon arriving… great bunch there!