The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 36

Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We want to thank you for listening and being one of our loyal 15,000 weekly fans. Your host is Brian Levine and in tonight’s “Pipe Parts” segment we will talk about pipe accessories. There might be more to talk about here than you would think. Some accessories could even have their own segment. Brian will talk about tampers, pipe bags, and even advise on the different nuances of pipe cleaners. Our featured guest is Marco Parascenzo from Rome, Italy. Marco has his own retail store, website, and is the US importer / agent for Castello Pipes. Castello will be the focus of the discussion.

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5 Responses

  • Hey Brian,
    At it again I see. Doo dads – So essential to the pipe smoker. I totally agree with the use of a pipe cleaner during the smoke. I probably use several.Good summary.
    What can I say about Castello Pipes? My favorite. #84s and #65s, GG or greater. Marco is a gentleman. I enjoy seeing in Chicago each year. I did not realise the Sea Rock was so labor intensive. I did not hear any mention of the Flame grade. Great interview.
    Great music, great sound track. LOTR, what can be better?
    Thanks for the shoutout…never expected it. It is fun writing the stories. Of course our friend Bill K. has to have his printed out –Computer illiterate.
    Great rant – I totally agree.
    Keep up the good work.

  • You left out one group of first responders in you list. Dispatcher in less a Fire,police or a ambulance driver gets lucky and rides up on a call they have to be told where to go and what is needed of them. As a 911 dispatcher my self it kind of hurts that we are never thanked for the job we do unlike a officer or fireman that can see what is going on at a scene we are left with only what we heard come threw the phone or the radio and it is stuck in our thoughts forever.So if you ever happen to meet one of us just say thank you or a few days after your emergency happened and every thing has commend down call the dispatch center you called into and thank the person that answers the phone even try to get the name of the dispatcher that took your call and call back in when that person is on shift. One day you might need him or her again.

  • Another great show, Brian!
    I still respectfully disagree with your assessment on Arcadia. Rather than latakia, I’d be willing to bet it gets its faint smoky character from stoved Virginia. But until Mike loosens his grip on his recipes, I guess we’ll never know.
    As far as your shout out to all military and first responders on Memorial Day, though the thought is nice, as a veteran I am very, VERY glad to NOT be honored on Memorial Day. To me, and to the other vets I’ve spoken with, Memorial Day is about honoring those who fell in service to their country.
    This being a free country, you are of course free to do what you like.

  • Really enjoyed the show. The interview with Marco Parascenzo was super informative.
    When remembering our heroes don’t forget that talk is cheap. Do something for them.

  • Great show Brian thanks. That was a great interview Marco, really informative. I had always wondered how they got the Perla Nera’s black,amazing they use bugs to do that. I love the look but always shied away because I thought they used some type of lacquer. Now I will be on the hunt to grab one. The music was very well done.